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05/22/2015 - 1:09pm

Architecture & engineering

Clark Nexsen announced its board of directors for 2015-16, and three of the new appointees have Hampton Roads ties.

05/08/2015 - 2:44pm


Guernsey Tingle Architects, a Williamsburg-based architectural, interior design and planning firm, named Brad Sipes and Scott L. VanVoorhees as associates and stockholders.

Sipes is a graduate of Ball State University and joined Guernsey Tingle Architects in 2002. He leads the firm's religious and financial facility design studios.

05/07/2015 - 12:44pm

Architecture & engineering

Virginia Beach-based MSA PC welcomed five additions to its team.

Matthew W. Knightes joined MSA's engineering department as a project manager with 12 years of civil engineering experience. He is a longtime Virginia Beach resident, has a bachelor's in civil engineering technology from Old Dominion University and has an associate's in business administration from Hudson Valley Community College. In addition, he is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and North Carolina.

04/17/2015 - 2:33pm

Architecture & engineering

Nicole Weisstanner has been named an associate of WPL of Virginia Beach. Since joining the company in 2004, she has led and managed various projects from conceptual development through construction administration. She specializes in design and planning for urban streets and corridors, gateways, plazas, resort development, parks and education facilities as well as master planning for cities, counties and historic sites.


The arts

04/10/2015 - 3:56pm

Awards & honors
Deborah Stearns, senior vice president of JLL, has received two awards from community and business organizations in Hampton Roads.

Stearns was one of six community leaders who received a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award from The Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc. Honorees were recognized for their tremendous personal and professional efforts to help empower local communities through education, engagement and entrepreneurship.

04/03/2015 - 2:46pm

Banking & finance

TowneBank announced the following promotions:

03/20/2015 - 11:53am


Shirley McDaniel, a recruiter for Troy University in Hampton Roads, retired March 1 after 24 years with the university.

03/13/2015 - 5:36pm

Banking & finance

TowneBank Mortgage announced the following additions and promotions in Hampton Roads:

  • Robert C. "Chip" Glover is chief operating officer. Glover has been in the mortgage industry for more than 30 years and will be based in Virginia Beach.

Glover most recently was senior vice president for a community bank in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. For the past 12 years, he has been responsible for overseeing the mortgage lending division, including operations and sales.

03/06/2015 - 12:48pm

Maritime shipping

T. Parker Host Inc. and Host Terminals Inc. created new positions to better oversee operations at both companies.

Robert "Bobby" Scott was promoted to the new position of of vice president of operations at T. Parker Host. Scott has been with the company since 1998 when he joined as a boarding agent in Norfolk.

He will oversee all agency operations as the company grows and expands service in new and existing ports.

02/27/2015 - 2:33pm


Robert L. Samuel joined the Virginia Beach-based law firm of Pender & Coward as a shareholder and chairman of the firm's Workers' Compensation Group. With more than 35 years' experience, he also focuses his practice on civil personal injury litigation.