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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.

02/20/2015 - 5:01pm


Christy L. Murphy joined the Norfolk office of the law firm Kaufman & Canoles. Murphy concentrates her practice on the representation of banks, credit unions and other secured and unsecured lenders in commercial litigation. She regularly represents trustees, families and entities in trust and estate litigation.

Murphy received a bachelor's from Old Dominion University and her juris doctor from Regent University School of Law.



02/13/2015 - 4:40pm


Ellen F. Bergren joined the law firm of Vandeventer Black LLP and will be based in Norfolk. Bergren's primary practice will focus on complex commercial litigation and general commercial litigation, as well as creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

Bergren has experience in federal trial and appellate practice, and litigation experience involving products liability, mass tort, insurance and reinsurance defense.

02/06/2015 - 5:57pm

IT services

Luke Barton joined 360IT Partners, a Virginia Beach-based IT consulting company that serves all of Hampton Roads, as its new business development director.

Barton has 10 years of experience in management and production and technical development. Previously, he served as the production director for Atlantic Shores Baptist Church.


Maritime technology

Mark Mahoney is the new director of domestic maritime business at WR Systems Ltd., a Norfolk-based NAVCOM and maritime technology company.