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07/18/2014 - 12:43pm


Elizabeth Hamilton, CPA, joined the Norfolk-based assurance, tax and business advisory firm McPhillips, Roberts and Deans PLC.

Hamilton works in the firm's tax practice as a staff accountant. She earned a bachelor's in business administration and a master's in accounting from Old Dominion University. Hamilton has more than four years of accounting experience and for the past two years, her focus has been in the health care industry.

07/11/2014 - 12:56pm


Willcox Savage added two new attorneys to the firm:

Joseph B. Allen practices in the corporate, securities and finance group and is based in the Norfolk office. Allen was previously with Hartman Underhill & Brubaker in Pennsylvania. He is a 2012 graduate of the College of William and Mary School of Law. He received a bachelor's from William and Mary in 2009.

07/03/2014 - 10:12am

Communications & technology

Betty Jo Roberts is the new execuive director of home security and smart home marketing for Cox Communications.

She now leads all marketing efforts for Cox's home security and smart home business nationwide.

Roberts began her career with Cox in 2000 in Atlanta as marketing communications manager for Cox and five years later came to Virginia as marketing director for Cox Business.

06/27/2014 - 3:53pm

Real estate

Lenny Burns has joined Pembroke Commercial Realty as vice president of leasing and sales. Burns has been working in the industry since 1989. He has a bachelor's in marketing from Barton College and was most recently employed with Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer.

06/13/2014 - 2:02pm

Health care

Cynthia Romero, MD, a member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Class of 1993, will return to EVMS to lead the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health. Romero will replace Karen Remley, founding director of the institute.

Romero, a Hampton Roads native, earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Virginia prior to enrolling at EVMS, where she graduated with a medical degree in 1993. She completed residency training at the Riverside Family Practice Program in Newport News.

06/06/2014 - 3:59pm


Robert M. Tata was appointed managing partner of Hunton & Williams law firm's Norfolk office. Tata assumes responsibilities from Gregory N. Stillman, who managed the office since it opened in 1979. Tata, a Norfolk native, has been with the firm since September 1989.

05/30/2014 - 11:59am

Health care

Sonal Patel, MD, a board-certified family medicine physician, joined Patient Choice Oceana in Virginia Beach, according to an announcement from Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System.

Patel received a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery in India. She performed medical observerships at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ill., and Faxton St. Luke's Hospital in Utica, N.Y. She completed a family medicine residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, N.Y.

05/23/2014 - 1:30pm

Aging services

David Murray is the executive director of the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia. The Peninsula Agency on Aging Inc. is the lead agency for the coalition.

Also included among the initial partners are Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Bay Aging and Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging. The coalition was formed to expand community awareness and understanding of the benefits of advance care planning for individuals and their families.

05/16/2014 - 1:55pm

Banking & finance

C&F Mortgage Corp. announced the following additions:

* Mary Groome, loan officer. Groome has 15 years in banking and mortgage lending. She has experience with VA, FHA, new construction and conventional financing. She studied business finance at Old Dominion University. A lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, she is a member of the Seton Youth Shelters "Powered by Women Campaign" and a founding board member of the Women's Council of Realtors, Hampton Roads Chapter.

05/02/2014 - 11:49am

Architecture & engineering

WPL in Virginia Beach, a land surveying, civil engineering and landscape architecture company whose official name is W. P. Large Inc., announced: