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01/23/2015 - 1:14pm

Commercial real estate

Jeff Parker, CCIM, is director of leasing at Virginia Beach-based Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. Parker is responsible for leasing operations of the company's portfolio of commercial assets. The portfolio includes 56 grocery-anchored shopping centers totaling more than 3.6 million square feet of gross leasable area across 13 states.

01/09/2015 - 4:35pm

Banking & finance

The following have joined George Mason Mortgage's Virginia Beach office:

• Tracey Clarke is a senior loan officer. Clarke has been in the mortgage industry for more than 25 years with experience in processing, originating and underwriting. A resident of the area for many years, she lives in eastern North Carolina and covers both the Virginia and North Carolina markets.

12/31/2014 - 12:57pm

Health care

Mary S. Tindall is the new executive director of the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation.

Tindall was selected after a national search and brings more than 30 years of professional fundraising experience to the position.

She most recently served as senior director of the Detroit region at Henry Ford Health System. Her prior positions include vice president at the United Way of Southeast Michigan and director of major gifts at the Children's Hospital of Michigan.

12/25/2014 - 3:41pm

City public works

David L. Ricks, PE, is the new director of public works for the city of Norfolk. Ricks has more than 30 years of facility program management, infrastructure regional planning, construction contract management and financial administration.

12/19/2014 - 12:54pm

Manufacturing & shipbuilding

Bharat Amin was appointed vice president and chief information officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division.

Previously, Amin was chief information officer for BAE's land and armaments division. He is a mechanical engineer with a master's in industrial engineering and business administration. Amin also has experience in business processes, technology development, cyber security and large information technology project implementation.

12/12/2014 - 3:44pm


Steven M. Stancliff, a partner with the law firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC, was named chair of the firm's admiralty and maritime practice group.

12/05/2014 - 2:25pm

Environment & water management

Shane Thomas joined the Virginia Beach operations of SOLitude Lake Management, a lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services firm, as an aquatic specialist.

Thomas will be responsible for developing new relationships for SOLitude, primarily throughout southeastern Virginia. Thomas has 16 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit settings and has a bachelor's from Christopher Newport University in Newport News.



11/26/2014 - 1:43pm


Willcox Savage, a law firm with offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, hired two new attorneys.

11/21/2014 - 2:24pm


Williams Mullen announced two first-year associates have joined the firm's offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

11/14/2014 - 4:15pm

Business organizations

Priscilla Monti has been named the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce vice president of programs. Monti is a television news journalist, strategic event planner and fundraiser who will be responsible for the development of programs and events to advance discussion on issues affecting business. She also will coordinate major sponsorship solicitations and fundraising activities.