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08/03/2012 - 11:00am
06/15/2012 - 12:02pm




Robert S. "Bob" Zuckerman, attorney, has joined Williams Mullen as of counsel. Zuckerman will practice in the firm's Virginia Beach office and join its Maritime practice team.

He has more than 35 years of experience in the maritime industry, most recently as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Horizon Lines.

04/27/2012 - 4:36pm

Technology consulting

Marathon Consulting in Virginia Beach announced these promotions to the position of team leader:

Scott Clevenger has more than four years with Marathon and has assisted numerous clients with website and e-commerce development services. He has more than 14 years of web design and development experience.

Alan Sutton has more than three years with Marathon and helps clients with business analysis and project management services. He has more than 28 years of experience as a business analyst, project manager and systems manager.

03/09/2012 - 12:01pm


Marty Erdossy has been appointed corporate director of customer relations for the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Erdossy is responsible for liaising with the U.S. Navy, HII's Washington, D.C., office and aircraft carrier programs at NNS to respond to the Navy's requirements and ensure communication and information flow. Erdossy will be based in Washington, D.C., and report to Marty Chanik, HII corporate vice president of customer relations.

03/02/2012 - 12:01pm


Alison Byrne is the new director of exhibitions and education at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach.

Byrne, previously the curator of education at MOCA, has been with the museum since 2002. She will be responsible for exhibition design and execution, educational program curricula and creation of relationships both within the local community and the national museum community. She will oversee the associate curator, the registrar/preparator, curator of education, and gallery/youth program manager.

02/24/2012 - 3:33pm


John Boles has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Norfolk Division.

He most recently was a special assistant to the National Security Branch executive assistant director and section chief of the NSB Executive Staff Section.

He became a special agent in 1995 assigned to the Sacramento Division working criminal violations including fugitives, white collar, cyber, violent crimes, narcotics, terrorism and crimes against children. He also was a sniper team leader and special weapons and tactics operator.

02/17/2012 - 1:54pm




Missy Schmidt is the new director of marketing for xTuple, a Norfolk firm that provides commercial open source business management software.

Schmidt was previously vice president of strategic communication and marketing for the Hampton Roads Partnership. She serves on the board of directors of the Hampton Roads chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.





02/03/2012 - 12:01pm


Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Ron Murray has been promoted to vice president of quality and process excellence for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

Murray will oversee the planning, development and enforcement of quality and continuous improvement programs across the shipyard.

01/27/2012 - 4:00pm


Tidewater Community College President Deborah M. DiCroce has announced new provosts to head the college's Portsmouth and Norfolk campuses.

Marvin L. Bright assumes leadership Feb. 1 for the Norfolk campus, which enrolls more than 14,500 students each year. His installation ceremony will take place in the spring.

Michelle W. Woodhouse recently took the reins at the Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth campus, which enrolls more than 12,000 students annually. She will be officially installed at a ceremony on Feb. 3.

01/26/2012 - 12:56pm

Banking & finance

Jessica M. Salazar has been appointed managing director by Northwestern Mutual in Virginia Beach. She has been associated with Northwestern Mutual since 2005. Her duties and responsibilities include recruiting and training financial representatives, managing the office and selling financial service products.