Sharnnia Artis will be George Mason University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, beginning Sept. 1. Artis currently serves as the assistant dean for access and inclusion in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. George Mason
Christopher Hobbs comes from U.Va. Community Credit Union
Hampton-based Old Point National Bank has appointed Christopher Hobbs as its vice president of operations, the bank announced Wednesday. “We are so pleased to have Chris Hobbs join the Old Point family,” said Susan R. Ralston, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Old Point, in a statement. “His expertise will be instrumental as
Scott Robertson was managing editor of The Business Journal of Tri-Cities
The United Way of Southwest Virginia named Scott Robertson as its director of marketing and communications. He will assume the role on Aug. 9, according to the Abingdon-based nonprofit. Robertson will direct strategic marketing and promotions, provide communications project management and oversee digital services. President and CEO Travis Staton said in a statement, “The work
Mark Bendza was VP at Honeywell International Inc.
Ashburn-based cybersecurity firm Telos Corp. has appointed Mark Bendza as executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced Monday. Bendza was previously the vice president of investor relations at software industrial company Honeywell International Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Telos went public
Two promoted, one hired as VPs
The Breeden Co., the Virginia Beach-based real estate firm, announced last week it has promoted two people to become vice presidents, as well as hiring a third person as a vice president. Brenda Karp, currently vice president of Breeden Realty, has been promoted to vice president of business development for the entire company, effective Oct.
Rick Driggers comes from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Arlington-based Accenture Federal Services announced Wednesday that it has hired Rick Driggers as its critical infrastructure cyber lead, a role in which he will help develop cybersecurity solutions to protect critical infrastructure. Driggers, who has already started in his new role, was the assistant director for the Integrated Operations Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
Matt Tarascio comes from Lockheed Martin Corp.
McLean-based Fortune 500 global management consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. has hired Matt Tarascio as a senior vice president in its Strategic Innovation Group, it announced Wednesday. Tarascio will lead the analytics and artificial intelligence business to support the Department of Defense. Tarascio was previously Lockheed Martin Corp.’s vice president of AI, and its
Amy F. Carrier comes from Bon Secours Hampton Roads health system
Lynchburg-based health system Centra announced Friday that Amy F. Carrier will be its next president and CEO, effective Sept. 7. The Hampton Roads market president for the Bon Secours Mercy Health system, Carrier will replace interim CEO Richard Tugman, who will resume his post as president of the Piedmont Community Health Plan. “We conducted a
Appointees include former Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist
Reston-based Fortune 500 government contractor Science Applications International Corp. has formed a new Strategic Advisory Board, the company announced Tuesday, and the first three board members include former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist. Norquist, who served in federal government from 1989 to 2021, served as acting secretary of defense in the two-day
Dr. Keith H. Newby worked with Sentara on vaccine campaigns
Sentara Healthcare has hired Dr. Keith H. Newby as an independent contractor to serve as the system’s medical director of health equity. He will work on expanding plans and initiatives that improve access to health care in underserved neighborhoods, as well as on plans that promote higher COVID-19 vaccination rates among populations with lower inoculation