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Member news & recognitions Access Advertising & Public Relations announces the addition of Frank Martin as senior research consultant in an intentional effort to strengthen its robust team of research experts. Martin Martin joins Rachel Spencer, director of research at Access. Martin, a Roanoke native, has more than three decades of research experience. Advance Auto Parts announces that Tammy Finley has been promoted to executive vice president, human resources, and general counsel. In her new role, Finley will continue to lead Advance’s human resources Finley strategies and functions. She also will assume responsibility for legal, risk services and government affairs functions and will serve as corporate secretary for the organization.
Bundy Group, a boutique investment bank with offices in Roanoke and Charlotte, N.C., has announced the sale of BRC Rail Car Service Co., a tank car repair and services company located in Lynchburg. The company was acquired by Appalachian Tank Car Services in West Virginia. To reflect Carilion Clinic’s commitment to health and wellness, the organization has a new name for its fitness facilities and wellness/fitness programs: Carilion Wellness. Carilion Wellness encompasses the fitness clubs, formerly known as the Roanoke and Botetourt Athletic Clubs and RAC Xpress, the FIT Rx and FIT Rx 90 programs, Weight Watchers at Work, TRX at Work, walking clubs, painting classes and group exercise classes. The name clearly reflects that the fitness facilities and programs are Carilion health partners.
Firefli has expanded the agency with the addition of Jeremy Basham to the digital creative team as an interactive designer. Before joining the Roanoke-based digital agency, Basham served as an interAmerican National active designer at Modea in University has anBlacksburg. nounced the followLeClairRyan is sponsoring ing staff changes: one of the Habitat for HumanTom Field has been ity residences in the Roanoke named vice presiValley constructed on Chapdent of marketing; Field Sluss man Avenue. The home beJill Sluss has been came the residence of a hardpromoted to comworking, low-income family munications managwho devoted more than 400 er; Allison Lindy has hours of “sweat equity” to been promoted to become a Habitat for Humanpublications editor; ity partner family. Volunteers and Kate Stackpole from LeClairRyan began parhas been named soLindy Stackpole ticipating in the build in the fall cial media manager. of 2014. The law firm plans to build a Habitat for Humanity home in each of B2C Enterprises, an advertising, marketing the cities in which it has an office during the and business development firm, has exnext 20 years. panded its client portfolio with the addition of Re-Bath of Richmond. B2C Enterprises is Re-Bath of Richmond’s strategic partner for brand management, marketing of key services and media planning.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Carilion Clinic’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Jeanne S. Armentrout, RN, MSN, has been appointed to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired.
Hall Associates has announced that Danielle “Dani” Poe has joined the firm. She will provide both commercial and residential sales and leasing services. Poe also will assist with the leasing of Charter Hall at the Roanoke City Market Building. The Roanoke native is a member of the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Lawrence Cos., a business and home movers company in operation since 1932, has unveiled a rebrand initiative in support of
the company’s growth strategy. The rebrand includes not only an updated logo but also renewed mission and values statements. Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group has announced the sale of the former corporate headquarters of Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern Architecture and Engineering Firm on Franklin Road to Metis Holding LLC. The building, located in the historic Southwest District, was sold for $2,875,000.
Poe & Cronk, a leading regional commercial real estate firm, has announced the addition of new principals. Matthew Huff will serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Sherry Lawrence will continue as chief financial officer. Both will serve on the firm’s board of directors. The changes were announced by Dennis Cronk, president/CEO and majority owner of the firm. Leaders from Roanoke County and Roanoke City were on hand for the dedication of the new Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy in January. The building is an addition to the Roanoke city Police Academy on Barnes Avenue. Roanoke County is the owner of the new addition. The new facility includes three classrooms with 80 seats, locker rooms, a fitness room and offices for the staff. The Roanoke County School Board has named Dr. Greg Killough as the next superintendent for Roanoke County Public Schools, beginning July 1. Killough will replace Dr. Lorraine Lange, who will Killough retire June 30 after serving as superintendent since 2006. Killough is a native of Blacksburg and has served as superintendent for Caroline County Public Schools since July 2008. The Science Museum of Western Virginia attracted nearly 18,000 visitors to view “Tutankhamun – Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” exhibit during its sixmonth run. The exhibit, provided by the International Museum Institute of New York, closed Jan. 4. Museum director Jim RolROANOKE BUSINESS