Tidbits – September 2022

Austin Sneath
Marcus Jones
Annette Webb

Austin Sneath, Marcus Jones and Annette Webb are celebrating their five-year anniversaries with Moore, Candella & Associates, CPAs. Sneath, a senior associate, serves the firm in its audit and accounting division as a lead auditor on many of the firm’s local nonprofit audits as well as its multi-state Timeshare Association audits. He also practices in the area of tax. Sneath is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BBA in accounting and finance.

Marcus Jones, a senior associate, serves the firm in its audit and accounting division as a lead auditor on many of the firm’s local nonprofit audits as well as its multi-state Timeshare Association audits. He also practices in the area of tax. Jones is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a BBA in accounting. He is a 2022 graduate of Peninsula LEAD and serves as a Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce ambassador.

Annette Webb, a client service specialist, is a summa cum laude graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College and a recipient of the Virginia Society of CPAs Award of Achievement in accounting. She has more than 14 years of experience in public accounting, providing accounting, payroll, income tax and specialized services to the firm’s clients.

Sharon Martin has been promoted to senior vice president of Old Point National Bank (OPNB). Martin has been with OPNB for 20 years, rising from a customer service representative to branch manager to private banker. She has been awarded the Bankwide recognition of President’s Leader for three consecutive years. As a private banker, Martin is responsible for accommodating the banking and financial needs of its community’s business owners and professionals.

Sister Cities (SCNN) participated in Newport News’ 1st Juneteenth Parade on June 11. The parade route began at Brooks Crossing and finished at King-Lincoln Park. Citizens from across Newport News came out to celebrate and kick-off a full week of Juneteenth Events. SCNN’s float celebrated “Freedom Around the World” and featured a 10-foot inflatable globe. Participating in the success of the parade were NN Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the Newport News Department of Communications and parade volunteers Steven Tung, Baylee Wang Goldstein, Louise Wang and Hobie Hobert.

Jonathan Toms
Michael Jacobs
Terry Morris
Sylvia Weinstein Craft
Liz Mulherin
Eric Mills

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank officers for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1, whose mission is to distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition and encourage self-reliance through education, include Jonathan Toms, community development manager, Smithfield Foods, president; Michael Jacobs, senior vice president–supply chain, Ferguson Enterprises, secretary/treasurer; Terry Morris, director, AIAA Information Systems Group, NASA Langley Research Center, immediate past president; Sylvia Weinstein Craft, publisher/editor, Oyster Pointer, vice president, development; Liz Mulherin, vice president, administration; and Eric Mills, project manager, W. M. Jordan, member-at-large. New members elected to the 2022 board are Curtis Baker, senior vice president/chief lending officer, Langley Federal Credit Union; Mike Doucette, vice president, support services, Riverside Health System; Patrick Murphrey, assistant city attorney, City of Newport News; Jennifer Muse, attorney, Sands Anderson; and Ira Williams, vice president of member experience; BayPort Credit Union. Special thanks were extended to outgoing members Jim Mears, president/CEO, BayPort Credit Union; Jayne DiVincenzo, CEO and wealth advisor, Fiduciary Edge Advisors; and Faye Lucas, vice president and general counsel, Hampton University.

Mariners’ Museum has scheduled its September programs with the disclaimer that events are subject to change. September 2,
Beyond the Frame, a behind-the-scenes look of the Museum’s world-class art collection with Kyra Duffley, digital content specialist; September 9, Hampton Roads History Lecture featuring What is Hampton Roads?, with John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center (in-person and live streamed); September 11, Friendly Hours (in-person program); September 16, Civil War Lecture, featuring Farragut: Preserver of Freedom, with John V. Quarstein, (in-person and live streamed); September 22, Evening Lecture, featuring Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution, with Eric J. Dolin, best-selling author and historian; and September 30, Civil War Lecture, featuring War of the Pacific – Ironclad Huascar, with John V. Quarstein, (in-person and live streamed). For times, registration and fees, visit www.MarinersMuseum.org.

Lelani Clayton

Top June associate for Coldwell Banker Traditions was Lelani Clayton, top listing agent.

Above left: Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center welcomed Amber Lempke, right, as its 2022–23 president. Attending the induction ceremony were District Governor Elect Kenny Janes, along with Area Governor Sarah Saville. 

Above right: Sarah Browning (left) was elected 2022 Rotarian of the Year for her determination, energy and commitment and her leadership with Rotary’s annual signature fundraiser, Bacon Bash. Presenting her award is Lempke.

At the District 7600 Awards and Change of Leadership Luncheon in July, the club was recognized with numerous awards, including recognition of Sharon Martin, past president, honored as an “Outstanding President” for the 21–22 club year; recognition of all clubs in District 7600 for 100 percent achievement; and acknowledgment of key areas including bulletin, website, foundation, public image, education, youth leadership and youth service. Pictured (left to right) are Sharon Martin, Kevin Lyles, Davetta Rinehart, Amber Lempke and James Probsdorfer.

Don Brown
Jim Gobini
Denise McRoberts
Kelly Peck

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg welcomed four community leaders to its board of directors: Don Brown, wealth management advisor at Northwestern Mutual Management Company; Jim Golini, vice president of residential trade, Ferguson Enterprises; Denise McRoberts, chief information officer/vice president of information technology at BayPort Credit Union: and Kelly Peck, executive vice president for commercial lending at TowneBank. Janet V. Green is CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. The new members join the current leadership on the board that includes Stephen Abbitt, president; Keith D. Vander Vennet, president-elect; Valarie Miller, treasurer; Alan T. Dawkins, secretary; and Lindsey A. Carney, of counsel.

Newport News–Wiliamsburg Airport will add Avelo Airlines in October to its service with exclusive nonstop service to Florida. Avelo will begin serving Orlando International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with an Introductory fare start at $29. The airline offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags and bringing a pet in the cabin. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 27 destinations across the U.S., including its three bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport, Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport and Orlando International Airport. 

Chaz Fiscella
Calvin Coleman
Dee Karlsson
Melinda Baldwin
Patrizia Ridout

Top July agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula office were Chaz Fiscella, top listing agent; Calvin Coleman, top selling agent: Dee Karlsson, top closing agent; Melinda Baldwin, top producing agent; and Patrizia Ridout, top referring agent.

Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue Office has released its latest installment of its expanded PSA campaign translated into American Sign Language, providing citizens with information regarding tax support, business licenses, personal property as well as a general overview of services available to taxpayers. This installment makes Commissioner of the Revenue Tiffany Boyle the first elected official in Hampton Roads and the only elected constitutional official in the Commonwealth to provide PSA’s in Korean, Spanish and American Sign Language. 


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