VIRGINIA BUSINESS: People – September 2015


Roger Dalton, vice president of government affairs for American National University in Roanoke, elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. (The Roanoke Times)

Charlie Jewell, named executive director for the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance. He was a project manager for Montgomery County’s economic development office. (The Roanoke Times)

Robert Parker, the L.S. Randolph Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, is the recipient of the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ N.O. Myklestad Award for “innovative contributions to vibration engineering and research” throughout his career. (News release)

Melissa C. Stanley joined Brown Edwards & Co. LLP’s Roanoke office. Stanley was a partner in one of the top 20 firms in the nation. (News release)

Charles Steger, the former president of Virginia Tech, joined the Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s Council. The Charlottesville-based foundation aims to accelerate the development and adoption of focused ultrasound treatment for a variety of serious medical disorders. (

Mary Kaye Willis, promoted to director, property services. by Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Property Services Group. She will oversee the western part of Virginia. Jenny Perkins also has been promoted to portfolio manager. (


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