Bruce Bryan, president of 5Points Creative, has been elected to serve as a board member of Healing Strides of Virginia.
Amy Pruden, the W. Thomas Rice Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named as a University Distinguished Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Sam Hodges has joined River Birch Wealth Management as financial advisor.
Jon Lanford has been named assistant county administrator for Botetourt County.
Lee Higginbotham has been named chief executive officer of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany.
Jaclyn Padgett has been promoted to regional recruiter for ETS Pediatric.
Garrett Simpson and Ashley Morris have joined ETS Recruit as recruiter support associates.
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