Jack Maher has been appointed head of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business. He is also the John F. Carroll Jr. Professor and has been a faculty member at Virginia Tech since 1985.

Kevin Jones has been appointed to serve as the director of the Business Diversity Center in the Department of Management. In his part-time role, Jones will be responsible for the strategic focus of the center and work with other faculty to determine programming and needed financial resources.

Gary Walton has joined the faculty at Virginia Tech as a professor of practice in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He brings 39 years of experience in the hotel industry and spent the last 23 years as the general manager of the Hotel Roanoke.

Mark Russell has been appointed the associate director of development for the Pamplin College of Business. Since joining Virginia Tech in 2014, he has excelled as the assistant regional director of development. His extensive work in northern Virginia and the western region of the U.S. has helped identify and engage alumni across all colleges at the university.

Jeff Veatch (FIN 93′) has been appointed to the Board of Visitors. He co-founded Apex Systems, now a billion-dollar business in information-technology staffing. He also formed the Veatch Charitable Fund as an active philanthropic investor. Over the course of his career, Veatch has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young and was selected to the Philanthropic 50 by Washington Life magazine.