• The College of William and Mary has hired a chief financial officer. Amy Sebring, senior associate dean for finance and administration at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and executive director and chief operating officer of MCV Physicians, will begin her work at the college in January 2016. The CFO position is a new one at the university, and Sebring will be the first to hold it."William and Mary is fortunate to have someone of Amy's caliber return to campus," said Sam Jones, senior vice president for finance and administration. "Her experience at both the central state and operational levels made her the perfect choice for the newly created chief financial officer position. Amy's energy and enthusiasm for the university, and this position, are contagious." In her role at William & Mary, Sebring will provide direction and leadership for the university's financial operations and oversight of budget development and execution, financial operations and procurement.
•CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty recognized Courtney Martinez for earning Top Listing Agent and Top Sales Agent for October in their Williamsburg office.
• Go Ape has a different idea about how families should celebrate Black Friday, the traditional opening of the Christmas shopping season. The zip line and treetop adventure course company, is renaming its Black Friday #FamilyFriday to encourage families to spend time together outdoors instead of shopping. On November 27, Go Ape is opening its courses for free to kids ages 15 and under, when accompanied by an adult. "It's time we reset our values on this day," said Dan D'Agostino, Go Ape USA managing director. "We applaud REI's #OptOutside and we encourage everyone to spend the day with their loved ones and enjoy nature whether it's hiking your favorite local trail, ice skating or biking." Tickets for #FamilyFriday are available at GoApe.com. Go Ape offers twelve locations around the country, nine of which — including the Williamsburg location — will be open on Nov. 27. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.