Theodore L. Chandler Jr. has been promoted from president and chief executive officer to chairman and CEO of LandAmerica Financial Group Inc., Richmond, Va., effective Jan. 1.The current chairman, Charles H. Foster Jr., will continue to serve on the board and will assume the honorary title of chairman emeritus. Mr. Foster said the roles of chairman and CEO were separated two years ago "because it made sense for our leadership transition. Today, we believe combining those roles recognizes the confidence the board has in Ted's leadership and his governance...." LandAmerica also announced the appointment of Eugene P. Trani, president of Virginia Commonwealth University, to the newly created position of lead director, effective Jan. 1. LandAmerica can be found on the Web at http://www.landam.com.

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