- The Washington Times - Monday, July 9, 2001

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

• SFX Basketball Group LLC, a marketing and management company based in the District, promoted David A. Bauman to senior vice president from vice president, basketball and general counsel.

• Connor Boram was promoted to branch manager of Vector Marketing's Frederick, Md., office. Mr. Connor joined Vector as a sales representative.

Kathryn M. McCreary was promoted to branch manager of Vector's Bel Air, Md., office. Miss McCreary joined Vector in 1999 as a sales representative and has also served as a field sales manager.

• Widmeyer Communications promoted David Summers to senior vice president and group director of the D.C.-based public affairs and communications firm.

• KSK Communications LLC, Vienna, promoted Ashley Johnson to senior account executive and Patti Caruthers to account executive, public relations.

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

• Jihad Freiha joined MulvannyG2 Architecture's Sterling, Va., office as project manager and Laura Sherman as an architectural technician.

• Tucon Construction Corp., Herndon, promoted Eric Aulabaugh from senior project manager to project executive, Chris Jenkins from project manager to senior project manager and Mark Williams from superintendent to project manager.

Tucon's newly established silver team is comprised of Eric Aulabaugh, project executive; Jim Crist, senior project manager; Brian Huckins, project manager; Don David, project manager; Ryan Thomson, assistant project manager; Ed Nice, team accountant; and Tiffany Santiago, administrative assistant.

• Rich Cassagnol joined BOWA Builders Inc., McLean, as a residential sales associate. Mr. Cassagnol was a sales associate for KC Co. Inc.

• William L. Talbert was promoted to president of Clark Construction Group's Mid-Atlantic Region, headquartered in Bethesda. Mr. Clark joined Clark Construction in 1974 and was most recently executive vice president.

• Bozzuto Landscaping Co., Greenbelt, promoted Randy Abshier to vice president. Mr. Abshier joined Bozzuto in 1990 and most recently was a branch manager.

Bruce Leonard was promoted to area manager. Before his promotion, Mr. Leonard served as grounds maintenance supervisor for Bozzuto and owned his own residential and commercial landscaping company.

Tom Hopkins joined Bozzuto Landscaping as an area manager. Mr. Hopkins was the construction division manager for a commercial landscaping firm.

• The Korth Cos., Gaithersburg, added Joe Dozeskie as superintendent.

ASSOCIATIONS, GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS

• Corrine Parver, a partner with the D.C. firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky; Monsignor Ralph Kuehner, adviser for social concerns to the Archdiocese of Washington; Lori Ross, senior vice president with Porter Novelli; and Doug Shepherd, senior vice president and administrator of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, have been elected to the board of the National Family Caregivers Association, headquartered in Kensington. Miss Parver was elected chairperson, Monsignor Kuehner vice chairperson, Miss Ross secretary and Mr. Shepherd treasurer.

• Vanessa M. Flindt joined the staff of the Population Institute, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization to work with Congress and other government officials to implement legislative goals. For the pass three year, Ms. Flindt worked in the Office of the Vice President as special assistant and trip director.

Corey Taylor was named deputy director of information at the Population Institute. Mr. Taylor joined the Institute from the Council for Urban Economic Development.

• John Lawson, who runs his own lobbying and education consulting firm, Convergence Services Inc. of Alexandria, was named president and chief executive officer of America's Public Television Stations.

• Terence M. O'Sullivan, general president of the Laborers' International Union of North America, headquartered in the District, was appointed to the executive board of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the national organization of black trade unionists.

• The National Organization for Competency Assurance past-president, Michael C. Martin, was named an adviser to the secretary of Veteran's Affairs on American veterans' transition from military life to civilian life.

• Risa Greendlinger, national manager of business development, public sector, for Ceridian, was appointed to the board of directors of the DC Childcare Corp. Penn Quarter Partnership for Children & Families.

• National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter, named Nancy C. Leese director of development. Previously, Miss Leese was director of development at the NALP Foundation for Research and Education in the District.

FINANCIAL

• Sandy Spring National Bank of Maryland, headquartered in Olney, appointed Vicky Kalantar client service leader of Sandy Spring's newest community Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

• EagleBank, headquartered in Bethesda, named Dion W. Smith vice president for commercial lending. Mr. Smith was most recently a commercial account officer for Farmers Bank of Maryland in Annapolis.

HIGH TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

• Comcast, Baltimore, promoted Daniel Durr to customer service manager of its Chesapeake Bay Group Systems. Most recently, Mr. Durr was customer service supervisor at Comcast's Silver Spring Call Center.

• Megisto Systems Inc., Germantown, appointed Phil Roberts director of mobile network architecture.

• John C. Becker, former president and chief executive officer of Axent, joined TruSecure Corp. in Reston as a member of its board of directors.

LEGAL

• Susan G. Esserman, who most recently served as deputy U.S. trade representative, has rejoined Steptoe & Johnson as a partner in its D.C. office. Ms. Esserman will head the firm's international business services team.

• James M. Burns, a partner in the D.C. office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section's Insurance Committee.

• J. Barton Seitz joined the D.C. office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as a member.

c The D.C. office of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP elected Matthew Bergman partner in the corporate and finance group. Mr. Bergman was a real estate, transactional and litigation attorney in the D.C. office of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur.

• Mike Williams, former federal liaison for the National Rifle Association, joined the D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig LLP as director of governmental affairs.

• Joel R. Wolfson, former vice president and associate general counsel at the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., where he headed Nasdaq's e-commerce group, joined Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP as a partner in the intellectual property department of the D.C. office.

• Kimberlee Welsh Cummings joined the Loudoun County office of Walsh, Colucci, Stackhouse, Emrich & Lubeley PC as a senior land use planner. Ms. Cummins was formerly with the Tyson's Corner office of McGuire Woods LLP.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

• Robbins-Gioia LLC, Alexandria, appointed Tony Pease vice president of strategic solutions. Most recently, Mr. Pease provided entrepreneurial business leadership by leveraging technology-based business solutions in various industry segments.

• Mary Karen Wills joined Beers & Cutler in the District as a partner leading the consulting services practice. Ms. Wills was formerly the partner responsible for Arthur Andersen's government contract practice.

• Behnaz Boloori was named general manager for GES Exposition Services Inc. in the District. Ms. Boloori joined GES in 1999 as exhibitor services manager.

SPORTS

• D.C. United named Doug Hicks senior director of communications. Mr. Hicks has seven years of public relations and marketing experience with the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards.

KUDOS

• McLean resident, P. Wesley Foster Jr., founder and president of Long & Foster Real Estate Cos., was selected by industry leaders as one of the five most respected real estate professionals nationwide who are chief executive officers, principals and broker-owners of major residential real estate firms across the country.

• Marilyn Johnston, chief operating officer of Fairfax-based Completed Systems Inc., is among the 48 members graduating from the Leadership Fairfax class of 2001, a program that is focused on developing the next generation of leaders.

• Dialogue on Poverty 2000: Leading America to Community Action, a national effort sponsored by the National Association of Community Action Agencies, the District, has received a 2001 Award of Excellence from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The award is part of ASAE's Associations Advance America Awards program, which recognizes innovative association programs that propel America forward.

• American School & University recently honored Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering PC (EYP) for its design of Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School in Frederick. The project won an Outstanding Design award in the magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase competition. EYP has offices in the District, Alexandria and Bethesda.

• ESI International, Arlington, has been recognized with the Canadian-American Business Council's annual Business Achievement Award sponsored by RBC Financial Group. ESI provide project and contract management training as well as consulting services to Global Fortune 500 companies and federal, state, and local governments.



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