- The Washington Times - Monday, October 8, 2001

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

• Brett Kay joined Garrett, Yu Hussein, McCabe & Reis (GYMR) in the District as an account supervisor. Before joining GYMR, Mr. Kay served as the director for food and health policy at the National Consumers League.

• Rita Rich, former Jim Bohannon and David Essel-Alive producer, joined Strauss Radio Strategies Inc. in the District as senior account executive.

• The Bomstein Agency, the District, promoted Ody Leonard from copywriter to senior copywriter and broadcast producer.

Frank Merecicky joined Goldberg, Marchesano Partners in the District as vice president and director of client development. Janet Schreiber joined the firm as media director.

ASSOCIATIONS, GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies appointed C. Lynn McNair vice president for philanthropic partnerships. Ms. McNair previously served as its director and deputy director of development from 1990 to 1995. Most recently, she was director of fund development and corporate programs at the National Governors' Association.

• Patricia E. Williams joined Americans for the Arts as vice president and chief operating officer. She joined American for the Arts from the American Association of Museums, where she was vice president of policy and programs.

• Caroline E. Petro, a partner in the D.C. office of Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe, was named president of the Women's Bar Association Foundation of the District of Columbia for the 2001-02 term.

• Robert G. Sebastian was installed as president of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Sebastian is a vice president and principal of Baltimore-based EBA Engineering.

• Adam Meyerson was named president of the Philanthropy Roundtable. Mr. Meyerson joined the Roundtable from the Heritage Foundation, where he was vice president for educational affairs.

• Logistics Management Institute, McLean, promoted Eileen Roberts to program director of the Advanced Software Engineering Group.

• Bill Imbergamo was named a director of congressional affairs of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA;), headquartered in the District. Before joining the staff of congressional affairs, Mr. Imbergamo was AF&PA;'s director of forest management.

• The board of directors of the Fair Labor Association elected former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman as chairman.

EDUCATION

• Cherie A. Scricca was appointed assistant dean of master's programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Ms. Scricca is the former director of MBA admissions at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

FINANCIAL

• Cynthia A. Williams, general auditor, was promoted to senior vice president and general auditor of First Virginia Banks Inc., headquartered in Falls Church. Ms. Williams joined the senior management team of First Virginia Bank-Blue Ridge in 1995 as senior vice president.

• EagleBank, headquartered in Bethesda, named Richard D. Corrigan senior vice president of its commercial real estate department. Mr. Corrigan was formerly senior vice president and chief lending officer with F&M; Bank-Maryland Inc.

• D.C.-based TrustCorp America appointed Annette Tri vice president and trust officer. Ms. Tri joined TrustCorp in 2000 and was previously with Burke and Herbert Bank and Trust Co.

HEALTH CARE

• The Inova Transplant Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital named transplant surgeon James B. Piper director of the liver transplantation program. Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Piper oversaw the largest worldwide pediatric liver program at the University of Chicago.

• Inova Health System, Falls Church, promoted Ellen T. Menard to senior vice president of human resources and organization department. Ms. Menard has served as vice president of human resources for Inova since 1998.

• Gregory Di Russo joined Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) as director of cardiovascular and transplant services. Before his move to CNMC, Dr. Di Russo was an attending surgeon at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

HIGH TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

• Universal Systems & Technology Inc., Centreville, named Nancy R. Friedman president and chief operating officer. Most recently, Ms. Friedman was president of Unisys U.S. Federal Government Group in McLean.

• David A. Karish was appointed chief operating officer of InfoPro Inc. in Silver Spring. Prior to joining InfoPro, Mr. Karish has held senior management positions with the BDM Corp. and ERC International.

• Mike Gavaghen, present director of sales for network electronics and services, has been appointed director of sales for Fiber Plus Inc. in Jessup, Md.

• John H. Measell was named director of public relations for BAE Systems North America in Rockville. Mr. Measell joined BAE Systems from the company's Information and Electronic Warfare Systems business unit in Nashua, N.H.

• CloseCall America promoted the following employees in its Maryland market: Brian Leyda, director, wireless services, Cantonsville; Dianne Clarence, senior manager, wireless services, Stevensville; Katie Moore, specialist, wireless services, Centreville; Greg VanAllan, director, local services, Columbia; Jamie Pollock, senior manager, local services, Stevensville; Nicole Lewis, special, local services, Stevensville; Jeff Parmer, senior manager, information systems and Internet services, Preston; Ryan McAllen, manager, information systems and and Internet services, East New Market; Ben Gladd, manager, information systems, Stevensville; and Tucker Martin, manager, information systems and Internet services, Potomac.

• Pamela Coleman was named a district sales manager for Lanham-based Action Business Systems. Ms. Coleman was formerly national account manager in the D.C. area for Minolta Corp.

HOSPITALITY & RETAIL

• Washington Seafood Inc. named Michael McCloud president, Craig Goodman vice president of sales and Ronald Goodman director of research and product development.

• Avendra LLC, a Rockville hospitality procurement services company, named Michael Pusateri senior vice president of sales and customer management. Most recently, Mr. Pusateri was senior vice president of sales for Interliant in Vienna.

• Stonewall Golf Club at Lake Manassas named Tony Kasik sous chef. Most recently, he was chef de cuisine at Geppetto's Cafe in Bethesda.

• The Doubletree Hotel at Tysons Corner named Chris Rudisill director of sales and marketing. Mr. Rudisill was most recently the general manager for Doubletree's Washington, D.C. Regional Reservation center.

• Sur La Table, the premier cookware store, appointed Michael Hutchinson manager of its new store in Arlington. Most recently, he was the district manager for Corning Revere Factory Stores.

LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

• Sharie A. Brown, a partner in the D.C. office of Foley & Lardner and a senior member of the firm's compliance, counseling and government enforcement practice, was appointed chairman of the American Bar Association's (ABA) International Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She was also named vice chairman of the International Corporate Counsel Committee, and is now a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

• Daniel M. Berman, an international tax attorney, joined the D.C. office of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP as a partner in the firm's tax, benefits, trusts and estates department. Mr. Berman was most recently in private practice.

• The D.C. office of Venable named William S. Kwiatkowski Jr. chief operating officer. He joins Venable from Greenberg Traurig where he was the chief administrative officer.

• W. Jeffrey Burch joined the McLean office of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald as a partner. Mr. Burch has been with firm as an associate since 1997 in the firm's Irvine, Calif., office.

• Kirkland & Ellis promoted the following attorneys to partner in the firm's D.C. office: Pamela J. Auerbach, antitrust, litigation; Thomas A. Clare and Daryle L. Joseffer, litigation; David L. Lambert, corporate; Gregg F. LoCascio and David P. Swenson, intellectual property, litigation; and Lewis T. Putman Jr., environmental.

• Minh-Quan K. Pham joined Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP as a patent agent in the intellectual property department of the firm's D.C. office. Mr. Pham was a biotechnology patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

• David Schwartz, a former senior aide to Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, joined the D.C. office of Long Aldridge & Norman LLP as a consultant in the firm's government affairs practice.

• Thomas A. Shallow joined the D.C. office of the Kellen Co. as a senior account executive. Most recently, Mr. Shallow worked for Component Graphics Services as director of consulting services.

• Acumen Solutions Inc., Vienna, appointed Afsaneh Azar general counsel. Previously, Ms. Azar was a manager in the strategic services practice at Acumen Solutions.

• KPMG LLP named John B. Veihmeyer partner-in-charge of its Washington-Baltimore assurance and advisory services practice. Mr. Veihmeyer most recently led KPMG's professional practice group in the mid-Atlantic region.

• KPMG LLP named Allen R. Westergard a partner in its mid-Atlantic transactions services practice. Mr. Westergard previously served clients in KPMG's Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., offices.

• John J. DeLuca joined Sturn Wagner Sacciaris & Lombardo LLC as a senior manager. Mr. LeLuca will be reponsible for management of the auditing and accounting deparment in the firm's Annapolis office.

• LogistiCare, an outsourcing firm in Silver Spring, named Kathy Delaney director of operations, responsible for managing paratransit operations under MetroAccess. Most recently, Ms. Delaney managed the Maryland paratransit program and regional paratransit program for Montgomery County.

• Andersen, an integrated professional service firm in Vienna, appointed C.E. Andrews managing partner, assurance and risk consulting. Previously, Mr. Andrews served as the managing partner for the mid-Atlantic region.

REAL ESTATE

• Norma Bobst joined Beazer Homes, Chantilly, as a loan processor. Previously, Ms. Bobst was a loan processor with the Prosperity Mortgage Co.

Bryan Robles joined Beazer Homes as a loan counselor. Prior to joining Beazer, Mr. Robles was a senior closing officer with First Horizon Wholesale.

• Lisa Dressel-Ferraro joined Beazer Homes as sales consultant at Lansdowne on the Potomac. Previously, Ms. Dressel-Ferraro served as a sales manager with Toll Brothers.

• Larry A.Twerdok joined Insignia/ESG as senior managing director of accounting and operations for the mid-Atlantic region. Most recently, Mr. Twerdok served as chief operating officer of Barnes Morris Pardoe & Foster Inc.

KUDOS

• Major F. Riddick Jr., Maryland Chief of Technology, has been selected as the 2001 recipient of the Association of Information Technology Professionals Distinguished Sciences Award in recognition of Mr. Riddick's many contributions to the information technology profession.

• Jill Tanenbaum Graphic Design & Advertising Inc., Bethesda, has been selected as a winner for the 2000 Calendar in the 2001 American Graphic Design Awards competition.

• Five Fairfax County properties received first place Commercial Appearance Awards. Warwick Associates at 3600 Chain Bridge Road, won first place in the category of corporate residential and professional town houses, apartments and condominiums.

Located at 9865 Lee Highway, the Anchorage Motel won first place in the category of commercial/retail buildings under 10,000 square feet.

The Army Navy Country Club Clubhouse on Old Lee Highway, won first place in the category of commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet.

The Kitty Pozer Garden at 1030 North Street, won first place in the category of churches and institutions.

Fair Oaks Dodge, located at 10407 Lee Highway, won fist place in the category of industrial and automotive establishment for landscaping the Lee Highway with yellow day lilies, decorative grasses, crepe myrtle trees and American flags.

• Marriott International Inc., headquartered in the District, has received the first annual Performance Through People Award for outstanding commitment to satisfying customers through loyal, committed employees. The award is sponsored by the International Society of Performance Improvement.

• Myrna Cooks, founder and chief executive of Integrated Management Resources Group (MGR), a management firm located in Fort Washington, Md., Atlanta and the District, has received special recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration for superior business achievement.

• Equals Three Communications, Bethesda, was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of the area's Top 50 Great Places to Work. Equals Three was also named the Best Place to Work if You Are a Female.

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