- The Washington Times - Monday, July 6, 2009

ASSOCIATIONS, GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS

Meredith Nethercutt,former manager of political affairs at the National Restaurant Association, joined the International Franchise Association staff as director of advocacy, a newly created position. The Washington-based association is the world’s largest and oldest organization representing franchising.

Sharon Moore Bettius of Vienna was elected governor of the mid-Atlantic region of the American Society of Appraisers, a professional society that represents more than 5,000 appraisers.

FINANCE

• Jefferson Wells International Inc.,a global provider of risk-advisory, tax and finance services, promoted Maryalice DeCamp to managing director of the firm’s mid-Atlantic region. She joined Jefferson Wells in 2005 as managing director of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

LEGAL

David Pore joined Arnold & Porter LLP’s Washington office as senior policy and legislative adviser. Mr. Pore served as legislative director for former Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat.

• Alston & Bird LLP has added four people to its public policy practice. Mary B. Langowski, who served as an adviser to former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, and Elizabeth Pressnell, a former vice president of American Defense International Inc.,joined the firm as senior policy advisers. Bill Anaya, former vice president of global government affairs for Motorola Inc., and Jeffrey Sural, a former deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, joined the firm as counsel.

Debra A. D’Agnostino joined Tully Rinckey PLLC, a law firm that provides representation to federal employees nationwide, as a senior associate attorney in its Washington D.C. office. Previously, she was an associate with Passman & Kaplan PC.

Karin Norton, a former senior investigative attorney for the U.S. International Trade Commission, joined Sidley Austin LLP as counsel in the intellectual-property litigation practice in the law firm’s D.C. office.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

• Updata Advisors Inc. of Reston promoted Robert Lung and Matthew Fiore to vice president. Mr. Lung joined Updata in April 2004; Mr. Fiore joined in June 2004.

REAL ESTATE

• Evers & Co. Real Estate Inc. of the District added four agents: husband and wife Delia McCormick and John Gregory and father and son Geoffrey Clopton Sr. and Geoffrey Clopton Jr.

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