- The Washington Times - Monday, May 11, 2009

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

• Fleishman-Hillard International Communications promoted Martha Boudreau and Bill Pendergast to new leadership roles.

Ms. Boudreau, who was general manager of the firm’s D.C. office, was named president of Fleishman-Hillard’s Mid-Atlantic and Latin American regions. Mr. Pendergast replaces her as general manager of the second-largest office in the Fleishman-Hillard network.

Ms. Boudreau joined Fleishman-Hillard as an account executive in 1986. For the past eight years, she has served as the D.C. office’s senior manager. Mr. Pendergast joined Fleishman-Hillard in 1998. Prior to being named general manager, he served as deputy general manager and led the office’s corporate practice.

FINANCE

The Baltimore Life Companies’ board of directors elected David K. Ficca president of the insurance company, replacing L. John Pearson, who will remain chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Ficca joined Baltimore Life in 2002 as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

LEGAL

Brian D. Weimer joined the Washington office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in its corporate practice group and a member of the firm’s communications team. Mr. Weimer formerly served as counsel in the communications practice group of Latham & Watkins in Washington.

Mark Alderman will join international law firm Cozen O’Connor as a member of its government relations practice. He will split his time among the firm’s New York, Philadelphia and Washington offices. Mr. Alderman previously was chairman of WolfBlock LLP, which recently announced plans to dissolve.

• Former Rep. Ron Klink, Pennsylvania Democrat, and lobbyist Mick Nardelli joined the Washington office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as members of the firm’s government relations team. Mr. Klink will serve as a senior policy adviser after leading Ron Klink and Associates following his eight terms in Congress in 2001. Mr. Nardelli will serve as a policy adviser after serving as vice president of Ron Kink and Associates and managing the firm’s District office.

TECHNOLOGY

• Master Key Consulting, a Bethesda management, training and information technology consulting firm, said Doug Lott rejoined the firm as director of technical solutions at its government solutions division. Mr. Lott left Master Key in 2004 to pursue senior-level IT positions with the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, Unisys Corp. and, most recently, principal technical director for General Dynamics IT in Arlington.

• The Sextant Group, a consulting and design firm specializing in audiovisual technology and acoustics, hired Michael Kerr as senior consultant and head of the firm’s new Washington office. Mr. Kerr, a Baltimore native and University of Maryland graduate, taught acoustics at the University of Texas.

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