- The Washington Times - Monday, April 2, 2001


• Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering PC, of the District promoted the following individuals to senior associate: Richard Naab, project architect; Susan Warlick, senior interior designer; Jamshid Sepehri, senior designer; Frank Sturgeon, designer; and Brian Montgomery, fire protection engineer.

Rob Courson, mechanical engineer, was promoted to senior associate within the firm's mission critical facilities group. Khalid Smaili, mechanical engineer; David Tootle, mechanical engineer; and Abdel Charty, electrical engineer, were promoted to associate.

• Heery International, headquartered in Baltimore, appointed Brian J. Milburn, director of construction management in the firm's East Region, to vice president.

• Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA), headquartered in the District, appointed Elijah B. Rogers president and chief executive officer. Mr. Rogers currently serves DHA as the president and chief operating officer.

• The mid-Atlantic division of Centex Construction Co., Fairfax, added Jim Fredmund, senior project manager; Jerry Jarosik, quality control manager; Ted O'Donnell, superintendent; Randy Sibold, project executive; and Art Willoughby, project manager. Bryan Frady was promoted to senior project manager and Joe Pius to project executive.

• Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates added the following staff members to the firm's D.C. office: Timothy Drake and Tajinder Chawla in engineering; Natalie Sanchez in interiors and Sherif Wahdan in architecture.


• The Washington Campus Inc. appointed Antoinette Pace Durkin president and chief executive officer. Ms. Durkin joined the organization in 1985 as associate director.

• Gary Grandchamp, vice president of John J. Kirlin Inc., was elected president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington. Other elected officers: president-elect, Mike Fulford, general manager of AMS of Maryland; secretary and treasurer, Sean Duffy, president of Duffy Mechanical Corp.; immediate past president, William C. Bradley, president of Mecco Inc.

Also elected were John Dunleavy, executive vice president, Pierce Associates Inc.; Chris Kelly, president, Kelly HVAC Inc.; Clifford Utley, senior president, Utley Mechanical; and Woody Woodall, director of business development, W.E. Bowers Inc.

• The American Bankers Association, the District, named Eva Wallace director of marketing for the professional development group. Ms. Wallace has been a marketing consultant with the organization for three years.

• The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Arlington, appointed Richard Birkel executive director. Mr. Birkel is the president and chief executive officer of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute in the District.

• The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, named Carla Alexander medical director. Dr. Alexander is the past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

• Edward J. Gleiman, chairman of the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) for the past seven years, joined the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to head a DMA team of direct marketing industry experts in pushing for reform to the Postal Service.

• Patrick B. Kelly was named director of public and media relations of the Aluminum Association Inc. in the District. Previously, Mr. Kelly was with the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

• The Washington, D.C. Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays appointed RhondaBuckner executive director. Ms. Buckner served as senior director of adult mental services for the National Mental Health Association.

• The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc., the District, appointed Peggy England vice president for public affairs and communications. Ms. England was vice president of public affairs for the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association.

• Timothy A. Reese, senior associate at Buck & Associates, was elected to the board of directors of the Clarendon Alliance in Arlington. Mr. Reese is president of the Arlington-East Falls Church Civic Association and a member of Leadership Arlington 2001.

• The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Falls Church, named Len Brevik chief marketing officer and vice president of business development. Before joining NAIFA, Mr. Brevik was senior vice president and chief information officer for Independent Insurance Agents of America.

• John Lawson was named president and chief executive officer of the Association of America's Public Television Stations. Mr. Lawson is president of Convergence Services Inc. in Alexandria.

• John J. Audley, former trade policy coordinator at the Environmental Protection Agency, joined the Carnegie Endowment in the District as a senior associate.

• The American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fairfax, appointed David Rapoport senior editor for periodicals within its Knowledge Group. Most recently, Mr. Rapoport was editor and communications director of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.


• The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law appointed Eric James Eden director of admissions. Mr. Eden came from Western New England School of Law, where he was director of admissions.

Leonard DeFiore, currently president of the National Catholic Educational Association, joined the Catholic University of America as scholar in residence and the first holder of the Brother Patrick Ellis Chair in Education.


• Virginia Commerce Bancorp Inc., headquartered in Arlington, promoted Lisa Bluntzer to assistant vice president, loan servicing; Jill Cochones to loan officer; Robin Coracci to vice president, branch administration; Lynn Gonzalez to vice president, electronic banking services; Jim Holter to information services officer; Greg Motheral to senior vice president, commercial lending; Kelly Perrcault to branch officer; Karen Daniels to branch officer; and Stacy Sim to assistant vice president, branch manager.

• Danny Pham and Virginia Russo joined Bethesda-based Hulick-Meltzer & Associates, an agency of MassMutual Financial Group, as sales associate.

• Goodman-Gable-Gould/ Adjusters International (GGG/ AI), Rockville, named Neil C. Kahn chief financial officer and general counsel. Mr. Kahn previously served as GGG/AI's general counsel from his position at the law firm Rosenberg Proutt Frank & Greenberg, where he was a partner.

• D.R. Grimes, chief executive officer of NetBank, was appointed to the Thrift Institutes Advisory Council. Mr. Grimes is the only member from an Internet-only financial institution.

• First Virginia Banks Inc., headquartered in Falls Church, promoted Quynh-Nhu Khazal, administrative officer in the retail division, and Richard B. Shotwell, manager of the Sterling Park office, to assistant vice president; and Aimee L. Harris, manager of the Echo Hills office, and Tiffany E. Taylor, manager of the Wellington Station office, to banking officer of First Virginia Bank.

• Tina Del Casale joined the Firstfield office of Provident Bank in Montgomery County as community lending officer.

• Potomac Valley Bank promoted Marc Gordon, sales and business development manager of the Rockville office, to vice president.

Jared Giordano joined Potomac Valley Bank as assistant vice president, sales and business development manager of the Little Falls office. Mr. Giordano most recently worked for Household Finance Corp. as branch sales manager.

• Sandra T. Paregol joined EagleBank, headquartered in Bethesda, as vice president. John A. Bettini joined the bank as assistant vice president in the commercial loan department.

• Ferris Baker Watt's Real Estate Corporate Finance Group appointed Mark Brumbaugh to its staff. Most recently, he was a partner with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers as a national tax practice leader in the firm's real estate investment trust group.


• Antex Biologics Inc., Gaithersburg, appointed Kyle W. Keese vice president of business development. In 1994, Mr. Keese joined Igen International Inc. serving in director-level and general management positions with both domestic and international responsibilities.

• Majid Mafi was named director of plant operations for Ginger Cove, a life-care retirement community located in Annapolis. Most recently, he was with Loews Annapolis Hotel as director of engineering.

• Celera Genomics, Rockville, appointed Lothar Krinke vice president of business development and strategic planning. Previously, Mr. Krinke was at A.T. Kearney Inc., where he was a vice president in the pharmaceutical practice.


• Ed Wolcoff, Camber Corp.'s chemical-biological and environmental division manager in Falls Church, was named vice president. Mr. Wolcoff joined Camber in 1995 and was assigned to support the Department of Defense's Joint Program Office for Biological Defense as a senior research analyst.

• Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Bethesda, named A. Padgett Peterson senior information security adviser. Mr. Peterson most recently served as information security architect in the corporate information security office for Lockheed Martin Corp.

• PSINet Inc., Ashburn, Va., named Harry G. Hobbs president and chief operating officer. Previously, he served as executive vice president and divisional president of the company's international operations.

• Teleglobe, Reston, appointed Ann Trampas as vice president of partner marketing. Before joining Teleglobe, Ms. Trampas served as a consultant for Extraprise, an international electronic-services consulting firm.


• Pauline Benson was appointed head of the new Chantilly office of MacNair Travel Management. Ms. Benson was previously based in the Alexandria headquarters office.

• William J. Kennedy was appointed sales manager for the George Washington University Inn in the District.

• David B. Shick was named chief operating officer for GreatMeals Inc. in Bethesda. Most recently, Mr. Shick directed the turnaround effort and sales of sale of Townsend Culinary.

• Vicki Jameson was named director of sales for the Virginia Suites in Arlington. Ms. Jameson was director of sales for the Aston in the District.

• Jules Sieburgh joined Host Marriott Corp. in Bethesda as senior vice president and chief technology officer. Mr. Sieburgh came from Priceline.com and also worked as vice president of hotel systems at Inter-Continental Hotels.


• Kevin M. Sheys joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart's D.C. office as partner. Edward J. Fishman and Tracie D. Spear joined the firm as associates. Mr. Sheys represents organizations involved in the railroad industry. Mr. Fishman focuses his practice on railroad regulatory and transactional matters. Ms. Spear provides counseling on Federal Railroad Administration safety issues.

• Vincent J. Miraglia joined McGuireWoods LLP as an associate in the firm's D.C. office. He is a member of the labor and employment department and also serves as associate counsel, knowledge management.

• Peter Heyward joined Venable as a partner in the financial institutions group, based in the District. Before joining Venable, Mr. Heyward was of counsel at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.

• Douglas A. Dworkin, general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense, has returned to practice with the D.C. office of Arnold & Porter.

• James M. Jacobson joined the D.C. office of Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's health care practice group. Mr. Jacobson was a partner in the health law group at Gardner, Carton & Douglas in the District.

• The D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft named Charles H. Camp, formerly a partner at Patton Boggs LLP, special counsel in the firm's litigation department.


• Brett Dicker, a key player on Disney's motion picture marketing team, was promoted to executive vice president of marketing for Buena Vista Pictures Marketing. Most recently, Mr. Dicker was senior vice president, worldwide promotions for the Walt Disney Studios.

• Betsy Rella was named vice president of research at Lifetime Entertainment Services. She most recently served as vice president of research and planning at Viacom/MTV.

• Neal Lieberman was named vice president of education for Discovery Channel School in Silver Spring. Previously, Mr. Lieberman was director, new business development for Discovery Channel.


• Ernest Drew joined the corporate services division at CB Richard Ellis, specializing in tenant representation in the D.C. office. He joined the firm from Insignia ESG.

CB Richard Ellis promoted Brad Davis and Kirk Boyd to senior vice president. Both are members of the Northern Virginia Technology Group in the Tysons Corner office.

• David Boyle joined Blake Real Estate in the District as a building manager. Mr. Boyle was most recently employed by L&B; Institutional, where he managed 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Tricia Roll joined Blake Real Estate as an assistant project manager. Ms. Roll was a tenant coordinator with Combined Properties.

• Peter A. Conlin joined Grubb & Ellis of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., as a commercial real estate transaction adviser. Mr. Conlin was a commercial real estate broker with CB Richard Ellis/Whittier Partners in Boston.

Grubb & Ellis promoted Steven F. Gichner to senior vice president. Mr. Gichner specializes in the disposition and acquisition of investment-sales properties.

• TrizecHahn office Properties Mid-Atlantic Region, headquartered in the District, promoted Michael A. Gerran to director of acquisitions and John E. Kraus to director of development management.

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