- The Washington Times - Monday, April 30, 2001

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

• RTCdirect named Catherine Bartholow president of the D.C. agency. Most recently, Ms. Bartholow headed CB Consulting.

Becky Chidester, former president and chief executive officer of RTCdirect, was named chairman and chief executive officer.

• Bethesda-based Frost Miller Group added Bob James to its staff as managing director. Previously, Mr. James was an independent marketing consultant.

• Fahey/Davidson Marketing and Advertising, the District, named Chuck Sundin art director. Mr. Sundin was senior designer for Iconixx.

• Michelle Suazo was named creative director of Brook Group Ltd., an interactive marketing firm in the Baltimore-Washington area. Before joining Brook Group, Ms. Suazo was president and creative director for IndigoPark, an Internet services firm in Palm Beach, Fla.

• Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens, Arlington, appointed Caroline Cochran senior media planner. Prior to joining the agency, Ms. Cochran was a media planner with Hill, Holiday, Connors, Cosmopulos in Boston.

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

• Mortimer L. Downey of Oakton, Va., was named principal consultant at PBConsult, a Parsons Brinckerhoff subsidiary. Mr. Downey recently completed eight years as U.S. deputy secretary of transportation.

• Apex Environmental Inc., Rockville, named Mary Marcou Fertig manager of its newly formed land planning and site engineering division.

Other members of the group include Karen Carpenter, landscape engineer; Michele Coleman, water resources engineer; Christie Maisel, landscape architect; Paul Swienton, storm water and landfill design engineer; and Carol Mejia, project team assistant.

• Versar Inc., Springfield, appointed Michael J. Abram director of acquisitions strategy. Prior to joining Versar, Mr. Abram was with Mobil Corp., where he held positions developing major transactions, international negotiations and investor relocations.

• George DeFalco joined the Vienna office of Hickok Warner Fox Architects as a project manager. Carlos Ozores joined the D.C. office as a project architect.

• SCS Engineers appointed John Wright director of federal programs. Mr. Wright joined SCS in 1983 as engineering director of the Reston office and later as office director for SCS Kansas City and Birmingham operations.

ASSOCIATIONS,GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS

• Kristi M. Clemens was named development director of the Club for Growth in the District. Most recently, Ms. Clemens was deputy director of the Senate Majority Communications office in Lansing, Mich.

• The Vienna-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program named Emily J. Christian program manager.

• JoAnn K. Chase, former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), was appointed a senior adviser to First Nations Development Institute's First Peoples Worldwide Initiatives.

John Dossett, NCAI general counsel, was appointed acting director.

• George Washington's Mount Vernon estate appointed Michael J. Boone chief financial officer. Mr. Boone joined the Mount Vernon staff from Post Newsweek Business Information Systems, where he was vice president of finance and administration.

• Corey Burr, president of Burr Residential Properties Inc. in Chevy Chase, was elected president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington.

• Judson D. Brown, who has served in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for 15 years, has been selected as head of the agency's newly created external and construction audit division. Mr. Brown has led the external audit section of VDOT's fiscal division since 1997.

FINANCIAL & LEGAL

• David A. Balto, who served as policy director of the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission since 1997, has joined White & Case as a partner in the firm's antitrust group in the District.

• John R. Edgell joined Barnes & Thornburg as co-chairman of the federal relations group based in the D.C. office. Mr. Edgell is a former chief of staff to Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat.

• Wilma A. Lewis, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, will join Crowell & Moring LLP's litigation practice as a partner based in the D.C. office.

• Hunton & Williams elected Kevin T. Duncan and Lori M. Elliott to partnership. Mr. Duncan is a member of the litigation, intellectual property and antitrust team in the firm's McLean office. Ms. Ellicott is a member of litigation, intellectual property and antitrust team in the Richmond office.

• Paul Kalchbrenner joined Lathrop & Gage as an associate in the D.C. office, concentrating his practice in government relations and environmental law. Mr. Kalchbrenner was in private practice working with local government relations.

• Dave Larson, former health policy adviser to Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, joined the government relations practice of Arent Fox as government relations director.

• Dechert appointed Sander M. Bieber as the firm's managing partner in the D.C. office.

• Lynn Cutler, former White House senior adviser to the chief of staff on Indian Affairs, joined the federal public law group of Holland & Knight as a senior policy adviser in the firm's D.C. office.

• Harry J. Katrichis, who most recently served as chief counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, joined the government relations practice of Arent Fox as of counsel. He will be based in the D.C. office.

• Chris Johnson joined the D.C. office of Arter & Hadden LLP as partner in the international practice group. Mr. Johnson was a partner with Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins in the District.

• Mary E. Goulet joined Tysons Corner office of McGuireWoods LLP as of counsel in the firm's corporate services department. Most recently, Ms. Goulet was senior litigation counsel at the patent firm of Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas PLLC.

Jonathan P. Rak and Dorothea W. Dickerman joined the Tysons Corner office of McGuireWoods as partners in the real estate and environmental department. Mr. Rak was a partner with Wilkes Artis and Hazel & Thomas. Ms. Dickerman was of counsel with Andrews & Kurth LLP.

• Robert A. Rusbuldt was appointed chief executive officer of the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIAA) in Alexandria. Mr. Rusbuldt joined IIAA in 1986 as a senior lobbyist. He was named executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1998.

• William Yerman, president and founder of Merit's Title Co., was appointed executive vice president of Baltimore-based Fountainhead Title Group after the merger of the two companies. He opened Merit Title in 1990.

• Green Park Financial, Bethesda, named Maurice Walker senior vice president of customer service and operations. Mr. Walker joined Green Park Financial from Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was most recently vice president and group manager.

• James F. Russell, former president and chief executive officer of Crown North Corp., joined Bid4Assets in Silver Spring as president. Prior to joining Bid4Assets, Mr. Russell was managing director of DRS Realty Services Inc.

• Sandy Spring National Bank of Maryland, headquartered in Olney, named Wendy M. Lance vice president with the business banking division in the Columbia office.

HIGH TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

• Annaliese S. Kambour was named vice president, tax, and chief tax officer of AOL Time Warner Inc. Ms. Kambour joined AOL Time Warner from the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where she was a partner in its tax department.

• Comcast named Lelia B. True general manager of Comcast in Charles County. Ms. True served as regional director of technical operations for Comcast's metropolitan Washington and Virginia region.

• Garrett E. Mikita was appointed president of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. in Columbia, Md. Mr. Mikita joined Honeywell in 1997 and most recently was vice president and general manager of supply chain services.

Karen K. Clegg was named vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Defense and Space market segment. Most recently, Ms. Clegg was president of federal manufacturing and technologies.

• Advanced TelCom Group Inc. (ATG), Germantown, appointed Todd W. Nelson regional vice president for its Eastern division. Prior to joining ATG, Mr. Nelson was vice president of sales for the District, Northern Virginia and Maryland for US LEC.

• Swales Aerospace, Beltsville, appointed Tom Wilson Jr. manager of national security space. Mr. Wilson previously served as staff director and professional member at the Commission to Assess U.S. National Security Space Management and Organization.

• Acquisition Solutions Inc. of Chantilly named Linda Martin vice president of business development and chief information officer. Ms. Martin was a business development manager with Unisys Corp.

Esther Morse was appointed a senior consultant with the firm. Ms. Morse was previously director of procurement and industrial base policy at the Office of the Secretary of the Army.

• Wisor, Rockville, named Joseph W. Kuhn executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Kuhn joined Wisor from Ciraden Inc., where he was executive vice president, chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors.

• Verizon Federal Network Systems, Arlington, appointed James Allen manager of security professional services. Prior to joining Verizon, Mr. Allen was senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Automation Services in Richmond.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

• Edward G. Viltz, a veteran IBM Corp. executive and a member of the White House Committee on Closing the Digital Divide, joined Integrated Management Resources Group Inc., Ft. Washington, Md., as director of business development.

• Randy Michael joined Mindbank Consulting Group, Vienna, as vice president of sales. Mr. Michael was most recently director of U.S. sales for Web Perfect.

• Martina S. Morales joined the D.C. office of Beers & Cutler as director of recruiting. She was most recently responsible for information technology staffing for Marriott International.

• The D.C. office of Aon Consulting Worldwide promoted Andrew W. Weir to assistant vice president and consultant in Aon Consulting's compensation consulting group.

• Grady E. Means was named managing partner of the government services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Arlington. He has been with the firm since 1984, leading the strategy consulting practice for the last 18 years.

Judith Welles joined Price-waterhouseCoopers as director of media and public relations. Previously, Ms. Welles was an editor and reporter with PlanetGov.com.

• Brad Benna joined the Ryan & Wetmore team as a staff accountant at its Frederick office. Mr. Benna worked at North American Housing Corp. as an accounting intern.

• Laila Shereen joined DTX Management Inc. as a senior recruiter for their D.C. branch.

• Myron Marlin, former chief spokesman and director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, was named vice president and senior strategist at APCO Worldwide, headquartered in the District.

• Frank J. Donatelli joined McGuireWoods Consulting as senior vice president and director of the federal public affairs department. Most recently, Mr. Donatelli was a partner in the D.C. office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP.

REAL ESTATE

• Gavin Bloch was promoted to director of business strategy and planning for USAA Realty Co. in Arlington.

• The Long & Foster Cos., headquartered in Fairfax, named Michelle Beaubien-Ball vice president of corporate advertising and development. She has been the executive producer of the Long & Foster's Sunday Showcase of Homes.

• Karen Marchetti and Tom Korman joined the Trammell Crow Co. to provide commercial real estate leasing and sales in their Baltimore office.

• Boston Properties Inc. announced several promotions within its D.C. region. E. Mitchell Norville, senior vice president, was promoted to regional manager. Jonathan L. Kaylor was promoted to senior vice president, leasing. Debra G. Moses was promoted to senior vice president, legal. Steve Morken was promoted to senior construction manager.

• Greg Brown and Will Hendrickson joined the McLean office of KLNB Inc. as brokers. Both were formerly with Marcus & Millichap as sales associates.

THINK TANKS

• Mark Tapscott was named director of the Center for Media and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, a D.C. think tank. Mr. Tapscott has been a newspaper editor and reporter since 1985.

Richard Tucker was named manager of professional development and training at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Media and Public Policy. Mr. Tucker was a broadcast news copy editor for CNN's Washington Bureau.

Sonya Stone was named controller for the Heritage Foundation. Ms. Stone was founder of Zeberlein & Associates, a Centreville-based accounting practice.

Phillip N. Truluck, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Heritage Foundation and Joseph Beall, a retired Texas oil and gas industry entrepreneur, were elected to the board of trustees of the Heritage Foundation.

TRANSPORTATION

• Amtrak appointed Richard Sarles vice president of capital programs. Mr. Sarles previously served as vice president of high- speed rail in the Northeast corridor.

• Europcar, an Atlanta-based car rental company of European origin, added D.C.-based Rob Fugett as regional sales manager.

• CSX Corp., based in Richmond, promoted James R. Glover to assistant vice president of credit for CSX Corp. and Niranjan B. Rao was named treasurer for CSX Transportation Inc.

• Bruce R. Sidell was named chief financial officer of the Kane Co., a commercial transportation services company in Rockville. Mr. Sidell was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Americon Wireless Services Inc.

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