- The Washington Times - Monday, February 12, 2001


Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens (LM&O;), Arlington, promoted Mike Caplanis to vice president. He joined LM&O; as associate creative director in 1997.c Hambright, Calcagno & Downing Advertising and Public Relations named Christina Santos senior account executive in the account services department in the Springfield office. Ms. Santos was an account executive at J. Walter Thompson in the District


Gregory Powe joined the D.C. office of HNTB Architecture as a managing principal. Most recently, Mr. Powe was a managing principal of Ehrenkrantz Eckstut and Kuhn Architects.

Thomas J. Storrs joined HNTB as a design principal. Before joining HNTB, Mr. Storrs held a design leadership position with Ellerbe Becket.

Gail P. Charles joined Hill International in the District as senior vice president and regional manager of their project group. Before joining Hill, Ms. Charles was senior vice president of Dames & Moore of Bethesda.

The Mid-Atlantidivision of Centex Construction Co., Fairfax, added Jeffrey H. Roth to its executive team as vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining Centex, Mr. Roth was with Kvaerner Construction.

R. Wayne Keeler joined the Rockville office of Burgess & Niple as director of engineering.

KCI Technologies Inc., a Hunt Valley-based engineering firm, appointed Edward D. Burger, a former senior vice president at Whiting-Turner, and Mary Chambers Hopewell, director of the health and human services sector of Titan AverStar of Vienna, to its board of directors.

KCI Technologies promoted Terry F. Neimeyer, the company's president and chief executive officer, to chairman. He replaces Jack Kinstlinger, who served in the post since 1988 and will remain on the board as chairman emeritus. The board also added Christopher J. Griffith, senior vice president, who heads the company's construction management group.

KCI's 2001 board of directors also includes Timothy P. Donohoe, president and Southeast group manager, KCI Tower Systems; Charles A. Phillips Jr., site engineering and surveys group manager; Joseph F. Roth III, employee representative; and William R. Snyder and Kenneth H. Trout, outside representatives.

John Adler joined Donohoe Construction Co., headquartered in the District, as project engineer. John Body joined the company as superintendent.


Kathy Andrews was named media and marketing consultant for the United Negro College Fund. Ms. Andrews is a former producer with "America's Voice" and host of BET's "Screen Scene." She recently formed her own media and marketing consulting firm, Andrews Communications, in the District.

Butler Derrick, head of the government relations group for the D.C. office of Powell Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, was appointed to serve a third term on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

United Way of the National Capital Area named Norman O. Taylor chief executive officer. Mr. Taylor most recently directed the Combined Federal Campaign.

PetchGibbons was elected chairman of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. Mr. Gibbons is executive director of Insignia/ ESG, a commercial real estate firm.

Meghan Brennan, marketing manager for national accounts at Discovery Networks, was elected president of Washington-Baltimore Chapter of Women in Cable & Telecommunications.

Doris O. Matsui was appointed to serve on the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Mrs. Matsui is a senior adviser and director of government relations and publipolicy for the D.C. law firm of Collier Shannon Scott.

S. Anthony McCann joined the Smithsonian Institution as director of financial affairs for American museums and national programs. Mr. McCann joined the Smithsonian from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, where he was staff director of the subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.

Rondalyn Kane joined the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) as executive assistant for governmental relations. Ms. Kane was director of the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor.

Thomas S. Keefe joined the NCUA as executive assistant and director of communications. Mr. Keefe was deputy assistant secretary at the Labor Department in the Veterans' Employment and Training Service.

Nadia Garnett joined the NCUA as special assistant for governmental relations. Ms. Garnett was a legislative analyst for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Pearson Cummings joined the NCUA as special assistant for governmental relations. Mr. Cummings worked in the office of Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat.

Frank Coleman, former president of media relations for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. as senior vice president in the Office of PubliAffairs and Communications.

Susan Connelly was named manager of state affairs, Northeast region at the Grocery Manufacturers of America in the District. Ms. Connelly served as chief of staff for state Rep. David T. Donnelly, Massachusetts Democrat.

The National Military Family Association, headquartered in Alexandria, elected the following officers to its board of governors for 2001: Margaret Vinson Hallgren, president; Karen H. Pickler, vice president; Robert C. Zimdar, corporate secretary; Thomas M. Sims, treasurer; Carol H. Cole, director, financial development; and Shirley A. Davis, director, publirelations and marketing.

Charles E. Walker, chairman, and Mark Bloomfield, president of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) has formed the ACCF Coalition for Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness, a group of business trade associations and corporations. Mr. Walker will served as chairman and Mr. Bloomfield will serve as executive director.

Co-founders of the Coalition and co-chairmen include MarLackritz, president, Securities Industry Association; Henson Moore, president, American Forest & Paper Association; Fred Webber, president, American Chemistry Council; and Harry Flemming, chairman, Advantor Holding Co.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria, appointed Susan L. Guiterman senior vice president for communications and external affairs. Previously, Ms. Guiterman served as vice president for state government affairs.

The GraphiCommunications Association (GCA), Alexandria, named Daryl G. Grecich vice president of marketing and communication. Before joining GCA, Mr. Grecich was the marketing communications manager at the Data Warehousing Institute.

Mary Glick joined the American Press Institute staff in Reston as an associate director responsible for news and editorial seminars. Ms. Glick most recently was director of the journalism program at the State University of New York, College at Oswego, where she founded the Center for Community Journalism.


Georgetown University Law Center appointed John D. Podesta visiting professor of law. Mr. Podesta served as chief of staff to President Clinton. In 1988, he co-founded Podesta Associates Inc., a D.C.-based government relations and publiaffairs firm.

Diana Malpica was named director of advertising at American Military University in Manassas Park, Va.


Cardinal Bank-Potomaappointed Lynn H. Gulick vice president of commercial lending and W. Brad Caudill assistant vice president and branch manager of the McLean office. Ms. Gulick was vice president of compliance at United Bank in Vienna. Mr. Caudill was branch manager of the Community Bank of Northern Virginia.

The board of directors of First Virginia Banks Inc., headquartered in Falls Church, elected Deborah B. Wayne assistant vice president.

First Virginia Credit Services promoted Greg Simke, indirect senior loan officer assigned to the Annapolis branch, and Michael A. Trice, indirect senior loan officer assigned to the Falls Church branch, to vice presidents.

Sallie Mae, headquartered in Reston, promoted Jack Remondi, senior vice president of finance, to executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Laura Gurdak, senior publifinance specialist, to strategisales executive. Laurie Orlowski was promoted to managing director of accounting operations.

Armfield, Harrison & Thomas, an independent insurance agency in Leesburg, Va., appointed Richard E. Whiteley an officer and principal of the firm. He will served on the board of directors and continue as director of nonprofits.


Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Md., added S. Maxwell Perry as vice president of business development. Previously, Mr. Perry held executive management positions with Computer Technology Services Inc.

Force 3 promoted Tim Carney to vice president of contract programs. Mr. Carney most recently held the position of director of contracts.

Gary Brown was promoted to senior vice president of sales. Mr. Brown joined Force 3 in 1997.

Reston-based TRW Inc. named T. Wood Parker vice president and general manager of its global information technology business. Mr. Parker joined TRW from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was managing partner of the D.C. consulting practice.

BuildTopia, Rockville, added the following new hires to their senior management team: Jeff Dougherty, vice president; Chris Raitzyk, director of product strategy; and Larry Galey, vice president of marketing.


Tony Rudy, former chief of staff for the Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, joined the government and administration law practice of the D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig LP as a shareholder.

Pheng Theng Tan joined the Tysons Corner office of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the corporate and securities and international divisions. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Tan was senior counsel to the World Bank.

Gary M. Shiffman, former senior policy adviser to Sen. Connie Mack, Florida Republican, joined Greenberg Traurig as director of governmental affairs in the governmental and administrative practice of the D.C. office.

Alexander J. Hadjis and Michael J. McKeon, members of the complex litigation group in the D.C. office of Fish & Richardson, were elected principals of the firm.

David Marsh joined the D.C. office of Arnold & Porter as a partner, focusing on intellectual property counseling and patent procurement. Mr. Marsh practiced at Howrey Simon Arnold & White in the District.

Stephanie Wickouski joined the D.C. office of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLas a member of the bankruptcy practice. Prior to joining Arent Fox, Ms. Wickouski was a partner at Reed Smith and Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress.

Bonnie J. Campbell, former Iowa Attorney General and director of the U.S. Department of Justice's Violence Agency Women Office, joined Arent Fox as of counsel.

Edward C. Berkowitz joined the D.C. office of Nixon Peabody LLP in the firm's real estate group. Mr. Berkowitz was formerly with the D.C. office of Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker LLP.

Jonathan W. Greenbaum joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC's employment labor and benefits section, along with four other attorney from the firm formerly known Krupin Greenbaum & O'Brien LLC. Mr. Greenbaum will be based in Mintz Levin's Reston office along with associate Gina Janeiro Lisher. Adrian V. Nelson and Teresa Burke Wright joined the D.C. office as of counsel and Erica D. Brown will work for the D.C. office as an associate.

The D.C. office of Kilpatrick Stockton elected Tess Ferrera to partnership. Ms. Ferrera is an attorney in the firm's benefits, compensation and ERISA litigation practice.

Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand elected five new shareholders from the firm's D.C. office. The new shareholders are: Michael D. Berg, communications practice group; Marla P. Grossman, director of the Internet ventures group; Brenda G. Meister, international and legislative tax policy issues; Julian L. Shepard, communications mergers and acquisitions; David R. Siddall; communications and technology.

In addition, Verner Liipfert's energy group welcomes back Montina Cole, of counsel, formerly an associate with the firm. Ms. Cole has a decade of experience regarding the regulation of electriand gas utilities.


Lifetime Television named Kelly Abugov senior vice president, programming from vice president, West Coast programming and creative affairs; Marian Effinger was named vice president, reality programming, up from director; and Paul Noble was appointed vice president, film acquisitions and scheduling from director, feature films.

EriFischer joined Fox Family Worldwide as vice president of advertising sales. Mr. Fischer joined Fox Family from the National Basketball Association, where he was director of advertising sales.


American Express Tax and Business Services Inc., Baltimore, promoted Robert Baummer to a director of the firm. Mr. Baummer is a member of the tax consulting and wealth management group.

The McCormick Group, Arlington, promoted John Stehl to principal in the finance and operations group and Ivan Adler to principal in the information technology group.

The following were promoted to senior consultant: Cassie Battle and Linda Segal in the sales and marketing group; Erin Goldstein, Stacey Levy and Jennifer Watt in the law and government affairs; and Stephen Montgomery in the finance and operations group.

Christopher J. Kelly joined T.A. Carlson & Co. in Fairfax as vice president. Mr. Kelly was formerly a managing principal at Xerox Corp. where he headed federal business initiatives in the industry consulting group.

Michael Jackson and Eileen McLellan joined Will & Carlson Inc. in the District as senior associates. Mr. Jackson on the staff of Rep. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, as deputy staff director. Ms. McLellan most recently served in Rep. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, office on a science fellowship.

Mary Kate Kelly-Johnson, former finance director for the 2001 Presidential Inaugural Committee and deputy finance director for Bush-Cheney 2000 and Victory 2000, joined Cassidy & Associates in the District as a vice president.

Lynnette Johnson Williams, former deputy assistant secretary for publiaffairs for policy and strategy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joined [email protected] in the District as a vice president.


Robert L. Sult Jr. joined the Maryland office of Grubb & Ellis of Metropolitan Washington as vice president. Most recently, Mr. Sult was with the San Antonio office of Grubb & Ellis.

Michael Gorsage joined Trammell Crow Co. in the District as senior vice president, retail investment sales.

CB Richard Ellis appointed Terry M. Belt first vice president with the corporate services group in the firm's Tysons Corner office. Mr. Belt previously served as a residential real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Steven in Vienna.

Liberty Property Trust, Columbia, Md., appointed James K. Flannery Jr. regional vice president and manager of the Maryland regional office.

Grubb & Ellis of Metropolitan Washington promoted Benjamin A. Meisel to senior vice president, Patricia Maccini-Rollins to assistant vice president, and Keith M. Lavey to research manager.

Baltimore-based KLNB Inc. named Michael T. Mull a broker in the Towson office. Mr. Mull was a senior sales and leasing agent for Corridor Commercial Real Estate Group.

William Leslie IV and Genifer M. Lucatelli joined the team of commercial and residential land sales specialists at Fraser Forbes Co. in McLean. Mr. Leslie will manage land opportunities in the District and Route 1 corridor in Arlington and Fairfax counties and the City of Alexandria. Ms. Lucatelli will assist land sales in Great Falls and McLean, and Montgomery and Arundel counties.

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