- The Washington Times - Monday, February 19, 2001


The Bomstein Agency, based in the District, promoted Donna Greenwald to director of account services and business development. Diane Davis was promoted to account group manager and Patty Delk was promoted to account executive.
Crosby Marketing Communications Inc., Annapolis, addedMargaret Prinzavalli Sotham as account supervisor, Rick Aronhalt as copywriter and Nancy Sprague as account coordinator. Ms. Sotham was director of marketing and development for the National Partnership for Women & Families. Mr. Aronhalt was a copywriter and radio producer for Giant Food. Ms. Sprague was with Legg Mason Wood Walker in Baltimore.
D.C.-based marketing communications firm Kircher promoted Meg Eastman to vice president of production, John Frantz to art director, Bruce Morgan to senior art director, Ben Straka to graphic designer and Suzanne Yorkunas to senior production manager.
Chwat & Co., Alexandria, promoted Derek Riker to vice president of government relations. Scott Bizub, formerly manager of government relations, was named manager of government relations.
Clifford May, former director of communications for the Republican National Committee, joined BSMG Worldwide as a senior managing director in the D.C. public affairs practice.
Golin/Harris International has formed the Golin/Harris D.C. health care practice group, led by Melissa Skolfield, formerly the assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Skolfield joined Golin/Harris as senior vice president and director of the health care practice group.[p


Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area promoted Alexis Haynes chief operating officer of the agency. Ms. Haynes was the chief of service programs and before that she was director of the mental health department.
Vaikunth Gupta, chief executive officer of Wisor, an integrated communications provider in Rockville, has joined the Packet Switching Data Reporting and Analysis Force Group.
Lon Pilot, a systems consultant for Watson Wyatt Worldwide based in the District, was elected to the board of directors of the HR-XML Consortium, a nonprofit organization dedicated to human resources data exchange.
Washington Women in Public Relations elected the following board members for 2001: president, Katherine R. Hutt, president, Nautilus Communications Inc.; vice president, Hillarie Fogel, advertising and public relations specialist for Deloitte & Touche; marketing director, Helen Whiteley, senior media relations specialist, Levick Strategic Communications; program co-directors, Tammy Van Donselaar, director of station and client services, North American Network and Thea Weinert, general manager, Medialink Inc.; membership director, Lisa Sherwin Wulf, marketing manager, FutureNext; communications director, Tracy Zimmerman, vice president, Hauser Group Inc.; treasurer, Kristin M. Rohr, senior director of communications, National Skill Standards Board; and secretary, Susan J. Matthews, president, News Generation Inc.
The Meridian International Center appointed McGrath Jean Thomas vice president for management. Most recently, Ms. McGrath spent eight years in Egypt with the National Council of Negro Women.
James Toner has moved from Stateside Associates in Arlington, to the D.C. Public Affairs Council as manager of political involvement programs. He will focus on corporate grass-roots political activities.
Robert L. Faherty, director of the Brookings Institution Press, was elected to the board of directors of the Association of American Publishers. He will serve a four-year term, representing the university press.
The Women's Business Center Inc. (WBC) elected former District of Columbia Councilwoman and Southeaster University President Charlene Drew Jarvis to its board of directors.
Other WBC board members include chairman, Stephenie Frazier, president of Small Business Capital in the District; chairman-elect, Marie Buchwalter, vice president of Wachovia Bank in McLean; treasurer and vice-chairman, Linda Collyer, CPA, partner at the firm of Snyder, Cohn, Collyer, Hamilton and Associates PC in Bethesda; Faye Coleman, president, Westover Consultants in Silver Spring; Edie Fraser, president, Public Affairs Group and Business Women's Network of the District; Nina Kern, principal, CometConsulting from Camp Springs; Gloria Bozeman Herndon, president, G.B. Herndon & Associates of the District; Polly Vail, former New York Times advertising sales director and independent consultant; and Woody Wollesen, founder of Executnet Inc. and the Regional Business Financing Forum, Potomac; and Yeni Wong, president and chief executive officer, Riverdale International, the District.
Paul V. Lombardi, president of chief executive officer of Reston-based DynCorp, was elected chairman of the Professional Services Council in Arlington. Mr. Lombardi will serve a two-year term.
The American Tax Policy Institute, the District, elected Elaine Church treasurer and Janet Spragens secretary. Ms. Church is with the D.C. office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Spragens is professor of law at American University College of Law.
Elected as new members to the board of trustees are Henry Aron, Brookings Institution of the District; Fred Murray, National Foreign Trade of the District; Rudolph Penner, Urban Institute of the District; Bernard Shapiro, PricewaterhouseCoopers of the District; and Stefan Tucker, Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti LLP of the District.
Reelected for a second, three-year term as trustees were Jackie Levinson, King and Spaulding of the District, Ronald Pearlman, professor of law, Georgetown University School of Law; and Martin Sullivan, tax analysts of Arlington.
The Alliance of American Insurers, the District, appointed Lamar Whitman director of state and federal taxation. Mr. Whitman joined the Alliance from the National Association of Realtors, where he was responsible for federal and state tax policy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) named Dale Moore chief of staff to the secretary. Prior to joining USDA, Mr. Moore served as executive director for legislative affairs at the National Cattleman's Beef Association.
Mark C. Ellenberg, a partner in the D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, was appointed to the board of directors of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.
Thomas J. Lehner, previously chief of staff for Sen. Charles S. Robb, Virginia Democrat, joined the American Financial Services Association in the District as executive vice president for government affairs.
The National Private Truck Council, Alexandria, appointed Gary Frank Petty president and chief executive officer. Most recently, Mr. Petty was president and chief executive officer of the National Moving and Storage Association prior to its merger in l998 with the American Movers Conference, now the American Moving and Storage Association.
Kathy Crafton was named administrative assistant at American Military University in Manassas Park, Va.


CTI Consultants Inc., Chantilly, appointed Peter Fanara branch manager of its new Fredericksburg office. Mr. Fanara also will be director of geotechnical services for Virginia.
H. Grey Goode Jr. was promoted to vice president of taxes for McCormick & Co. Inc., headquartered in Sparks, Md. Mr. Goode joined McCormick in 1996 as director of taxes.
TIC Gums Inc., a Belcamp, Md.-based manufacturer of hydrocollids, named Sidney W. Beddow operations manager. R. Scott Riefler was named vice president of sales.


The Columbia Bank has formed a new subsidiary company, Columbia Leasing Inc. Based in the banks Towson offices at Heaver Plaza, Scott A. Wheeler has been appointed president of this new entity.
First Virginia Bank, headquartered in Falls Church, promoted John D. Dutton Jr. to senior vice president. He currently serves the Southern Virginia-East Tennessee trust region.
Fannie Mae, headquartered in the District, appointed David M. Dworkin vice president for regional management and housing partnerships. Mr. Dworkin joined the department from Detroit, where he served as director of Fannie Mae's Michigan Partnership office.
Del D. Karfonta was promoted to executive vice president for the Columbia Bank, headquartered in Howard County. Formerly senior vice president, Mr. Karfonta has been with the bank since 1995.
Cardinal Financial Corp., Fairfax, appointed William J. Ridenour chief credit officer. Most recently, Mr. Ridenour was executive vice president and manager of commercial banking at George Mason Bank/ United Bank.
Lynn H. Gulick was appointed vice president of commercial lending for Cardinal Bank-Potomac. Before joining Cardinal, Ms. Gulick was vice president of compliance at United Bank in Vienna.
W. Brad Caudill was named assistant vice president and branch manager of the McLean office. Prior to joining Cardinal, Mr. Caudill was branch manager of the Community Bank of Northern Virginia.
Cornerstone Financial Partners, Bethesda, added Edwin Peacock III to their team as an agent.


Adventist HealthCare, Rockville, appointed Susan L. Glover vice president and chief quality officer. Most recently, she served as as chief quality officer for Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas.
MedImmune Inc., Gaithersburg, appointed Gregory S. Patrick senior vice president and chief financial officer. Since 1999, he served as chief financial officer for Ventiv Health Inc.


Sutron Corp., Sterling, Va., promoted the following three to vice president: Robin Henderson, vice president of sales and marketing; Ashish Raval, vice president of integrated systems design; and Tom Keefer, vice president of systems software.
Application Technologies Inc., Bethesda, appointed Muyiwa Idowu chief operating officer. Most recently, Mr. Idowu worked as an advisory consultant to the U.S. Department of Education where he directed the streamlining and efficacy of its core treasury and cash management processes.
Jack Kemp, founder, Empower America and John Shoemaker, executive vice president, Sun Microsystems, joined the board of directors of Reston-based Sidware, a provider of on-line customer service solutions.
Slawek Ligier, former vice president and chief technology officer of Intuit Insurance Services, joined Comtex in Alexandria as vice president and chief technology officer.
NetASPx, headquartered in Herndon, appointed Rex Carter chief operations officer. Most recently, Mr. Carter was the senior vice president and chief information officer of Carlson Cos.
Manugistics Group Inc., Rockville, named Michael G. Simonetto senior vice president of pricing and revenue optimization. Mr. Simonetto joined Manugistics from Deloitte Consulting where he was partner in their consumer goods and strategy practice.
Leo Giacometto, former vice president for government affairs for Morrison Knudsen Corp., formerly Washington Group International, was appointed to the advisory board of D.C.-based NetCompliance Inc. Eric Steinmiller, a former partner at a major compliance consulting firm, was named chief business development officer.
3-G International (3GI), Springfield, appointed former PSInet executive J.B. Rauch as its new president.
Performance Technology Group, Baltimore, appointed Arnold Tinch senior account executive and David Tessieri account executive.
Delex Systems Inc., Vienna, promoted Jack Owen to group manager of the company's newly formed tactics and simulation group. Other members of the group include Debbie Richardson, document development process; Jim Wimberly, tactics development process; Art Hahn, software improvement process; Eric Garton, engineering processes; Tim Hall, program management; and Kevin McTigue, business development.
Z-Cubed, Baltimore, promoted Stephen Darby to manager of customer service. Mr. Darby served as a senior consultant for project management and as a customer account manager.


Elizabeth Toni Guarino joined the D.C. office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, specializing in the areas of food and drug law. Ms. Guarino was vice president and general counsel of the Grocery Manufacturers of America.
Charles S. Stark, former chief of the foreign commerce section of the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, joined Wilmer Cutler & Pickering as a partner. Mr. Stark will be resident in the firm's Brussels office as a partner, after spending an initial four to five months in the firm's D.C. office.
Catherine L. Hess joined Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP's D.C. office as an associate in the litigation department.
Robert A. Robertson joined the D.C. office of Dechert as counsel in the firm's financial services practice group. Before joining Dechert, Mr. Robertson was in private practice in New York City.
Ed Redfern, former top aide to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, joined the D.C. office of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLC as a government relations director.


The National Geographic Channel, the District, added three correspondents to its news division. Peter Standring, Kristin Whiting and Eun Yang will cover stories for National Geographic Today. Mr. Standring served as general assignment report at WTHN-TV in New Haven, Conn. Ms. Whiting was a correspondent for ABC News. Ms. Yang was an on-air reporter with WUSA-TV in the District.
Kathy Abbott was named vice president of production and administration, on-air production for Fox Kids Network. Ms. Abbott was promoted from director of production and administration for Fox Kids.


American Express Tax and Business Services Inc., Baltimore, promoted Patricia Marshall to a director of the firm.
Gary C. Perlow rejoined the Baltimore office of Reznick Fedder & Silverman, CPAs PC as a principal in the firm's real estate advisory group.


The D.C. office of Trammell Crow Co. promoted the following individuals to principals of the firm: Joseph Callanan, director of investment sales for the company's mid-Atlantic group; Gregory Crum, senior vice president of development and brokerage; Howard Horowitz, a co-founder of the company's national technology development group; Edward Morgan, senior vice president and co-founder of the company's national technology development group; and Joseph Stettinius Jr., senior managing director of brokerage.
The Kerry S. Pearson LLC, a D.C.-based real estate development company, appointed John D. Tyson Jr. partner and director of international development. Mr. Tyson previously served as director of international projects.

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