Monday, November 12, 2001

Web security job gets crucial after attacks

The threat of anthrax sent through the mail looms large, but it’s Mario Correa’s job at the Business Software Alliance (BSA) to make sure another type of attack doesn’t cause any trouble: cyber-terrorism.

“The focus on security issues isn’t new to us, but the emphasis on them is,” Mr. Correa says about the BSA’s expanded role in Internet security.

“The position was created to serve as a conduit between policy-makers and the companies we represent,” Mr. Correa says.

“Our view is that security issues are not just a U.S. issue, but a global issue,” says Robert Holleyman, president of the BSA. “His expertise makes him the perfect person to take on this role.”

He spent the past three years in London as the association’s director of government affairs for Europe. He also worked as BSA’s manager of trade policy. Mr. Correa, 32, was named as the BSA’s director of Internet and network security policy on Sept. 10. He says the terrorist attacks the day after made his job “really take off.”

“It’s like the frying pan to the fire, though I’m really lucky because of all the attention now spent on this issue,” he says. “It makes my job easier, though it’s still a lot of work.”

The BSA, located in the District, represents a number of software and hardware companies and the software engineers who work for them.

The issue of computer and software privacy, Mr. Correa says, has increased in importance over the past couple of years, and his job was specifically created to address those issues.

Mr. Correa’s experience comes from working for Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, for eight years, while she served as chairman of the House Science subcommittee on technology.

Mr. Correa lives in the District.

Kate Royce


• Penguin Marketing Group, Fairfax, named Tomas A. Ruga vice president of marketing.

• The Bivings Group, based in the District, named John E. Convy senior director of corporate development. Mr. Convy founded and served as president and chief executive officer of Grassroots Systems Inc.

• Witeck-Combs Communications Inc., the District, named Jake Stafford marketing and communications strategist. He most recently worked at Alexander Ogilvy as a senior account executive.

Genevieve Johnsen joined Witeck-Combs Communications as a marketing and communications associate.

• Seth Niman was appointed media supervisor for MDB Communications in the District. Mr. Niman worked at Rainmaker as a media supervisor.

• The Dan Rosenthal Co., Bethesda, promoted Kristi Lee to account executive.


• The MidAtlantic Division of Centex Construction Co., Fairfax, added Jim Bassetti, superintendent; Leon Blondin, chief estimator; Kyle Krochina, superintendent; Bill Murray, project director and Edgar Smoot , senior estimator. In addition, Paul Jaeger was promoted to superintendent; and Wells Turnage was promoted to project manager.

O’Brien Travis Jaccard, based in the District, added Roger Sola-Sole as director of design and Natasha Stancill as director of business development.

• A. Morton Thomas and Associates Inc., Rockville, promoted Murphy Tuomey and Jerry C. Kavadias to vice president; Stuart J. Robinson and Richard S. Khalil to principal; and Timothy F. Riordan to associate.

• Susi Thum rejoined the D.C. office of Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering PC as an associate. Binh Vinh was named a principal.

• Warner onstruction Consultants Inc., Rockville, hired Wilson M. Tan as a managing consultant-data in its dispute resolution group.

• DPR Construction, Falls Church, added Ron White as project manager and Jeff Smith as superintendent.


• The Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities appointed Daphne R. Webb director of the D.C. metro office of the foundation’s Bridges From School to Work program. Most recently, Ms. Webb was regional director of human resources for Wyndham Hotels.

• Ronald W. Allen, former chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines, was elected chairman of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum board of directors.

• Cathy Martens, former executive director of the Capital Children’s Museum, was named deputy executive director of Second Genesis in Silver Spring.

• The Human Society of the United States reappointed Paul G. Irwin president and chief executive officer.

• Logistics Management Institute (LMI), McLean, appointed retired Navy Adm. Donald L. Pilling president and chief executive officer. Adm. Pilling was most recently vice president for strategic planning with the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Harry Featherstone , a member of the LMI staff, was promoted to program director.

• Katherine Milner Miller , president of River Galleries in Alexandria, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

• The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, Alexandria, named Stan Kozlowski, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, chairman of the Association’s board of directors.

• Mary E. Kass was elected president-elect of the College of American Pathologists. Dr. Kass is chairman of pathology and director of laboratories at the Washington Hospital Center; director at Integrated Laboratory Support, Medstar Health; and medical director for laboratory services at the National Rehabilitation Hospital at Medstar Research Unit.

• Brian H. Zelenko was named president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Capital Section. Mr. is a principal geotechnical engineer with URS in Gaithersburg.

• Michael A. Magan , formerly vice president and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was named associate deputy undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs.

• Pepco Energy Services Inc. appointed David Zabetakis president and chief operating officer of its residential and small business group. Most recently, Mr. Zabetakis served as vice president for marketing and sales at New Hampshire’s Unitil Corp.


• Green Park Financial, Bethesda, hired Toni Talavera as a senior underwriter. Ms. Talavera was a senior underwriter, acquisitions, with Alliant Asset Management Co.

• Millennium Bank, headquartered in Reston, added Patsy Rust and Holli Atwood as vice presidents. Ms. Rust will run the Herndon branch office. Ms. Atwood will run the Reston branch location.

• First Virginia Banks Inc., headquartered in Falls Church, promoted Jane Le Maier to human resources officer.

• TDF-Telecommunications Development Fund, a D.C.-based venture capital firm, promoted Charles E. Ross to vice president. Mr. Ross joined TDF in 2000 as a principal.

• Jeannemarie A. Devolites, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing part of Fairfax County, was appointed to board of directors of the Student Loan Marketing Association, based in Reston.


• WorldPay Inc., headquartered in Sterling, Va., added the following sales team members: Ingrid Wilson, manager of business development, East Coast; Dominic G. Brown, manager of business development, Latin American markets; Marc Montaldi, manager of business development, West Coast; and Lelia Miller and Tania Nguyen, sales account managers.

• Magicsoft Corp., Chantilly, named Reggie Smith III vice president of operations. Most recently, Mr. Smith was program manager of Enterprise Managed Videoconferencing Services.

• Iridium Satellite LLC, Leesburg, Va., named Christopher Rowe chief financial officer. Before joining Iridium, Mr. Rowe was chief financial officer of SpotCast Inc.

• WebMethods Inc., Fairfax, appointed Betsy S. Atkins to its board of directors. Ms. Atkins was recently appointed to the board of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

• Oblicore, Herndon, appointed Larry Wolter director of marketing. Mr. Wolter joined Oblicore from, where he was the vice president of marketing.

• Action Business Systems, Lanham, named Gary M. Gryski district sales manager. Mr. Gryski was formerly district sales manager with Canon USA’s Copier Division.

• Anthony J. DeLuca joined INTECS International Inc., Alexandria, as president. Mr. DeLuca comes to INTECS from the Air Force Senior Executive Service, where he was director of the Air Force’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization program.

• Invensys PLC, Herndon, appointed Leo Quinn division chief executive of the software systems division. Mr. Quinn joined Invensys from Tridium Inc., where he was president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

• Resources Consultants Inc., headquartered in Vienna, named Cherie B. Artz vice president and general counsel. Ms. Artz was a partner in the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.

• Xerox Corp. appointed Elaine Wilde, a resident of Great Falls, senior vice president and general manager, Worldwide Graphic Arts Industry Business. Most recently, Ms. Wilde was vice president of marketing and strategy, public sector operations.

• Focal Communications Corp., the District, appointed John Frustaci general manager of its Mid-Atlantic market. He will be responsible for Focal’s operations in Baltimore, the District and Northern Virginia.

• Yahoo Inc. appointed Leslie Dunlap deputy director of government relations in the company’s D.C. office. Ms. Dunlap was director of congressional affairs for Cable and Wireless.

• Vastera Inc., Herndon, promoted Tom France, currently acting managing director of automotive trade services, to vice president of automotive and industrial sector trade services.

Bernie Hart, currently managing director of global trade services, was promoted to vice president of technology and distribution sector trade services.

Ron Franks, currently managing director of consulting and education services, was promoted to vice president of consulting, education and support services.

Ned Miles joined Vastera Inc. as a technical consultant and Praveen Pais as a consultant.

• Hadron Inc., Alexandria, named Ronald B. Alexander vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Alexander was chief financial officer with TCC, a telecommunications and equipment software provider.


• Chris Darling was named general manager for Harris Teeter’s Northern Virginia store in Fairfax. Mr. Darling joined Harris Teeter in 1995 and served as store manager with the company in several stores.

• Sholeh Katherina Kia was named general manager of the District’s Topaz Hotel. Most recently, Ms. Kia was general manager of the Canterbury Hotel.

• Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Va., appointed Carrie Mendelsohn director of spa and recreation. Most recently, she was area service supervisor for Bali Total Fitness.

• 84 Lumber Co. hired Jacob Smith as a manager trainee at the 84 Lumber in Upper Marlboro.

• Elliott Ferguson, former vice president of convention sales for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, joined the Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corp. as vice president of convention sales and services.


• Joseph J. Aronica, most recently a partner in the D.C. office of Dechert, was named a partner in the litigation department in the D.C. office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

• Gregory S. Bruch joined the D.C. office of Foley & Lardner as a partner. Before joining Foley & Lardner, Mr. Bruch served as assistant director of the enforcement division at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

• The McCammon Group announced that retired Chief Judge F. Bruce Bach of the Fairfax Circuit Court, was named a member. He is a former member of the Judicial Council of Virginia.

• Cathryn A. Le joined the Tysons Corner office of Troutman Sanders Mays & Valentine LLP as an associate in the firm’s complex litigation practice group. Stefan D. Baugh joined the firm’s lending and structured finance group as an associate.


• The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington presented its 2001 Silver Medal Award to Catherine Liggins Hughes, founder and chairwoman of Radio One Inc., headquartered in Laurel. Recipients of the award are recognized for their contributions to their companies, the general advancement of advertising and their creative ability.

• Brig. Gen. William Bester was honored by the Catholic University of America’s (CUA) Alumni Association for outstanding contributions to the field of nursing. The Springfield resident is chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

The Rev. Walter J. Burghardt was honored by CUA’s Alumni Association for outstanding contributions to the field of pastoral service. Father Burghardt is a senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center, an independent nonprofit institute at Georgetown University.

Michael T. Lonergan was honored by CUA’s Alumni Association as this year’s Young Alumni Merit Award recipient. Mr. Lonergan is head coach of the men’s basketball team at CUA.

Monsignor Thomas McSweeney, a resident of Great Falls, was honored by CUA’s Alumni Association for his outstanding contributions to the field of public information. Monsignor McSweeney is a religion analyst for MSNBC/NBC.

Daniel Mulville was honored by CUA’s Alumni Association for outstanding contributions to the fields of architecture, engineering and invention. Mr. Mulville is an associate deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Robert Shafer was honored by CUA’s Alumni Association for outstanding contributions in the field of creative and performing arts.

Monsignor John F. Wippel was honored by CUA’s Alumni Association for outstanding contributions to the fields of research and scholarship. Monsignor Wippel is CUA’s Theodore Basselin professor of philosophy.

• James P. Ferrare has received the Alumni Achievement Award from Iowa State University College of Education. Mr. Ferrare is a senior consultant with Academic Search and Consultation Service in the District.

Louis M. Thompson Jr., president and chief executive officer of the National Investor Relations Institute in the District, has been awarded the 2001 James W. Schwartz Award from Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.

• Dever Designs, a graphic design studio in Laurel, has been named a winner in the Logo 2000 Competition and received three winning entries. The logos were designed for the following clients: Brillhart Media, Development Alternatives Inc. and Climate Institute.

• The Virginia Health Care Association has named Robert K. DeMaria, administrator of Arleigh Burke Pavilion, McLean, as Assisted Living Administrator of the Year. He was selected by his peers for successfully navigating the many changes in the health care field over the years for the betterment of his residents.

• The Dan Rosenthal Co., Bethesda, has received a Gold Distinction award in the Outdoor Advertising Association of America Media Plan for the Year Award. The agency won in the Public Service category for the outdoor advertising campaign it created for the introduction of the U.S. Mint’s Golden Dollar.

• The Printing Industries of America Inc. has presented EU Services of Rockville the Best Workplace in America award. The award is presented to graphic arts companies that have the best human relations practices.

• The 2000 Annual Report for Owens & Minor has been selected as the Best in Industry of Medical Supplies in the 2001 Nicholson Awards competition. This report was produced jointly by Owens & Minor and Beatley Gravitt Communications. Both companies are based in Richmond.

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