- The Washington Times - Monday, April 21, 2008


• Burt Hill added four employees to its D.C. office. Ayten Cakar joined as a graduate mechanical engineer. She came from Benbasset & Sporidis, where she was a junior mechanical engineer. Melanie Kellar started as marketing coordinator. She previously was public relations coordinator at Lubetz Architects. Robert Courson joined as senior project engineer. He previously served as senior project manager at EYP Mission Critical Facilities. Kuan Yi Lo joined as project designer. She worked at Waggonner & Ball Architects in New Orleans.


• Ogletree, Deakins, the nation’s third largest employment law firm, said Stephen C. Yohay joined the firm’s Washington office as a shareholder. Mr. Yohay, formerly a partner with Washington law firm Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, specializes in occupational safety and health and labor and employment law.

Kurt Lawson joined Hogan & Hartson’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group as a partner in its D.C. office. Mr. Lawson was a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s executive compensation and benefits group. Before that, he served in the Treasury Department’s Office of Benefits Tax Counsel.

Robert H. Edwards Jr. joined Mayer Brown as a partner in its D.C. office. Mr. Edwards has been practicing law for 18 years, most recently with Hunton & Williams, where he was an energy and project finance partner.


Evolve Technologies, a Fairfax consulting firm that provides information technology and computer networking services to small businesses, promoted Michael Harris from service coordinator to client services manager. Previously, Mr. Harris was a territory manager at First Level Technology in the District.


Todd A. Walker was promoted to vice president for government relations and public policy at UST Inc., a Stanford, Conn., tobacco company. Mr. Walker began working for UST’s public affairs department in 1992.

Mike Roban was named vice president of sales of Medex Global Group, a Baltimore emergency assistance and insurance company. Mr. Roban has more than 20 years of sales experience in health and travel assistance services, most recently as senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas Region with International S.O.S. Inc.


• Calkain Companies, a Reston real estate investment brokerage firm, hired Arthur Nachman as business development manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Nachman was a leading commercial broker for Long & Foster’s Virginia/West Virginia division.

• The Hogan Cos., an Annapolis commercial brokerage and land acquisition firm, said Jeff Kurtzman joined the firm in its finance and investment division. Mr. Kurtzman was co-founder and chief financial officer of Better World Books, a South Bend, Ind., reseller of used books.


Richard Kane was elected president of the National Limousine Association in Marlton, N.J. Mr. Kane previously was director of the Washington Metropolitan Limousine Association and currently is a director of Destination DC.

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