- The Washington Times - Monday, January 7, 2008

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Tetsuya Yamamoto was promoted to principal landscape architect/urban designer in the D.C. office of HNTB Corp., a Kansas City, Mo., architecture firm. Mr. Yamamoto previously served as senior landscape architect at the firm.

• Alexandria architectural firm Cole & Denny Inc. named Bryan E. Lavie senior architect. Mr. Lavie previously worked at his own practice in Alexandria.

ASSOCIATIONS, GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS

Macon Morehouse was named assistant director of media relations at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ D.C. office. Mr. Morehouse previously worked as a reporter for People magazine.

FINANCIAL

Ricardo Nogueira was named head of the new D.C. office of the EEA Group, a London global management investment company. Mr. Nogueira previously worked as an attorney in the D.C. law firm Van Ness Feldman. Joseph K. Fox and Yonatan Alemu will also join the EEA Group’s D.C. office on the carbon and clean energy team. Mr. Fox previously worked as an investment banker with Legg Mason of Baltimore. Mr. Alemu was a vice president at Mercator Capital, a boutique merchant banking firm.

• Portfolio Recovery Associates, a Norfolk firm that buys and manages defaulted consumer debt, named Neal Stern senior vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Stern previously worked as senior group manager for Target Financial Services in Minneapolis.

HIGH TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Michael E. Katzenstein was named nonexecutive chairman of the board at RCN Corp., a Herndon telecommunications company. Mr. Katzenstein served on RCN’s board of directors since 2005.• McLean wireless communications company LCC International Inc. named Chief Financial Officer Mark Slaven to its board of directors.

Jeff Puffenberger was named vice president of business development at Fortisphere, a software company in Glenwood, Md. Previously Mr. Puffenberger worked as vice president of strategic alliances and business development at Configuresoft, a systems management technology company in Colorado Springs.

LEGAL

Ron Thomas was named special counsel in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Washington office. Mr. Thomas was deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

• D.C. law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP named Stephen P. Kranz as counsel in its state and local tax group. Mr. Sutherland previously served as general counsel for the Council on State Taxation, a D.C. trade association.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

William C.E. Robinson was named corporate secretary for Geico, the D.C. insurance company. Mr. Robinson previously worked in the company’s staff counsel office.

• Foundation Coal Holdings of Linthicum Heights, Md., promoted Kurt D. Kost from executive vice president to president and chief operating officer.

Nancy DeBrossewas named vice president in the D.C. office of Experient, an event-coordination company in Twinsburg, Ohio. She previously was a vice president for Projection Presentation Technology in Springfield.

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