- The Washington Times - Monday, April 27, 2009

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

Tishman Construction Corp. of the District promoted the following employees:

Michael Baruccheri was promoted from assistant project manager to project manager. He is involved with the construction of the new headquarters of the American Pharmacists Association.

Michael Epp was promoted from assistant project manager to project manager. Along with Mr. Baruccheri, he is working on the construction of the American Pharmacists Association headquarters.

Jonathan Brunelle was promoted from project engineer to assistant project manager. He is working on a Food and Drug Administration campus consolidation project at White Oak in Silver Spring.

ASSOCIATIONS, GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS

Roderick D. Gillum was elected to serve as chairman of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a D.C. research and public policy institution that focuses primarily on issues of concern to blacks and other minorities. Mr. Gillum has served on the center’s board for six years and is in his 30th year at General Motors Corp., where he serves as vice president for corporate responsibility and diversity and as chairman of the General Motors Foundation.

Margaret Bergan Davis was named president and chief executive officer of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Ms. Davis will head a $50 million fundraising campaign to increase scholarships for children of deceased Marines or Navy corpsmen.

• Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS), a nonprofit organization, appointed Amanda Andere executive director. Ms. Andere was vice president of external affairs and community resources at Reston Interfaith. She received a degree in political science from James Madison University and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from George Mason University.

FINANCE

Mursal Najafie, Jane Terry and Karen Wadsworth joined the Alexandria office of Rutherfoord, one of the nation’s largest risk management and insurance brokerage firms. Ms. Najafie is an assistant program administrator, Ms. Terry is a senior service account manager and Ms. Wadsworth is a benefits analyst with Rutherfoord.

HOSPITALITY

• The Neighborhood Restaurant Group of Arlington named Barry Koslow executive chef of the restaurants Tallula and EatBar, both in Arlington. Mr. Koslow was executive chef at Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar in Georgetown. He is a graduate of the L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg.

MEDIA

• Republican strategist Mary Matalin, former co-host of the CNN show “Crossfire,” has returned to the cable network as a political contributor. Ms. Matalin was assistant to former President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney and also served as chief of staff to the Republican National Committee.

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