- The Washington Times - Monday, December 28, 2009


• The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Catherine Lange and Mark Lowham to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) Commission. They will serve four-year terms on the commission, which is the governing body of the FCEDA. Ms. Lange is founder, president and chief executive officer of BusinessWorks of America Inc., a Falls Church management consulting and leadership development firm. Mr. Lowham is executive vice president of the West Group, a McLean real estate development, construction, brokerage and property management organization.

Bert Harrell, senior vice president of D.C.-based commercial real estate firm Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, was appointed by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to a one-year term on its Economic Development Commission, effective Jan. 1.


Anna Fagan, an investment consultant with Infinex Investments Inc., has joined the Community Bank of Tri-County in Waldorf, Md., as a member of its Community Wealth Advisors team. Ms. Fagan most recently served as financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in Annapolis.


Luis R. Mejia, former chief litigation counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, joined the law firm DLA Piper as a partner in its Washington office. Mr. Mejia will practice in the firm’s securities enforcement and litigation practices.

Jacob Oetama-Paul has joined Fish & Richardson’s Washington office as a member of its intellectual property litigation group. Mr. Oetama-Paul previously served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow in Michigan and for D.C. Superior Court Judge A. Franklin Burgess Jr. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan in 2006 and his bachelor of science degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry and religious studies from Yale University in 2003.


Joseph Gurskis joined Parsons Brinckerhoff, a strategic consulting firm, as a principal in the Herndon firm’s multimodal goods movement advisory practice. Mr. Gurskis will focus on the development and delivery of freight rail and intermodal consulting services to both public- and private-sector clients.

Austin Yamada has joined QinetiQ North America as senior vice president for business acquisition in the intelligence, security and space sector within the Fairfax company’s mission solutions group. Mr. Yamada joins QinetiQ from ManTech International Corp., also in Fairfax, where he served as vice president for national security strategy.

• SGIS, a national government contracting firm, promoted Todd Zullo from associate vice president to vice president responsible for project execution in the company’s Metro Area office. He will be focusing on business development within the intelligence community and law enforcement arena.

• Fairfax contractor ManTech International Corp. named Mark P. Chadason senior vice president for special programs and risk management. Mr. Chadason retired from the CIA this year.


Laura McCaffrey and Suzanne Blouin recently joined Evers & Co. Real Estate, the largest woman-owned-and-run residential real estate firm in the Washington area.

Adam Nachlas recently returned to Manekin LLC as a vice president in the brokerage division of the commercial real estate firm’s Columbia, Md., office. The 20-year industry veteran focuses on tenant representation, corporate services and biotech real estate consulting. Before rejoining Manekin, Mr. Nachlas served as a senior vice president and director of Rockville-based Scheer Partners Inc.

• Lincoln Property Co., one of the country’s largest commercial real estate firms, named Paul Danko senior vice president responsible for operations of the firm’s Greater Baltimore region. Before joining Lincoln Property, Mr. Danko was a managing member of Paddington Properties, a Baltimore-based real estate development company, where he specialized in redevelopment of automobile dealerships.

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