- The Washington Times - Monday, January 12, 2009

Petra Horna joined Philadelphia architectural firm EwingCole Inc. as director of business development at its Washington office. Ms. Horna previously worked with real estate development, brokerage and construction firms while at the Orchid Group and with Global Development Partners in the District.

• RTKL Associates Inc. said John Hart rejoined the global architecture firm as a principal. Before joining RTKL, Mr. Hart managed the National World War II Memorial design team and served as project urban designer for the Capitol Gateway Waterfront Redevelopment Plan in the District.

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. promoted four employees to principals of the Chantilly civil engineering firm.

Mark Baker serves as director of planning and landscape architecture of Bowman’s Leesburg office.

Scott Delgado serves as director of engineering of Bowman’s Alexandria office.

Charles Powell oversees Bowman’s regional land surveying operations in the firm’s Prince William and Fredericksburg offices.

Matt Tauscher is director of planning and landscape architecture of the firm’s Alexandria and Fairfax offices.


• KPMG LLP, an international audit, tax and advisory firm, hired Miles R. McNamee as a principal in its federal advisory practice. He will be responsible for advising Department of Defense and intelligence-community clients. Mr. McNamee previously served as a vice president at BearingPoint Inc., in charge of one of the McLean firm’s Defense Department accounts.

Michael P. Nester joined Access National Bank of Reston as a private banking specialist.


Erik D. Olson joined the Pew Charitable Trusts as director of chemical and food safety programs in the D.C. nonprofit’s Health & Human Services Policy program. Mr. Olson was deputy staff director and general counsel of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Before that, he spent 15 years at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

• The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association appointed Alissa Fox senior vice president of the Office of Policy and Representation, where she will lead the association’s political, legislative, regulatory and policy activities.


Arnold & Porter LLP elected four new partners to its Washington law office.

Lawrence E. Culleen, who previously served as counsel, is a member of the firm’s environmental practice group.

Matthew A. Eisenstein, a member of the litigation practice group, focuses on complex civil disputes.

Maureen R. Jeffreys is a member of the telecommunications, Internet and media practice group.

Geoffrey J. Michael is a member of the litigation and product liability practice groups.

• Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough elected Reginal J. Leichty to a partnership in its D.C. office. Mr. Leichty is an attorney with affiliate EducationCounsel LLC, where he helps clients comply with federal education and telecommunications laws and regulations.


Teri Gerhartz joined Office Shredding LLC of Elkridge, Md., as a member of its business development department. Ms. Gerhartz was a senior sales associate with Advertising Novelty Co.


• Matt Martin Real Estate Management of Vienna, Va., named Mitchell Johnson director of business development. Mr. Mitchell has 10 years’ experience in real estate development sales, most recently with the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Matt Martin specializes in consumer and lender workouts, short sales and disposition of foreclosed properties.

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