- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 18, 2009


Donald A. “Dan” Danner, executive vice president of the National Federation of Independent Business, will become the next president and chief executive officer of the Washington-based small business trade association. He will replace Todd A. Stottlemyer, who will return to private business Feb. 1.


• XO Communications, a Herndon provider of communications services, named Daniel Wagner to lead XO’s business services division. Most recently, Mr. Wagner was executive vice president of enterprise and collaboration services at Global Crossing.

• Catapult Technology Ltd., a Bethesda information technology contractor, named Stephen Rossi senior vice president of its information management services division. Mr. Rossi has 28 years of experience with defense and federal contractors, most recently with Northrop Grumman.

• Perot Systems Corp., a Fairfax technology contractor, named Eric Wieman executive vice president of its civilian information technology division. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Mr. Wieman was vice president for science and engineering services at CSC.


• Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has named Daniel P. Golden a partner in its D.C. office. Mr. Golden focuses primarily on white-collar criminal investigations and defense. He earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Broderick Johnson was elected a partner Bryan Cave’s Washington office, where he will lead the firm’s new public policy and governmental affairs client service group. Mr. Johnson is chairman of Bryan Cave Strategies LLC, the firm’s bipartisan public policy and governmental affairs subsidiary.


Sono Singh, founder and president of Spectrum Solutions, was named chief executive officer of Anerian LLC, a D.C. provider of Web-based business solutions. Anerian was founded by Marty Fisher, former head of software development at AOL of Sterling, Va., and Steve Lynott, president of the Touchstone Consulting Group in the District. Mr. Singh has more than 14 years of professional services experience, most recently as vice president of SRA Spectrum Solutions Group’s enterprise systems division.

• Avjet Corp. of Burbank, Calif., hired Diane Saldo to oversee the company’s East Coast aircraft charter and management sales. Ms. Saldo will work at the company’s expanded Washington-area offices.

• BeneTrac, a provider of electronic enrollment and employee benefits software, named Ronald Chipres regional sales director for Virginia, Maryland and the District. He will work at the company’s Alexandria office.

Mark Studdert, former head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Legislation and current chief of staff to the deputy secretary of HUD, is leaving the agency to form the Studdert Group, a government affairs and public policy firm with offices in Utah and the District. Mr. Studdert will partner with his father, Steve Studdert, who served in the Ford, Reagan and Bush White Houses and served as chairman of a Federal Home Loan Bank during the Clinton administration.

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