- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009


• Reingold Inc., a D.C. strategic communications firm, appointed two new vice presidents, Susan Thomas and Amy Buckley. Ms. Thomas was a senior adviser to the associate administer of capital access at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Buckley formerly served as confidential assistant to the secretary in the White House Liaison’s Office at the U.S. Department of Education and was deputy director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

• The Borenstein Group Inc., a Fairfax marketing communications agency, hired Joshua Konowe as vice president of commercial business development.

• Spectrum Science Communications Inc. named Amanda Sellers vice president of the health science communications practice. Ms. Sellers joined the District firm in 2004 and has worked on numerous product launch, patient education and public affairs campaigns.


• Hopkins & Porter Construction Inc. of Potomac hired Raphael “Rocky” Semmes as project coordinator. Mr. Semmes, one of Hopkins & Porter’s original employees at its founding in 1977, returns to the company after 10 years at Tompkins Builders and 12 years with William P. Lipscomb Co., where he was vice president for the past five years.

• Hopkins & Porter hired Anna Hirsch as assistant marketing director and in-house graphic designer. Ms. Hirsch spent two years at Conceptual Geniuses, a Silver Spring graphic design studio, before joining Hopkins & Porter.


Payson Peabody joined national law firm Dykema Gossett PLLC’s Washington office. Mr. Payson previously served as tax counsel to Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican. He also served as counsel to the assistant attorney general in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as tax counsel at the House Ways & Means Committee.

Peter E. Mina joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as an associate attorney. Previously, Mr. Mina was an associate attorney for another District law firm, Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux & Roth, PC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government and English from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Boston College Law School.


• CRGT, a Vienna information-technology contractor to the federal government, appointed Marco deVito chief operating officer. Before joining CRGT, Mr. deVito spent 18 years at CSC, most recently as vice president and general manager of the company’s Joint Defense Integrated Solutions business.

Peter B. Saba was named senior vice president of USEC Inc., a Bethesda provider of uranium enrichment services. Mr. Saba will continue to serve as USEC’s general counsel and secretary, positions he has held since April. Before joining USEC, Mr. Saba was of counsel in the global projects group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, where he advised clients on federal insurance and loan guarantee programs for development of nuclear power plants.

• USEC also named Paul Sullivan as chief engineer. Mr. Sullivan joined USEC in January as vice president for operations. He is responsible for USEC’s production operations at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah, Ky., and Piketon, Ohio, plant facilities.



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