- The Washington Times - Monday, May 25, 2009


• Acorn Media Group, a Silver Spring DVD distributor and marketing company, named Andrew Cuthill as its chief financial officer. Mr. Cuthill previously held executive posts in Del Monte Foods, Keeco and Spectrum Water Coolers and has extensive international experience in Europe and Asia.

Eric Andrade was named to the newly created position of digital marketing director at Arnold Worldwide. He will oversee online and new media work for Arnold DC, whose clients include Amtrak, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Colonial Williamsburg. Mr. Andrade has worked in business development, marketing and production for advertising firms in New York and California.

• O’Neill and Associates, a Boston government and public relations firm, hired Carlos E. Iturregui as a senior vice president in its Washington office, where he will focus on homeland security and immigration issues. He previously worked at the firm in the early 1990s. Most recently, he served as chief of the office for policy and strategy at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security.


Mary Whitley was named senior vice president in health information and health technology services for ICF International, a Fairfax technology contractor. Ms. Whitley has 20 years of information technology experience with the General Services Administration and Department of Defense.


Christopher C. Brown joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP’s government and regulatory practice group as senior counsel in the law firm’s Washington office. Mr. Brown was assistant administrator for government and industry affairs at the Federal Aviation Administration. Before joining the FAA, he served as counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

George E. Kostel joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Washington office as a partner. Mr. Kostel has extensive experience in the Eastern District of Virginia as well as in Northern Virginia’s state courts.


Erica A. Leatham, a Montgomery County zoning and land use attorney who is a principal with Rockville law firm Meyers, Eisler & Leatham LLC, was elected chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Women’s National Capital Committee. The organization provides networking and educational opportunities for its members and aims to advance the professional development of women in the commercial real estate business.


Denise Benoit was named marketing director for Landsdowne Resort near Leesburg, Va. She has presided over her own hospitality marketing company for the past 10 years. Before that, she was marketing director for Governing Magazine and also worked as a meeting and events planner for the National Association of Broadcasters, the Decatur House Museum and WAVA Radio, all based in the District.

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