- The Washington Times - Monday, September 14, 2009


Michael Nelson was named executive vice president of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, a D.C.-based taxpayer advocacy organization. Mr. Nelson was chief operating officer at the Society of Nuclear Medicine in Reston.

Lisa B. Horowitz was appointed to serve as a commissioner on the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. Miss Horowitz recently completed her term as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers, a voluntary organization devoted to advancing the interests of female lawyers and women’s rights. Miss Horowitz will work out of the American Bar Association’s Washington office.


Bernard Nigro is returning to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s D.C. office as a partner in its antitrust department. Mr. Nigro was previously a partner at Fried, Frank from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Nigro served as deputy director for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he oversaw numerous merger investigations across a broad range of industries.

Jennifer Bragg is joining the health care and life sciences practice at Skadden, Arps’ D.C. office. Ms. Bragg served as associate chief counsel for criminal enforcement at the Food and Drug Administration from 1998 to 2003. In her new role, she will counsel pharmaceutical, medical-device and biotechnology clients on FDA regulatory and compliance issues.


Lance F. Howden was appointed director of federal sales at Parabon Computation Inc., a Reston provider of extreme-scale grid computing software and services. Mr. Howden will lead Parabon’s government-sales and business-development initiatives. For the past four years, Mr. Howden worked for Teradata Corp., where he was senior account manager for clients in intelligence.

• ManTech International Corp., a Fairfax security contractor to clients in the intelligence community, named Terry Ryan president of its systems engineering and advance technology group. Mr. Ryan is joining ManTech from the Virginia office of Mercury Federal Systems Inc., a sensor computing and computational acceleration firm where he has served as president since March 2007.

• Long & Foster Companies, a Chantilly real estate brokerage, named Jeffrey Detwiler as the company’s new president and chief operating officer and Barry S. Redler chief marketing officer, a newly created position. Before joining Long & Foster, Mr. Detwiler was chief production officer of Countrywide Home Loans’ institutional mortgage services group. Mr. Redler oversaw marketing and sales as a vice president for the Stanley Martin Cos., a privately held home builder with offices in Maryland and Virginia.

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