- The Washington Times - Monday, September 7, 2009


Charles D. Snelling, a Washington-area inventor, venture capitalist and real estate developer, was elected chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors. Mr. Snelling currently serves as vice chairman of the board and chairman of the audit committee and previously served as chairman of the board’s planning and construction and finance committees.

Christopher J. Knotts was named president and chief executive officer of Operation Homefront, an Alexandria nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to U.S. soldiers and their families. Mr. Knotts, a former Air Force public affairs officer and veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, served on Operation Homefront’s board of directors for two years. He also served as director of corporate citizenship at Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Bethesda headquarters.


Craig Waldman and Michael Knight are leaving Cooley Godward Kronish LLP’s D.C. office to join the antitrust practice at Jones Day. Mr. Waldman served as chairman of Cooley’s antitrust and trade regulation practice, while Mr. Knight advised clients on competition law. Mr. Waldman will relocate from the District to Jones Day’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. Mr. Knight will remain in the District.

• Former U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Thomas L. Siebert joined Thompson Coburn LLP’s D.C. office as of counsel in the firm’s corporate and securities group. His practice focuses on telecommunications, information technology and renewable energy. He earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor of arts from Georgetown University.

Stephen J. Crimmins was named a partner in K&L Gates LLP’s securities enforcement practice. Mr. Crimmins, who joins the global law firm from Mayer Brown LLP, will work in K&L Gates’ D.C. and New York offices. He was a lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission for 14 years, including eight years as deputy chief litigation counsel for the SEC’s Enforcement Division.


• ManTech International Corp., a Fairfax security contractor to clients in the intelligence community, named Carlos S. Echalar executive vice president of human resources. Mr. Echalar joins the company from Science Applications International Corp. where he supported 45,000 employees as senior vice president for global human resource operations.

• American Systems Corp., a Chantilly information technology contractor, named Jason Frye vice president and executive director of the company’s Human Capital and Managed Services operations. Before joining American Systems, Mr. Frye was vice president of defense and intelligence for Mediaware International Pty Ltd. He also led the military operational support division at L-3 Communications Government Services Inc. He served the Army for 23 years in the infantry and military intelligence branches.

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