Appointments and promotions

Monday, January 31, 2011; 23

NACS of Alexandria named Rose Johnson, former production manager for 1105 Media, digital and print production manager.

Citrix Systems of Bethesda named Sean Kenis director of sales for the company's Defense Department and special programs division.

Ullico of the District named Joseph R. Linehan acting president of its investment advisers.

Segue Technologies of Arlington named Robert Merenyi director of Navy and Marine Corps programs.

Avalon Consulting Group of the District named Mark Grayer, former vice president of direct marketing for MSHC Partners, vice president of marketing and business development.

QinetiQ North America of McLean named John Lambeth chief information officer.

Harris of the District named Alex Heidt, former vice president of global mission solutions for Lockheed Martin, vice president of Air Force programs for its IT services business.

Force 3 of Crofton named Jon Kim practice director of security consulting and Missy Koslosky senior solutions architect.

Dell of Fairfax named Richard Pineda head of its federal government services organization.

International Franchise Association of the District named Wayne Weikel director of state government relations and public policy.

.ORG, the Public Interest Registry of Reston named Brian Cute, former vice president of discovery services at Afilias, chief executive.

U.S. Institute of Peace of the District named Stephanie Fouch vice president for communications and outreach.

Children's National Medical Center of the District named Raj Shekhar principal investigator in the bioengineering initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

SEED Foundation of the District named Vin Weber, Cheryl Dorsey, Dean Garfield, Lisbeth "Lee" Schorr and John M. Noel members of its board of directors.

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation of Alexandria named Christopher Flynn, former president and chief executive of Primary Bank, president and chief executive.

Hamilton Place Strategies of the District named Matt McDonald partner and Noah Chestnut director of digital media.

Studley of the District named Patrick Pline, former chief executive of Squarepeg Partners, corporate managing director; and Charles Steelman, assistant director.

Rock Creek Property Group of the District named Jared Okun in-house acquisitions and leasing team member.

KippsDeSanto of McLean named Kevin P. DeSanto managing director and Marc B. Marlin director.

Sallie Mae of Reston named Jonathan C. Clark executive vice president and chief financial officer.

CIT Group of the District named Lon N. Goldstein senior vice president and director of government relations.

Dow Lohnes of the District named Michael Pryor member in its communications group.

WilmerHale of the District named Gregory H. Petkoff special counsel to its defense, national security and government contracts practice group.

Steptoe & Johnson of the District named Phil West chairman of the firm's tax practice.

Venable of the District named Jacqueline L. Patt partner in the trademark, copyright and licensing practice and David Joy of counsel with a food and drug practice.

Thompson Hine of the District named Matthew R. Nicely leader of the international trade and customs practice group.

ShawnCoulson of the District named Howard G. Slavit senior counsel.

Wilkinson Barker Knauer of the District named Phillip R. Marchesiello partner focusing on broad-based communications law practice.

Dechert of the District named Paul Frangie counsel in the antitrust/competition group.

Jones Day of the District named Thomas Jerman partner and Aparna B. Joshi of counsel.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton of the District named Elias B. Hinckley partner to its tax team

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