AN ITEM IN LAST WEEK'S APPOINTMENTS COLUMN ANNOUNCED THE NAMING OF VERNON IRVIN TO A VICE PRESIDENCY AT E.SPIRE COMMUNICATIONS. IRVIN WAS APPOINTED TO THAT POSITION IN JANUARY BUT LEFT E.SPIRE IN MARCH TO JOIN BT WORLDWIDE. (PUBLISHED 05/10/99)

Companies

Supported Employment Enterprise Corp. of Gaithersburg named Jennifer Appaneal director of communications and appointed Vinnie Torres employment and volunteer development director.

Laurel-based Gilford Technology Corp. made the following appointments: Dave Lamberson, project manager; Karen G. Smith, marketing manager; and Kevin Pence, comptroller.

James W. Wells joined Jellinek, Schwartz & Connolly Inc. of Arlington as vice president.

Jeffrey S. Geifman joined Cushman & Wakefield in Washington as a senior financial analyst.

Michael Miller was named senior vice president of ACSI Network Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of E.spire Communications Inc.

E.spire Communications Inc. of Annapolis Junction named Vernon Irvin executive vice president of corporate development and strategy.

The Reilly Mortgage Group in McLean appointed Martin Fayer vice president of loan production, and named Daniel F. Balkham vice president of underwriting.

Patricia Leichtman was named media relations director at District-based Griffin & Co.

The following were appointed officers of OneMain.com in Reston: Martin R. Lyons, executive vice president and chief technology officer; Cristina Dolan, executive vice president and chief content and strategic alliances officer; Scott Hoyt, vice president of marketing; and Daniel Greenfield, director of corporate communications.

Bethesda-based OTG Software appointed Arthur C. Peters vice president of product development and quality assurance.

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. in the District named Jennifer Dills vice president of corporate communications, and Bonnie Merrill Limbach vice president of public affairs.

Marsha Lindquist was promoted to chief executive officer of the Management Link Inc. in Gaithersburg.

OAO Technology Solutions Inc. of Greenbelt named Michael W. Hunt vice president of engineering and chief technology officer.

Philanthropic Research Inc. of Williamsburg named Barbara Link vice president for new media.

American Management Systems in Fairfax named Fred L. Forman general manager for the company's operations in Europe.

Tower Software Corp. of Fairfax named William L. Hooton president and chief executive officer.

Associations/Nonprofits

The Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association elected the following officers: Barbara Giliberti, president; Jay Brozost, president-elect; Robert Lavet, vice president; Jeannette Pfotenhauer, secretary; and Sol Glasner, treasurer.

District-based Africare named Yolanda Richardson senior vice president.

The National Retail Federation in the District appointed Scott Silverman director of Internet retailing.

John H. Martinson was named president of the National Venture Capital Association.

Highway 1 in the District named Michael T. Hernon president.

Deborah Androus-Polster was elected president of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.

The American Society of Civil Engineers elected Delon Hampton president.

The Council for Excellence in Government named Heather Weston vice president of fellowships, forums and partnerships.

Education

Jennifer Benson Litchman was named public affairs director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The DC College Access program appointed Argelia M. Rodriguez executive director.

Hood College in Frederick made the following appointments: Betty Schutte, director of major gifts and planned giving; and Kiran Grover Chadda, multicultural affairs director.

Legal

Venable named Maria F. Howell and Marina Lolley Sabett partners.

The District office of Holland & Knight named Robert A. Hickey a partner in its business law group.

The law offices of Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda in the District named Brett D. Orlove partner.

Financial

McQuade Brennan LLP Certified Public Accountants and Consultants named Holly Caporale, Lory Cournoyer and Linda Durand partners.

John J. Norman Jr. was named to the board of directors of Fauquier Bank and Fauquier Bankshares Inc. in Warrenton.

Health Care

Larry E. Walker was elected president of the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation in Rockville.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in the District named Julie Miller executive director of regulatory affairs.

Media

Virgil Cotton was named director of the Central region for affiliate sales and marketing for Discovery Networks, U.S., in Bethesda.

Kristina Ackley was named director of public relations and marketing for Impact Publications in Manassas.

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CAPTION: Vernon Irvin

E.spire Communications

CAPTION: Marsha Lindquist

The Management Link

CAPTION: Jennifer Benson Litchman

U-Md. School of Medicine

CAPTION: Argelia M. Rodriguez

DC-CAP

CAPTION: Larry E. Walker

Adventist Hospital

CAPTION: Virgil Cotton

Discovery Networks, U.S.