Companies

Information Strategies in Washington named Andrew Butler vice president of business development.

Marriott International Inc. in Washington named Carolyn B. Handlon senior vice president, finance and treasurer.

EXPLUS Inc. of Dulles appointed Robert C. MacKichan Jr. president.

Sprint named Kathleen M. Kavanaugh manager of community relations, to be based in the company's District office.

W.R. Grace & Co. in Columbia elected Mark A. Shelnitz secretary.

Allegheny Energy Inc. of Hagerstown appointed three presidents: Paul M. Barbas, president of AYP Capital Inc. and vice president of Allegheny Energy Inc. and Allegheny Energy Service Corp.; Jay S. Pifer, president, Allegheny Power; and Peter J. Skrgic, president, Allegheny Energy Supply.

Vista Information Technologies Inc. of Herndon appointed Richard L. Sobera vice president for strategic accounts.

SpaceWorks of Rockville made the following appointments: Keith Enstice, chief operating officer; Bruce Meighan, vice president of sales; Sally Marks, vice president of professional services; and Mark Kushner, product marketing director.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. appointed Andrea Mellado corporate sales manager for the Washington region.

Peter Ryan joined DynCorp subsidiary FMAS Corp. in Rockville as director of its survey operations center.

Scottish Enterprise appointed Janice P. Gerry business development director of the Scottish Technology and Research Center at Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology.

Value America Inc. of Charlottesville named David Kuo senior vice president of communications.

Keane Federal Systems Inc. of Rockville named Nancy Lee Hutchin business development practice manager, application outsourcing.

Birch & Davis Associates Inc. of Silver Spring named Janine Wood Goldin director of business development for the federal information services division in Falls Church.

Proxicom Inc. of Reston named Mike Pusateri senior vice president for sales and marketing.

Morningside House at Satyr Hill in Parkville named Lisa J. Clark marketing coordinator, and appointed Wesley E. Street administrator.

The Aaron Group in Alexandria named Connie G. Mikels director of sales and account management, and appointed Pam Pasierb account manager.

Tishman Speyer Properties in Tysons Corner named Rustom A. Cowasjee director of design and construction.

Associations/Nonprofits

Barbara Hernandez was named executive director of the National Dance Association in Reston.

The United States Pharmacopeia named Bill Stringer director, excipients and pharmaceutical waters.

The Sugar Association in Washington appointed Cheryl A. Digges and Michelle Sutton Plaut director of public policy and director of communications systems, respectively.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association in Washington appointed Michael D. Maves president.

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association appointed Richard B. Dressner associate director of Mount Vernon for development.

The National Association of Chemical Distributors in Arlington made the following appointments: Christopher Cathcart, president and chief operating officer; Camille Soriano, managing director, association programs; Geoffrey O'Hara, managing director, government and public affairs; Lisa Capone, managing director, the Chemical Education Foundation; and Annemarie Baranick, director of operations. The association also elected the following officers to its executive committee: Mark W. Kramer, chairman of the board; Patrick J. Marantette, vice chairman; and Thomas H. Coyne, treasurer.

The board of directors of the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology in Washington selected Eleanor L. Babco as executive director.

The International Bottled Water Association in Alexandria appointed Joseph K. Doss president.

The National Housing Conference in Washington made the following appointments: Dorothea Beckering, director of operations; Maria Sayers, director of development; and Michelle Clayton, communications manager.

Education

Joel N. Shurkin was appointed bureau chief and editor of Medcast, the Johns Hopkins Medicine channel.

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Inc. in Annandale elected the following officers: Thomas E. Waldrop, president; James W. Dyke, first vice president; and A. Lynn Edmonds, second vice president.

Financial

Paul C. Hammer joined Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin in McLean as a vice president.

Charles B. Lanman Jr. was elected senior vice president and trust manager at Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. in Alexandria.

Cardinal Bank named Katharine E. Girard vice president and branch manager of the bank's new Reston branch.

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