Companies

Cheryl Phifer DeSoto joined the Integer Group in Washington as a regional account director.

Internos Corp. of Reston made the following appointments: Linda P. Kahn, marketing support unit manager; Matt Kline and Pam Stanziani-Toggas, market managers for Builder Supply Net; Mike Conner, mid-Atlantic market manager for RailNet-USA; and Mike Rafferty, director of business development.

Jorge A. Gonzales joined Infrastructure Management Group in Bethesda as vice president for international transport development.

HandySoft of Falls Church named Roger E. Wise executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Veridian PSR of Rosslyn appointed Jon Ulrich director of communications.

Sheraton Suites Alexandria named Jennifer Pafford director of human resources.

Sotas Inc. of Gaithersburg appointed Daniel McGinnis chief executive officer.

Seminarsource.com of San Diego named Theresa M. DeConinck eastern regional manager of its Washington office.

Juan R. Vicioso Jr. joined the Doubletree Hotel -- National Airport in Arlington as director of catering and conference services.

Abramson Labus Van De Velde in Washington named Sue Anne Cassidy senior account executive.

Jason Milanese was appointed executive sous chef of the Capitol Hilton in Washington.

The Hawthorn Group LC of Alexandria named Shaila R. Aery president and chief operating officer.

James E. Brown was appointed vice president of Smith Litho in Rockville.

Dinte Resources Inc. of McLean appointed Claude M. DeBruhl chief operating officer.

Cushman & Wakefield Inc. of Washington appointed Audrey Cramer executive director, and named Scott Frankel and James Mullen senior directors.

Tullier Marketing Communications in Annapolis hired Belinda Wysner as director of operations.

American Honda Motor Co. in Washington named T. Michael Tebo administrator of corporate affairs.

BT North America Broadcast Services in Washington named Michael P.J. Taylor business development manager.

Associations/Nonprofits

Larry Tait was named director of transportation for the Close Up Foundation in Alexandria.

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau named Clare Vanderbeek director of marketing, and appointed Anedra Wiseman marketing assistant/press & public relations liaison.

The National Museum of Language in College Park named Herbert H. Fockler to its board of directors.

Anne Crossman and Jolene Tornabeni were named to the board of directors of the Women's Center in Vienna.

The National Association of Manufacturers in Washington named Stanton Anderson executive director of the Associations Council.

Jayson L. Spiegel was named executive director for the Reserve Officers Association of the United States in Washington.

Sue Lin Chong was named director of public relations for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda.

John Nyland joined the board of directors of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area in Washington.

The Naval Historical Foundation in Washington named Charles T. Creekman Jr. executive director.

Cameron D. Whitman was named director of the National League of Cities Center for Policy and Federal Relations in Washington.

Education

Michael C. Purdy joined the Johns Hopkins University's Office of News and Information as a senior media representative.

Gail Feagles, Fred Ezra and Robert Astrove were elected to the board of directors of the Ivymount School in Rockville.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore named Howard B. Dickler associate dean for research and graduate studies.

Financial

NationsBank in Washington promoted Syed Rizvi to assistant vice president.

Scott Griffiths joined Ernst & Young of Washington as business development manager.

First Virginia Banks Inc. of Falls Church named Heather L. Smith, Glenn S. Cummings, Sharon J. Phillips and Guy S. Johnston assistant vice presidents.

Sandy Spring National Bank in Olney named Todd Ellis assistant vice president.

University Mortgage of Severna Park promoted Terri L. Selckmann to vice president of underwriting.

Health Care

Michael Jaff joined the cardiovascular team at the Washington Hospital Center in the District.

Legal

John T. Nakahata joined Harris Wiltshire & Grannis in Washington as partner.

Philip Katz and Jane E. Baluss joined Buc & Beardsley in Washington as partner.

Tanja H. Castro joined the Washington office of Holland & Knight LLP as a partner in the firm's real estate group.

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