Companies

Atmospheric Science Advisors in Silver Spring named William D. Bonner and James L. Rasmussen senior advisors on weather and climate.

Snyder, Cohn, Collyer, Hamilton and Associates in Bethesda named Linda Casey senior healthcare consultant and Mark E. Eshenbaugh staff associate, audit and accounting.

SeminarSource.com in Washington named Theresa M. DeConinck regional director of sales.

The Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel made the following appointments: Deborah Jones, director of national accounts; Meredith Parkins, executive meetings manager; Ryan Esleeck, assistant controller; and Eva Xanthos, sales manager.

Michele Amberson was named senior associate at the Akers Partners in Washington.

Heery International in Washington named Kevin Butturff, Paul Harbison and Cynthia McClendon senior associates.

Sodexho Marriott Services of Gaithersburg named Philippe Taillet senior vice president, facilities management.

Lafarge Corp. of Reston named Eric Olsen vice president of planning and development.

Mili Arica was named vice president of Serif Press in Arlington.

Allegheny Energy Inc. of Hagerstown made the following appointments: Paul M. Barbas, president of AYP Capital Inc.; Jay S. Pifer, president of Allegheny Power; and Peter Skrgic, president, Allegheny Energy Supply.

Giant Food Inc. of Landover appointed Daniel E. Currie senior vice president of distribution.

First American Title Insurance Co. in Fairfax announced the following promotions: Deborah S. Asero, C. Timothy Darnell and Mark R. Sarber, assistant vice presidents; Richard H. Jackson, vice president in Richmond; Harry Shutinya, assistant vice president in Baltimore; and Roxie A. Stalter, assistant vice president in Norfolk.

Associations/Nonprofits

Charles T. Creekman Jr. was named executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation in Washington.

Goodwill Industries International in Bethesda named Carl E. Hansen chairman of the board of directors.

Charles A. Lyons was named president of Leadership Montgomery in Rockville.

The Baltimore Zoo named Andrea J. Keller public relations manager.

W. Gregor Macfarlan as named honorary life member of the National Contract Management Association in McLean.

The National Campaign for Hearing Health in Washington named Elizabeth Foster director, and appointed Karyn Schopmeyer deputy campaign director.

David D. Frieshtat was named president of the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce in Rockville.

Americans for Peace Now in Washington appointed David E. Birenbaum, Jack Lieberman, Raquel H. Newman and Dan Sandel to its board of directors.

The Council for Exceptional Children in Reston made the following appointments: Deborah Ziegler, assistant executive director, public policy; Cassandra Peters-Johnson, assistant executive director, professional development; Lynn Boyer, director, national clearinghouse on special education careers; and Coleen Hartle, manager, constituent services.

Education

Wayne Swann joined The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel as head of the Office of Technology Transfer.

Legal

Kim Keenan Solomon was reelected to the Board of Governors of the National Bar Association, as well as the association's executive committee.

Financial

First General Mortgage Co. in Falls Church promoted Robert P. Gritmon to vice president.

Community Bank of Maryland in Bowie elected Steve Proctor to its advisory board of directors.

Media

Discovery Networks International in Bethesda named Ricardo Rodriguez senior vice president, programming and production, and promoted Neal Kirsch to senior vice president and division chief financial officer.

WETA in Washington named Joseph Widoff chief operating officer, and appointed N. William Jarvis executive vice president of the Greater Washington Broadcast Group.

Health Care

Adventist HealthCare in Rockville appointed Kenneth B. DeStefano vice president and general counsel.

Gail Boudreax was named regional manager for Aetna Healthcare's Capitol Region.

The American College of Cardiology Resource Center in Bethesda named Brenda Hindle director.

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