Companies

Congrex USA Inc. of Washington made these appointments: Erik Friis, president; Ernest J. Capbert, executive vice president; and Eliane van Doorn, director of conferences.

Allison L. Watson was named general manager for Microsoft Corp.'s mid-Atlantic division in Washington.

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel of Washington named Crystal Christmas director, marketing; and Michael Kornacki director, food and beverage.

Envirogenesis Inc. of Alexandria named Russell A. Rockwell to its board of directors.

Bryan Roberts was named principal geologist, environmental studies and remediation for Excalibur Group LLC of McLean.

Bell Atlantic Federal of Washington promoted Randall L. Lucas to vice president, sales and marketing and Daniel D. Felder to director, marketing and channel management.

Visual Freedom Center of Herndon named Connie Bellamy director for the Fair Oaks Mall location and Elisabeth Woodward director for the Columbia location.

Kershner & Co. Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations of Alexandria promoted Susan Bodiker to creative director and John Embrey to director of account management, and named Jim Blakeslee art director and Kristen Blair VanWegen traffic manager.

HandySoft Corp. of Falls Church named Robert O'Such director, marketing and business development.

Kenneth G. Miller joined Anteon Corp. of Fairfax as vice president, Air Force programs.

Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens Advertising of Arlington named Geoffrey Simonds print production manager.

Gina Dayton was named sales manager for three Washington area hotels owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Cyntergy Worldwide Support Solutions of Gaithersburg named Harry Mellon director of learning technologies.

Associations/Nonprofits

The Baltimore-Washington Chapter of Tax Executives Institute Inc. of Bethesda elected these: Donald Rightnour, president; Jeffry Baskin, first vice president; Shyam Dua, second vice president; Barry Miller, treasurer; and John South, secretary.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association of Washington named Mary E. Hewitt director, communications.

The Washington Ballet board of directors elected Kay Kendall board president.

The National Association for the Self-Employed of Washington named John McDowell press secretary.

The American Academy of Audiology in McLean made the following appointments: Aaron Bell, director, information services; Cheryl Kreider Carey, director, convention; Daryl Glasglow, full charge bookkeeper; Tove King, director, exposition; Meggan Olek, director, education; and Marilyn Weissman, director, certification.

Ronald J. Tipton joined the National Parks and Conservation Association of Washington as vice president, park resource protection.

The Electric Power Supply Association of Washington named Mark Bennett senior manager, policy.

The United States Telephone Association of Washington named Caroline Hearn Fuchs director of membership development.

Diana K. Vincent-Saquella was named legislative and political manager for the Maryland State Teachers Association of Annapolis.

James F. O'Toole was named vice president, business and membership development, for the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI of Arlington.

Education

The Clinical Social Work Institute of Washington named Anita Bryce dean and Carolyn Gruber president.

Wendy Collins Perdue was named associate dean for research at Georgetown University Law Center.

Legal

Brickfield, Burchette & Ritts of Washington named A. Hewitt Rose and Damon E. Xenopoulos as shareholders.

Financial

R. Lou Caceres joined Sandy Spring National Bank of Maryland at Olney as senior vice president, retail sales and investment services.

Bond Beebe PC of Bethesda promoted Tyler Geiman to manager and Christine Yahoudy to senior tax accountant; and named Michael J. Motes and Ann Robinson staff accountants; Cedric Haughton and Christopher Migliaccio, junior accountants; Anthony Hill, payroll auditor; and Marion Yee, paraprofessional.

Media

Discovery Communications Inc. of Bethesda named Neal Kirsch senior vice president and chief financial officer; and Ricardo Rodriguez senior vice president, programming and production.

American University Radio WAMU 88.5 FM of Washington named Bheesham Sethi director of individual giving; Rebecca Davis membership database manager; Evan Gaines membership assistant; and promoted Manuel Serrano to director, corporate marketing.

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