Companies

Potomac Asset Management of Bethesda named Clark A. Kendall senior investment officer and principal.

Choice Hotels International Inc. of Silver Spring promoted Michael Parent to vice president, new hotel sales support.

Grant Thornton LLP of Washington promoted Daniel Corey to director of its association management software group.

The Vienna office of Staubach Co. named David Johnson vice president, new business and practice development.

David C. Stern joined Karchem Properties Inc. of Washington as director of acquisition and development.

Leo A Daly of Washington promoted Terence Williams to principal, operations; Joseph Chang, vice president; and Eric Erickson, vice president.

Anteon Corp. of Fairfax named Richard M. Biben as group vice president for its applied technology group.

Thomas F. Dwyer joined Minshall Development Co. of Bethesda as vice president of property management.

Phillip E. Apgar was named treasurer and senior vice president of finance for Medmarc Insurance Group of Fairfax.

Dimensions International Inc. of Alexandria named Patrick S. Herrity senior vice president and chief financial officer.

WPP Group of Washington promoted Becky Chidester to president and chief executive of RTCdirect.

Finova Capital Corp. of Washington named Kenneth J. Guest vice president of marketing, government sales, and David M. Rubin regional sales manager.

Maximus Inc. of McLean named Donald R. Sutherland vice president, justice and public safety.

AtYourOffice.com of Arlington named Stephen Glass vice president and general merchandising manager; David Straub site development and information technology; and Cristina Egge marketing.

Josh Lemieux joined Discovery Health Media Inc. of Bethesda as managing editor of its World Wide Web site.

Sass & Associates of Annapolis promoted Jennifer Dawson and Jeff Smith to senior account executives.

Spector, Knapp & Baughman of Washington named Jana Abel interior designer; Lindsay Maki and Lisa Winkler architects; and Susan Lee intern, interior design.

Capitol Hill Suites of Washington named Marisa Blank sales manager.

Apex Environmental Inc. of Rockville promoted Matthew F. Holbrook to program manager for environmental investigation, remediation and construction.

Stephen L. Wendt was named president and chief executive of Excalibur Group LLC of McLean.

Network Solutions Partners Inc. of Richmond named Timothy Swope chief executive officer and Lisa Pafe managing partner.

Brian Craig joined Axent Technologies Inc. of Rockville as assistant general counsel.

Don Taylor was named regional account director of the Arlington-based International Meeting Network.

Software Performance Systems of Arlington named Joanie Barr vice president, software solutions; Mike Dorsett vice president, strategic solutions; and Joe Linza vice president, financial solutions.

Stephen F. Mona was appointed to the board of directors of the Global Management Group of Arlington.

Plamondon Cos. in Frederick named Raquel M. Perry marketing manager for its Roy Rogers division.

Associations/Nonprofits

Roger Gray was appointed to Loyola College's board of trustees in Baltimore.

Kurt Gregory Erickson was appointed executive director of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program of Vienna.

ASPRS, the Imaging & Geospatial Information Society in Bethesda, named Kimberly A. Tilley assistant executive director.

Ronald D. Worth joined the Society for Marketing Professional Services of Alexandria as executive vice president.

Toastmasters International National Capital District 36 of Rockville elected the following officers: Walter H. Long, district governor; Elizabeth T. Tsai, lieutenant governor, education and training; and Kathryn Miles, lieutenant governor, marketing.

Edward J. McElroy was elected to the Board of Governors of the United Way of America of Washington.

The American Forest and Paper Association of Washington appointed Sharon H. Kneiss vice president, regulatory affairs.

Laurie O. Stroope was named director of development for the Smithsonian Associates of Washington.

Lenda Penn Washington was appointed a trustee of the District of Columbia Retirement Board.

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

The Virginia Optometric Association in Richmond elected James E. Powers secretary-treasurer and C. Richard Snively member of the executive committee.

Education

Judith Feder was named dean of policy studies and executive director of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute of Washington.

Louise Rainis was named director of the office of economic and community development at Northern Virginia Community College of Alexandria.

The University of Management and Technology of Arlington appointed Robert Finkelstein and Tom Block associate professors.

Legal

Edmund D. Harllee was named managing partner of Mays & Valentine LLP of Tysons Corner.

Health Care

Mark Dettelbach and Christopher Mesick were named partners at Feldman, Oringher, Dettelbach, Mesick Otolaryngology PC of Washington.

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