Excalibur Group LLC of McLean appointed Eric P. Roberts chief operating officer.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. of Washington named Peggy Dabbar Shahin sales manager.

Christopher Consultants Ltd. of Fairfax named David A. Bryant and Danny Osteen senior project managers.

US West Inc. of Washington promoted Melissa Newman to vice president, regulatory affairs.

Insignia/ESG of Washington named Cynthia A. Swisher regional controller and Debbie Santano senior property manager.

CIBC Oppenheimer of Washington named Warren B. Bischoff branch manager.

Sigal Construction Corp. of Washington named Richard Goldberg chief financial officer.

Little & Associates Architects of Arlington promoted Daniel Krause to division president, interior architecture group.

Tania Masiuk joined Meridian Medical Technologies Inc. of Columbia as marketing coordinator, domestic preparedness programs.

CIG International LLC of Washington named Douglas T. Adams vice president.

Engineering Design Group Inc. of Washington made the following appointments: William Maidens, director of information technology; David Walker, associate vice president; Evaristo Gonzalez, senior project engineer; Kristie Perry, CADD trainee; Renita Clayton-Smith, accounting assistant; Carrie Dottellis, marketing assistant; and Angela Day, administrative assistant.

Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring named Jacquelyn Ann Irby director of new hotel sales support for Clarion Hotels.

Terrell Mellen joined Cushman & Wakefield of Washington as a commercial real estate consultant. of Washington appointed Esther Smith and Doug Humphrey to its board of directors.

Turner Construction Co. of Arlington named Stacey L. Hoffman manager, business development.

Harvey & Daughters of Baltimore named Jerry Bray chief operating officer.

Highland Technology Services Inc. of Germantown named R. Anthony Hemmans chief technology officer. of Arlington named Stephen Glass vice president and general merchandising manager; David Straub vice president and chief technology officer; and Cristina Egge director of marketing.

Randall B. Lowe was named chief legal officer of Prism Communications Services of Washington.

Digital Commerce Corp. of Reston named William H. Seippel chief financial officer.

Julien J. Studley of McLean promoted Neil Narcisenfeld to corporate managing director; Craig Lussi to senior managing director; and Lawson Wilder to managing director.

Columbia Financial Advisors LLP of Washington named William C. Appleby partner.

The Chapman Group of Columbia named Joanne Darnall director of marketing.

Michael McPherson joined Crosby Marketing Communications of Annapolis as production artist.


The Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington named Christopher J. Makins president and chief executive.

Phylis Eagle was named president and chief executive of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic of Metropolitan Washington appointed Betsy Paull O'Connell director of development.

For Love of Children of Washington named Chainie E. Scott deputy director for program operations.

Nancy Whitelaw joined the National Council on the Aging of Washington as vice president, research and demonstrations.

McLean Community Center named Katha Kissman executive director.

Partners in Parks of Washington elected the following officers to its board of directors: Michele L. Frome, chair; David A. Kikel, secretary; Patricia Pride, treasurer; and E. Peter Brinkley, member.

The Council for Electronic Billing and Payment of Herndon elected Susan R. Gustafson steering committee chairman.

The American Legislative Exchange Council of Washington named Liddy Bourne and Doug Lathrop tax force directors.

Amy Acton Gilbody joined the Public Affairs Council of Washington as manager of programs.

The National Association of Convenience Stores of Alexandria promoted Lyle Beckwith to senior director, government relations.


Michael N. Levy joined Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman LLP of Washington as partner.

Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti LLP of Washington named James E. Scott partner, financial services group.

Peter H. White joined Hunton & Williams in Tysons Corner as partner.


Mark H. Anders joined Annapolis National Bank as president and chief executive.

Dwight P. Robinson was named senior vice president of corporate relations for Freddie Mac of McLean.

Sandy Spring National Bank of Maryland in Olney named Deborah Macon and Hugh Chow assistant vice presidents.

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