Companies

Public Interest Communications in Falls Church named Anne Gorgen Wasowski vice president.

Edenspace Systems Corp. of Reston appointed Keith Calhoun-Senghor vice president of international and legal affairs and general counsel.

The Washington office of CMS Energy Corp. named Anna V. Cochrane federal regulatory affairs director.

United Defense L.P. of Arlington hired Douglas R. Coffey as vice president of communications.

Cavalier Maintenance Services Inc. in Fairfax appointed Sherry B. Scott human resources director and named Linda C. Pendergrass quality process manager.

Giant Food Inc. in Landover appointed James Lawler executive vice president of human resources.

Lisboa Associates Inc. of Washington made the following appointments: Steven Bradbard, vice president of marketing and research; Kenneth Miller, vice president of operations/chief financial officer; and Evelyn Oliver-Ortiz, vice president of human resources.

Lifescape LLC in Alexandria appointed Elliot Gerson chief executive.

Alcatel USA of Washington named Douglas Wiley director of government relations.

Kathryn Van Brunt was named area sales vice president for Lucent Technologies mid-Atlantic enterprise networks group in Reston.

Hagler Bailly Inc. in Arlington named P. Gregory Conlon senior adviser.

Mona Energy & Technology in Clinton made the following appointments: Bryan Macuci, senior vice president; John Hall, vice president, Mona Electrical Service Inc.; and George King, vice president of field service operations.

The Washington office of Manning Selvage and Lee named Donald Hannaford senior vice president and chief operating officer, and Brian Gaudet senior vice president.

Marylou Forgione joined the Weathersby Group Inc. in Bethesda as mid-Atlantic regional manager for client services.

Susan Molinari joined the Washington office of Fleishman-Hillard as a senior public affairs consultant.

International Limousine Service Inc. of Washington made the following appointments: David R. Nock, executive vice president and general manager; Jeffrey A. Morris, senior vice president of operations; and Richard P. Kane, vice president of operations.

Associations/Nonprofits

The Maryland Insurance Administration in Baltimore appointed Tori Leonard director of communications and consumer services.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills in Fairfax named Stephen C. Mandes executive director.

The National Capital Healthcare Executive Association in Washington named the following officers: Julie Hoffman, president; Patricia Daughtry, vice president; Harold DeWeese, secretary; Dale Molianen, treasurer; Cynthia Fore, program director; Monica Sivills, operations director; Don Bradley, membership director; and Beverly Thompson, past president.

The Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts named the following board members: J.J. Finkelstein, president; Robert G. Brewer, president-elect; Mita Schaffer, ombudsman; Nancy T. Greenspan and Jerome Morenoff, presidents emeritus; Barbara Berish Brown, Catherine S. Leggett and Eugene M. Smith, vice presidents; Lauran I. Penn and Ronald M. Wolfsheimer, treasurers; Robin Gerber, secretary; and George M. Borababy, legal counsel.

The Portable Power Equipment Manufacturers Association in Bethesda appointed James L. Cigler manager of technical and standards programs.

Friends of the National Zoo in Washington elected the following officers to its board of directors: Carole A. Valentine, president; David Perry, first vice president; Alberta Allen Kelly, second vice president; Mark Handwerger, treasurer; Michelle V. Hagans, secretary; Jane W. Gaston, Richard C. Hotvedt and Jeffrey Lande, directors.

The National Policy Association named Susan Ariel Aaronson senior fellow for international programs.

The Competitive Telecommunications Association in Washington named Jonathan D. Lee vice president of regulatory affairs.

The Logistics Management Institute in McLean appointed Catherine Nelson program director of its information management group.

Nanette M. Blandin was named director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Policy Education in Washington.

Legal

Keith A. Dunsmore was named partner in the finance practice group of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Washington.

Dennis E. Eckart joined Baker & Hostetler LLP as a partner in its Washington office.

Bonnie A. Suchman joined the Washington office of Troutman Sanders as of counsel.

Education

The George Washington University Virginia Campus in Ashburn named Helena S. Wisniewski chair of its advisory board.

Bernadette M. Black was appointed director of the social foundations of education master's degree program for the University of Virginia's Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church.

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