Companies

Artesia Technologies Inc. of Rockville named Sebastian Holst vice president of marketing.

The Alford Group Inc. of Bethesda named Barbara L. Ciconte vice president.

Frederick White joined David Volkert & Associates Inc. of Alexandria as assistant head of the structural engineering department.

The Doubletree Hotel National Airport of Arlington named J. Scott Robison senior sales manager, corporate group.

Grant Thornton of Vienna promoted Richard P. LaFleur to managing partner.

The Sport & Health Co. of McLean made the following appointments: Carol Himes, general manager, Regency; Jen Hawk, general manager, Old Town; Kirk St. Gelais, membership director, Woodbridge; Marty Thomas, general manager, Tysons; and Dennis Overton, assistant manager, Tysons.

Williamson Group Construction Inc. of Rockville named Patricia Pitts Johnson assistant estimator, and promoted David B. Fletcher to director of marketing.

Bivings Woodell Inc. of Washington named Natale Cree art director.

James Martin+Co of Fairfax named Patrick Litre chief executive.

Steven R. Cover joined McCrone Inc. of Annapolis as branch manager and director of planning.

Liminality LLP of Washington promoted Catherine E. Sheehan to principal technical director.

Bond Beebe of Bethesda promoted Joel C. Susco to principal.

Carzo Associates of Washington named Molly Geary research consultant.

GartnerGroup of Falls Church promoted Andy Robinson to commercial sector vice president and area manager for Mid-Atlantic.

Cathleen R. Pratt was named senior vice president of worldwide integrated advertising sales for Discovery Networks International of Bethesda.

APCO Associates Inc. of Washington named Richard V. Allen senior counselor.

Todd Thornton was named account executive for Rosse & Associates Inc. of Sparks.

Lipman Hearne Inc. of Washington named Rodney Ferguson executive vice president and principal of the firm.

David R. Gardy was named vice president and director of Bengtson, DeBell & Elkin of Rockville.

Pyacht.com of Annapolis named Gary Jobson a member of its board of directors.

Network Access Solutions of Sterling named Brian D. Roberts vice president, engineering and operations.

Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens Advertising of Arlington named Michael Taylor broadcast producer.

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. in Bethesda elected C. Raymond Larkin Jr. to its board of directors.

Associations/Nonprofits

Leadership Washington named the following officers to its board: Howard W. Stone Jr., chair; Howard Ross, chair elect; Natalie Ludaway, treasurer; John Veihmeyer, treasurer; Gregory Wells, general counsel; Patricia Andringa, Dorothy Bailey, Denise Rolark Barnes, J. Fernando Barrueta, Gwendolyn Boyd, John Butler, Barry Campbell, Lyles Carr, Carol Thompson Cole, Faye Coleman, Claudia Coonrod, Donna Crocker, Reba Pittman Evans, Angela Young-Ja Kim, Gladys Mack, Robert Malson, Patricia Marshall, Patricia Mathews, Susan Pepper, Linda Rabbitt, Gene Sachs, Samuel Sweet, John Tydings, Kim Watson and Douglas Wheeler, members.

National Hospice Organization of Alexandria named Angela Thimis director of communications.

Mark Edward Winter was elected treasurer of the American Land Title Association of Washington.

The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution of Arlington named James H. Quello chair of its advisory board.

The Washington Ballet named Martin D. Cohen executive director.

Paul Horn was elected vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association of Washington.

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome of Washington named the following members to its board: Eric W. Coard, Linda Daschle, James A. Johnson, Richard Kinney, Kate Moss, Beverly O'Bryant, Christopher Stearns and Kimberly Teehee.

The American Association of Health Plans of Washington named Charles Cutler chief medical officer and executive vice president.

The National Geographic Society of Washington named Terry Garcia senior vice president, mission programs.

Education

The Catholic University of America of Washington named Vincent P. Walter vice president and general secretary.

Georgetown University of Washington named F. Scott Biddy associate vice president of development.

Health Care

Ann Finley joined Prince William Health System of Manassas as vice president, long-term care services.

Judy A. Reitz was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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