COMPANIES

SynXis Corp. of McLean named William R. Eichhorn vice president and chief operating officer.

Drapen Aden Associates of Blacksburg named Cara Shurie manager, computer aided design.

Robert G. Kramer & Associates of Annapolis named Sam Minnitte senior vice president.

Virginia Concrete Co. of Springfield named George Priftis sales representative.

Heery International of Baltimore named Beth Elkin Ring manager, business development.

Tishman Construction Corp. of Washington named Joshua H. Lemberger project manager for mid-Atlantic region.

Beers & Cutler of Washington named Marc E. Crumback, Jere G. Shawver and Kelly P. Toole partners.

Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects of Annapolis named Thomas A. Bunting and Chip Merrill associates; and Carrie T. Walker and Gregory S. Gilbert senior associates.

The Dan Rosenthal Co. of Bethesda named Janet Kaplan senior account executive, Tamara Samuel-Dorfman media planner and buyer, Beth Golibersuch traffic manager and Kristi Lee account coordinator.

Octagon Athlete Representation of McLean named Jim Christian associate client manager, basketball division.

Michael J. McDermott was promoted to chief financial officer for Lucent Technologies' Government Solutions of Washington.

myWebOS.com of Baltimore named Deepak Puri executive vice president of strategic development.

The Sport & Health Co. of McLean named Carlo Della Mea general manager, Jeff Garofalo membership director and Aimee Love general manager.

Lucy Pearson joined Legal Assets Corp. of Washington as director of business development.

Davis Carter Scott of McLean named Michael Bell project director for interior architecture.

Hyatt Regency Bethesda named Brian Kramer executive assistant manager, rooms; and Thomas D. Whitney director, food and beverage.

SRA International Inc. of Fairfax named Barry S. Landew chief e-commerce officer.

eLink Communications Inc. of Washington named Tripp Keber vice president of sales and Monique Marcus controller.

E-centives Inc. of Bethesda named Homayoon Tajalli vice president of engineering.

ASSOCIATIONS/NONPROFITS

Lesyllee M. White and Michael J. Stotz joined the AFL-CIO Housing and Building Investment Trusts of Washington as senior marketing associates.

Alliance to Save Energy of Washington named Donald L. Garofalo and S. David Freeman to its board of directors.

Tribal Association on Solid Waste & Emergency Response of Washington named Laura Weber chair, Marcie Phillips vice chair, Lydia Olympic secretary and Gerald Wagner treasurer. Marta Conlin, Calvin Murphy, Earl Hatley, Roy Spoonhunter, Virginia Washington, Cynthia Pilot, Delano Miller and Sheila Sevenstar were named officers.

Amy Peck Abraham was named associate director of the School Leadership for the 21st Century Initiative for the Institute for Educational Leadership of Washington.

National Multi Housing Council of Washington promoted Doris D. Collins to director of membership.

United States Industry Coalition Inc. of Arlington named Victor E. Alessi president and chief executive and Frank D. Lemkey director of technology commercialization.

The Brookings Institution of Washington named Philip H. Gordon director, Center on the United States and France.

Debra L. Erb was named president of Societas International Institute for Real Estate Finance of Washington.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind of Washington named Holidae Hayes and Dianne Gearhart board members.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy of Washington named Sally J. Sachar deputy director.

The Musical Theater Center of Rockville named Rex Bickmore executive director.

The Center for Marine Conservation of Washington named Roger T. Rufe Jr. president.

The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology of Washington named Robert L. Rhodes Jr. chairman.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Silver Spring named David Janoff vice president of marketing, Jennifer LeFevre director of government relations, Lakisha Campbell director of product marketing, Warren Burns director of concrete promotion and Anna Chapple director of meetings.

Washington Metropolitan Postal Customer Council of Triangle, Va., elected the following officers: Joseph A. Boswell industry co-chair, Donald Poorman vice co-chair, JoAnn Poland secretary and Dick Howlett treasurer.

FINANCIAL

Freddie Mac of McLean promoted Patricia McClung to vice president of loan prospector marketing.

Potomac Bank of Virginia of Vienna named Dolores M. Zimmerman assistant vice president and branch manager.

Crestar Bank's Operations Center of Glen Burnie named Rebecca Huffman manager, wholesale lockbox and data entry units.

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