Companies

Synthesis Partners of Reston named Brad Ashton director of intelligence programs.

GCS of McLean named Linda Drake vice president of sales.

Consolidated Engineering Services of Arlington named Deborah C. Pasha business development manager for the mid-Atlantic region.

Emmis International in Arlington named Paul W. Fiddick president.

Kfoury Construction Group of Reston named David Johnson vice president for business planning and development.

Dan Rosenthal Co. of Bethesda named Tiffany Bacon new business coordinator.

Associations/Nonprofits

The American College of Radiology of Reston named E. Stephen Amis Jr. chairman of its board of chancellors.

The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI of Arlington named S.A. Johnson chairman of the executive committee of its board of trustees.

The International Communications Industries Association of Fairfax named Kevin M. Madden vice president of finance and administration.

Education

Argosy University in Arlington named Catherine Kannenberg department head for undergraduate psychology, Keyes Kelly head of the education department and Alan Nathan professor of psychology.

American University in Washington named Laurence C. Siegel, Michael D. Capellas, Jerome King Del Pino and Michael R. Forman to the university's board of trustees.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in College Park named Laura Dromerick associate director of business services at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

Legal

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld of Washington named Debra A. Millenson senior counsel.

Spiegel & McDiarmid of Washington named Mark S. Hegedus of counsel.

Financial

Friedman, Billings Ramsey Group Inc. of Arlington named John T. Wall to its board of directors.

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