Lambda Optical Systems of Reston named John R. McGowan vice president, marketing.
Cloakware Corporation of Ottawa named David Canellos vice president of sales, Tysons Corner office.
Mobile Satellite Ventures of Reston named Alexander H. Good vice chairman and chief executive officer.
Linda Roth Associates of Arlington named Carrie Foster vice president and publicist, Piper Anderson PR manager and publicist, and Lori Issac junior publicist.
Aspen Systems of Rockville named Kate Fortney vice president, business development.
EIN Communications of Washington named Anne Kosmoski account manager.
The SYTEX Group of Doylestown named B.A. Boit chief of investigations and forensics program, Ellicott City office.
Quantum Leaders of Fairfax named Shimon Shmueli managing consultant.
Association of Public Health Laboratories of Washington named James R. Ford manager, laboratory systems and standards.
National Retail Federation of Washington named K. Conwell Smith senior director, government relations.
Catholic University of America named Nalini N. Jairath dean, CUA's school of nursing.
Georgetown University of Washington named Arthur House adjunct assistant professor, biochemistry and molecular biology department.
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, & Murphy of Washington named Michael Kessler counsel, energy practice.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller, & Ciresi of Washington named David P. Swenson partner.
Troutman Sanders of Tysons Corner named Deborah Tang associate.
Goulston & Storrs of Washington named Dennis K. Moyer director, real estate practice.
White & Case of Washington named Sam J. Alberts partner.
Financial Dynamics of Washington named Neil Dhillon national director of public affairs in North America.
Citigroup Private Bank of Washington named Michael T. Persinski investment counselor and vice president.
Cable News Network named Darius Walker senior director of news coverage, Washington bureau.
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