Companies

U.S. Strategies of Alexandria named Paul Van Coverden senior vice president.

RedPeg Marketing of Alexandria named Charlie Jones chief marketing officer and director of account management.

Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring named Anne C. Madison vice president for communications.

Kelly Law Registry of Troy, Mich., named Trish Alatorre-Ridings managing director of its Washington office.

Loeffler Group of Washington named Susan E. Nelson senior Republican and principal.

RWD Technologies of Baltimore named Scott Paddock senior vice president, applied technology solutions, and Douglas May director of business development, applied technology solutions.

Zelinger Associates of Vienna named David J. Reidy vice president, western region.

GridPoint of Washington named Betsy Cragon vice president of marketing.

Cornet Technology of Springfield named Charles Merino vice president of business development, video convergence division.

Associations/Nonprofits

The Natural Resources Defense Council of Washington named Wesley P. Warren director of programs.

The National Beer Wholesalers Association of Alexandria named Holly Lass Washington representative.

The Charter School Leadership Council of Washington named Todd Ziebarth senior policy consultant.

The National Gallery of Art of Washington named Paul Bessire chief development officer.

The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association of Washington named Michael Lebby executive director.

Health Care

AdvaMed of Washington named Stephen J. Ubl president and chief executive .

Education

The College of Southern Maryland of La Plata named Frederico J. Talley dean, Leonardtown campus.

Real Estate

Atlantic Realty of Vienna named Jeffrey J. Ochs chief financial officer.

Communications

Thales Communication of Clarksburg named Daniel Bilow business development manager, naval programs.

Communication Technologies of Chantilly named Allen P. Todd vice president for broadband-over-power-line operations.

Financial

Ellin & Tucker of Baltimore named James McAlpin manager, business valuation/forensic and litigation services group.

J.P. Morgan Private Bank of New York named Rose Cohen vice president and senior banker, Washington region.

Mercer Oliver Wyman of New York named Craig Faris director, Washington office.

BB&T of Winston-Salem, N.C. named Peggy Singleton-Wilson vice president, Annapolis office.

Palmer & Cay of Washington named Graham Smith environmental specialist, national environmental practice.

Media

U.S. Newswire of Washington named Gail H. Hoffman vice president for strategic initiatives.

Home Buyer Publications of Chantilly named Joe Varda vice president of sales.

The Magazine Group of Washington named Peter Cherukuri director of marketing.

Legal

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker of Washington named Peter Saba of counsel, global projects group.

Alston & Bird of Washington named Peggy A. Whitmore counsel, health care group, and Dimitri Nionakis partner, litigation and trial practice.

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman of Fairfax named Jo Anne S. Bitner principal, real estate and land use practice.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal of Chicago named Amos J. Loveday Jr. history and preservation specialist, Washington office.

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