McNeil Technologies of Springfield named Steve Rotkoff vice president of intelligence and security services.

Blackboard of Washington named Juan Lucca vice president, international market development; and Gordon Freedman vice president, education strategy.

Merkle of Lanham named Greg Fox senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Merkle's Agency Group.

DentaQuest Mid-Atlantic of Calverton named Christopher Niceley president.

GTSI of Chantilly named Robert E. Mitchell chief information officer and vice president of Information Advantage.

Sallie Mae of Reston named Tim Morrison vice president, federal government relations, Washington office; Paul Mayer senior vice president, corporate development; Mark Daly vice president, corporate finance; Mark L. Heleen vice president and associate general counsel; Ted Morris vice president, accounting policy and capital markets accounting; and Maja Teeples vice president, debt management operations finance, all in its Reston office.

Allied Defense Group of Vienna named Robert P. Dowski chief financial officer.

Cannon Design of Washington named Roland Lemke associate principal.


Levine School of Music of Washington named Sarah Calongne manager, annual fund and grants.


Optical Society of America of Washington named John R. Heberlein chief operating officer.

National Geographic of Washington named Lynn Cutter senior vice president, travel and business development.


Rosenthal Partners of Bethesda named Debbie Norris vice president, director of media.

ENC Marketing & Communications of McLean named Tracy Johnson and Julia Ford marketing managers.

Comcast of Silver Spring named Robert Jacobs vice president, government affairs, Atlantic Division.


Commerce Bank of Washington named Timothy J. McCarthy vice president, international trade finance.

JER Partners of McLean named Frank J. Small fund investment management director.

CoreStar Financial Group of Timonium named Kevin N. Ferguson national sales manager.

CRA International of Boston named Benjamin Ari Sacks vice president, Washington office.


DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary of Baltimore named Clarissa Peterson U.S. Chief People Officer, Washington and Baltimore offices.

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