Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant of Tysons Corner named Joe Cominsky general manager.

CSI Engineering of Beltsville named Dave Ghosal chairman and chief executive.

Barbour Griffith & Rogers of Washington named Stephen J. Yates vice president, global affairs practice.

EDS of Herndon named Rick Shaffer vice president of U.S. state and local government delivery.

Firm Advice of Washington named Monika Paris legal recruiting director.

Planet Technologies of Germantown named Ann Mitchell educational services director.

Safeway of Lanham named Henry Bash, Virginia office, and Brad Spooner, Lanham office, vice presidents for retail operations in its eastern division.

Apogen Technologies of McLean named R. Michael Peak corporate vice president of contracts.


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington named Will A. Gunn chief executive.

Inova Health System of Falls Church named John M. Fay vice president of its foundation.

Real Estate

Van Metre of Burke named Brian Davidson president, new homes division; Randy Steck vice president, condominium and multifamily rental division; Patrick Coggins vice president, planning and development of commercial properties; and James Fowler vice president, planning and development of multifamily properties.

Health Care

Kaiser Permanente of Rockville named Sandra R. Gregg vice president, communications and external relations.


Troutman Sanders of McLean named Roscoe C. Howard Jr., Mark E. Nagle, Daniel S. Seikaly and Nathan J. Muyskens partners, Washington office, and Patrick A. Nickler associate, real estate finance practice, McLean office.

Holland & Knight of Washington named Donald Zarin partner, international business practice.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal of Washington named Joshua G. Berman local chair, litigation and business regulation practice.

Alston & Bird of Atlanta named Joe Whitley partner, Washington office.

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