Moving costs: Booz Allen Hamilton, the McLean, Va., consulting and government contracting giant, is receiving a $750,000 loan from a Maryland economic development fund and a grant of $250,000 from Montgomery County to relocate 750 Maryland workers from offices in Rockville to a new 65,000-square-foot workplace in Bethesda by the end of 2019.
New at the top: Columbia, Md.-based GP Strategies has overhauled its organizational structure with an eye toward saving up to $9 million annually. Don Duquette, an executive vice president, now leads a practice area called Workforce Excellence that includes Learning Solutions and the professional and technical services units. Another executive vice president, Deborah Ung, leads the Business Transformation Services practice, encompassing the performance readiness and training and marketing units.
Streamlining: Sykesville, Md., training and simulation company GSE Systems said it is consolidating operations in Maryland and shutting down an unprofitable unit in Britain that included offices in Sweden and India, cutting 40 jobs. The company will record a restructuring charge of $2.5 million.
“We have authorized licensees for Ringling Bros. and The Greatest Show On Earth, but Kid Rock is not one of them.”
Lisa Joiner, general counsel for Feld Entertainment. The company, with offices in Vienna, Va., is suing Robert James Ritchie — a.k.a Kid Rock — and promoter Live Nation for trademark infringement after they named their latest string of shows, the Greatest Show on Earth Tour. Feld produced the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and claims it owns the rights to “The Greatest Show on Earth.”