Big Sky Associates of the District appointed Brad Gates partner.

Ruppert Landscape of Lorton appointed David Keffer branch manager.

SI Organization of Chantilly appointed Mary Margaret Graham to its strategic advisory council.

Sun Design Remodeling Specialists of Fairfax appointed Scott Smith and Marc Brady assistant project managers, Hope Hassell assistant specialty designer, Mike Linder and Dwain Foltz lead carpenters and Kely Ta administrative assistant.

Vocus of Beltsville appointed Tom Lewis senior vice president of business development.


Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Fairfax appointed Paige Atkins to the board of directors.

Class Act Arts of Silver Spring appointed James E. Modrick executive director.

Independent Community Bankers of America of the District appointed Ronald D. Paul of EagleBank to the Large Community Bank Council.

National Academy of Social Insurance of the District appointed G. Lawrence Atkins president.

National Family Caregivers Association of Kensington appointed John Schall chief executive.

National Products Association of the District appointed Cara Welch senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs and Elizabeth Hurst director of government relations.


Covington & Burling of the District appointed Susan Cassidy partner.

DLA Piper of the District appointed Thomas deButts and Mark Paoletta partners in its regulatory and government affairs and international trade practice.

Kelley Drye & Warren of the District appointed John M. Herrmann II partner and Jason R. Adams, Brian P. Foley, Dean E. Loventhal and John J. McDonald special counsels.

Tully Rinckey of Arlington appointed James R. Meizanis Jr. associate.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati of the District appointed Christopher Kuner of counsel.

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