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Daniel D. Allen, named COO for U.S. operations, CACI Intentional Inc., Arlington. Allen was sector vice president of intelligence systems for Northrop Grumman. (Business Wire)

Mary T. Barra, named to the board of directors, General Dynamics Inc., Falls Church. She is senior vice president of global products development at General Motors. (PRNewswire)

Alvin Bowles, named CEO, Grab Networks Inc., Dulles. Bowles was senior vice president of brand solutions for Viacom’s BET Networks. (Business Wire)

Roland W. Carter, named senior vice president for management analysis, CALIBRE Inc., Alexandria. (Business Wire)

Laurence Franklin, named chairman of the board, Rosetta Stone Inc., Arlington. He has been on the board since 2006 and is a former CEO of Tumi Inc. (Washington Business Journal)

James P. Hunt, named vice president for Air Force operations, Engineering Services Network Inc., Arlington. Hunt retired from the Air Force as a major general. (News release)

Daniel Keefe, named senior vice president for strategic initiatives, ManTech International, Fairfax. He had been senior vice president at L-3 Communications Inc. (Washington Technology)

Alan G. Merten announced plans to retire as president of George Mason University, effective June 30, 2012. He became president in 1996. (News release)

Michael McKelvey, named executive vice president and COO, Aptiv Solutions, Great Falls. He was president and CEO of eResearch Technology Inc. (Business Wire)

John McManus, named senior vice president for community banking, Virginia Commerce Bank, Arlington. He has been with the bank since 2007. (Business Wire)

Catherine Morales, named executive vice president and general manager of the INPUT unit, Deltek Inc., Herndon. She previously held positions with Elsevier Science & Technology and LexisNexis. (Business Wire)

Omar Palacios, named executive vice president and CFO, Playa Hotels & Resorts, Fairfax. He was senior vice president and CFO for One&Only Resorts. (PRNewswire)

Karen Riordan, named president, SmithGifford, Falls Church. She was an executive with Arnold Worldwide in Boston. (Washington Business Journal)

Patricia Scott, named senior vice president for human resources, A-T Solutions Inc. She held a similar position with SAIC Corp. (Business Wire)

Bob Stolle, named vice president for regional growth programs, Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon. He was executive vice president and COO of Core Consulting in Richmond. (RichTech)

Alexander B. Washburn, named to the board of directors, Wireless Matrix Corp. He is co-founder and managing partner of Columbia Pacific Advisors LLC. (Business Wire)

Andrew Watt, named president and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Arlington. He was chief program officer for the association. (PRNewswire)


Travis Buchanan, named research and development project manager for the R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy Efficiency at The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, South Boston.  Buchanan was an applications engineer at C.R. Onsrud in Troutman, N.C.

Connie Nyholm, named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s advisory Community Investment Council. She is managing partner of the Virginia International Raceway, Alton. (Danville Register & Bee)

Dan Vaden, named director of marketing, Virginia International Raceway, Alton. He was owner and president of Vaden & Associates, a Danville graphic design firm. (Star-Tribune)


Erskine W. Bowles, named to the board of directors, Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk. Bowles is a former president of the University of North Carolina and served as President Clinton’s chief of staff. (PRNewswire)

Douglas Foley, inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a partner in the Norfolk office of McGuireWoods LLP and chairs the restructuring and insolvency department. (PRNewswire)

Sabrina Joy-Hogg, named budget director and director of grants administration, City of Norfolk. She was previously a policy and planning specialist for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s budget office. (The Virginian-Pilot)
Lamont D. Maddox established Guidance Law Firm P.C., Norfolk. He was with Williams Mullen and is former owner of Maddox Technology Inc., a computer consulting company. (News release)

Marina Liacouras Phillips, named chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s environment and energy law section. She is a partner in the Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles PC. (Inside Business)

Robert V. Timms Jr., named partner, Inman & Strickler PLC, Virginia Beach. He focuses his practice on business law, tax issues and other commercial areas. (News release)

Gilbert Yochum, promoted from interim to permanent dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, Old Dominion University, Norfolk. He had held the post of interim dean since August 2010. (News release)


Wilbur M. Feltner, a former president of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Winchester, donated seven downtown buildings, valued at $3.2 million, to Shenandoah University. Feltner was instrumental in saving and restoring the properties in 1995 while he was head of F&M. The bank’s board named the buildings for Feltner in 1997.  (The Winchester Star)

Abbie Parkhurst, named director of marketing and communications, Bridgewater College. She was director of public relations and marketing at St. Joseph’s Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y. (Daily News-Record)


Nancy Agee, named president and CEO, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke. She succeeds Dr. Ed Murphy, who resigned to accept a position in the private equity field. (The Roanoke Times)

Kay Dunkley, named director of Virginia Tech’s Roanoke campus center. She was director of the university’s Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center in Critz. (News release)

Satish V. Kulkarni, named director of energy initiatives, Virginia Tech. He was associate vice president for new initiatives and partnerships at Georgetown University. (News release)

H. Bennett Teates, named executive director of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corp. He has over 40 years of experience in the area of national security. (News release)

Stephanie White, named CEO, New River Valley Association of Realtors. She will also serve as executive vice president for the for-profit unit that runs the Multiple Listing Service. (The Roanoke Times)


Nancy Corsiglia, named executive vice president and CFO, Bank of Virginia, Midlothian. She became interim CFO in the fourth quarter of 2010. (News release)

Richard “Chip” C. Cunningham, M. Seth Ginther, David K. Spiro, and Robert “Robbie” S. Westermann named shareholders of Hirschler Fleischer, Richmond. (News release)

Robby Demeria, named executive director, RichTech, Richmond. He was vice president for government affairs, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. (News release)

Robert B. Eastep, named senior vice president and CFO, Central Virginia Bank and Central Virginia Bankshares Inc., Powhatan. He was vice president and chief accounting officer. (PRNewswire)

Lisa Johnson, named senior vice president and COO, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Glen Allen. She was senior vice president for power supply. (News release)

Martin P. Klein, named senior vice president and CFO, Genworth Financial Inc., Henrico County. He was managing director at Barclays Capital, leading insurance and pension solutions units. (PRNewswire)

David R. Lohr, named president and executive director, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Prince George County. He was executive director, Dominion Resources GreenTech Incubator, Ashland. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Wendy Collins Perdue, named dean of the University of Richmond law school. She was an associate dean and professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. (News release)

John K. Sanfacon, named president of food service packaging, MeadWestavco, Richmond. He was head of marketing and innovation for Jiffy Lube International Inc. (Business Wire)

Richard L. Sharp, named to the board of directors, Star Scientific Inc., Henrico County. Sharp is former chairman of Circuit City Stores Inc. and CarMax Inc. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Rex L. Smith III, named president and CEO, Community Bankers Trust Corp. and Essex Bank, Glen Allen. He executive vice president and chief banking officer. Also, W. Thomas Townsend, named the bank’s executive vice president and chief credit officer (News release)

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