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March 17, 2010

People on the Move: March 15

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The weekly roundup of senior-level executive appointments in the Washington area. For more People on the Move, check out the Washington Business Journal’s print edition each week. Send announcements to


Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Vienna (formerly Beers and Cutler) announced these new hires as partners in the government contractor advisory services practice: Bill Keating, John Van Meter, Brent Calhoon and Tom Tagle. All four joined from Navigant Consulting where they were practice leaders in the government contractor consulting group. Previously, Keating and Van Meter led KPMG LLP’s government contractor advisory services practice, and Tagle and Calhoon were with Arthur Andersen’s government contracts group.

Mike Eagan has joined RyanSharkey LLP in Reston as a tax partner.


Lessard Group Inc. in Vienna promoted Julie Baskerville to director of automotive projects. Baskerville has 21 years of experience designing multi-family residential buildings, offices, retail space, automobile dealerships and automotive support facilities. Her experience in automotive design inlcludes new construction, renovations and planning auto parks. She has served as the project manager for consulting services to Mercedes-Benz USA. In addition, Baskerville has worked on projects for Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Ford. She also worked on the interior design of two luxury residential towers for Donald Trump.

Associations & Nonprofits

Stacy Flowers has been appointed director of community economic development at the Community Action Partnership in D.C. She is responsible for implementing a three-year grant, the “National Community Economic Development Exemplary Practices Initiative,” which the partnership received from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services. With 15 years experience in the private sector, Flowers has held senior-level positions in project management, finance and marketing. She has also developed training curricula and directed startups in the technology, retail and recycling fields. During her corporate tenure, Flowers has gained extensive experience working directly with local government offices throughout North America.

Before joining the Community Action Partnership, Flowers held various positions with Schlumberger, Neptune Technology Group, a division of Roper Industries Inc., and Spurlock Trading. She has also led and facilitated volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Make-a-Wish, and the American Cancer Society.

Business Executives for National Security, a nonprofit organization that uses successful business models from the private sector to help strengthen the nation’s security, has named Laura Willoughby regional director for the Washington area. She will develop BENS programs on national security topics, including panels and informational sessions. Willoughby joins BENS after a decade of executive and nonprofit experience in the Washington-Baltimore business community, most recently as director of marketing communications at iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, an Annapolis-based provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services. She previously was executive director of the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council.

Goodwill of Greater Washington promoted Michael Frohm to executive vice president. He will be responsible for leading the organization when the CEO is absent. Frohm will continue to oversee the Human Resources division at Goodwill of Greater Washington in addition to his new duties.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s National Capital Area Chapter named Nan. G. Moring chief development and communications Officer. Moring has more than 16 years of management, fundraising and communications experience. Most recently she was the chief public support officer for the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area. Moring also has held senior management positions with Habitat for Humanity, the United Negro College Fund and the Air Force.

Tracy Pakulniewicz joined the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Bethesa as national director of special projects. She was a former aide to President Bill Clinton, Hollywood executive and public relations consultant.

Banking & Finance

HarVest Bank of Maryland in Gaithersburg appointed seven new employees, including:

Jeff Harris joins as vice president, controller. He brings more than 28 years of experience in bank accounting, operations, financial and regulatory reporting and large-scale project management. He previously held executive roles at MCI, Freddie Mac and most recently Suburban Federal Savings Bank where he was vice president of finance and accounting.

Michael Benedict joins as vice president relationship manager in the loan operations department. He brings broad experience with the past seven years spent at Sandy Spring Bank in Montgomery and Frederick counties.

Josie Porterfield joins as vice president of loan operations. She comes from Provident Bank as a result of its merger with M&T Bank. She brings more than 27 years of banking experience.

Daniel Selzer is the newest addition to the business development team. He comes with five years of banking experience from CitiFinancial and Mariner Finance.

Monique Stanley joins as senior accountant. She brings more than six years of banking experience, most recently from her accounting role at The Columbia Bank.

Rachelle Pepa joined the loan operations department as loan assistant. She has experience including various branch and loan operations/documentation roles with Sandy Spring, Mercantile Potomac and Colombo Bank.


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