Names & faces
Aug. 20, 2004


Child Guide of Frederick, a magazine for local families, named Sandy Dubay Sponaugle a sales representative for Frederick and Washington counties. Previously, Sponaugle founded Platinum PR, a marketing firm. She has worked in economic development for nine years and continues to help the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, focusing on marketing.


The law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker PA of Rockville named Philip R. Hochberg special counsel. Hochberg specializes in representing professional and collegiate sports leagues, conferences and teams -- including the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, NASCAR, PGA Tour, PGA, LPGA, Master's Tournament, Football Bowl Association, Division 1-A Athletic Directors Association and individual teams -- in both regulatory matters and legislation. He has also developed a practice before the Federal Communications Commission, specializing in cable television and broadcasting matters.

Loiederman Soltesz Associates Inc. of Rockville, a civil engineering firm specializing in land development, named Nicholas M. Linehan director of planning and zoning. Previously, Linehan was senior associate/project manager for KCI Technologies Inc. in Hunt Valley.

Douglas M. Bregman of Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday LLC of Bethesda was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Erickson Retirement Communities named Judah Ronch of Edgewater vice president of mental health and wellness, leading programs at its Riderwood community in Silver Spring. Previously, Ronch was executive clinical director and founder of LifeSpan DevelopMental Systems of New York.

GTM Architects of Bethesda named Carl Blake, Dick Blessing and Stephen Mulholland senior project managers. Previously, Blake was a senior project manager with Design Collaborative and Eaton Design Group, both of Washington, D.C., and a principal of his own commercial interior design firm. Blessing has 35 years in professional practice, including his own. Mulholland has more than 15 years of experience in architecture, including several with his own firm.

EntreMed Inc. of Rockville named CEO and President James S. Burns to its board. Burns joined the company in June.

Stratos Global Corp. of Bethesda, a communications services company, named Rich Harris senior vice president and chief legal officer. Previously, Stratos was general counsel at Worldwide Retail Exchange and also worked at Comsat International and Kokua Communications in London.

Lockheed Martin Corp. named Christopher E. Kubasik executive vice president and CFO. Kubasik joined Lockheed Martin in 1999 as controller. Previously, he held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP and was named partner in 1996.

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QSS Group Inc. of Lanham, a technology and aerospace engineering firm, named retired Army Gen. John Caldwell senior vice president of defense information technology solutions. Caldwell, who served more than 37 years in the Army, will be in charge of QSS programs in the Defense Department.


The Maryland World Class Manufacturing Consortium named Robert T. Barnes executive director. Previously, Barnes was manager of lean initiatives and best manufacturing practices for Northrop Grumman's Electronics Systems Sector. He retired in June following a 41-year career with Northrop Grumman.

Two senior managers in the information technology security and assurance services practice at Clifton Gunderson in Washington, D.C., Ernest M. Ekiti of Laurel and David V. Harris of Silver Spring, earned designation as certified information systems managers.

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