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Multipractice law firm Pepper Hamilton elected seven associates to the partnership effective Jan. 1, 2003, including O'Kelly E. McWilliams III, who practices in Pepper's Tysons Corner and Washington, D.C., offices. McWilliams was president of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference in 2001-02, and was elected to the American Bar Association's Board of Governors for a term to begin in August 2003.

The Corporate Community Relations Council elected the following new officers at its annual meeting hosted by the Gannett Foundation in December. Alice M. Starr, vice president of West*Group, was elected president; Tobi Allen, community relations manager for Freddie Mac, vice president; Jane Kornblut, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax, secretary; Cindy Coy, managing partner of The Consulting Network, treasurer.

Wilmorite Properties Inc., co-owner and property manager of Tysons Corner Center, announced that the mall's owners will purchase the J.C. Penney store building at the mall. J.C. Penney will cease operations at the mall by April 2003. Wilmorite wants to strengthen retail by potentially adding a new department store, specialty stores, restaurants and an entertainment component.

Krupin O'Brien LLC, a national law firm is presenting a seminar on managing the workshop in response to the threats of the 21st century. Guest speakers will include Elizabeth Ortiz, who was human resources director for Windows on the World, the World Trade Center, on Sept. 11, 2001.

Other topics include policies companies need, best management practices and crisis planning. The program will be on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Sheraton Premier at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. For information, phone 202-467-2494, fax 202-530-0703 or go to www.krupinobrien.com/register.

<lst>Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster's 200 residential sales offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic region, from high-school guidance counselors, via Long & Foster's Web site at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship or by calling 1-703-359-1750.

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster by March 3 at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082.

The Belt Team was named top producer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for December in Vienna.

Weichert, Realtors, Great Falls office collected 108 toys this holiday season to donate to the Office of Foster Care and Adoption within the Fairfax County Division of Social Services.

Weichert, Realtors, McLean/Dolley Madison office collected $1,100 for the Graham Road School in addition to toys and clothes.

Weichert, Realtors, McLean Center office adopted five families from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors' charity, the Graham Road School. In addition, the office also collected $825 for the school.

The Washington Capitals has united with three area skating facilities, including SkateQuest Reston, in a new marketing partnership to advance local youth hockey. The Capitals will work with the participating rinks to promote and deliver key programs within each facility and provide player and coach support for their internal programs and initiatives. For their part, each rink will host a Capitals alumni benefit game, and the alumni will also partake in other specified programs.

The Weichert, Realtors, Great Falls office generated the highest resale dollar volume in the region in December. Bhavani Ghanta generated the most resale revenue units, the most sales and the most listings sold. Bridget O'Connell produced the highest dollar volume and Christine Richardson produced the most listings.

The Weichert, Realtors, McLean Center office generated the highest dollar volume company-wide in December. Sue Huckaby generated the highest dollar volume, the most listings and the most listings sold. Dawn Jones produced the most resale revenue units and the most sales.

The Weichert, Realtors, McLean/Dolley Madison office named its agent Penny Yerks as No. 1 with the highest dollar volume and highest new homes dollar volume for December. In addition, the McLean/Dolley Madison sales team produced the highest new-homes dollar volume throughout the company in December.

Joan Sellers of the Weichert, Realtors, McLean/Old Dominion office was its top producer with the most resale revenue units and highest dollar volume in December. Dawit Atsbeha was the top lister.

Lynda O'Shaughnessy was the top producer with the most resale revenue units and the highest dollar volume in December for the Weichert, Realtors' Oakton/Vienna office. She also generated the most listings and the most listings sold. Mary McFadden was the top sales associate.

At the Weichert, Realtors, Vienna/Oakton office, Bianca DeAguair generated the most resale revenue units and the most sales last November. Rhea Thomas produced the highest dollar volume. Pat Stack generated the most listings, and Louise Zinzi generated the most lisitngs sold.

In December at the Weichert, Realtors, Tysons/Vienna office, Ed Moore generated the highest dollar volume and the most listings sold. Helen Walker produced the most resale revenue units and the most sales. Anne Ketcham-Felder was the top lister.

PRA International Inc., an international drug development organization, announced several senior management promotions, which will support the company plans for continued global expansion and growth. Matt Bond was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bond will continue to manage all PRA financial and facilities activities and will remain based at PRA headquarters in McLean. Bucky Walsh was promoted to senior vice president of business services. Walsh will oversee human resources and recruiting for PRA’s staff, as well as ensure the continual updating of PRA’s technology infrastructure. Michelle Hunter, PhD. was promoted to vice president of business development. Hunter will manage the business development sales staff globally. Monika Pietrek, MD, was promoted to vice president of global medical safety services.