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<lst>The IDI Group Companies of Arlington have announced the promotion of five IDI staff members to vice presidents. Virginia residents Carlos Cecchi of Alexandria, Enrico Cecchi of McLean, Patrick J. Rhodes Jr. of Middleburg and Bruce Rieder of Arlington, as well as Jolene Zangardi of Olney, Md., have all been named vice presidents.

Enrico C. Cecchi of McLean joined IDI in 1998 as assistant vice president and counsel. He collaborates with the chief financial officer in matters related to project financing, oversees contractual and in-house legal matters, serves as liaison with outside counsel and is responsible for various administrative corporate functions. Prior to joining IDI, he was an associate at the law firm of Hazel & Thomas, P.C., specializing in real estate and corporate law.

Entries for the third annual M Awards, the premier marketing awards gala hosted by The American Marketing Association, D.C. Chapter, are due April 15. The M Awards recognize marketers and successful marketing campaigns that demonstrate solid strategy, brilliant innovation, and positive return on investment.

Award categories include best marketing in the areas of high tech, professional services, financial services, health care, government and non-profit/association; Marketer of the Year; and the Hall of Fame. Entries may be submitted by individuals, teams or firms doing business in the AMA-DC Chapter area: Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia. The client organization is not required to reside in the AMA-DC Chapter area. All entries must represent work completed in the 2004 calendar year.

The M Awards Gala will be held May 19 at Booz Allen Corporate Headquarters in McLean. Visit www.mawards.com.

Davis, Carter, Scott Ltd welcomes the addition of Stephen A. Smith, AIA, to its award-winning design team in the role of project director. A registered architect in both Virginia and Maryland with over 20 years of design experience in the metropolitan area, Smith brings a design portfolio that encompasses work in the education, government and commercial markets.

The Sixth Annual Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership Awards Banquet takes place on May 19 at the McLean Hilton, McLean. The WIT Annual Leadership Awards Banquet recognizes individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in the areas of mentoring, entrepreneurship and technology.

The WIT Leadership Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of women who are both members and non-members of WIT. Awards will be issued in six individual categories including Corporate Leadership, Entrepreneur Leadership, Government Leadership, Women in Technology Champion, Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. For more information on the Awards, sponsorship or to nominate a deserving individual, visit www.womenintechnology.org.

For more information, visit WIT's Web site, www.womenintechnology.org.