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Members of Winston Partners, a hedge fund firm based in McLean, participated in the local Light the Night Walk in Reston on Saturday, Oct. 4 to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. Winston Partners has been the leading fundraiser for the National Area chapter of this event for the past 2 years. In 2008, the 15 employees of Winston raised close to $80,000 for this charity.

Stephan Cassaday, Founder, President and CEO of Cassaday & Company, a local wealth management firm, has received the 2008 Outstanding Financial Advisor Award from Registered Rep Magazine, selected by the editors of the magazine, who cited his exceptional commitment to charitable causes. Cassaday and his employees have started the Cassaday and Company Charitable Fund, where he matches employee contributions and employees decide which charities

to support. In 2007 and 2008, the company was recognized both as one of the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal and as one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine.

Liljenquist & Beckstead of McLean and Crown Co. of Fredericksburg will be donating a portion of the proceeds from Mikimoto's Breast Cancer Awareness Collection, Everything is Possible with Hope, to a charity that supports breast cancer awareness. Two new pink Pearls in Motion necklaces have been added this year's Mikimoto Collection. Originally launched in October 2005 to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mikimoto created this collection in an ongoing effort to draw attention to this important cause and raise funds to benefit women all over the country. As companies that sell products for women, Mikimoto, Liljenquist & Beckstead, and Crown Co. have a long history supporting charities that promote women's causes.

Douglas J. Sanderson of McLean, a principal with the law firm of McCandlish & Lillard, has been recognized by Virginia SuperLawyers magazine as one of Virginia's top attorneys in 2008. Sanderson was recognized in the area of Family Law, and counsels and represents people who need legal assistance with such matters as pre-nuptial agreements, property and separation agreements, divorces, child custody and visitation, equitable distribution and support. He served as President of Legal Services of Northern Virginia from 1993 to 1996, and currently serves as pro bono legal counsel to the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Inc.

Brenna Alexander-Clarke has been chosen as Apple Federal Credit Union's 2008 Personal Insurance High Achiever, by insurance provider Travelers. This program honors outstanding personal insurance agency employees who display superior levels of customer service, demonstrate leadership skills, encourage teamwork among their peers and contribute to the overall success of their agency. Alexander-Clarke was selected to represent the Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland region, which is comprised of more than 700 agencies. A member of the Apple Financial Services team for 10 years, she has proven an integral part of the organization's success. Alexander-Clarke and other honorees from around the nation will be celebrated during Travelers' annual Personal Insurance High Achiever Forum in Hartford, Conn., October 22-24.

Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that it is opening its first northern Virginia office in McLean. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the exclusive affiliate for the Washington DC metropolitan area, will own and operate the office in addition to its two existing locations in Georgetown and downtown DC. The 20 year-old firm currently has two offices and 78 agents in the District of Columbia, with the third McLean office expected to house an additional 25 agents.

William T. Welch has joined General Counsel, P.C., as a non-equity partner, and will lead the firm's new Government Contracts Practice Group. Welch is a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, where he was awarded the Don Castro prize for excellence in Constitutional Law. Welch advises contractors who qualify for small business set-aside awards, 8(a) competitive and non-competitive contracts, and HUBZone and Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned contracts. Welch has litigated Government Contract claims for his clients at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the new Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as the former jurisdictions of the General Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Energy Board of Contract Appeals, and the USDA Board of Contract Appeals, among others. He also litigates subcontractor disputes in state and federal courts.

Goodman & Company announced the hiring of Ted Y. Choi as an associate in the Tysons Corner office. Choi is a recent graduate of George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and finance. With over 80 partners and 500 professional staff, Goodman & Company is a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm delivering quality accounting, tax and specialized services. Goodman & Company recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007 and is an independent firm associated with Moore-Stephens International Limited.

Rose P. Tsang, CPA, has been hired by Goodman & Company as a supervisor in the Tysons Corner office. As a certified public accountant in Virginia, Tsang has 14 years of experience, specializing in individual tax. She is a graduate of Tufts University, and received her master's in accounting from the University of Connecticut. Goodman & Company is the fourth largest certified public accounting firm based in the mid-Atlantic, and in the top 30 nationally. The company celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007 and is an independent firm associated with Moore-Stephens International Limited.

J.D. Callander led the Weichert, Realtors' McLean/Old Dominion office in sales, total units, and total volume. Callander is a member of Weichert's Chairman of the Board Premiere sales club. William Gaskins led the office in listings, and is a member of the Chairman of the Board Premiere sales club. Tying in listings was Kesh Tayal, Jacqueline Romero, and Karen Briscoe. Top sales leader was Nita Neri. Chairman's Club member Karen Briscoe led the office in total volume. Janet Hewitt of the McLean/Dolly Madison office announced that Penny Yerks led the region in resale listings. Kathleen Quintarelli led the region in resale dollar volume. Quintarelli is a member of Weichert's Chairman of the Board Premiere Club. Pat Stack lead the office in listings and total volume. Marilyn Fisher led the office in sales. Stack and Fisher tied in production for the month.

R. Carter Pate of McLean, has been promoted to managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. Advisory Practice. Pate will serve as leader of the global and U.S. health industries group, in which he oversees services across all health-related industries. Pate joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1994, and has more than 25 years of experience in providing strategic management counsel, implementing financial systems and working with both the public and private sectors. He is a leader in asset realignment, primary and secondary mezzanine financing, financial controls and balance sheet restructuring, and the author of "The Phoenix Effect: Nine Revitalizing Strategies No Company Can Do Without". Pate holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Greensboro College and a M.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. He also holds several professional certifications, including Certified Public Accountant; Certified Fraud Examiner; Forensic Certified Public Accountant; Certified Government Financial Manager; and Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant.

Tadasha E. Culbreath, DMD, MS, FADI, and an assistant professor at the Howard University College of Dentistry, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Campbell Hoffman Foundation. Campbell Hoffman’s mission is to fund efforts to increase access to comprehensive health care for underserved and uninsured populations in the Northern Virginia region.

Donna Gravely and Ardell Fleeson have joined the

CB Richard Ellis Northern Virginia Office in Tyson's Corner. Gravely is Vice President in the Brokerage Services group and Fleeson is an Associate on the Tenant Representation Brokerage group. Gravely spent six years at Bank of America as the regional manager of transactions and investments for the MidAtlantic and Southeastern portfolios. Her experience includes acquisitions and dispositions for tenants and landlords as well as managing regional transaction portfolios for corporations. Fleeson has three decades of experience in sales, business development and sales management in the Tysons market. Most recently she served as Director Federal Business Development for Appian, a business process management software firm. She has also served as Managing Director, Business Development at Human Capital Advisors and managed sales teams at ITT and Graphnet. She spent 13 years as the Membership Director at the Tower Club, and speaks nationally and internationally on networking and American business practice, including an annual presentation at the Said School of Business at Oxford University.

Stanford Group Company announced that five senior executives have joined the company in McLean: Managing Director Steve Trautwein; Senior Vice President/ Administrative and Operations Manager Elsie Metzl; Managing Director/ Investments Bill Scott; and Senior Vice Presidents/ Financial Advisors Paul Adkins and Steve Pritsios. Emily Ferry and Peter Lamade will serve the office in support roles.

Prior to joining Stanford, Trautwein was Managing Director in the Private Wealth division of FBR Capital Markets. He also has served as Managing Director at Wachovia Securities for ten years where he partnered with Metzl to build Wachovia's top performing office in the country.

Scott worked most recently with FBR, where he was a Managing Director. He is treasurer of the board of trustees for the Marine Corps University Foundation, and serves on the board of trustees for London School in McLean.

Adkins was Senior Vice President, Private Wealth with FBR prior to joining Stanford. He also has served as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for CarrAmerica Real Estate Services Corporation. He serves on the board of directors for GVA Advantis Real Estate Corporation, as well as the Boys & Girls Club of the Washington, D.C. area.

Pritsios also joins Stanford from FBR where he has worked for the past eight years, most recently as Vice President, Private Wealth.

Indy Freeman, President and CEO of TeknoLogix, Inc., A Proposal Consulting & Staffing Solutions company in McLean, recently received the 2008 WIPP President's Award during a ceremony at Women Impacting Public Policy's (WIPP) We Decide! conference in Washington, D.C. The nation's largest bi-partisan women's business group, WIPP presented awards in several categories to honor individuals, associations and companies who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the growth and goals of women-owned businesses.

Charles A. Bish, CPA, of Bish & Haffey, PC, has been elected to the Advisory Board of The Business Bank. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and a founding member of Bish & Haffey, he is also a founding member of Century Financial Group, LLC. Additionally, he is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts and the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves on the Board of Directors. Bish previously served as President of the Northern Chapter of the Alumni of the College of William and Mary, Treasurer for The Barker Foundation and for the Canadian American Business Council; and has volunteered on the USA Today Tax Hotline.

Dave Stevenson has joined Coldwell Banker as a sales associate. Stevenson attained his real estate license in 1999. He grew up in a Navy family in Virginia and obtained a degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to his real estate career, he spent a decade in the Navy and 16 years as a contractor for the Naval Sea Systems Command. Stevenson is involved with McLean Youth Athletics.

Booz Allen Hamilton today announced it has been awarded a three-year, $120 million delivery order for information technology services support for the Army Material Command. The Booz Allen team will provide systems engineering and integration services to consolidate and centralize hosting environments, helping AMC realize cost reductions and increased service levels. In addition, the team will design and create information dashboards and common operating pictures for operations centers, giving faster access to more accurate data. The company will assist operations throughout the command, including Fort Belvoir, and at remote locations across the United States.

Sue Jin Song has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in McLean as a sales associate. Song also has a M.F.A. in acting from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Song is a member of the National Association of Realtors (R) and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (R).