Business Notes

Business Notes

Inova has opened new Urgent and Primary Care offices at 1005 North Glebe Road, in Arlington. The Urgent Care center is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays for minor illness and injury. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointment requests can be made online. The center will also offer on-site x-ray.

Inova Medical Group's Primary Care practice provides personalized preventative care from a board-certified internal medicine physician. This practice offers same day appointments as well as online appointment requests.

The center also offers orthopedics and sports medicine, behavioral health and OB/GYN services in the future.


Juanita F. Ferguson has been named a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. of Arlington. Previously, Ferguson was an associate of the firm. Ferguson focuses her practice in the area of litigation. She has experience in the areas of construction, real estate, title insurance, and business litigation. Ferguson currently serves as the secretary of the Construction and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia Bar Association and as chair of the Legislative Committee of the Metro Washington Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Ferguson has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at the Washington College of Law at American University.

Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey announced the recognition of principal and vice president of finance John Wanda with two community awards for his philanthropic work. He was honored by the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington, D.C., for Outstanding Service to the Country of Uganda. Wanda has also been named a 2012 District Citizen of the Year by the Rotary District 7610, a regional Rotary Foundation chapter serving Northern and Central Virginia.

Wanda was one of five recipients honored by the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, D.C., for Outstanding Service to the Country of Uganda during the 50th anniversary celebration of Ugandan independence. He was recognized for his contributions to his native country through the Arlington Academy of Hope, an organization Wanda founded to give back to his home country and provide the chance for a good education and basic healthcare to the children of Uganda. Previously this year, Wanda’s dedication to and passion for Uganda served as the basis of his participation in the 9th Leon H. Sullivan Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

The Rotary District 7610 awards the Citizen of the Year at the club, area and district levels. Wanda was nominated by the Rosslyn Fort Meyer Rotary Club for his dedication and contribution to improving the quality of life in his community. The nomination cited Wanda’s work with AAH, as well as his other local and global philanthropic outreach.

William E. Evans has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an associate. Evans will practice in the areas of commercial litigation and creditor’s rights. He is admitted to practice in Virginia. Prior to joining the firm, Evans worked on legal issues related to whistleblower law with the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington, D.C. and as a law clerk at Bean, Kinney & Korman. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2012, where he was executive editor of “The Tax Lawyer.” He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.

FRANdata, an independent research company that tracks and analyzes the franchise industry, has hired Eric Simon as senior client solutions executive for the Business Intelligence Services division. He will help franchisors improve their operations through benchmarking analysis and best practices consulting as well as help suppliers to understand the franchise marketplace and target their best franchise opportunities.

Simon brings more than 15 years of franchising experience at all levels: franchisor executive, area developer, and franchisee. As a franchise executive at The UPS Store, he was a major contributor for the record breaking sales team for both domestic and international development. He was also the franchise development manager at Kidville and director and minority owner of Franchise Note Buyers. As a franchisee and area developer for Extreme Pita he twice won the annual Highest Increase Sales Percentage Award. Simon relocated to Arlington from San Diego to take the position at FRANdata.

Bean, Kinney & Korman shareholder Timothy R. Hughes will serve as chair-elect of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce in 2013. He will begin his term as chair in 2014. Hughes has served on the chamber’s board of directors since 2007 and as assistant treasurer on the executive committee last year. Hughes represents clients in construction and commercial litigation, as well as corporate, contracts and general business matters. Active in the Arlington and Northern Virginia community, Hughes currently serves as a board member of Leadership Arlington, the Reston Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic. He regularly speaks to groups on business, litigation, social media and construction-related topics and serves as a guest blogger on the Washington Business Journal’s blog, Biz Beat.

Virginia Commerce Bank has earned the distinction of Preferred Lender status from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As a Preferred Lender, VCB has the ability to make final decisions on SBA loans, which streamlines and expedites the approval process. VCB earned Preferred Lender status by demonstrating its expertise in working with the SBA on its various loan programs.

Lynn E. Hawkins has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an associate. Hawkins has practiced family law exclusively since 2010 and is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Hawkins has represented parents and children in all aspects of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution of property, alimony, child support and custody. Prior to focusing her practice in the domestic relations field, she practiced complex commercial litigation, representing financial institutions in a range of matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In 2004, Hawkins earned her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar. She received her B.A., with honors, from Cornell University.

Kevin T. Pigott is the new Of Counsel at Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. Pigott will practice in the areas of commercial real estate, financing and corporate transactions. He is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, and his admission to the Virginia State Bar is in process.

For more than eight years, Pigott has represented clients in the acquisition, disposition, financing and management of real estate assets across industry sectors. He has specific experience in joint ventures, real estate private equity, distressed investment scenarios, retail and office leasing, and land declarations and covenants in single-family and mixed-use communities.

Prior to joining the firm, Pigott was a partner at a national full-service law firm in the real estate development practice group. He has previously served in an in-house capacity for various companies in the real estate, finance and securities industries. Pigott received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He received a B.A. and B.S. from James Madison University.

Athena Ullrich was promoted to the position of vice president at The Business Bank. Ullrich is the client manager of the bank’s Ballston Office in Arlington. She also serves as chairman of The Business Bank’s Marketing Committee.

Ullrich joined The Business Bank in August 2007 with the opening of the then new Ballston Office. Ullrich began her banking career as a part-time drive-thru teller in McLean while attending Langley High School. Her many years of bank management experience began at the former First Virginia Bank in Falls Church.

Ullrich received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech. She is active in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Leadership Arlington, and several other local organizations.

The Business Bank received its 21st consecutive quarter of being rated 5-Star Superior by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. A 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability is the highest rating attainable from BauerFinancial. The rating is based on the overall financial condition of the bank.

The National Notary Association has selected Arlington resident John Kenneth Cole — a management consultant — as one of five honorees for the Association’s 2013 Notary of the Year Award. The five honorees were selected from among hundreds of nominations nationwide.

George Mason Mortgage, a subsidiary of Cardinal Bank, announces the opening of a new mortgage office in Arlington. George Mason Mortgage’s first Arlington location will be managed by lifelong area resident Andrew Siddon. His decade of industry experience, prior to joining George Mason Mortgage in July of 2012, includes five years as a top producer with Bank of America, ranking in the top 1 percent nationally. Siddon, who resides in Arlington with his wife, is a member of the River Bend Golf and Country Club, and serves on the Board of the National Potomac Yacht Club.

The new office is located at 4100 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 301. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or appointments can be made via phone, 703-802-5398.

Virginia-Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, has hired Justin J. Jackson as a vice president as senior relationship manager for Special Programs. Jackson, a 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, served until recently as the deputy director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service.

In his new position, Jackson will focus on customer relations, business development and the execution of strategies to build on and expand Battelle's relationships throughout the intelligence community. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective customer contact, understanding customer requirements and bringing solutions to meet clients' key mission priorities.

Jackson is based in Arlington. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science, international relations and Spanish from Colgate University. He holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Engineering Services Network, Inc., an engineering and technology solutions company that provides services to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, was ranked by Hispanic Business in its “100 Fastest Growing Companies” in the U.S.

Michael Caplinger of Hispanic Business magazine said ESN came in at No. 60 on its list of 100 fastest growing companies in 2012. For details, see:

The list shows that ESN had a five-year sales growth of 122 percent. ESN also had a compound annual rate of 22 percent. During a five-year period, ESN had revenue of $22 million in 2007, rising to a conservative $48.8 million in 2011, according to the list. ESN officials said actual revenues for 2011 were higher, topping more than $51 million. They said the company’s revenues in a one-year time frame grew by 46.9 percent, from $34.8 million in 2010 to $51.2 million in 2011.

Alecia M.Schmuhl has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an associate. Schmuhl focuses her practice primarily in intellectual property and business transactions and is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Illinois. Schmuhl earned her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law School, and received her bachelor of arts degree in music business from Bradley University.

ABC7, News Channel 8 and POLITICO have been honored with a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Journalism. The Cronkite Award, administered by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism recognizes distinguished work produced during the 2011-2012 election cycle.

The ABC7, News Channel 8 and POLITICO team was recognized for in-depth and incisive reporting and their innovative use of technology. The team was also praised for using a cross-platform approach.

Jennifer A. Brust of Bean, Kinney & Korman has been named to the Class of 2013 of “Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Media. Brust was named an “Influential Woman of Virginia” for her wide range of legal and civic activities throughout the Commonwealth. She has served as a Commissioner in Chancery for the Arlington County Circuit Court since 1996 and an adjunct professor of law teaching secured finance at the George Mason University School of Law since 2010. Brust is a past president of the Arlington County Bar Association and has served on the Virginia State Bar Council and the Virginia State Bar's Standing Committee on Legal Ethics. She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Washington & Lee High School Booster's Club, as well as having coached youth soccer and basketball teams for many years.

Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey’s interactive department director, Brenna Holmes, is participating in the newly launched Grow Your Base certification program. Sponsored by Salsa Labs, Inc., is a new microsite offering a free 12-class certification program for practitioners new to the nonprofit direct marketing industry or those seeking the best practices for online outreach. Through self-paced classes, participants will learn the most effective ways to increase their organization’s online support base.

Her course, “How to Create your Multi-Channel Outreach Plan to Grow Your List,” outlines strategies for nonprofit marketers to create content that can be shared on multiple platforms. Holmes will draw from her extensive background in multi-channel marketing and advocacy integration to teach participants how to integrate multiple channels into a single successful campaign; create noticeable content that leads to opt-ins; and reduce, reuse and recycle content to eliminate reinventing the wheel with each project.

Virginia Hospital Center is among the few hospitals along the east coast to offer Selenia Dimensions 3D mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis), a revolutionary new screening tool for breast cancer detection. This new technology is performed at the same time as standard digital mammography and with the same system, yet produces a 3D image of a patient’s breast which helps radiologists to see the fine details more clearly by minimizing overlapping tissue.

Brandon M. Barg was promoted to senior vice president, commercial lending at Virginia Commerce Bank. Barg started with the Bank in 2004 as branch manager in Vienna, and in 2007, moved into commercial lending, focusing on the Arlington and Alexandria markets. He is a graduate of Leadership Arlington and is actively involved with Rebuilding Together Alexandria.

Capital English Academy has opened its doors to teach adult students English as a Second Language. Offering eight levels of instruction from beginning to advanced, the Academy is looking to serve the very diverse international population in Northern Virginia. Located on the 4th Floor of the Bank of America building on Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, the school is accessible by bus or car. Students can choose from day, evening, or weekend programs and students also receive basic computer skills training. Job placement assistance is given to all program graduates. In addition, the school is able to tailor its curriculum to meet certain needs of industry, such as construction, hotel/

hospitality, food service, etc.

MemoryBanc was named the winner of the AARP Foundation Prize for Older-Adult Focused Innovation at the 2012-2013 George Washington Business Plan Competition. The competition was launched in 2009 to give students, faculty and alumni a real world experiential learning opportunity in entrepreneurship, compete for startup capital and receive mentorship, training and feedback from real business professionals.

MemoryBanc help seniors and other adults organize and manage myriad details and accounts related to their personal, financial, medical, online and household assets. Founded in 2012, MemoryBanc’s mission is to help people secure their personal information so they can easily locate it, share it or pass it onto loved ones. This privately-held company is based in Arlington. For more information, call 703-436-2827 or visit

Andrea Campbell Davison has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an associate attorney. Davison practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and financial restructuring. Previously, Davison was an associate attorney at an Am Law 200 law

firm in Washington, D.C.

Ashley R. Dobbs has been named a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. Dobbs helps clients protect and grow their corporate brand through trademark and copyright protection, licensing and franchising agreements, and compliance with advertising laws. In addition to the practice of law, Dobbs maintains a deep commitment to community service. She has served as a board member, volunteer and fundraiser for community and charitable organizations throughout her career. Currently, she is a member of the U.S. Board of Directors for PetSmart Charities, Inc.

Jennifer A. Harper has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as a shareholder. Harper focuses her practice in employment law.

Matthew P. Thielemann joined the firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an Of Counsel. Thielemann practices in the areas of intellectual property and corporate transactions, and he counsels clients on a number of issues related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, data privacy, software and data licensing. Thielemann earned his LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University Law School, his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law and his B.S. from Mississippi College.

A team of employees, family and friends from SIGAL Construction Corporation and GCS, Inc. with a donation from Merrifield Garden Center tackled a spring landscaping project at a group home in Arlington. The landscaping and improvements at the Arlington Group Home included the cutting back of overgrown vines and weeds, planting of trees and flowers, creating a small vegetable garden with mulching throughout. Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services.

Lucy Bowen McCauley, of Bowen McCauley Dance, has been appointed to Council Chair of Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees.

JBG employees volunteered more than 1,600 hours during this year’s community service effort. Among the charities helped were Food and Friends, Habitat for Humanity, Capital Area Food Bank, A Wider Circle, The American Red Cross, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, A-SPAN, Reston Interfaith and the Rock Creek Conservancy.

Joseph M. Caturano has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman as of counsel. Caturano focuses his practice in domestic relations.

WETA has selected Rick Schneider as the next WETA executive vice president and chief operating officer. Schneider is currently president and chief executive officer of Community Television Foundation of South Florida, which operates Miami public television station WPBT. Schneider will join WETA in late September and succeed Joseph B. Bruns, who is retiring after 13 years in the post.