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Betsy Brummer was named marketing manager for Avaya in the mid-Atlantic region. She will be based in Reston, Va., and will be responsible for marketing activities including demand creation, market penetration, branding campaigns and customer events. Brummer was previously national public relations manager at Computer Sciences Corp.

Hosting services provider ServerVault of Springfield, Va., named G. Wilson Miller as its chief scientist. He will run the company's research and development laboratory. Miller was most recently at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The company also named Mark Laudenslager as its director of operations. He will direct customer provisioning and customer care. Laudenslager was most recently at Capital One Financial Corp.

Edge Technologies, Fairfax, Va., hired Richard Rose as chief financial officer. He will be responsible for leadership in obtaining investment capital, supervision of all financial transactions and implementation of new benefits programs. Before joining Edge, Rose was employed at Sonus Communications Inc., Penril DataComm Networks and Netrix Corp. Edge provides Web-based network management and enterprisewide portal solutions.

Ottawa, Canada-based FreeBalance Inc., a provider of e-government solutions, appointed Mark O'Connor as product manager of eGovernment and James Chartrand as senior product architecht. The firm also promoted Grice Mulligan to manager of Global Solutions. O'Connor will manage the entire lifecycle of FreeBalance's e-government products. Chartrand will provide technology insight, direction and vision to the design and development of the firm's e-government products. And Mulligan will be responsible for penetrating and developing new markets for FreeBalance products.Suren Gupta has been appointed head of global operations and information services at AirClic Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa. Gupta was most recently senior vice president of information technology at GMAC Residential. The firm also elected Harvey Golub as chairman of the board and Phillip Riese as director and chief executive officer. Golub recently retired as CEO of American Express Co. Riese was most recently CEO of OptiMark Inc., a provider of technology systems to electronic markets. AirClic provides technology to transform portable Web devices like a cell phone into a remote control for consumer applications.

Marie "Terry" Weaver and Michele Heffner have been selected as directors in the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy in Washington. Weaver will head the Office of IT Accommodation. That office is responsible for ensuring that technology is accessible to people with disabilities. Heffner will be in charge of the Office of Interagency IT Strategies. That office provides management support to the CIO Council, the Information Technology Resources Board and the Procurement Executive Council.

ITT Industries, Clifton, N.J., appointed Steven Gaffney as president and general manager of ITT Industries, Aviation Division. He was previously vice president and director of programs for ITT since 1998. The company is a supplier of electronic protection and communication, navigation and identification systems for the armed forces of the United States and allied nations.

The Aerospace Industries Association in Washington announced the members of its 2001 executive committee. Michael Brown of Litton Industries Inc., Daniel Burnham of Raytheon Co., Nicholas Chabraja of General Dynamics Corp., Vance Coffman of Lockheed Martin Corp., John Douglass of AIA, Robert Johnson of Honeywell Aerospace, Karl Krapek of United Technologies Corp., Marshall Larsen of BFGoodrich Aerospace, Mark Ronald of BAE Systems North America and Harry Stonecipher of The Boeing Co. Krapek is chairman, Larsen is vice chairman, Douglass is president and CEO, and George Copsey is secretary-treasurer. The group also appointed Richard Foley, vice president of contracts for Raytheon Co., as chair of the association's Procurement and Finance Council.

Sytex Inc., Doylestown, Pa., has appointed two vice presidents. William Doyle of the Special Operations Division in Vienna, Va., has been appointed vice president of Intelligence Operations. Michael Karpinsky of the Technical Management and Support Group in Augusta, Ga., has been appointed vice president of Tactical and Training Support Operations.

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