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James L. Knott, Jr. Lí85, of the United States Agency for International Development, was sworn in as the USAID Mission Director for Mozambique in March. According to the agency, the program Knott will direct ďcomprises development assistance in the areas of economic growth, strengthening democracy, health services, private-sector support, and food aid.Ē

Thomas P. Pinansky Lí85, was reelected Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Council of the American Chambers of Commerce. He is an attorney with Kim, Shin & Yu in Seoul, South Korea.

David B. Cohen Cí81, EASí81, Gí81, WGí86, Lí86 was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs by Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Gale Norton.

Melinda P. Rudolph Cí78, Lí86 was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dorothy Attwood Gí83, Lí87 is Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. The Bureau plays a central role in coordinating homeland security on the communications infrastructure.

Joan M. Corcoran Lí87 was named a partner at Saul Ewing, LLP. Corcoran currently practices in the firmís Baltimore office as a member of the Business Department where she concentrates her practice in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

Hector Gonzalez Lí88 was appointed Chairman of New York Cityís Civilian Complaint Review Board by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Gonzalez was also named a partner of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, where he has practiced since 1999.

Melissa Allison Warren Lí88, formerly of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, joined Venable, Baetjer & Howardís corporate and securities practice as a partner in the firmís Baltimore office.

Steven G. Winters Wí82, Lí88, a partner in Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohenís Private Client Services Group, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

Joseph Franzetta Lí89, was named Senior Vice President of corporate development and strategic partnerships at GoldPocket Interactive, which designs innovative television programming and technology. The company is based in Los Angeles.

Chaim Edward Galfand Lí89 serves as a rabbi for middle school students at Perelman Jewish Day School, where he teaches rabbinic texts. He was formerly an attorney with Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson in Philadelphia.

Edward P. Grosz Lí89 became a member of Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. in New York City. He practices litigation with a concentration in complex commercial disputes, securities matters, and mass tort cases.

(James) Denny Shupe Lí89, an attorney with Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, was selected to join the Philadelphia Army/Navy Host Committee, which is comprised of business and political leaders in Pennsylvania and New Jersey whose purpose is to keep Philadelphia the home of the Army/Navy football game. Philadelphia has hosted the games 76 times since 1899. He is also president of the USO-Philadelphia.

 
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