Archive: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

ExecuTube: Matthew O'Connell of GeoEye

We've shown you Dan Mudd and Stewart Van Scoyoc and their chats with reporter Tom Heath at our Post 200 event. Next up: Matthew O'Connell, chief executive of GeoEye of Dulles. GeoEye provides geospatial imagery and works with the Defense Department and intelligence industry, among others....

By Terri Rupar | June 13, 2008; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Pearlstein on Power Brokers

* Are Washington power brokers good or bad for the system? Apparently, we can't seem to decide, writes columnist Steven Pearlstein. He calls on the examples of Vernon Jordan and Jim Johnson. *Federal authorities charged a Prince George's couple with running a $35 million mortgage rescue operation that duped lenders...

By Terri Rupar | June 13, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Post 200 Roadshow: The Accidental Home Office

Welcome to a new feature we're calling the Post 200 Roadshow. Each week or so we plan to drop in on the region's biggest companies, nonprofits, employers and law and lobby firms to have a look around and chat up their executives. This week, we stop by Chindex International, a...

By Dan Beyers | June 12, 2008; 4:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Roundup: SAIC, Cogent, Dominion Resources

From staff and wire reports *SAIC may make more acquisitions of health and energy companies to lessen its reliance on U.S. defense budgets, CEO Ken Dahlberg said. Expanding non-defense businesses through purchases is "not only good for shareholders, it does offset a drawdown in defense spending" that may occur with...

By Terri Rupar | June 12, 2008; 4:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chindex Posts Fourth-Quarter Loss

Chindex of Bethesda said it swung to a fourth-quarter loss of $2.7 million (20 cents a share), compared with a profit of $665,000 (5 cents) in the comparable period a year earlier. Revenue increased 40 percent, to $34.6 million. It attributed the loss to "non-routine year-end adjustments" and an interest...

By Terri Rupar | June 12, 2008; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Google Founder in Space?

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, center, trains in zero gravity above Northern California. (By Steve Boxall -- Associated Press) *Sergey Brin, the 34-year-old president of technology for Google, has put down a $5 million deposit for a seat aboard a Russian spacecraft, tourism company Space Adventures of Vienna said. With...

By Terri Rupar | June 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Post Co. Names New CFO

By Frank Ahrens The Washington Post Co. has named Hal S. Jones to succeed John B. "Jay" Morse Jr. as chief financial officer, the company said today. Jones, 55, is a top executive at Kaplan Inc., the education company owned by The Post Co. and its biggest revenue generator. Jones,...

By Terri Rupar | June 11, 2008; 5:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Discovery Reveals Salaries, Going-Public Details

By Frank Ahrens Discovery Communications chief executive David Zaslav, left, with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse at the Planet Green launch promotion. (By Frank Ahrens - The Washington Post) Discovery Communications Inc. chief executive David M. Zaslav made more than $18 million in cash and stock-related compensation during his first year...

By Terri Rupar | June 11, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Roundup: Steptoe & Johnson, XM, MicroStrategy, BearingPoint

From staff and wire reports *Steptoe & Johnson of the District named partner Daryl "Sandy" Chamblee as its first chief diversity partner. Chamblee will implement a firmwide diversity plan while maintaining her litigation practice in the D.C. office of the law firm, which has about 500 attorneys. Her practice focuses...

By Terri Rupar | June 11, 2008; 4:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Snyder's Executives Talk Sports Talk Radio

By Thomas Heath Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder hopes to double the ratings of his Red Zebra radio network with the $24.5 million purchase of WTEM (980) and two other stations from Clear Channel Communications, his executives said in an interview this week, the first time they have spoken about...

By Terri Rupar | June 11, 2008; 1:10 PM ET | Comments (18)

Early Briefing: Ex-Fannie CEO and the Veepstakes

*Last month, Sen. Barack Obama turned to James A. Johnson, a former Fannie Mae chief executive and Washington insider since the Carter administration, to lead the vetting of potential running mates for the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee. But four years before, as Johnson was angling for a job if...

By Terri Rupar | June 11, 2008; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Value Added: From Milking Cows To Mutual Funds

Here's Tom Heath's latest column on Washington's entrepreneurial set: I attended a lecture in downtown D.C. about a year ago to hear Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard and now a member of Republican presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John McCain's inner circle. Fiorina talked about how...

By Dan Beyers | June 10, 2008; 5:35 PM ET | Comments (20)

Roundup: XM, Kaseman, Media General

From staff and wire reports *Two bits of news on XM Satellite Radio today: The District-based company said it had settled a copyright dispute with music publisher EMI Music. The big recording companies were concerned that XM's portable Pioneer Inno music player enabled listeners to record songs. XM did not...

By Terri Rupar | June 10, 2008; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: The Ocean Is Evaporating!

It takes a bold resort town to build an ad campaign around the inevitable fiery end of all life on earth. Ocean City is that town. Staff writer David A. Fahrenthold reports that the Eastern Shore tourist mecca has rolled out "Lost"-like TV, print and Internet spots that appear to...

By Dan Beyers | June 10, 2008; 7:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill And Richard Marriott Remember Mom

By Michael Rosenwald One of the true feel good events in Corporate America is Marriott International's annual Awards of Excellence program, when the company honors employees throughout the world who do the Marriott name proud. I've attended the awards for the last few years. The food is generally good, but...

By Dan Beyers | June 9, 2008; 4:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Not Around

Mondays at noon is usually when I put up a post on some of the big stock movers of the previous week. However, I'm in Missoula, Mont., so no post this week. I'll be back next week....

By Terri Rupar | June 9, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Man In The Middle

On Mondays we turn the Business section over to coverage of the local business community: Long a champion for minority-owned businesses, Ron Adolph is stung by accusations that he hasn't done enough to diversify the contractor base. (By James M. Thresher -- The Washington Post * Ron Adolph's firm, the...

By Dan Beyers | June 9, 2008; 8:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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