Richard Luce, research library director at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the project leader of the Library Without Walls digital library effort, was elected to serve on the National Information Standards Organization's board of directors until 2002.
NISO is a nonprofit organization that develops and promotes standards used in library services and other information-related industries.
Vice President Al Gore recently announced that he named Elizabeth Echols to the new post of executive director of his Electronic Commerce Working Group.
Echols will coordinate the development and implementation of the administration's policy on e-commerce issues, including encouraging the deployment of advanced tele-communications for all Americans. Echols has served as senior adviser to Commerce Department Secretary William Daley on telecommunications and information technology issues since last fall.
Tony Bardo, former director for civilian agencies at MCI Government Markets, this month was promoted to executive director for civilian networks at the company. Bardo received the promotion in recognition of his broader scope of responsibilities as a result of MCI's award of the General Services Administration's FTS 2001 contract.
Former Colorado congressman Dan Schaefer this month was appointed to the board of directors of JonesKnowledge.com, an online software company that focuses on adult education.
***Chris Toffales has joined DRS Technologies Inc. as senior vice president of marketing. Toffales is a former vice president of business development and advanced products at Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems.
Kathleen Flannelly has joined Tadpole-RDI Inc. as regional sales manager for the company's new government division. Prior to joining Tadpole-RDI, which specializes in selling portable Unix work-stations and servers, Flannelly was an account manager for Federal Data Corp., selling Unix workstations to the federal government.
Robert Bruce, former vice president for corporate development at Statistica Inc., this month joined InfoPro Inc. as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
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