March 17, 2010 – Preston | Reffett, LLC has added Margaret Gottlieb as its newest managing director in the firm’s government search practice based out of its Fairfax, Virginia office. Ms. Gottlieb previously served as a managing director of Foster Partners, a KPMG-affiliate, retained executive search firm. At Foster Partners, she handled business development and conducted executive searches for a wide array of prominent private and public sector clients. Her efforts were focused on engagements for the U.S. Government including: the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Personnel Management, Government Accounting Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Earlier in her career, Ms. Gottlieb specialized in federal and state legislative and public affairs. In a joint statement, founding partners Gary Preston and Bill Reffett said: “Everyone in the firm is thrilled that Mag has joined the team. Her deep experience in the public sector will be invaluable as the firm continues to expand into new areas.” Preston | Reffett is a boutique, retained executive search practice with offices in Seattle, Philadelphia, Fairfax VA, Richmond VA, Greensboro NC, Buffalo NY, New York City.