Bank of Columbia, N.A. of Washington has elected Quinton N. Marsh senior vice president and cashier. He was named to that position that day after his retirement from American Security Bank, where he had worked for 31 years.

Marsh was most recently vice president and general auditor in charge of the auditing and security division at American Security.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has named John L. Bohraus senior vice president for leasing and acquisition.

Bohraus is a former vice president of B. F. Saul Advisory Co., the B. F. Saul Co. subsidiary that acts as manager and advisor to the B. F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust.

First Mortgage Corp. of Richmond, an affiliate of First & Merchants National Bank, has elected Claude R. Davenport Jr. chairman and Don Vaden, president.

Davenport, who has been with the company since 1950, was named president in 1962. Vaden, who succeeds Davenport in the presidency, has been executive vice president since 1972.

Pierre Lalire has joined Woodward and Lothrop as divisional vice president in charge of visual merchandising. Lalire comes to Woodies from Gimbels of New York, where he was director of visual merchandising.

Woodard Industries, Inc., of Beltsville has promoted three to vice president. Stephen G. Woodard will head up operations. Phyllis H. Woodard will be responsible for administration and public relations and Stanley H. Caplan is the new VP for sales.

Wall Shipping Co., Inc., freight forwarders and air cargo agents, has promoted Frank S. Ward to executive vice president. Ward has been vice president and manager of the company's Dulles Airport office.

Wall also promoted Carlos A. Soto to vice president in charge of operations. Soto headed up international operations at the Dulles office.

Former Washington Senator pitcher James J. Hannan has been elected an assistant vice president for sales in the Washington office of Reynolds Securities, Inc. He joined Reynolds in 1971.

Two former officials of the Ford administration have taken new jobs in the public relations business in Washington.

William I. Greener Jr. is the new vice president at Carl Byoir & Associates, Inc. Greener was assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in July 1976 when he left to become deputy chairman for communications for the President Ford committee.

Greener succeeds Lewis M. Helm in Byoir's Washington office. Helm, also a former government official, now heads his own public relations firm, Capitol Counselors, also in Washington.

Hill and Knowlton, Inc., has named Larry Speakes vice president in the public relations company's Washington office. Speakes was assistant press secretary in the White House from 1974 to 1977. Since then he has been press secretary for President Ford's transition office.

Former U.S. ambassador to Hungary Eugene V. McAuliffe has been named president of United Technologies, Inc.

Howard Monderer has been promoted to vice president for law in the Washington office of the National Broadcasting Co. He has been an attorney in NBC's Washington office since 1958.

New president of the National Association of Manufacturers is Heath Larry, who left his position as vice chairman of U.S. Steel to devote full time to the NAM job. Larry had been NAM chairman.

The NAM's former vice chairman, Harry K. Wells, has taken on the duties of the association's chairman. Wells is chairman and president of McCormick & Co., Inc., of Hunt Valley, Md.

The American Petroleum Institute has appointed C.T. Sawyer vice president in charge of industry affairs. Sawyer has been API's director of transportation.

New officers of the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, Inc., are: president, Kenneth R. Tash, general manager, Typographic Service, Inc.: first vice president, M. Ronald Browne, research director, The Washington Post: second vice president, Dorothy Kerr, president, Dorothy Kerr & Associates.

Roth Theatres executive vice president Ned Glaser has been elected president of the Virginia chapter of the National Association of Theater Owners. He was previously the organization's secretary and is also treasurer of the D.C. chapter.