The National Bank of Washington has announced the promotions of John A. Gommengenger, Frederick M. Henschel and John V. Follock to executive vice presidents. Also promoted were, Manuel A. Castilla and Donald W. McVitty to senior vice presidents of the bank.
Gommengenger joined NBW in 1977 as senior vice president to coordinate the bank's international activities. He had served with the Marine Midland Bank since 1962 in a number of capacities, including administrative vice president.
Henschel has been with the bank since 1975 as a senior vice president in charge of administrative services. Before that, he was assistant vice president at Reliance Group Inc. in New York.
Pollock came to the bank in 1961 as an administrative assistant in the trust department. He was promoted to assistant trust officer in 1967, trust officer in 1968 and senior trust officer in 1971.
Castilla has been with the bank as a vice president since 1972. He began his banking career in Cuba in 1958 and has continued in the United States since his arrival in 1962. He is currently NBW's representative at the National Foreign Trade Council.
McVitty came to NBW as an assistant vice president in 1973 from Peoples Trust of New Jersey and became vice president later that year.
The board of directors of the Riggs National Bank has elected four new vice presidents in the trust department. They are: Gregory A. Caswell, Lester J. Grizzard Jr., Marjorie B. Tilch, and Basil D. Yauger.
Caswell has been with Riggs since 1966 and is currently in corporate trust administration.
Grizzard also joined the bank in 1966. He was formerly a bank examiner with the Comptroller of the Currenty.
Tilch has been with Riggs for 21 years and is in charge of the trust securities section. Yauger came to Riggs in 1962 and is in trust operations.
Jacquellue Grennan Wexler, president of Hunter College of the City University of New York, has become the first woman to serve on the board of directors of United Technologies Corp.
Wexler has been president of Hunter College since 1970 and was previously president of Webster College of St. Louis, Mo.
Joseph E. Griffia has been elected senior vice president for finance of E. C. Ernst Inc. He served as chief financial officer of Ernst in 1971 and 1972. He was elected a director of the company in 1969 while serving as vice president of I.U. International Corp. of Philadelphia.
Jay D. Maxwell, John Bacanska, and Ron Eastman have been named vice presidents, development, for Marriott Hotels.
Maxwell will be responsible for new hotel development in the north central United States and in Canada. He was a group vice president with Ramada Inns before joining Marriott.
Bacanskas will be in charges of development in the northeastern United States. He comes to Marriott from Citibank in New York, where he was a vice president in the corporate real estate division.
Eastman will assume responsibility for the southereastern United States. He previously worked for the Carlson Companies of Minneapolis, the parent company of Radisson Hotels.
Roger D. Olson has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of labor relations for Giant Food Inc. He was previously director of labor relations.
Olson joined Giant in 1967 as an intern in the personnel department and became labor relations assistant a year later. He was named manager of labor relations in 1970 and director of labor relations in 1974.
Perkins C. Pedrick has been elected by the board of trustees of the Logistics Management Institute to succeed Hugh McCullough as president and chief executive officer of the Washington consulting firm. In addition, McCullough was made chairman of the executive committee and J. Harold Denny was elected senior vice president.
Pedrick joined LMI in 1963. He resigned in 1971 to work for the State Department as deputy inspector general of the Foreign Service. He rejoined the firm in 1974 as executive vice president and technical director.
John M. Bond has been elected a vice president of The First National Bank of Maryland and will be in charge of the bank's joined First National in September after six years with Citibank in New York.
Acacia Mutual Life has elected Robert S. Fillingham senior vice president of insurance marketing operations and Eugene S. Kester vice president, marketing.
Thomas Boushal, founder of the Bank of Virginia, has been awarded the 1978 Business School Medallion by the College of William and Mary.
The faculty of the business school of William and Mary honored Boushall as "an individual whose distinguished career as a contributor to the profession of management represents the highest standards of professionalism and integrity."
Boushall, 8-4 is now honorary board chairman of the Bank of Virginia.