Hechinger Co. recently promoted four employes, including S. Ross Hechinger, son of the retail chain's president, John M. Hechinger.

S. Ross Hechinger was promoted to director of operations and will manage the firm's facility in Landover. He had been the company's traffic manager.

Jerry Brase was promoted from merchandise administrator for housewares and paint to merchandiser for growing garden and paint.

Jones Taylor, a Hechinger employe for three years, was promoted from receiving manager to traffic manager.

Pat Merrifield was promoted from sales manager of the company's Springfield store to store manager of its Hybla Valley, Virginia store.

Robert J. Lewis has been elected chairman of the board of directors of United Savings and Loan of Northern Virginia. Lewis is vice president of the Holladay Corp., a real estate firm.

Edward J. Moore has been named director of the programming services division for International Business Services Inc. Moore has more than 20 years' experience in statistical analysis and software development and implementation. Previously, he was with United Computing Systems Inc. and Infodata Systems Inc.

Stephen A. Clements has been named assistant vice president of General Business Services Inc. of Rockville. He formerly worked for the Wilkins Coffee Co. as a controller and for Barber and Ross, a Virginia building supply and construction firm.

Joseph W. Walsh, a former labor union official, has been appointed associate administrator for safety in the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration.

Walsh has served as vice president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen since 1973. Prior to that, he was the union's grand lodge representative for six years. From 1946 to 1968, Walsh worked in various positions in the signal department at the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

Henry Adams Inc., a mechanical and electrical consulting firm with offices in Towson, recently announced the election of the following officers: H. Donald Glaser, chairman of the board; John F. Grice, president/treasurer; Joseph J. Hickey, senior vice president/secretary; Arthur E. Wheeler, senior vice president; and Richard Bradley VI, vice president.

Stephanie Saunders Fouch has been named vice president and director of account services for Weitzman, Dym & Associates.

Prior to joining the agency, Fouch was an account executive with Benton & Bowles Inc. in New York. Before that she worked for Chirug & Cairns Inc. in New York and served as an editorial consultant for New Dawn magazine.

John W. Charlton and Richard T. Moreland have been promoted to assistant managers of the D.C. branch of The Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Baltimore.

Charlton joined the Baltimore home office in 1973 and has been serving as a special agent in the Miami branch since 1977. Moreland joined the F&D as a special agent in the Tampa, Fla., branch in 1976 and came to the home office's agency department staff in 1977.

Raymond L. Bragg Jr. has been named executive director of the American Petroleum Refiners Association, a trade association representing 65 smallindependent refiners.

Before joining the association in May as director of legislative affairs, Bragg served as administrative assistant and executive secretary to Sen. Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia.