Former D.C. Mayor Walter E. Washington has been elected to the board of directors of District Realty Title Insurance Corp.

Washington, who was the first elected mayor of the Nation's Capital in 104 years, is a career public housing official. He rose through the ranks to become executive director of the National Capital Housing Authority and later chairman of Public Housing Authority of New York City, the nation's largest effort for low-income families.

Washington is currently a resident partner in the law firm of Burns, Jackson, Miller, Summit and Washington. He also serves on the boards of the National Permanent Federal Savings and Loan Association and Woodward & Lothrop.

James P. Wayne has joined The Washington Post Co. as director of Human Resources Planning.

Former Virginia governor, Mills E. Godwin, has been elected to the board of American Electric Power Co., the parent company of seven electric utilities serving seven East-Central states.

Catherine Geneva Sharp has joined the Hechinger Co. as director of personnel.

Gerald J. Smith has been named convention sales manager at the new Bethesda Marriott Hotel, specializing in government group sales.

John G. Moran has been appointed assistant vice president and director of marketing of Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Three top level management changes have been made at Atlantic Telephone Co. of Rockville. The new chairman and chief executive officer is John F. McShea. Roger McShea has been named president and James C. Mitchell has been named executive vice president.

University of Maryland professor Martin J. Gannon has been awarded a $1,500 prize by the National Asssociation of Temporary Services for research dealing with the economic and social roles played by the temporary help industry.

David Gorin has been named director of Programs for the American National Metric Council.

DeWayne C. Cuthbertson has been elected vice president for employe relations for Government Employees Life Insurance Co.

Several top executives changes have been announced by Newsweek. David Auchincloss, executive vice president and publisher of the domestic magazine, will step down as publisher to work on special projects with president Peter A. Derow. Mark M. Edmiston, president of Newsweek International and a vice president of Newsweek Inc., has been named an executive vice president of Newsweek Inc.

Charles J. Kennedy, senior vice president and advertising director, has been named senior vice president and publisher. James W. Allbaugh succeeds Kennedy as advertising director. Howard W. Smith will become the president of Newsweek International and a vice president of Newsweek Inc.

Lawrence L. Rodberg, president of Burlington Northern Air Freight Inc., has been re-elected president of the Air Freight Forwarders Association of America.

J. P. Bolduc has been elected a vice president in the institutional management consulting division of Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

William J. Walsh III, William Crowley and Joe Widmayer have been promoted to vice presidents of the Donohoe Companies.

Lois A. Craig has been named a director of the National Institute of Building Sciences.