The Epilepsy Foundation of America has appointed William M. McLin executive director of the foundation, the national voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and control of epilepsy. McLin will be responsible for directing the activities of the national organization and its 160 state and local chapters.

McLin joined the foundation's staff in 1976 and most recently was deputy executive director for government liaison. Before that, he was director of Programs for Youth at the national office of the American Cancer Society. He also served as director of program services for the Maryland division of ACS and as director of the Prince George's County unit.

McLin is a graduate of George Washington University and holds a masters degree in health education and journalism from the University of Maryland.

James M. Kearns has been named vice president of the International Finance Corp., an affiliate of the World Bank. Kearns will be in charge of finance, personnel, administration programs and budget and new development initiatives.

Matthew B. Krasner and James J. Gunter have been promoted to partners in the international accounting firm of Alexander Grant & Co.

Jay S. Wechsler has been appointed controller of the Artery Organization Inc. His responsibilities will include profit and cash flow projections and managing Artery's accounting departments.

Robert E. Nagle has been named executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Nagle, a partner in the Washington law firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross, specializes in pension issues and labor law.

PHH Group Inc. announced the appointment of Jerome W. Geckle as chief executive officer of the multiline business services company.

A. B. Polatty has been named director of production services for Coe Communications Inc.

David C. Cannon, group vice president of Handy & Harman, has been elected a member of the joint board of directors of First Maryland Bancorp and the First National Bank of Maryland.

Sam Indingaro has been elected vice president and merchandise manager for men's apparel at Lewis & Thos. Saltz.

David W. Seitz has been appointed assistant director for the Virginia Real Estate Commission.

ORI Inc. announced the promotion of Elliot Needleman to vice president, heading the company's defense systems engineering and training systems divisions.

Joanne C. Cogar, a graphic design specialist, has joined Colortone Press as an account executive.

Leroy Hoyer has been appointed general manager of Rental Tools & Equipment Co. Inc. Hoyer has been with the company in various capacities since 1959.

William J. Hamill has been named director of member services for the National Printing Equipment and Supply Association. He will be responsible for the compilation and analysis of statistical trends of exports and imports of graphic arts equipment and coordination of industry-wide market research data.

SCOTT CHASE