Shiva Sastry has been named research director of the National Pest Control Association.

Jared O. Blum has been named vice president and legal counsel and Robert J. Levering has been named director of government and consumer affairs for the Direct Selling Association.

Robert H. Moore, vice president of Alexander & Alexander Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Insurance Brokers. He will also serve as vice president of the association's Laws and Litigation Committee.

Thomas J. Cunningham Jr. has been appointed director of public affairs for the National Moving and Storage Association.

Colin Holden has been appointed executive director of the Washington, D.C., Area Trucking Association Inc.

Mary Banyas has joined the Springfield Mall Merchants Association as assistant marketing director.

John W. Nothwang has joined the American Bankers Association as director of the bank personnel division.

Catherine E. Rudder has been appointed assistant director of the American Political Science Association.

The Maritime Administrative Bar Association has recently elected these officers for one-year terms:

Eliot J. Halperin, of Graham & James, is the new president; Edward M. Shea, of Ragan & Mason, is vice president; Willliam Karas, of Galland, Kharasch, Calkins & Short, is secretary-treasurer; and Robert McGeorge, of Johnston, McGeorge & Davidson, becomes a member of the association's executive committee.