The Bureau of National Affairs, a local publisher of more than 60 specialized news-letters, recently announced a number of staff changes in its sales department. Robert C. Pugh has been named director of sales and marketing. He was previously president of Tax Management Inc., a subsidiary of BNA. Robert B. Brooks, formerly marketing manager of Tax Management Inc., has been appointed marketing manager for BNA. George F. Knight, formerly managing editor of BNA's Criminal Law Reporter and Law Officer's Bulletin, has become legal services product manager. Frances B. Comer, previously assistant sales administration manager, has been appointed sales administration manager. Jean Merritt Gianfagna, formerly communications manager for Tax Management Inc., has been appointed to the new position of creative services manager for the sales department's advertising and promotion section.

BNA also recently announced a number of changes in the staff of Tax Management Inc., which provides "multi-service tax programs for tax practitioners." Sandra C. Degler bas been named managing director. She was previously marketing manager for BNA. Donald E. Broaddus will become director of planning and communications for Tax Management Inc. He has most recently been manager of BNA advertising and promotion. Dennis St. Rose, formerly BNA legal services product manager, will become product manager for Tax Management Inc.

Children's Radio Theatre, a local nonprofit organization which produces alternative radio programming for children, recently announced the formation of an advisory board of directors. The members of the board are Theresa R. Clifford, vice president of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters: Tomie de Paola, author and illustrator for children's books; Allison Hopper, a freshman at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Alexandria who has written for Children's Radio Theatre; Carol Huggins, director of programs for children and youth at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; James L. McHugh, a partner and communications law specialist in the firm Steptoe and Johnson; Floretta Dukes McKenzie, superintendent of D.C. public schools; William D. Novelli, president of Porter, Novelli and Associates, and Karen Shanor, psychologist and WRC Radio talk show host.

Frank K. Dietrich has been appointed director of international marketing for Comsat Gerneral TeleSystems Inc. He was formerly western area marketing manager for Plantronics Inc.

Alfred J. Croft has been promoted to director of administrative services for Mutual Broadcasting System. He was previously manager of that department.

David A. Walker has been named executive editor of the Journal of Financial Research, the official joint publication of the Southern and Southwestern Finance associations. Walker is an associate professor in the Georgetown University School of Business Administration.

Montatip K. Brown has been appointed managing editor of Insulation Outlook, a monthly publication of the Industrial Energy Conservation Industry.

Raymond L. Courage has been named a senior vice president of Carl Byoir & Associates, a public relations firm based in New York. Courage will remain in Washington as operational manager of the company's offices here.

The American Legion announced that Paul S. Egan has become deputy director of its legislative division. Joseph E. Miller has been named assistant director.

Herbert E. Hetu, president of the local public relations and management consultant firm of Hetu & Likstat Inc., has been named a member of the National Public Information Committee of the United Services Organization. The committee is composed of volunteers from both the private and public sectors who give public relations advice to senior U.S.O. officials.

Naomi H. Henderson has joined Goldberg/Marchesano and Associates Inc. as director of market research. She was recently president of the Prism Corp., a local market.