Alfred J. Hayre has been named treasurer and a vice president of the National Geographic Society, succeeding Hilleary Hoskinson, who has retired. Hayre started as an employe in the National Geographic mail room in 1944 and then went on to work in the cartographic division and accounting division before becoming assistant treasurer of the society in 1976.

Nour David, Washington bureau chief of News Photos Worldwide, has been elected president of the White House News Photographers Association. Bernie Boston of the Los Angeles Times was elected vice president; Wendy Wilkinson of NBC News, secretary, and Mitch Koppelman of UPI, treasurer.

The Washington professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, recently named to its hall of fame David Brinkley of ABC News; Allan W. Cromley, Washington bureau chief for the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma City Times; Mary McGrory, columnist for The Washington Post; Alan J. Otten, London bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, and Chalmers M. Roberts, former senior diplomatic reporter for The Washington Post.

Gannett Co. Inc. has announced the appointments of several managing editors to the staff of USA Today, a national newspaper scheduled for publication this fall. Nancy J. Woodhull has been named managing editor, news; J. Taylor Buckley Jr., managing editor, money; Henry M. Freeman, managing editor, sports; Sheryl J. Bills, managing editor, life, and Richard A. Curtis, managing editor, graphics and photography.

David Dusthimer has been named to assistant vice president of Reston Publishing Co. He will continue to serve as senior editor and director of the company's regional editor program.

Washington Independent Writers recently elected as its president Daniel Rapoport, contributing editor of the National Journal. Freelancers Jeff Stein, Phyllis E. Lehmann and Jerry Stilkind were also elected officers of the association.

Joyce A. Everett has been appointed vice president of administrative services for Comsearch Inc., a company that provides engineering services for satellite earth stations, cellular radio and microwave systems.

Bennetta B. Washington has joined the public relations firm of van Kloberg & Associates as a senior associate.

Lawrence F. Mihlon has been named president of the Washington division of Manning, Selvage & Lee Inc., succeeding Jean O. Rainey, who has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer of the public relations firm's office here. Mihlon was formerly vice president of corporate relations at the Singer Co.

Andrew F. Tully Jr., an author and syndicated columnist for McNaught Syndicate, has been named the Heritage Foundation Distinguished Journalism Fellow of 1982-'83. Tully will use his fellowship to write a book on the Central Intelligence Agency, according to the foundation.

Harold J. Detlefs has been elected vice president of marketing for Comsat General Telesystems. Detlefs was formerly national sales manager for Digital Communications Corp.

Heather M. David has been promoted to senior vice president of Wagner & Baroody Inc. She has been the account executive for the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research since 1975.

Howard F. Roycroft, a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, has become a member of the board of United Television Inc.

Mary Jane Kolar has been named executive director of Women in Communications Inc. She was previously director of education for the National Moving and Storage Association.

William D. Bradford, professor of finance at the University of Maryland, has been named a member of the board of economists of Black Enterprise magazine.

Harry Linowes, managing partner of the accounting firm Leopold & Linowes, has been elected to the advisory board of WAMU-FM.

Marilyn Hayden has been promoted to manager of special projects at WJLA-TV. She was formerly an account executive.

Betty Kirkland has been named director of promotion and advertising for WGMS-AM/FM. She was previously president of Newsbreakers Inc.