Joel Anne Hawthorne has been appointed director of sales and marketing with the Ramada Hotel in Old Town. She was formerly sales manager with the Old Town Holiday Inn.

Rene Sauthier has been appointed general manager of the Madison Hotel and the Dolley Madison Hotel. He was formerly general manager of The Pierre in New York.

Sandra L. Feldman has joined the Georgetown Hotel as an account executive.

Thomas L. Hurst has been named president of the Kronheim Distributing Company in Baltimore. He was formerly vice president and general manager with the firm.

Louise C. Schneider has been named regional director of tour and travel sales with the Potomac Hotel Group. She was formerly a manager of tour and travel sales with Holiday Inns.

Cecilia Kirby has been named assistant Washington representative with the American Hotel & Motel Association.

Dennis C. Murphy has joined the catering firm Martin's Inc. as director of sales. He was formerly an industrial development representative with the Maryland State Department of Economic and Community Development.

Patsy Humphrey has been named sales manager with the Olde Colony Motor Lodge in Alexandria.

Denis Charles has been named director of food and beverage with the Mayflower Hotel. He was formerly resident manager of the Parker House in Boston.