Dean Fischer has been named executive vice president and manager of the Washington office of Daniel J. Edelman Inc., the public relations firm. He was formerly assistant secretary of state for public affairs and chief spokesman for former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr.

Frank J. Komenda has been named executive vice president with the public relations and advertising firm Richard Scott & Associates of Greenbelt. He is a member of the Maryland State Senate and a longtime Prince George's County businessman.

Phillip C. DeLuca has been promoted executive director of finance and administration with the National Captioning Institute. He was formerly director of finance and administration of NCI. June Farrell has joined NCI as director of public relations. She was formerly with the public relations department of Eastern Airlines.

Katherine Waldron has been appointed account administrator of the advertising and public relations firm The Adams Group Inc. She was formerly manager of consumer product information with the National Paint and Coatings Association.

Dorita de Lemos Down has joined van Kloberg & Associates as an associate. Down is chairman of the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs with the state of Maryland.

Sharon Rosenbush has joined WRC Radio as the advertising and promotion manager. She formerly held the same position with a San Francisco radio station.

Rhonda Serkes has joined the advertising firm W.B. Doner and Co. of Baltimore as an art director. Richard A. Levy has joined Doner as a copywriter. He was formerly a senior copywriter/agency producer with JRA Associates of Philadelphia.

C. Ronald Williams has been named an account executive with the communications management firm of E. Bruce Harrison Co.