James E. Murray will join the law firm of Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell & Petty as a partner and head of the Washington office. Murray is president of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae).

Dr. Robert M. Greenburg of Reston has been elected president of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Jonah Shacknai has established a law firm in Washington. Shacknai was formerly counsel to Rep. James H. Scheuer (D-N.Y.).

Sylvia S. Fogelman has joined Doctors Related Services, a practice management consulting firm exclusively for the dental profession.

Peter Chauncey has been appointed medical facility administrator of the Kaiser-Georgetown Community Health Plan's Springfield center.

Peter E. Kaplan has joined the law firm of Witkowski, Weiner, McCaffrey and Brodsky. He was formerly a senior staff vice president with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

Thomas W. Flynn has been appointed chairman of the board of trustees of Hadley Memorial Hospital.

William M. Stanton has been named vice president and manager of the Washington office of Meidinger Inc., a human and financial management consulting firm.

William Robinson has joined the sales staff of Advanced Composition Inc. in Rockville.

Douglas B. Hendrick and Robert K. Reed have been named vice presidents of Harbridge House Inc., an international management consulting and education firm. Sandra A. Rubico has been named a partner of the firm.

Donald E. Kirkman has been named controller of Earle Palmer Brown & Associates.

Sylvia A. Straub has been named assistant vice president for public relations with the management and communications consulting firm R. J. Sobus & Partners Ltd. Also joining the Bethesda firm are Ellen Dubin as a management consultant and Elizabeth Rubacky as an account executive.

Rollie Oatley Jr. has been appointed director of placement at the University of Virginia's Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Kenneth E. Payne has been named president-elect of the Licensing Executives Society U.S.A./Canada. Payne is a partner in the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

C. B. McKinney has been appointed vice president for marketing and sales with Design Resource International.

Alexander L. Keyes has been named an associate with the architectural firm of Barkley Pierce O'Malley.

Alfonso Blanco has been promoted to vice president and controller of the Smith-Sternau Organization Inc., a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Group Associates Inc. Blanco is president of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Accountants.