J. Richard Kelly has been named managing editor of the The Daily Mail in Hagerstown. He succeeds George Rash, who is retiring after 42 years with the newspaper. Rash was named managing editor in 1963.

Frank Caperton was named chairman of the Virginia Associated Press Association and Evarts W. Opie Jr. was named chairman-elect. Caperton is vice president and executive editor of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star. Opie is publisher of the Staunton Leader.

Edward A. Peters has been named vice president of network systems and technology with Network Solutions in McLean.

Diane Feldman has joined Abramson Associates Inc. as a research supervisor. Arlene Trent has been named an account supervisor.

Neil McCabe has been named a commercial credit account executive with W. B. Doner & Co. in Baltimore.

Alan B. Gibson, Corrine F. Connor, Sally Hohman and John Cozart have joined the staff of the public relations firm of Gray and Co.

Eric B. Easton has been appointed vice president of marketing with Business Publishers Inc. Richard N. Billings has been named editorial director.

Monie Upham has been promoted to manager of the Hechinger store in Springfield. BANKING

Linda Parke Gallagher has been appointed senior vice president for corporate affairs with the Federal National Mortgage Association. She was formerly executive director of the Alliance to Save Energy.

Kathleen W. Collins and William D. Wooten have been promoted to senior vice presidents at the National Bank of Washington.

Sarah A. Tudor has been elected vice president of the Central National Bank of Maryland.

Barbara E. Clark has been named president of Word Processors Inc.

Nancy Beckman has been named manager of public relations with The Source.

Michael S. Ney has been appointed vice president and chief administrative officer with Paul S. Forbes and Associates Inc.

Nancy Parrish has been promoted to account supervisor with Ketchum Direct/Washington, a unit of Ketchum Communications Inc.