During its annual gala celebration Saturday, the Ibero American Chamber of Commerce named Lila Dominguez its 1983 Hispanic Businessperson of the Year and Aragon Trucking Corp. of Arlington its Hispanic Small Business of the Year.
Dominguez is managing partner of Alta Enterprises Inc., a real estate management and investment firm in Washington. A native of Puerto Rico, she has lived in Washington for 35 years and is a member of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women and the Puerto Rican-American Women's League. Dominguez is a founding member of the Ibero-American Chamber of Commerce and a former chamber vice chairperson.
She currently heads the chamber's public affairs committee. She also is a former board member of the Mayor's Minority Business Opportunity Commission and the Barney Neighborhood House, which provides social services in the city's Adams Morgan neighborhood.
Aragon Trucking Corp., a refuse trucking company, was established in March 1982 by President Carlos Aragon, Vice President Carlos Rodriguez, Secretary Rolando Ortiz and Treasurer Eduardo Rodriguez. With the company's single truck, Aragon and Carlos Rodriguez serve about 100 continuing accounts in Washington and Northern Virginia. The company grossed $100,000 in its first year of business, from March 1982 until March 1983.
The Ibero American chamber, founded in 1976, assists Hispanic businesses setting up in the area, and provides a link between the Hispanic community and local Hispanic businesses and the same sectors in non-Hispanic communities. The chamber is also involved in international trade with Hispanic companies elsewhere.
Washington's Hispanic community is estimated at 17,000 by the 1980 Census, but a survey conducted last year for the local Hispanic radio station, Radio Mundo, found an estimated Hispanic population of 50,000 in the city. ASSOCIATIONS
Joseph Hutnyan has been named vice president and director of communications of the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, effective July 1. Hutnyan is Washington bureau chief of American Banker. Rebecca Laird has been named vice president and chief regulatory counsel. Laird was formerly senior associate general counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Peter Knight has been named director of mortgage finance of NAMSB, effective July 1. Knight is with the National Association of Realtors. The National Association of Mutual Savings Banks will consolidate on Nov. 1 with the National Savings and Loan League to form the National Council of Savings Associations.
Milton E. Mitler, David A. Roe, Robert A. Adams, Ed Zier, Stephen A. Bokat, Roy C. Fletcher and R. Bruce Josten have been promoted to vice presidents of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
William P. Steinkuller has been named chief executive officer of the Association of Interior Decor Specialists Inc. COMMUNICATIONS
Wayne H. Valis has formed the counseling firm Valis Associates and will be associated with Hill & Knowlton Inc. to provide government relations services. Valis was formerly special assistant to President Reagan for public liaison.
Bartley D. Walsh has been named vice president and general manager of the NBC-owned radio station, WRC. Walsh is also vice president and general manager of NBC radio station WKYS-FM.
Albert C. Smith III has been named general manager of Publisher's Auxiliary, a trade publication for the community newspaper industry. Smith was formerly advertising manager of the Florence (Ala.) Times-Tri Cities Daily.
Theodore H. Schell has been named president of Real Estate Communications Corp., a new Satellite Business Systems subsidiary. RealCom will provide packaged end-to-end telecommunications services to tenants in new and existing multi-tenant office buildings. Schell was formerly vice president of strategic and corporate planning with the Urban Investment and Development Co. of Chicago.
Fred S. Knight has been appointed director of telecommunications services of the Bertman Corp. in Vienna. Knight was formerly manager of telecommunications with the International City Management Association. BANKING
Edward J. Stark has been named corporate secretary of American Security Corp. and cashier of American Security Bank. Stark is also vice president of both organizations. F. Dale Hall Jr. has been elected vice president of American Security Corp. and president of American Security Insurance Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary. Hall was formerly vice president and general manager of Walker and Dunlop Inc.
Charles L. Blanchetti has been promoted to vice president of Arlington Mortgage Co., a subsidiary of First Virginia Bank. Helen H. Blake and Lillian M. Burgess have been promoted to assistant vice presidents.
G. Duane Vieth has been elected a member of the board of directors of Madison National Bank and its holding company, James Madison Ltd. He has been a partner in the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter since 1954. Barbara A. Matthews and John D. Allen Sr. have been promoted to assistant cashiers.
William A. Schultheis Jr., Joseph R. Urbanski and Robert N. Sibley have been named vice presidents of Provident Savings Bank. Charles L. Lentz has been appointed to the newly created post of secretary. Lentz is also vice president and treasurer.
Doris A. Gentry has been named senior vice president in charge of funds management and corporate planning at First American Bank of Maryland. Gentry formerly directed the consulting and education division at Olson Research Associates Inc. in Greenbelt.
Continental Bank and Trust Co. of Springfield has elected a new board of directors. Marvin Jacobs, president of Bea-Mar Associates in Vienna, has been named chairman of the board. David Dickens, president of Master Print Inc. in Newington, Va., has been named vice chairman. K. R. Augst, president of A&P Water and Sewer in Fairfax, Gerald L. Corbin, owner of Jerry's Barber Shop in Springfield, and Robert J. McDonough, president and chief executive officer of Continental Bank, were elected directors.
Mark G. Griffin has been elected to the board of directors of McLachlen National Bank. Griffin is a partner of the law firm Lambert, Griffin & McGovern.
Christopher Kallivokas has been named vice president for real estate of Capital Bank. George C. Andreas has been elected to the bank's board of directors.
L. Winfield Ogden has been promoted to vice president of the Bank of America's investment banking group.
James H. Harrison has been promoted to president of First American Savings and Loan Association. Harrison had been executive vice president of the association since 1967. Harrison succeeds Robert V. H. Duncan, who has been named president emeritus.
Alan R. Parker has been named president and R. D. Jones chief executive officer of the American Indian National Bank. Parker has been an attorney in private practice and also is a member of the AINB board of directors. Jones was formerly president and chief executive officer of community banks in Kansas.
David W. Steinman has been named senior vice president of Suburban Bank's corporate lending group. Steinman was formerly vice president and chief real estate lending officer of Bank One of Columbus, Ohio.
J. Kent Thompson has been promoted to assistant vice president of First & Merchants National Bank of Richmond.
Michael T. Flynn has been named regional vice president for Montgomery County of Maryland National Bank. NONPROFIT SECTOR
E. Burns McLindon has been reelected national chairman of the National Kidney Foundation Inc. McLindon is administrative partner of the Bethesda accounting firm Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell.
Elizabeth Downes has been named senior vice president for planning and institutional development of the Washington Center, a private educational organization. Michael B. Smith has been named vice president for facilities and student life.
Edwin B. Stear has been elected to the board of trustees of Analytic Services Inc., an independent organization engaged in research in advanced systems, health services and information systems. Stear is an associate dean for research at the University of Washington. He was formerly chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force.
Stephen M. Delfin has been named director of public relations of United Way of America. He was formerly director of media relations and advertising.
Robert B. Johnson has been appointed executive director of American Youth Hostels Inc. Johnson has been acting director since September 1982. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
John W. Rosenblum, acting dean of The Colgate-Darden Graduate School of Business Adminstration of the University of Virginia, has been appointed dean of the school effective July 1. Rosenblum joined the Darden School faculty in 1979 after 10 years on the faculty of Harvard Business School. In 1980 he was named associate dean for academic affairs at Darden, a post he held until becoming acting dean in 1982.
Jacob I. Bregman has been named vice president of Dynamac Corp. in Rockville. Bregman founded WAPORA Inc. in 1969, and served as its president until November 1982. He was deputy assistant secretary of the Interior Department from 1967 until 1969.