Wayne Fowble, a truck driver for Giant Food Inc., won first place in the Tank Truck category at the American Trucking Association's 1983 National Truck Roadeo in Fort Worth. It was the first time in 18 years that a local driver has won the tank truck competition.

Fowble has been driving for Giant for eight years and has never had a "preventable accident," Giant officials said. He was awarded $1,000, a trophy and a gold belt buckle, after scoring highest in written tests and on road manuevers.

Wayne R. Wilver has been named vice president for finance and business management and treasurer of the U.S. Committee for Energy Awareness. USCEA is a public information organization of electric power producers, major electricity consumers and suppliers of utilities equipment and services. Wilver was formerly chief financial executive of General Electric's mobile communications business division. He had been with General Electric for 28 years.

Christopher L. Crawford has been named director of the operations group of the American Bankers Association. Crawford was formerly associate director of the operations group. He succeeds Charles F. Bates. Bates has been named executive vice president and general manager of the Atlanta-based resaerch and consulting firm of Electronic Banking Inc.

Hays T. Watkins, Daniel M. Galbreath and Jewel Lafontant have been elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Watkins is chairman and chief executive of CSX Corp. in Richmond. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Virginia, Black & Decker Manufacturing Co., the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad and Westinghouse Electric Corp. Galbreath is a partner of the John W. Galbreath Co. in Ohio; president of the Pittsburgh Athletic Co., and chairman of Galbreath-Ruffin Corp. in New York. Lafontant is president of the Chicago law firm of Lafontant, Wilkins, Jones & Ware. She also serves on the boards of directors of Mobil Corp., Trans World Airlines and Continental Bank.

William P. Simons III, president of Rust Jackson-Cross Insurance Associates, has assumed the presidency of the District of Columbia chapter of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters.

John J. Martin, vice president and general manager of the Bendix Advanced Technology Center, has been appointed by Gov. Harold Hughes to chair the newly established Maryland High Technology Roundtable. The roundtable is comprised of of businessmen, politicians and educators and will advise state government in its attempt to attract and retain high-technology business in Maryland.

Madelyn Rushbrook has been appointed president of the Association for International Children and Youth (AICY), which distributes educational and vocational materials to children overseas. Rushbrook is currently with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Bethesda.

Retired general Andrew Goodpaster has been elected president of the Institute for Defense Analyses, effective Oct. 1. Before retiring from the Army in 1981, Goodpaster served as director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,; deputy U.S. commander in Vietnam; supreme allied commander in Europe and superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy. He also served as staff secretary to President Eisenhower.

Alford Ottley has been elected to a second term as chairman of the National Capital Area Chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Other new officers are: Elaine Hamilton, vice chairman, Barbara Fenton, chapter treasurer, and Marion Malone, chapter secretary.