Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations firm based in New York, has promoted Carolyn Teiger to vice president in its Washington office, its third-largest. Recently, Teiger, a former deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for the Commerce Department, worked on the White House's Young Astronaut Program. The firm also appointed Diana Conconi, formerly a free-lance public relations specialist, to account representative in the media relations department.
K. Barry Schochet, a former counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and partner in the Washington law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Tunney, has joined the Washington public relations firm of Gray & Co. Inc. as a vice president on its international business staff. International division head Alejandro Orfila characterized Schochet's appointment as "a sign of our commitment to providing quality international business investment and trade consulting services."
MCI Communications Inc. in Washington has named Gerald J. Kovach senior vice president of regulatory and public policy, effective Jan. 1. Kovach, currently chief counsel of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, will replace Eugene Eidenberg, who was named president of MCI's new Pacific division, based in San Francisco. Kovach will report to V. Orville Wright, MCI president and chief operating officer.
Govatos Dunn Inc., an Alexandria-based advertising and public relations firm, has named Robert C. Engle an account executive. He was formerly press secretary to Rep. Don Ritter (R-Penn.) and, before that, a press aide to Rep. Dan Mica (D-Fla.) and Sen. Paula Hawkins (R.-Fla.). The firm also promoted Mary-Liz Meany to senior account executive and Nancy Decko to administrative assistant.
Washington Journalism Review has appointed Barbara Matusow, a free-lance writer specializing in media-related topics and a 15-year veteran of radio and television news, to the post of senior contributing editor. Matusow will write regularly for the magazine and will consult on special projects, said Washington Journalism Review Publisher Jessica Catto.
Edward J. Burakowski is leaving his post as vice president of association affairs at the National Cable Television Association to join Studioline Cable Stereo in Reston on Jan. 2. He will be director of marketing for the nine-channel, 24-hour-a-day cable service.
Telecom Plus International Inc., a New York-based supplier of telephone systmes, has named Jim LaRosa president of its Columbia, Md., subsidiary, Telecom Plus Chesapeake Bay Inc. He was formerly a vice president of the parent company.
Keith Fuller, who is retiring as president and general manager of the Associated Press, has been elected a director of Gannett Co. Inc., the Rosslyn-based newspaper publisher. Gannett also announced the promotions of Robert A. Dubill to the newly created post of assistant executive editor for night operations at USA Today, and of Nancy Monaghan, currently national news editor, who will succeed Dubill as managing news editor. Finally, William O. Hider, vice president of telecommunications at USA Today, Gannett's national newspaper, has been elected a trustee of the Capitol Insitute of Technology, an engineering college in Laurel.