A former president and chief operating officer of Riggs National Corp., G. P. Clancy Jr., signed on as an executive vice president of Bank of Virginia last week.

Clancy, 42, resigned without explanation from Riggs last month and ended a 19-year banking career with the company, which he joined in 1967 as a mangement trainee.

Local banking officials, who praised Clancy's banking skills, attributed his departure to a personality conflict with Joe L. Allbritton, chairman and largest shareholder of Riggs. Clancy and Allbritton declined comment about the resignation.

At Bank of Virginia, Clancy will serve as senior credit officer for the newly forming Metropolitan D.C. Unit. He will start next Monday.

"I'm impressed with the management group at Bank of Virginia," Clancy said. "They're close, cooperative and together in spirit. That's a tribute to . . . Frederick Deane Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of Virginia Co. ."

Clancy said he is excited about the bank's aggressive move to the forefront of interstate banking.

The company is combining 32 branches of Bank of Virginia in Northern Virginia and 13 branches of Union Trust Bank in Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's counties with seven branches of Security National Bank of Washington.

Security National is expected to merge with Bank of Virginia this summer following regulatory approval.

The bank is pulling together the jurisdictions of the Greater Washington area to create a corridor of offices from Baltimore to Washington to Richmond to Norfolk, said a bank spokesman.

Clancy will oversee the credit approval and risk management functions of the Metropolitian unit.

"The plan is to emphasize the marketability of the Washington region," Clancy said.

"The area is vital to retail and the growth potential is incredible. With the exception of my three years in London, I've worked here my entire career. I know the market."

BANKING, FINANCIAL SERVICES

Four local banking professionals have joined First American Bank of Maryland as officers: R. William Kundert, formerly with First National Bank of Maryland, is assistant vice president and district manager of community banking; Pamellia G. Orosz, formerly with Central National Bank of Maryland, is branch officer for the Kensington Branch; Robert G. Scrivener, previously with Equitable Bank N. A. and Columbia Bank and Trust Co., is assistant vice president of loan operations, and John Terry Thomas, formerly with Central National Bank of Maryland, is assistant vice president of installment lending.

The Student Loan Marketing Association reelected its 21-member board of directors for an additional one-year term. Robert G. Stevens, Edward A. McCabe and Richard D. Shelby, all of Washington, were among those reelected.

First American Bank N. A., Washington promoted William A. Brown to vice president of collection for the consumer loans division; Ronald L. Miller to vice president of installment loans for the consumer loans division; and Wendy L. Livingston to assistant vice president and business development officer for the professionals and organizations division.

Scott & Stringfellow Inc., a local brokerage and financial services firm, named Aldin S. King and Brian C. Coffin vice presidents of the company. Both King and Coffin worked for Eastern Capital Inc., an brokerage firm based in Atlanta, before joining Scott & Stringfellow.

COMMUNICATIONS

COMSAT Corp. reelected 10 members to the board of directors and elected Robert G. Schwartz and Walter A. Fallon as new board members. Schwartz has been chairman of the board and director of Metropolitian Life Insurance Co. since 1983, and Fallon, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Eastman Kodak Co, directs several business organizations. Also at the meeting, Irving Goldstein was reelected as chairman of the board and chief executive officer and Marcel P. Joseph was reelected as president and chief operating officer.

J. F. Peck, an 18-year veteran of Price Waterhouse, joined the Times Journal Co. of Springfield as vice president of finance. Peck was a partner of Price Waterhouse and has directed operations of the Washington tax practice since 1978.

American Satellite Co., a Rockville communications services company, promoted Michael D. Campbell to president of the Government Systems Division. Campbell joined ASC in 1976 as general counsel and also served as senior vice president for law and administration. William C. Turnball, former assistant vice president of accounting and financial systems, was promoted to the newly created position of vice president of finance for the Government Systems Division.

Carl Byoir & Associates Inc., a subsidiary of Foote, Cone & Belding Communications Inc., named Timothy J. Doke vice president and deputy general manager of the Washington office. Doke has been with Byoir for eight years and served as vice president since 1982.

Needham Porter Novelli, a Washington public relations firm, named Merrill Rose senior vice president. Rose joined NPN in 1982 as a vice president and account group manager. Prior to that, Rose was a vice president with the Washington firm Fraser/Associates.

J. Patrick McCaffrey joined Henry J. Kaufman & Associates as senior vice president of finance and administration. McCaffrey left Richardson Myers & Donofrio of Baltimore, where he was senior vice president of finance and administration.

Northern American Communications, a telecommunications firm in Lanham, appointed William F. Barlow engineering consultant. Barlow worked with C&P Telephone Co. for 32 years.

GOVERNMENT

Curtis M. Weed, the postmaster of McLean, was named officer-in-charge of the Arlington Post Office replacing Kenneth Vlietstra, who is teaching at the William F. Bolger Management Training Academy.

INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING

General Motors Corp. elected George C. Eads vice president and chief economist. Eads will report to the vice president of GM's public affairs staff. Eads was dean of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland and served as a member of former president Jimmy Carter's Council of Economic Advisers. The appointment is effective July 1.

Vitro Corp., a systems and software engineering firm in Silver Spring, appointed four employes to the missiles branch and three employes to the undersea systems branch. In the missiles branch, Joseph R. Martini was named department head of the AEGIS department (formerly the tactical applications department); Thomas E. Conry was named department head of the integrations engineering department; Neil R. Messina was named department head of the surface weapons department, and Windsor H. Mendenhall was named assistant department head of the surface weapons department. In the undersea systems branch, Kenneth F. Hewitt was named department head of the newly created underseas weapons department; James E. Shaeffer was named department head of the undersea combat systems department, and Robert H. Schmidt was named assistant department head of the weapons system support group of the undersea technology department.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Dynalectron Corp. of McLean elected Arnold A. Toivonen corporate vice president and president of Government Services Group. Toivonen will replace Jack E. Vestal, who is retiring. Toivonen will oversee operation of Government Services Group, which has 6,250 employes at 100 locations. Group revenue totaled $220 million in 1985.

Julian S. Greenspun, deputy chief for litigation in the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice since 1979, resigned from the executive branch to join the Washington and New York law firm of Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl.

Donna D. Shewbridge was named associate regional medical-facilities manager for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Program in the Baltimore-Washington area. Shewbridge joined Kaiser Permanente in 1978 and was the manager of regional support services for the northwest region.

Cristie Upshaw Travis, formerly with Ernst and Whinney, joined Moore-Johnson Inc, a health-care consulting firm, as a senior manager.

Kettler & Scott, a construction and development company in Vienna, appointed Alvin B. Veirs Jr. and Anthony R. Lowstuter Jr. as vice presidents of the operation division. Veirs will oversee land development and building production; Lowstuter will oversee construction.

RETAIL, WHOLESALE TRADE

Jiffy Lube International Inc., the franchisor of a chain of oil-change stores, appointed three regional vice presidents: Edward F. Kelley III, senior vice president of the Eastern division in Baltimore; Richard B. Lange, vice president of the Midwest division in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Nicholas R. Greville, senior vice president of the western division in Tustin, Calif.

UTILITIES

Potomac Electric Power Co. promoted William T. Torgerson to vice president and deputy general counsel and Anthony S. Macerollo to manager of human resources. Torgerson joined Pepco in 1982 and has served as vice president of human resources since 1983. Macerollo, a 19-year veteran of the company, served as manager of industrial relations planning since 1984.