A story in Monday's Washington Business failed to state that Cynthia Wein, who had been named membership director of Great Inns of America, also will continue as chairman of her firm, Creative Planning International, a meeting planning and marketing consulting firm. (Published 6/5/87)

The strong demand for private-sector executives in association management is continuing, according to a new survey by an executive search firm.

Hiring of senior executives by the nonprofit sector accounted for 9 percent of national senior hiring in the first quarter, according to the 61st National Index of Executive Vacancies, a quarterly report released by Korn/Ferry International.

"We are seeing more demand in 1987 for strong, experienced executives in positions just below the chief executive level among associations and professional societies," said Leonard Pfeiffer, a partner in Korn/Ferry's Washington office. "Boards of directors and chief executives are looking to upgrade their staffs in such areas as research, media relations and marketing."

Overall hiring activity rose 12 percent from the level of last year's first quarter, according to the survey. It found that the East Coast leads other regions of the country in demand for senior executives, representing 36 percent of the total demand. The index is based on a survey of 750 companies across the nation. TRADE

Cynthia Wein has joined Great Inns of America as membership director. She had been president of her own firm, Creative Planning International.

The Industrial Fuel Cell Association has elected Frank W. Spillers president.

The International Women's Forum chose Jane H. Macon president.

Lawrence C. Hoff has been named chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association.

The Private Investigators Association of Virginia Inc. has chosen Joan M. Beach as its president. PROFESSIONAL

R.C. Smith has been elected president of the American Association of Airport Executives.

The D.C. Estate Planning Council has chosen August P. Zinsser III president.

Kevin S. Sheridan has been named communications director of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives. He had been publications manager with the Truck Body and Equipment Association.

Richard Y. Nelson Jr. has been named executive director of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Nelson currently is deputy executive director and legislative counsel.