The title of Michael J. Walter was incorrect in yesterday's Washington Business. He is vice president and general counsel of Corporation for Open Systems. (Pub)lished 6/23/87)
After 85 years, the D.C. Bankers Association changed its name last year to the Greater Washington Financial Institutions Association. It expanded its membership to include the suburbs and thrifts. But it didn't alter its tradition of meeting at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., for its annual convention every alternate year.
"Bankers can't make too many changes at once," said John V. Pollock, president of Dominion Bank of Washington, N.A., and the outgoing president of the group.
During this year's annual convention, held last week, there were more changes -- notably a shift in command from Pollock to Samuel L. Foggie, who is chairman, president and chief executive of the United National Bank of Washington.
Foggie has been a member of the D.C. Bankers Association for 20 years and has been an active participant on the governing council of GWFIA. He will serve a one-year term as president.
The association has more than doubled in size during the past year, from 20 banks to more than 40 financial institutions. That expansion marks the difference between the old association and the new.
"We face new challanges: how to build and reorganize the structure so that everyone can participate," Foggie said.
There now is one large governing body, the administration council, with representatives from every member financial institution. But under Foggie's administration, a smaller working group, called the executive council, will meet on a monthly basis while the council of administration will meet quarterly.
Meanwhile, members continue to participate directly in the association through a dozen standing subcommittees that cover everything from lobbying efforts to personnel training.
"We are not a great deal different from what we were as D.C. Bankers," Foggie said. But the money business is changing and "there may come a time when we stop distinguishing between one financial institution, like a bank, and another, like a savings and loan.
"Eventually, the association may admit accounting and law firms with financial departments as members," he said. A move that would never have been considered 10 years ago, he said.
And what major changes are planned for GWFIA in the near future? An annual convention in Boca Raton, Fla., next year. BANKING, FINANCIAL SERVICES
Maryland banker Alfred H. Smith, 81, has resigned as chairman of Citizens Bancorp and Citizens Bank of Maryland. He cited health reasons for his decision to step down. He will be succeeded by his son, Alfred H. Smith Jr., who currently serves as Bancorp's president. The elder Smith, who served as president of Citizens from 1945 to 1982, is known for his conservative approach to banking. Under his direction, Citizens concentrated on small loans to individual borrowers and avoided foreign and high-risk lending markets. It also has resisted involvement in interstate mergers.
Dr. Mark J. Riedy, former president of the Federal National Mortgage Association, has joined the J.E. Robert Co. as president and chief operating officer.
The George Hyman Construction Co. has named Peter C. Forster president and chief operating officer.
The Federal National Mortgage Association elected Larry H. Dale senior vice president of multifamily activities; G. William Knight president and general manager of Fannie Mae software systems, and Robert J. Sahadi vice president of mortgage-backed securities.
Stuart R. Bryant has been named president and chief executive officer of Dominion Bank of Greater Hampton Roads and a corporate executive officer of Dominion Bankshares Corp.
Tucker, Anthony & R.L. Day Inc. has appointed C. Jordon Ball Jr. the first vice president and manager of the firm's District office.
Harvest Bancorp Inc. has elected Patrick J. Mahler, executive vice president of finance and administration of Washington Gas Light Co., to its board of directors. COMMUNICATIONS
The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization has elected Rosio V. de Aued of Panama chairman for a one-year term. Michael Israel of Canada was elected vice chairman for a similar term. Dewey Arnold of the United States was appointed to the newly created position of director of audit.
Douglas L. Maine has been named vice president and controller of the MCI Communications Corp.
Comsat Corp. appointed William K. Coulter vice president of the newly created office of government affairs within its world systems division.
The Airline Media Associates, the Rosslyn-based publisher of Commuter/Regional Airline News and Airline Financial News, has appointed Kelly Quinn as an editor/reporter.
Gerald Tyson Communications Inc. has appointed Joy R. Heffernan account executive.
Charles E. Bever has been named manager/special projects in the newspaper division of Gannett Co. Inc. COMPUTER
Compuware Corp. has appointed Phyllis Widmann branch director of its District office.
Michael J. Walter has joined the Corporation for Open Systems as president and general counsel.
Prince George's Chamber of Commerce has named Kenneth V. Duncan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of John Hanson Savings Bank, president, and Kathleen R. Snyder executive vice president.
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has named Edward J. Mizerek president; Mark V. Greathouse president-elect; Robert H. Metz immediate past president; and John H. Carman vice president of economic development. HEALTH CARE
Nancy J. Rachman joined Environ Corp., a health and environmental science consulting firm, as a project manager.
Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital in Arlington has named Howard Allen Williams Jr. its new administrator. Williams has been an administrator for Doctor's Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., since 1982.
HOTEL, FOOD SERVICES
Guestplus Inc. appointed Douglas C. Frechtling president, Chris White chairman and chief executive officer, and Penny Crunkleton vice president.
Gene A. Flick has been named corporate director of food and beverage for Mardeck Ltd., a hotel management firm. NONPROFIT
John Jay Iselin, former president of the Educational Broadcasting Corp., was elected to the National Geographic Society's board of trustees.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus' Foundation has named Nancy Di Giulian executive director. The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Washington has named David P. Johnson chairman; James S. Culp vice chairman; Douglas W. Tindal president and secretary; Gerard N. Murphy treasurer; Susan Whitfield assistant treasurer, and Richard K. Lyon legal counsel.
Lynn S. Rozental is the new executive director for the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.
The Maryland Council of the National Association of Investors Inc. elected Frederic Hamilton president; Ed Miller and Katherine Philipp vice presidents; Elizabeth Lawson treasurer, and Al P. Carota secretary.
The World Wildlife Fund and the Conservation Foundation has elected Costa Rican resident Oscar Arias Sanchez to the organization's board of directors.
Yaffe & Co., a benefits, compensation and human resource consulting firm, has promoted William J. Nicholas to chief operating officer.
Fantle Enterprises, a venture capital firm, has named Jeffrey M. Fantle president and chief operating officer.
Nanci E. Banks has been promoted to vice president of Widener-Burrows & Associates.
Richard S. Sade has joined the Center for Space and Advanced Technology as vice president and Jeffrey L. Struthers has joined CSAT as vice president for business services.
ERC International has appointed Charles Zwingman vice president of human resources; David C. Acheson was elected to the board of directors; William J. Silvey as manager of the consulting services division; and Michael D. Stafford as vice president of contracts of the energy and environmental group.
Apogee Research, a Bethesda-based economic and financial consulting firm specializing in public works, has appointed Matthew F. Hardison senior financial analyst.
Attache Inc., a Washington-based international design firm, has named Stephen L. Parrott creative director for the company's advertising design division.
Anthony J. Thompson has become a partner in the Washington law office of Perkins Coie.
Yueh-Mei Rowan has joined the Fairfax law firm of Sedam and Shearer.
The District law firm of Swidler & Berlin Chartered has appointed three former officials of the U.S. Department of Commerce: H.P. Goldfield, Richard A. Popkin and Piper P. Starr.
Milton A. Silveira has been appointed as the director of advanced requirements and analysis for the Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp.
RJO Enterprises Inc. appointed Jackie Crowell program manager of the company's energy systems program.
Sarah Carolyn Katz has been promoted to business development representative of the District office of Perkins & Will.
Williams Whittle Associates Inc. has appointed Michele Truhlik as media planner/buyer and has appointed Janet Chamblee as media coordinator.
Raymond T. Verrey has joined Insituform East Inc. as controller and principal accounting officer.
Kettler & Scott has named Gregory R. Cox as its vice president for community development.
The BTR Realty Inc. has elected Archibald E. Mackay chairman of the board. He succeeds Walter J. Hall who has been chairman since 1978 and remains a director.
John O. Wilson, senior vice president and chief economist of Bank of America, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Ryland Group Inc.