Bell Atlantic Corp. has released additional details of a corporate restructuring that will move many management responsibilities from its Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Cos. subsidiary in Washington, Maryland and Virginia to Bell Atlantic headquarters in Philadelphia.
The reorganization, which was announced in July, is an attempt to reduce costs and "sharpen our focus on the marketplace," according to Bell Atlantic Chairman Thomas E. Bolger.
The company made a number of personnel announcements last week in an effort to clarify the company's reorganized structure at the senior management level.
The company said Thomas M. Gibbons would remain president of C&P Telephone, and that Lowell D. Hamric, C&P's vice president and chief financial officer, would be given additional responsibilities for external affairs.
The position of vice president of revenues and external affairs, previously held by A. Gray Collins Jr., has been eliminated, and Collins has been made senior vice president of external affairs in the corporate office.
Mark J. Mathis, the vice president and general counsel for C&P, will be given additional regional responsibilities, the company said.
Bell Atlantic said that with this first tier of senior managers now in place, the executives can begin reworking their divisions to fit the company's new structure.
"We don't expect any great staff reductions from the restructuring," said Jay Gross, a Bell Atlantic spokesman. "We offered an enhanced pension plan in September and we are still waiting to see how many took early retirement because of that. These senior managers will start meeting and making decisions next month."
Still to be named are two more senior positions at Bell Atlantic: a chief administrative officer, who will be responsible for finance, corporate communications, human resources and strategic planning, and a chief operating officer, who will head network services and enterprises. The restructuring is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
ASSOCIATIONS The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors appointed John R. Hale president for a one-year term.
Anthony R. Tringale was named liaison representative by the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters.
John R. Tydings was elected vice chairman of American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
The American Trucking Association appointed John E. Lynn vice president of government relations.
Kevin M. Burke joined the American Bakers Association as director of industrial and regulatory affairs.
The American Gas Association elected David L. Sgrignoli staff vice president, responsible for industrial and new markets development.
The Consumer Bankers Association elected William A. Buckingham as chairman and Jack Kopec as chairman-elect.
BANKING, FINANCIAL SERVICES Washington Bancorporation elected Harry Huge to its board and to the board of The Washington Bank. Washington Bancorporation is the parent company of The National Bank of Washington and The Washington Bank in Fairfax.
American Security Bank appointed Edward A. McGeogh and Andrew C. Calhoun senior vice presidents.
Montgomery National Bank, a newly formed bank in Bethesda, elected James M. Kraft and George S. Malouf Jr. to its board.
COMMUNICATIONS Continental Telephone of Virginia appointed Clarence Prestwood president.
PPI Washington, an electronic publishing and composition company, named Judith A. Booth president, Frank C. Scott vice president of technology and Russell C. Fish operations manager, graphics and systems.
Stephen Gaskill joined Howell Communications Inc. as an account executive.
Vikki Spruill has been named vice president and director of client services at Peabody Fitzpatrick Communications Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc. named Martha Lynn Craver associate editor of the Kiplinger Washington Letter and Edward R. Sheppard vice president of operations.
A. Luke Ward joined Applied Communications Inc. of Frederick as senior marketing manager in the business development department.
COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY Comnet Corp. in Washington appointed John Hydinger president of the automated image management division.
Erana Leiken joined Digital Equipment Corp. as the electronic publishing manager for the company's federal proposals group in Landover.
SAG Corp., a supplier of economic analyses and computer modeling services to the Department of Defense, elected Wade H. Robert III to its board of directors.
GOVERNMENT The Virginia Port Authority named Joseph A. Dorto deputy general manager for Virginia International Terminals Inc. and Betty Princen-Dignef director of marketing for Europe.
HEALTH The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda elected James D. Wolfensohn a trustee.
HOTEL, FOOD SERVICES Old Colony Inn in Alexandria named Elie G. Fraiaha general manager.
Kurt J. Krause has been appointed director of marketing for Marriott Corp.'s flagship, the J.W. Marriott Hotel at National Place in the District.
INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING McCormick & Co. Inc. named Lois A. Harmic accounting supervisor for the corporate controllership.
Figgie International Inc., a diversified consumer, industrial, and technical services firm based in Richmond, appointed Thomas M. Lyons director of mergers and acquisitions. The company also appointed Howard B. Keene president of its Rawlings Sporting Goods division.
NONPROFIT The Heritage Foundation, a public policy think-tank in the District, named Frank L. Henry director of administration and Thomas C. Atwood managing editor of its quarterly journal, Policy Review.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace named Newton N. Minow and Richard D. Parsons trustees.
Karen L. Davis has been appointed director of development and community affairs for the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Technology Applications Inc. in Alexandria appointed Dale H. Dumas executive vice president.
Katherine A. Grice has been admitted as a partner in the accounting firm of Pear, Fagan & Bormel. Andrew J. Thomas joined the firm as director of tax services.
Skyline Crane Service Inc. in Merrifield appointed Thomas Kurtz vice president.
Robert Gordon joined Hagler, Bailly & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of RCG International Inc., as vice president in charge of international training activities.
Dewberry & Davis, a design firm in Fairfax, appointed William P. Brown associate and director of bridge engineering.
Nancy L. Anderson joined the research firm of Widener-Burrows & Associates as a research analyst.
USTravel Systems Inc. appointed R. Jay GaBany vice president of operations for the mid-Atlantic region; Jeanette Cozzolino manager of human resources, and Mark D. Lepko general manager of the company's Rockville subsidiary BT Travel.
Hunter/Miller & Associates, an interior design and architecture firm, named Marcia Lacy Melin principal.
ORS Associates named Edward F. Westrick senior vice president and chief operating officer; Howard L. Rubin director of telecommunications; Phillip A. Infelise director of construction services; and Richard L. Copeland director of strategic planning.
Terry D. Bevals joined Wexler, Reynolds, Harrison & Schule as a senior associate.
REAL ESTATE The National Corporation for Housing Partnerships, a federally chartered agency that develops low-income housing, appointed William F. Sullivan to its board of directors.
Suzanne Farr was named president of The Jefferson Management Group, a real estate management firm. Other recently appointed members of the company include: Karen Dellork director of business development; Philip Iatesta operations supervisor; Al Esguerra property manager, and Janet Thompson accounting manager.
Kettler & Scott Inc., a developing company based in Fairfax, named Philip C. Schirmer director of engineering and Brian J. McCarron project manager in eastern Loudoun county.
The Henry A. Long Co. in Fairfax promoted Joan Solley to marketing services manager.