The International Association of Knowledge Engineers, a Washington-based association, named Roberto Duncan executive director and Iva Elliot director of publications.

Joseph A. McCann has been promoted to assistant general counsel of the Airlines Reporting Corp., a Washington-based association of travel agencies.

The American Home Economics Association and Foundation of Washington named Gail House executive director.

Amy K. Dunbar has been named director of governmental affairs for the Washington office of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, an Illinois-based group.


The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. of Reston named Daniel J. Driscoll vice president of corporate communications, Judith A. Kennedy vice president of government affairs, and Richard A. Bottomley vice president of loan administration.

CRI, a worldwide financial services and investment company based in Rockville, has appointed Yvonne S. Distenfeld senior vice president and general counsel.

First Interstate Bank of Washington N.A. has elected J. Kenneth Tercero to its board.


Dennis Murphy has been named general sales manager for WRQX Radio of Washington.

WUSA-TV (Channel 9), the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, has appointed Henry K. Yaggi III to the newly created position of vice president and station manager.


Centec Corp. of Reston has appointed R. Barry Keleher president and John Kuenzler vice president of sales and marketing.

David J. Cade has joined Comsat Corp. of Washington as vice president of marketing and business development for Comsat's Systems Division.

Vanguard Technologies International Inc. of Fairfax has promoted Donald E. Reed and Joseph F. Skovira to senior vice presidents.

Vitro Corp. of Silver Spring has appointed John R. Gantt director of advanced Army programs and Richard B. Marsten director of advanced technology.


Children's Hospital National Medical Center of Washington has appointed David A. Horsman operations manager for the hearing and speech department.

HomeCaring Service Inc., a Washington home health agency that provides nursing and supportive care, has appointed Elizabeth L. Sterba manager.


Avemco Corp., a Frederick-based insurance company, has promoted John R. Yuska to senior vice president and chief financial officer and Thomas H. Chero to senior vice president-legal.


Janet Thompson has been elected president of the National Board of American Youth Hostels Inc., a Washington-based group.


Williams Whittle Associates Inc., an Alexandria-based advertising and public relations agency, has promoted Autumn Stamey to vice president of marketing.

Richard C. Barron has been appointed vice president and general manager of Atlantic Research Corp.'s teleproducts division in Alexandria.

Thomas, Whelan Associates Inc., a Washington executive recruiting firm, named Mitchell M. Caplan an associate.

Aronson, Fetridge, Wiegle & Stern, a Bethesda public accounting firm, has promoted Ellen Kirsh and Jennifer Baron to supervisors.

Howard S. Grynspan has joined Burson-Marsteller's Washington office as an account executive.

Digital Equipment Corp. of Landover has named Al Hall vice president of sales for mid-Atlantic region.

Woodward-Clyde Consultants of Rockville has named Christopher Gerber senior staff scientist, Frederick Meyer project engineer, Robert Manzitti senior staff geologist, and David Scott staff geologist.

DDB Needham Worldwide Inc. of McLean has named Cindy K. Bressler account supervisor and Betsey May a vice president and business manager.

Daryl W. Jackson has been named a partner at Roberts, Halt & Co., an Alexandria accounting and management consulting firm.

West & Brady Inc., a Greenbelt advertising and public relations firm, has named Jeannette Ferguson vice president.

Robert Half of Washington D.C. Inc. has named Edwin W. Southerland Jr. vice president and chief financial officer.

Barry M. Weiner has joined the Washington architectural firm of Cooper-Lecky Architects as a senior associate.

Jerri Huss Rush has joined the Washington office of Morris Architects as a principal.


Geoffrey R. Lilja has been named vice president of commercial acquisitions and planning at the Bethesda-based Artery Organization Inc.

HBW Group, a Rockville commercial real estate company, has named Jay B. Olshonsky leasing director.


David A. Ellwood has joined Duron Paints and Wallcoverings of Beltsville as director of purchasing.

American Bank Stationery Co. of Hunt Valley has appointed S. Richard Belmonte vice president of sales.


USAir of Washington has named Mark C. Bisnow assistant to USAir chairman and president Edwin I. Colodny.

Send information about appointments, promotions and other personnel moves to Pamela Babcock, researcher, Business News Department, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. All material must be submitted in writing by the Monday preceding publication.