The Washington International Trade Association elected Chris Brescia president, Dennis O'Connell president-elect, James Gale vice president of operations, Gabrielle Gallegos treasurer and Marsha Echols secretary.

The Mid-Atlantic Clearing House Association elected Gregory G. Bolac chairman, Richard P. Roulier vice chairman, William M. Lynn Jr. secretary and Francis X. Pokorny treasurer.

Peter D. Rosenstein was named executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children.

BANKING, FINANCIAL SERVICES First National Bank of Maryland promoted Robert W. Wimbrow to vice president in the Southern Maryland region and Timothy E. Hall to regional vice president for Montgomery County.

Security Trust Co. of Washington promoted Dean T. Fisher and Leonard H. Smith to senior vice president.

Mitchell B. Morris was appointed vice president at Sentry Mortgage Bankers of Vienna.

First American Metro Corp. named Lawrence S. Quinn senior vice president for legal affairs and Gene P. Banks vice president of human resources.

COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY Clarksburg-based Comsat Video Enterprises Inc. named Bryan L. Burns vice president for its sports and international division.

Michael C. Higgins was named director of business development for civil information systems at the Martin Marietta Information Systems Group based in Chantilly.

Andrew Giordano was named vice president for marketing at Network Support Center of Silver Spring.

GOVERNMENT The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. appointed Alfred J.T. Byrne general counsel and promoted Douglas H. Jones to senior deputy general counsel.

The Office of Thrift Supervision named Mark P. Hurley and Kimberly Anne Wyche special assistants to director Timothy Ryan.

HEALTH Suzanne M. Hansen became associate director for child health care financial requirements at the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions of Alexandria.

Georgetown University hired Jan Barkley as public relations director of the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center and Sarah B. Thomas director of medical center public relations.

HOTEL/FOOD SERVICES The Ramada Renaissance Hotel-Techworld of Washington named Mark N. Gruzin director of marketing and Dennis M. Castleman director of food and beverage services.

Thomas E. Cox was named vice president of corporate marketing for Vie de France Corp.

T. Michael Staples was appointed food and beverage director and George J. Lapointe was named director of restaurants at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel-Washington Dulles Airport.

INDUSTRIAL/MANUFACTURING AAI Corp. of Hunt Valley named Thomas V. Murphy president and chief executive officer.

Stuart M. Fishkin was elected treasurer of Herndon-based Tarmac America Inc.

INSURANCE The Loudon Mutual Insurance Co. named John F. Milleson Jr. chairman and Loyd C. Hutchinson II treasurer.

ULLICO Inc. of Washington appointed Linda A. Shepherd second vice president of ULLICO Casualty Co. and Thomas C. Perkins vice president of mortgages.

The Washington-based Health Insurance Association of America named Anthony M. Rasso director of managed care.

Michael J. Mullen was named executive director of the National Association of Insurance Brokers.

NONPROFIT Ellen G. Meyer was named vice president of the Rockville-based National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Engineering Consulting Services Ltd. of Chantilly hired Michael J. Andrejko as director of environmental services.

Rory F. Quirk was named president of the Cambridge Institute of Vienna.

The Jefferson Group of Washington named Edward J. Faeder senior vice president and director of its environmental and occupational health division.

Douglas A. Mertes became president of The Retail Source of Burke.

Cooper Carry & Associates appointed Kevin R. Cantley design director and principal in charge of the Washington office.

Charles S. Carter became a partner at the Richmond law firm McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe.

DesignTech International of Springfield appointed Kirk Renaud director of its subsidiary, the Innovation Consulting Group.

George R. Schlossberg became counsel at the Washington law firm of Cotten, Day & Selfon.

Rita V. Knab was appointed business manager of the Management Institute Ltd. of Bowie.

USTravel Systems Inc. of Rockville appointed Marvin Kirchhoff corporate vice president of industry relations.

Mark Zinda was named vice president of account services at Hottman Edwards Advertising Inc. of Baltimore.

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