Karen Keesling was elected president of the Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women.

Lewis P. Lipsitt was named executive director for science at the American Psychological Association.

The American Gas Association promoted Roger B. Cooper to deputy general counsel.


Old Line National Bank of Indian Head named James R. Taylor president and chief executive.


The Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network named Steven Scully political editor.

Edwin M. Freakley was named president of Worrell Enterprises, a Charlottesville-based publishing company.


James F. Focht was named director of the systems integration division of Selfware Inc. of McLean.

Washington-based MCI Communications Corp. named Kathleen R. Flaherty vice president of product marketing.

Fairchild Industries Inc. of Chantilly appointed Christopher Colavito vice president.

Joseph A. Noble was named vice president of domestic sales in the AR division of Telenex Corp. of Springfield.


The Donahoe Companies Inc. of Washington appointed William P. Bryan vice president for corporate operations, Gerard M. Goeke treasurer and Barbara A. Josselyn vice president of information systems.


Georgetown University Law Center promoted Ruth Lammert-Reeves to assistant dean for financial aid.

Meta R. Braymer was named director of the center for graduate and continuing education at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg.

The National Association of Partners in Education Inc. named Janet Farrar director of public relations. HEALTH

CapitalCare Inc., a Washington-based Health Maintenance Organization, named Peter R. Kongstvedt president and chief executive.


Robert C. Hazard Jr. was named chairman and chief executive and Gerald W. Petitt was named president and chief operating officer at Silver Spring-based Quality International, a franchiser of several hotel chains including Quality Inn and Comfort Inn.

Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel of Washington named C.E. Bunkley general manager.


Richfood Inc. of Richmond hired Christopher A. Brown as vice president of controlled brands and promoted James T. Hall III to vice president of management information systems.

Hercules Incorporated appointed Samuel A. Mabry vice president and director of federal affairs.


Thomas C. Green became a partner at the Washington law firm Sidley & Austin.

Gilbert B. Lessenco, Irving P. Cohen and Barry A. Friedman were hired as partners in the Washington office of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes.


Lord & Taylor appointed Bethany H. Frank regional public relations manger for its Washington area stores.

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