The National Association of Health Data Organizations elected James J. Bracher chairman.

Don Kirson was named vice chairman of the National Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers.

The Advertising & Graphic Arts Society of Howard County elected Patrick Mullaly president, Laurel Holland vice president, Barbe Awalt secretary and Kenyon Lewis treasurer.

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce appointed Charles D. Haitmanek director of membership.

Herbert N. Harmon was named president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

The Washington chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors elected Ernest Solar president, Dale Abrams vice president and Charles H. Emelly secretary and treasurer.

Karil L. Kochenderfer became assistant director of government relations for environmental affairs at the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.


National Capital Group Inc. of Washington, a merchant banking and financial advisory firm, named Harry A. Feuerstein senior vice president.

The Student Loan Marketing Association promoted Paul Carey to vice president of public finance and David Karstens, Bruce Pearlman and Clark Pewitt to assistant vice president.

Riggs National Corp. promoted Richard E. Brewer and Bruce J. Wildman to senior vice president in its Riggs Bank of Washington and Barbara Boykin-Brown and Michael P. Fitzgerald to senior vice president in its Riggs Bank of Maryland.

Bret Kelley was named senior vice president of operations at Allstate Financial Corp. of Arlington.

Fred Howard became chief financial officer at Piedmont Federal Savings Bank of Manassas.

Citizens Bank of Maryland appointed Paul W. Hughes Jr. vice president of systems and programming, Barbara J. Drew vice president of real estate, Jon R. Allen and C. Bayne Northern vice president/regional branch supervisor and Ashton T. Poole vice president of loan operations.


Comsys Technical Services Inc. of Rockville appointed Charles Brown vice president of finance and Anita Darrow assistant controller.

P4 Inc. of Sterling named Clyde R. Spray president, Benjamin Alfonso vice president for business development and Kennedy T. Paynter vice president for operations and human resources.

Kendrick & Co. of Washington appointed Susan A. Horowitz vice president for operations and Cedric Kirton vice president for distribution information systems.

Richard A. Bolandz was named vice president of information technology and strategy at PHH Corp. of Hunt Valley, Md.

David Booker was named managing director at Telecommunications Techniques Co. Ltd. of Germantown.


The Sherman R. Smoot Corp. of Washington appointed Thomas D. Guerin chief estimator and William C. White senior estimator.


Joyce Ladner was named vice president for academic affairs at Howard University.

Georgetown University named George J. Houston Jr. senior vice president and treasurer.


James DeFrancia and Thomas Howder were named to the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Committee.


Jane E. Stanek was named director of governmental relations for the Johns Hopkins Health System and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Hanns G. Eckert was named general manager of the Annapolis Holiday Inn and Conference Center.

J. Mickey Rowley was named general manager of the Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion.


The Brookings Institution of Washington named Henry J. Aaron director of economic studies.

The Heritage Foundation of Washington hired William D. Eggers as research associate in its foreign policy and defense studies department, Mitch Kugler as assistant to the foundation's president, William G. Laffer III as McKenna policy analyst in federal regulatory affairs and David A. Silverstein as defense analyst for foreign policy and defense studies.


McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe of Richmond named John S. Graham III partner and John W. Daniel II attorney of counsel.

Pava Cohen was named vice president of marketing at Image Communications of Beltsville.

Biometric Research Institute Inc. of Arlington appointed Frank L. Hurley president.

Lori Novak became senior associate and director of health marketing services at Nancy Low & Associates Inc. of Chevy Chase.

Joan Yonkler was named executive vice president of Kershner & Co. of Alexandria.


Sue W. Bethke was named transportation administrator for Reston's LINK transportation management program.

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