Theodore P. Remley Jr. was appointed executive director of the Alexandria-based American Association for Counseling and Development.

The Health Manufacturers Association of Washington named Jerry R. Goldsmith vice president of public affairs and communications.

The Washington Personnel Association elected Michele A. Fantt president, Martha Heisel president-elect, Timothy J. Sexton vice president of programs, Lynette Lara Snyder vice president of public relations and Nancy E. Faloon vice president of membership.


Michael J. Powers was named was named senior vice president and chief administrator for James Madison Ltd., a bank holding company based in Washington.

American Security Bank promoted Kirk M. Purdy to vice president for wholesale banking in its Virginia division.

Marshall A. Ames and Merrill B. Walker Jr. were named executive vice presidents of Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. Inc., a Chevy Chase-based underwriting firm.

Michael Schuller was appointed a principal of Madison Financial Group of Vienna.


Atlantic Research Corp. of Alexandria hired Edwin Aguanno as vice president of business development.

GHT Ltd. of Arlington named Frank J. Becker, C. Rodney Simpson and Carol Ann Skees partners.

Patrick A. O'Shea was named director of business development at Computing Analysis Corp. of Arlington.


Sandy R. Garchik was promoted to vice president of Clark Enterprises Inc. of Bethesda, parent company of the Clark Construction Group Inc.


Jean C. Boren was appointed executive director of the National Institute of Paralegal Training.

ATI Career Institute of Falls Church appointed Joseph M. DeMaio director of admissions and David S. Bearl director of the school of culinary arts.


Dennis G. Merrill was named director for labor law administration in the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.


Steven W. Sachs was named vice president of the risk-management services division at Hobbs Group Inc. of Columbia.


Andrew Jacobson was named chief operating officer of BRP Publications Inc. of Washington.


The Baltimore law firm Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffeberger and Hollander named Elliott Cowan, Neil J. Schechter and Charles R. Taylor Jr. partners.

USTravel Systems Inc. of Rockville appointed Ralph Manaker president.

Charles J. Cooper became a partner in the Washington law firm Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge.

Thompson, Hine and Flory of Washington named Lawrence N. Taub a partner in its Landover office.

Marty Makinen was appointed vice president of Abt Associates Inc. in the firm's Bethesda office.

Louisa Hart was named vice president and director of the new broadcast and video services department of the Washington office of Porter/Novelli Omnicom PR Network.

Bill Mitchell was hired as co-creative director for Baltimore-based Eisner and Associates.

Pamela B. Sorota was named partner-in-residence in the new Columbia office of the Washington law firm Linowes and Blocher.

Joseph J. Chavez was appointed senior engineer for the Chantilly and Fredericksburg, Va., offices of Bartlett Consultants Ltd.

Capitol Management Corp. of Rockville named L. Peyton Harris Jr. president and chief executive.

DelWilber and Associates of McLean named W.R. Zimmer and William A. Sutton vice presidents.

Joyce R. Nugent and John J. Swift were promoted to senior managers at Price Waterhouse of Falls Church.

Steven A. Gershman was appointed managing director for the Washington practice of the accounting firm Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman and Freedman.

Jared S. Cameron was elected senior vice president of the Hannaford Co. of Washington.

David & Hagner P.C. of Washington named Paul J. Fegelson of counsel to the firm.

The District law firm Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge hired Charles J. Cooper as a partner.

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