ASSOCIATIONS The Electronic Industries Association appointed Joe Franklin Jr. vice president of operations and named John J. Kelley general counsel. Thomas K. Lauterback was appointed staff vice president for member services for the association's consumer Electronics Group.

Jerry Farrington and Edward F. Mitchell were elected first and second vice chairmen, respectively, of the Edison Electric Institute.

Corrine Propas Carver was named president of the Alexandria-based National Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers.

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council selected D. Christopher Cathcart as president and chief operating officer.

Ronald E. Smith was named executive director of the National Association of Accredited Cosmetology Schools of Falls Church.

BANKS, FINANCIAL SERVICES Sovran Financial Corp. promoted Russell D. Cerminaro and Diane M. Gulau to vice president of financial management and Cheryl D. Sullivan to vice president of corporate operations and technology.

Baltimore-based First National Bank of Maryland appointed Joan Gillespie as senior vice president of the retail marketing division, William W. Drummond vice president of the commercial real estate division and Joseph M. McFarland vice president and comptroller of First National Mortgage Corp.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. of Reston named Paul R. Allen vice president of performance management and Jo Ann Pierson vice president and liaison to the Resolution Trust Corp.

COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY Planning Research Corp. of McLean hired William D. Gates as vice president of marketing for PRC Realty Systems.

General Kinetics Inc. of Rockville appointed Steven A. Rogers senior vice president.

Microbiological Associates of Rockville named Jeffrey Ostrove director of its molecular virology division and Leonard Schiff manager of biotechnology regulatory services.

Joseph M. Loughry III was appointed senior vice president of sales and marketing at RAXCO Software Inc. of Rockville.

COMMUNICATIONS Washington-based United Press International promoted Joel J. Penenburgh to senior vice president and chief financial officer and named David L. Haymore senior vice president for sales to U.S. news media customers.

Tom Hicks was named director of marketing and circulation at the National Journal Inc. of Washington.

HEALTH CapitalCare Inc. of Vienna appointed David L. Ward vice president of fiscal services and promoted M. Bruce Edwards to vice president for marketing and administrative services.

INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING Danaher Corp. of Washington appointed Thomas R. Sulentic president of its special markets business division.

NONPROFIT The Law Foundation of Prince George's County Inc. re-elected Martin J. Shuham treasurer, John A. Buchanan secretary, James E. Kenkel vice president and George A. Brugger director.

The Washington Bach Consort appointed Michael P. Buckley president, Hernan Murno general manager and Heidi E. Heiges coordinator of marketing, public relations and production.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES The Washington law firm Collier, Shannon & Scott named William MacLeod a partner.

J. Michael Myers was named senior graphic designer at Levine and Associates of Washington.

Gary W. Brown and Edward J. Longosz II became partners in the Baltimore law firm of Miles & Stockbridge.

Nam Hyun Kim was named a member of the Chevy Chase architecture firm John S. Samperton Associates.

Fairfax-based Reynolds & Associates appointed Paul S. Caplan vice president of marketing and operations.

Powell, Adams & Rinehart hired George T. Berry Jr. as vice president.

Robert M. Masucci Sr. was named managing director of LMC Associates, a logistics management consulting firm in Garrett Park.

The Jefferson Group of Washington appointed Robert E. Carlstrom president.

Kositzka, Wicks & Co. of Alexandria hired James D. Hagan to head its new Manassas office.

RETAIL, WHOLESALE TRADE Ginny Rupp was named divisional vice president and fashion director for Washington-based Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker.

Leasnet of Rockville and McLean named Christopher J. Mooney a partner.

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