James E. Mulvihill was named chairman of the Washington-based Association of Academic Health Centers.

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association appointed Andrew R. Paul senior vice president for government and international affairs.

George M.C. Fisher was elected chairman of the Council on Competitiveness effective Dec. 1.

The Washington-based International Franchise Association appointed Robert O. Jones Jr. director of international affairs.

Women Business Owners of Prince George's County installed Mary Twigger as president, Judy Johnson as vice president and Janet Eveland as treasurer.

The Maryland Association of Psychosocial Services elected Jim Schmidt president.

C.R. George Dove was elected president of the Washington Building Congress Inc.


First American Metro Corp. of McLean promoted Wayne Matthews senior vice president and control division manager, Rosaelena O'Neil group vice president and strategic planning manager, Michael O'Brien vice president and productivity manager, Mabel Whyte vice president and retail sales manager and Victor Torres II assistant vice president for finance.

Mary C. Carroll was named vice president of list brokerage at Idea Lists of Rockville.

Metropolitan Bancshares Inc. of Washington appointed Ellen V. Sigal chairwoman.


Edwin A. Wilcox resigned as president of Biospherics Inc. of Beltsville, and chief executive Gilbert V. Levin resumed the title of president.

Biospherics promoted Margaret E. Grayson to vice president for finance and Helyn Oscanyan to director of human resources and corporate secretary.

Stephen Brinch was named director of human resources for the mid-Atlantic division of Arlington-based MCI Communications Corp.


Howard University of Washington named Kevin E. Lofton director of the Howard University Hospital.

Susan Lefkowitz was named director of fiscal affairs and chief financial officer of the George Washington University Medical Center.


Guest Services Inc. of Fairfax appointed Sondra J. Gillice vice president of sales and John G. Corchiarino vice president of operations.

Bob Y. Sun was named vice president for development at Caterair International of Potomac, a provider of airline meals for 150 airlines.


Deborah M. Tucker was elected vice president of corporate communications for Fairchild Industries Inc. of Chantilly.

Life Technologies Inc. of Gaithersburg promoted Brian Graves to vice president and general manager of the Industrial Bioproducts division, Rosemary J. Versteegen vice president and general manager of new businesses and Henry S. Swoope vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. Research Products division.


The Women's Legal Defense Fund of Washington hired Joanne Hustead as its public policy counsel for reproductive health, named attorney Lisalyn Jacobs to the equal employment issues legal team and hired attorney Madisa Maya to work on family and workplace issues.

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