ASSOCIATIONS

Mary Jane England was named president of the Washington Business Group on Health.

Matthew T. Reynolds was elected president of the Fairfax-based International Test and Evaluation Association.

Sheila Duncan was named executive director of the International Association of Professional Black Firefighters.

The Society for Human Resource Management, based in Alexandria, named Michael R. Losey to replace retiring president Ronald C. Pilenzo.

Michael Baly III was elected president of the American Gas Association.

John M. Huber was named executive director of the Lupus Foundation of America Inc.

BANKS, FINANCIAL SERVICES The Federal National Mortgage Association of Washington hired William C. Kelvie as senior vice president and chief information officer.

Reston-based Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. hired Warren A. Raybould as senior vice president and national sales director.

James S. Riepe was elected chairman of the Investment Company Institute of Washington.

Patricia A. Chichka was named a partner in the Springfield accounting firm Rubin, Koehmstedt & Nadler.

COMMUNICATIONS

The Washington-based Learning Channel named Patricia MacEwan vice president of affiliate services.

COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY John P. Riceman was named executive vice president and chief operations officer at Intergrated Microcomputer Systems Inc. of Rockville.

The American Mobile Satellite Corp. of Washington appointed Robert A. Kerstein chief financial officer and vice president.

Robert D. Strain was promoted to vice president of finance at Fairchild Space & Defense Corp.

HEALTH Montgomery General Hospital in Olney hired Brian E. McCagh as vice president for professional services.

The Jefferson Group of Washington named Edward Porcaro senior vice president.

INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING

R. Michael Gadbaw was hired by General Electric Co. of Fairfield, Conn., as vice president and senior counsel for international law and policy. Gadbaw, formerly a partner at Dewey Ballantine in Washington, will remain in the District in his new position.

Robert E. Frye was promoted to vice president at FIC Corp. of Rockville.

NONPROFIT

The Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Washington Inc. appointed Ralph A. Nappi Jr. executive director.

The Washington Area Community Investment Fund appointed Ingid Aviots Silberman executive director.

Melinda J. Duncan was named executive director of the Annandale-based Northern Virginia Emergency Services Council Inc.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

William N. LaForge, former chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), was hired by the Ohio public relations firm Paul Werth Associates Inc. to open a new office in Washington.

James R. DeSantis was hired as a vice president at Earle Palmer Brown Public Relations-Madison Public Affairs Group of Bethesda.

TRANSPORTATION

Elliott Seiden, formerly vice president and associate general counsel of Continental Airlines Holdings Corp., has joined Northwest Airlines Inc. as vice president and associate general counsel, working in the airline's Washington office.

UTILITIES

Virginia Power Co. of Richmond promoted Larry M. Girvin to succeed retiring Central Division vice president Randolph D. McIver and promoted Robert F. Saunders to succeed retiring assistant vice president for nuclear operations Jack P. Wilson.

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