Linda P. Kaplan was named executive director of the Arlington-based National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

The Washington Metropolitan Society for Hospital Marketing and Public Relation elected Terry Hartnett president and Karen John, Clare Fiore and Jed Nitzberg vice presidents.

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

The Glass Packaging Institute of Washington promoted Sylvia E. Swanson to executive vice president.


The American Bankers Association appointed Al M. D'Augusta chairman of the human resources executive committee.

Century National Bank of Washington promoted Rosemary Gaines to vice president and cashier, Kathleen M. McMenamy to loan operations and compliance officer and Cheryl L. Kolda to controller of the bank and of Century Bancshares Inc., its parent company.

Payment Systems Development Corp. of Fairfax appointed Dale Reistad executive vice president for marketing.

Allied Capital Corp. of Washington promoted Brooks H. Browne, William F. Dunbar and G. Cabell Williams III to executive vice president.

Sovran Bank N.A. promoted Kenneth C. Harris to senior vice president of corporate banking and Richard C. Jacobs to vice president of real estate banking.

COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY Legent Corp. of Vienna elected Robert Yellin vice president for technology and Brian Owen vice president and general manager of its software management division.

Synetics Corp. of Vienna promoted Marty Wapner to senior vice president of the systems technology group.

Cynthia M. Taylor was promoted to vice president of systems engineering for Systems Engineering and Management Associates Inc. of Falls Church, replacing Cleveland H. Edwards, who was appointed vice president for New Orleans operations.

Advanced Technology Inc. of McLean elected R. Michael Evans, Joseph F. Grosson and James P. Regan vice president.

Atlantic Research Corp. of Fairfax County appointed J. Burl Galloway vice president of programs for its Virginia propulsion division.

INSURANCE Nick Franklin was hired as corporate vice president for government affairs at FHP Inc., a Washington-based managed care company.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NOVA Research Co. of Bethesda promoted Christopher Gordon to vice president for information systems and Nancy Rosenshine to vice president for training and staff development.

Kathy Swayze was appointed vice president of The Smith Co. of Washington.

USTravel Systems Inc. of Rockville appointed Louis J. Morsberger director of corporate planning.

Paul A. Belford was appointed president of Association Executive Resources Group of Washington.

PUBLISHING Candice Carpenter was promoted to president of Time-Life Video, a division of Time-Life Books Inc. of Alexandria.

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