ASSOCIATIONS Charles W. Harris Jr. was elected president of the McLean-based National Association of Meat Purveyors.

The Virginia Association of Government Purchasing elected Bob Fothergill president, Rick Berry vice president, John Grook treasurer and Jennifer Brown secretary.

Robert L. Sloan was reelected chairman of the District of Columbia Hospital Association.

Gordon MacDonald was hired as executive director of the National Taxpayers Union of Washington.

M.E. Poole was elected president of the Government Finance Officers Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

BANKS, FINANCIAL SERVICES

Dominion Bankshares Corp. of Roanoke named J. Richard Carling head of corporate banking, James W. Harkness head of investment services and John F. Karaszewski head of mortgage banking.

Silver Spring-based First American Bank of Maryland promoted M. Neil Brownawell II to vice president for the Baltimore and Anne Arundel regions.

Columbia First Bank of Arlington promoted Susan G. Riel to executive vice president and senior operations officer and Garrett C. Burke to senior vice president and corporate counsel. Robert J. Creighton Jr. and Thomas E. Black Jr. were named senior vice president of finance and residential real estate, respectively.

American Security Bank promoted Thomas F. Carpenter, John R. Murphy and Gregory R. Bosiack to senior vice president and named Steven P. Wojtaszek vice president.

The Washington-based Federal National Mortgage Association named Martin D. Levine senior vice president for low- and moderate-income housing and Thomas W. White senior vice president for multifamily activities.

First National Bank of Maryland promoted Debra M. German to vice president for commercial finance, Craig S. Boegner to vice president and controller for international banking and Carol R. Weingart to vice president for cash management.

First American Metro Corp. of McLean promoted Gail O'Neil and Edward M. Szrom to group vice president for financial analysis and information management and Richard Wolford Jr. to vice president for delivery systems planning.

COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY

Denis J. Curin was promoted to president of Orion Satellite Corp. of Rockville.

Illgen Simulation Technologies Inc. of Santa Barbara, Calif., appointed James H. Atkinson Sr. vice president and head of its Washington office.

Anthony D. Martin was named vice president of systems engineering support and operations at MCI Communications Corp. of Washington.

General Kinetics Inc. of Rockville appointed Peter L. Bower chief financial officer and named Carl R. Sax, Lawrence D. Simpson and John Muczko vice presidents in its electronics enclosure division.

CONSTRUCTION

Xerox Realty Corp. of Leesburg promoted Cathleen A. Magennis to vice president.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The Jefferson Group of Washington named Barry J. White vice president for regulatory affairs.

R.J. White was named vice president for sales and marketing for Mid-Atlantic Photo Composition Inc. of Baltimore.

BWJ/Architects of Baltimore hired Stuart D. Wolfrey as vice president.

LeRoy Bartlett was named vice president for management systems and Thomas R. Cook was named vice president for information systems for the Orkand Corp. of Silver Spring.

S. Nelson Weeks was hired as a partner by the Baltimore law firm Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman.

Stephen Hawald was named president of Information Systems Group Inc., a subsidiary of the Friedman and Fuller Group of Rockville.

UTILITIES

John J. O'Connor was promoted to vice president for Middle East and marine transportation at Mobil Corp. of Fairfax.

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