Liza K. Bowles was named president-elect of the National Association of Home Builders Research Center in Upper Marlboro.
John D. Heller was elected president of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association in Fairfax.
Bill Lefler was elected president of the Washington office of the American Dental Association.
The Washington-based Corn Refiners Association Inc. board of directors elected William H. Powell chairman, H. Thomas Reed vice chairman and Terry L. Claassen president.
BANKS, FINANCIAL SERVICES
Loretta T. Haglund was promoted to senior vice president of the Greater Washington region of Crestar Bank. Charles Evan Becker was promoted to vice president.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. of Reston promoted David Andrukonis to vice president of mortgage finance.
John J. Sullivan was named financial consultant at First Security Corp. of Bethesda.
The Reeves Agency, an advertising company based in Baltimore, named Marion Elizabeth Vonderheid vice president of media.
Ein-Peschong Communications, a Washington public relations company, promoted David L. Greenspan to senior account executive and director of the international division.
The board of directors of Stoner Broadcasting System Inc. of Annapolis elected William E. King financial vice president.
COMPUTER, HIGH TECHNOLOGY
Software AG of Reston named Tim Wild vice president of systems engineering.
Vitro Corp., an engineering and technical services company in Silver Spring, promoted Kathy Hall Lyons to vice president of human resources.
Loral Corp. of Arlington, a defense electronics company, named Donald C. Latham its director of command, control, communications and intelligence.
Litton Corp. promoted David W. Danjczek to staff vice president for international business. Danjczek works in the Washington office of the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based electronics and defense systems company.
Gary L. Smith has been named associate director of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Library.
The U.S. Small Business Administration named Robert B. Kyler deputy associate administrator of the Office of Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development.
Gary Litovitz has been appointed medical director at Dominion Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Falls Church.
Crown Central Petroleum Corp. of Baltimore elected William R. Snyder senior vice president of administration.
USA Today of Arlington promoted Ken Kirkhart to vice president of field operations and John Palisamo to vice president of information systems.
The Washington Post Writers Group, which represents 32 syndicated writers, has named Alan Shearer editorial director and general manager.
John F. Sommer Jr. has been named executive director of the Washington headquarters of the American Legion.
Business Resources Inc., an executive search and management consulting firm in The Plains, Va., named Barbara J. Steinem executive vice president.
Louis A. Simpson, vice chairman of Geico Corp., has been elected to the board of directors of Potomac Electric Power Co.
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