The McLean-based Chocolate Manufacturers Association of the U.S.A. promoted Susan S. Smith to vice president of public and legislative affairs.

The National Cooperative Business Association in Washington appointed Russell Notar senior vice president for international development, Peggy Sheehan senior vice president of government, member and public relations, and Len Yaeger senior vice president for international trade and chief operating officer of the association's international division.

The American Corporate Counsel Association in Washington appointed Frederick J. Krebs executive director.

The Washington International Trade Association elected Dennis O'Connell president, James Gale president-elect, Marsha Echols vice president, Gabrielle Gallegos treasurer and Margaret Ayers secretary.

BANKS, FINANCIAL SERVICES First American Metro Corp. in McLean appointed Sandra McShea and Ken Terwilleger vice presidents in its legal division.

Price Waterhouse in Washington appointed Edward M. Many to head its multi-state practice.

Security Trust Co. in Washington appointed Leslie Kiefer vice president.

Bank 2000 in McLean promoted Daryl Urnosky assistant vice president and controller.

COMMUNICATIONS The Jefferson Group in Washington appointed Howard A. Vine senior vice president and director of international trade.

Burson-Marsteller in Washington appointed John E. Davis senior vice president and James S. Taylor vice president.

Cable & Wireless Communications Inc. in Vienna appointed Gabe Battista chief operating officer.

CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE Greenhorne & O'Mara in Greenbelt appointed Bruce D. Boltz Jr. division manager for construction services.

Property Management Association in Silver Spring elected Christopher Lee Sherren president.

GOVERNMENT Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer appointed David L. Winstead chairman of the Maryland Transportation Commission.

Loudoun County Administrator Philip A. Bolen appointed Barbara A. Cassidy administrator of the county's office of animal care and control.

HEALTH The board of directors of Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata, Md., appointed Susan L. Hunsaker president and chief executive officer.

Montgomery General Hospital in Olney appointed Larry N. Goodwin program manager of the addiction treatment center and Sheila Gorde manager of cardiopulmonary services.

HOTEL, FOOD SERVICES Choice Hotels International in Washington appointed Betsy Bromberg O'Rourke vice president of corporate relations and appointed the following as regional vice presidents: Scott Pearson, Dan Shoen, Tom Terrell, Susan West and Bill Zimmerman.

AMPAK Hotel Group in McLean appointed Michael Romelotti vice president of development.

The Sea Catch Restaurant in Washington appointed Frederic Lange executive chef.

INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING McCormick & Co. Inc. in Hunt Valley, Md., promoted Edward L. Gardner Jr. to director of marketing.

VITEQ Corp. in Lanham appointed Anita Creasi director of channel marketing.

INSURANCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland promoted Fran Tracy to vice president of government affairs.

USF&G Corp. in Baltimore appointed Edwin G. Pickett executive vice president and chief financial officer, Richard J. Potter senior vice president for strategic planning, Jack Hart senior vice president for human resources and James N. Stanard executive vice president of United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., a USF&G subsidiary.

NONPROFIT The Conservation Fund in Arlington named W. Kent Olson director of special projects.

The Loudoun Foundation for Adequate Housing elected Durette M. Upton vice president.

PUBLISHING The Gannett Foundation in Arlington appointed Jerry Friedheim to coordinate First Amendment activities on its Freedom Center staff.

The Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc. appointed Gene Goldenberg director of new-product development.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES D.E. Foster Partners L.P. appointed Christina L. Greathouse to head its Washington office.

McQuade & Capron in Washington and McLean appointed Brian D. McQuade managing partner.

RETAIL, WHOLESALE TRADE The Dart Group Corp. in Landover appointed Charles M. Farkas to its board of directors.

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