Companies

Comsat Corp. of Bethesda named Jay Ziegler vice president of corporate communications.

Federal Schedules Inc. of Herndon appointed Julie Akers vice president, contracts division.

AAC Associates Inc. of Vienna named James E. Francis president and chief operating officer.

Atlantic Coast Airlines of Dulles promoted Patti Barth-Carlo to director of corporate finance and analysis.

Jane Morley was named marketing manger at Chatelain Architects PC in Washington.

The Renaissance Washington DC Hotel made the following appointments: John Hawley, director of sales; Alexandria Welch, sales manager; Angela Carroccia, convention service manager.

Restaurant Associates at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the District named Shannon Shaffer executive sous chef and Adam Salem assistant general manager.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of Baltimore appointed Barry P. Drake chief executive officer of the Sinclair television and radio divisions.

OTG Software of Bethesda named Mitch Selbiger vice president of marketing.

Sodexho Marriott Services appointed Edward Vigezzi senior director and business information officer for the company's corporate services offices in Gaithersburg.

The WMF Group Ltd. in Vienna made the following appointments: Shekar Narasimhan, chairman of the board of directors; Charles H. Cremens, president and chief operating officer.

Scottish Enterprise of Herndon appointed Janice P. Gerry business development director of the Scottish Technology and Research Center.

The AB&C Group of McLean promoted Sandy Grossman to senior vice president, production services.

Suzanne C. DeFrancis joined Porter Novelli in Washington as senior vice president and director of public affairs.

Victoria Odinotska joined Kanter & Associates in Arlington as a senior associate.

The Guild Corp. of McLean named Mark J. Spanninger senior director.

Associations/Nonprofits

The National Wildlife Federation named James Stofan vice president of education.

The Technology Resource Alliance in Fairfax appointed Behnaz Kohan assistant director.

The Grocery Manufacturers of America in Washington named Sarah Fogarty senior manager, international trade.

George-Anne Fay was elected president of the National Capital Speakers Association in Washington.

The Logistics Management Institute in McLean appointed John L. Redding research fellow in the information management group.

The National Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems named Stephen T. Moskey director of communications and appointed Julie Loi Rocchio senior policy analyst.

Diane Kay Swenson joined the National Association of Federal Credit Unions in Arlington as chief of staff.

The Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust named Stephen W. Swartz trust counsel and James Reed director of sanctuary protection.

The Virginia Government Communicators in Richmond elected the following officers: Charles M. Armstrong, president; Jennifer Farinholt, vice president; Lois delBueno, treasurer; Ann Black, secretary; Billie E. Easton, Brian C. Matt and Alyson Lindsey Taylor-White, directors at large; and Cecile B. Benfer, past president.

Education

Doris E. Cottam was named head of the Langley School in McLean.

Annamarie Goetzinger DeCarlo was named director of public relations at Trinity College in Washington.

Legal

Mark T. McDermott was elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys in the District.

Dawn M. Bey joined Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Washington as a patent agent.

Financial

The Farmers & Mechanics National Bank in Frederick made the following appointments: Louis A. Bernard, vice president and senior trust officer; Donald F. Yetter, vice president and trust officer; and Kevin O'Hara, investment officer and trust portfolio manager.

Joseph D. Wilson was named assistant vice president of Merrill Lynch Private Client in Greenbelt.

The board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond named Lucy J. Reuben director of the Charlotte office.

Health Care

Mid Atlantic Medical Services Inc. of Rockville named Stephen H. Bandeian medical director and vice president of strategic policy and analysis and Lee Shapiro vice president and medical director of dental services.

The Washington House in Alexandria named Colleen Ryan Mallon vice president, community outreach.

Concentra Medical Centers of Baltimore named Jennifer Moran and Allan Weinstein travel coordinators.

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