Companies

Nextrix Corp. of Herndon named Gregory C. McNulty to the company's board of directors.

United Parcel Service Inc. of Washington hired Steve Okun as public affairs manager.

Adroit Systems Inc. of Alexandria appointed Terry M. Ryan president.

Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens of Arlington promoted Nora Petitt to senior account executive.

MDB Communications Inc. of Washington made the following appointments: Kelly Andrews, associate creative director; Laurie Burns, senior account executive; Marilyn Essex, controller.

TRUSTe of Washington hired Paula Bruening as director of compliance and policy.

Salix Technologies Inc. of Gaithersburg appointed Terry Wolters vice president of sales.

US West Inc. in Washington hired Peter Davidson as vice president of congressional affairs.

Pathnet Inc. of Washington named Robert A. Rouse executive vice president and president of network services.

Christopher Consultants Ltd. of Fairfax named Mark Fields senior project manager and appointed Niki Adhikusuma project manager.

Century Engineering Inc. of Towson named William B. Rockey vice president of the structural/marine division.

Eurotech Ltd. of Washington named Geraldine V. Cox vice president and chief operating officer and Michael L. Thomas vice president of finance and administration and corporate secretary.

Associations/Nonprofits

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County in Wheaton appointed Nancy McTiernan board president.

The Consultants Consortium in Silver Spring elected the following officers: David A.H. Roethel, president; C. Thomas Busch, vice president; Arthur C. Frantzreb, Nancy F. McConnell, Vivian H. Mills and Carol B. Waite, directors.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic of Metropolitan Washington made the following appointments: Emily Riggs McNaughton, chair; Beth D. Ross, vice chair; John T. Beaty, treasurer; Charlotte K. Ehrenhaft, secretary; James B. Graham, Brian A. Lockett, Adam Rorrer and Clarice Dibble Walker, board members.

Volunteers of America in Alexandria appointed Amy McGuire director of development for major gifts.

Elizabeth K. Moyer was appointed executive director of the Maryland State Teachers Association in Annapolis.

The board of directors of the Unitarian Universalist Affordable Housing Corp. of Washington named Barbara Warren executive director.

The Virginia Society of Professional Engineers elected the following officers: Daniel D. Ludwig, president; Dixon W. Tucker, president-elect; Robert B. Wilson, treasurer; Jack Williams Jr., vice president of the central region; H. D. Campbell, vice president of the northern region; Joseph P. Harvey, vice president of the southeast region; and Kenneth G. Stepka, national director.

The National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations elected the following officers to its board of directors: Charles Gould, chairman; Robert Goodwin, vice chairman; Elinor Ferdon, secretary; and Carl Augusto, John Bate, Linda Childears, Suzanne Rich Folsom, Ruth Herman, Kathleen Horsch, Irv Katz and David Mercer, board members.

Mary Ellen Duncan was appointed to the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America in Washington named Michael Honeycutt vice president of programs and operations.

Education

Sheila Ramsey was promoted to program director for George Washington University's Weight Management Program.

Andrew S. Douglas will become associate dean for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.

Barbara Corbett Howard was named chair of the business and public services division at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Legal

Marguerite S. Boyd was elected president of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Morrison & Foerster LLP named Morris F. DeFeo Jr. partner and head of the corporate finance practice in the firm's Washington office.

Financial

F. Kevin Reynolds was elected president of Cardinal Bank, N.A. of Fairfax.

Health Care

John F. Williams was named to the board of directors of Universal Health Services Inc.

Inova Health System of Falls Church named H. Patrick Walters senior vice president of system development and new business development.

William J. White was named vice president of Birch & Davis Health Management Corp. in Silver Spring.

Send information about promotions, appointments and personnel moves in the Washington area to Appointments, Business News Department, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071-5302. All material must be submitted in writing.

CAPTION: Mark Fields

Christopher Consultants

CAPTION: Elizabeth K. Moyer

Maryland State Teachers Association

CAPTION: Daniel D. Ludwig

Virginia Society of Professional Engineers

CAPTION: Mary Ellen Duncan

Advancement of Women and Minorities

CAPTION: Barbara Corbett Howard

Northern Virginia Community College

CAPTION: F. Kevin Reynolds

Cardinal Bank