James E. Matthews of Baltimore has been named Maryland Realtor of the year. He was honored recently in Hagerstown, where the Maryland Association of Realtors held it fall conference. Matthews is president of the Moore-Matthew Co. in Baltimore County. Active in both civic and real estate fields, he was selected from more than 2,300 realtors in Maryland.

Bill M. Wise, press secretary to Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.) and former foreign correspondent for Life magazine, has been named assistant to HUD Secretary Patrica Roberts Harris for public affairs.

Ron Marraccini, a sales associate with Century 21&Townside Properties of Alexandria, has been honored by the Century 21 franchise group in this area as the top sales agent thus far in 1977. His total sales and listings through September were $3.1 million. He specializes in resales in the Camelot area of Annandale.

Robert W. Bridges, president of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors, said that the MNBR donated copies of an anti-vandalism film that is shown around the county by the Montgomery County Police Department to demonstrate to primary school children the needless costs of senseless vandalism during the Halloween season.

John T. Conrad has been named construction manager for the Virginia area of M-P of Maryland, Inc., a Columbia-based building and development firm. Conrad had been construction manager for the Pennsylvania division of Pulte Homes, Inc. M-P of Maryland, which builds in 12 states, plans 85 single houses near Reston in Fairfax County.

John Teff, a management executive, will be the speaker Wednesday evening when the National Capital Heating and Air Conditioning Association meets at the Anchor Inn in Wheaton.