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newsmakers/valley/18″/dt1st/jc2nd Advertising/Public Relations Carlos Darquea has been appointed executive vice president, creative director and partner at Westlake Village-based Ahlman & Associates. His responsibilities include the creative end of all accounts, including the development of strategic positioning, concepts, visual marketing, advertising broadcast, graphic design, copy and production. Prior to joining Ahlman, Darquea was creative vice president of marketing at Victoria’s Secret. Banking & Finance Verdugo Trustee Service Corp., a subsidiary of Glendale Federal Bank, has named Tim Arick president and chief operating officer. He was vice president of Verdugo prior to the promotion and previously served as deputy to L.A. County Supervisor Edmund D. Edelman. Glendale Federal Bank has named Nancy K. Mueller vice president and manager of real estate underwriting. She will be responsible for retail underwriting and credit services. Mueller was a credit services team leader prior to her promotion. Chatsworth-based Premier America Federal Credit Union has named John M. Merlo president and chief executive officer. He was with Hughes Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union prior to joining Premier. Jay Laifman has been appointed vice president and counsel at Countrywide Home Loans Inc. Prior to joining Calabasas-based Countrywide, Laifman was an associate with Percher, Nichols & Meeks in Century City. Entertainment Dick Clark Corporate Productions, a subsidiary of Dick Clark Productions Inc., has named David Lee director of production. He was promoted from manager of financial services. Prior to joining Burbank-based Dick Clark, he worked for Martiz Inc. Dick Clark Corporate Productions specializes in corporate events and event marketing, meetings and trade shows. Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, based in Burbank, has promoted Oren Aviv to senior vice president of marketing and creative advertising. He will oversee the creation of all theatrical trailers, broadcast materials and print elements for live-action motion pictures produced and released under the Walt Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures labels. Buena Visa Pictures Marketing has also promoted Kristy Frudenfeld to senior vice president of media. She had served as vice president of media prior to her promotion. Burbank-based Warner Bros. Inc. has named Barbara S. Brogliatti senior vice president of corporate communications. She will serve as the official spokesperson and chief press officer for Warner Bros. with responsibility for the company’s corporate and business press. Health Care Burbank-based UniHealth has named Arnold R. Schaffer president and chief executive officer of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. He served as chief executive officer for Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center prior to joining Glendale Memorial. Columbia West Hills Medical Center has appointed Judy Apland as vice president of managed care. Prior to joining Columbia, she served as director of managed care for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Additionally, Diane Lowder has been named vice president of patient care services at Columbia West Hills Medical Center. She most recently served as vice president of patient services at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. High-Tech / Aerospace Richard J. Hoag has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Logical Computer Services Inc. in Burbank. Hoag was a senior executive in the consulting, retail, entertainment, real estate and securities industries prior to joining Logical. He was most recently with Map Inc., a management consultant firm. Westlake Village-based Digital Theater Systems has named Marina Bosi vice president of technology standards and strategy. She will be responsible for establishing new digital sound technology standards and implementing related strategies. Bosi had served as technology, marketing and standards project engineer for Dolby Laboratories prior to joining Digital. Internet Specialties West Inc. has named Lisa Parson head Web designer. She will be responsible for the firm’s corporate clients’ Web sites. Internet Specialties West, located in Westlake Village, is a full-service Internet Service Provider. Gene Meyers has been named general manager of New Castle Operations of Chatsworth Products Inc. Meyers was vice president of Middle East operations at Mirad International Corp. prior to joining CPI. The Westlake Village-based company, manufactures products used to organize, store and secure computer and communications equipment. Ameron International Corp. has named three new executives to its corporate staff. James R. McLaughlin has been promoted to vice president treasurer. He was with GenCorp Inc. where he served as director of operational analysis, prior to joining Ameron. Dewey H. Norton joined Ameron as vice president – controller. He was vice president of finance at Baldwin Filters before joining Los Angeles-based Ameron. The new vice president of special projects is William L. Baldwin, who joined Ameron after serving as president of Speedring Inc. Real Estate Catellus Development Corp. has appointed Anthony J. Manos vice president of industrial development for the Southwest region. He will be responsible for the development of all industrial properties in that region. Glen Allen, who formerly held the position, has been appointed vice president of construction services, overseeing the Los Angeles company’s industrial building on a national basis.

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