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SFV Newsmakers 2-8/24inches/dp1st/mark2nd Banking & Finance Ted Dondanville has been appointed vice president and manager of the Glendale office of Citizens Business Bank. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office and the loan portfolio. Most recently, Dondanville was vice president at Glendale Federal Bank. Entertainment Audrey Finci has been promoted to executive vice president of Walt Disney Art Classics and Disney Direct Marketing. She will head worldwide operations of the two businesses, which were integrated in 1998. Finci joined Disney Consumer Products in 1988 as director of group finance. Thomas Park has been promoted to executive vice president of The Disney Store Worldwide. He will be responsible for global oversight of the entertainment-retail group, including continued growth of The Disney Store and ESPN-The Store, as well as the Disney Sourcing organization around the world. Park joined Walt Disney Co. in 1991. Jordan Sollitto has been promoted to senior vice president of promotions and studio stores marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. He will be responsible for the marketing efforts of the Warner Bros. studio stores as well as their promotional tie-ins and sales promotion activities. Sollitto previously served as vice president of promotions and branded foods for the consumer products division. Jim Warren [pic lanm2-8] has been promoted to chief operating officer of Burbank-based BRC Imagination Arts. His new position includes an increased focus on organizational growth and stability, with an emphasis on hiring, training and supporting growing creative and project management staffs. Warren joined BRC in 1993. Winifred Webb has been promoted to senior vice president of investor relations and shareholder services at Walt Disney Co. She is Disney’s primary contact with Wall Street entertainment analysts and the institutional investment community. In addition, she also oversees the group responsible for stock transfers and relations with individual shareholders. Previously, Webb was a vice president. Health Care Ruth Holton has been named senior program officer for special projects at the California Wellness Foundation. Her responsibilities will include collaborating with the foundation vice president to develop priorities for special projects, funding allocations and evaluation procedures. She will also make grant recommendations for special projects to the board. Dee Jay Mailer has joined Health Net as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. She will be responsible for all operational functions, including information systems, security, provider compliance and audit, and meetings and events. Previously, Mailer was senior vice president and chief executive of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. Jeffrey Weisz has joined Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center as associate area medical director. He will work with physicians and employees to ensure that each member receives quality care with a personalized approach. Weisz joined Kaiser in 1978. High Tech James Gramacki has been named vice president of telecom operations for Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. He will be responsible for the management of the production process. Gramacki joined Vitesse in 1989 as the design center manager. Insurance William Hawkins [piclanm2-8] has joined the Sherman Oaks office of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. as general agent for the company’s Los Angeles agency. He will be responsible for recruiting and developing producers in greater Los Angeles and Orange counties. Most recently, Hawkins served as general agent for New England Financial. New Media Jim Moloshok [pics of all three la2-8] has been appointed president of Warner Bros. Online. Previously, he served simultaneously as senior vice president of Warner Bros. corporate marketing and advertising services, and senior vice president for Warner Bros. Online. Also, Jim Banister has been appointed executive vice president. He will oversee strategic initiatives for Warner Bros. Online, including the creation and launch of its new vertical narrowband/broadband entertainment portal, and the creation of broadband interactive entertainment programming. In addition, Jeff Weiner has been named vice president of planning, development and administration. He will oversee financial analysis, strategic planning and business development. NingNing Yu has been named vice president of engineering for North Hollywood-based Net Effect Systems. She will be responsible for the efforts of the company to develop, test and produce software that helps companies utilize electronic commerce sales channels. Prior to joining, Yu was vice president of engineering at Vertel. Restaurants Bob Paine has joined the management team of Glendale-based IHOP Corp. as director of field marketing. He will oversee eight regional marketing managers while directing field marketing activities, which include leadership of the company’s media planning and buying functions. Most recently, Paine served as senior vice president of marketing for Heartland Automotive.

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