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Consulting The board of directors of Arete Associates has named Lawrence J. Delaney president, CEO and chairman of the board. Delaney has over 40 years experience in high technology program acquisition and management and engineering. He will be responsible for the space and missile systems, information systems, propulsion systems and environmental technology. Delaney most recently served as assistant secretary of the Air Force. He was the acquisition executive responsible for all Air Force research, development and acquisition activities. Entertainment Mark D. Detrick was named director and general manager of the marketing division for Universal Studios Japan. He will be responsible for the oversight and development of the marketing division, including the strategic planning and implementation of advertising, group sales, publicity, interactive marketing, corporate marketing partners and creative services initiatives. Prior to joining Universal Studios, he served as management director at Asatsu-DK Inc. in Tokyo. Eric Lewald has been appointed senior vice president of creative affairs for DIC Entertainment in Burbank. He will work with the company’s chief creative officer, Mike Maliani, and be responsible for all aspects of the company’s creative affairs including the development of new projects and maintaining a creative overview of DIC-produced property. Prior to DIC, Lewald was a writer, story editor and supervising producer for Disney Television Animation, Hanna-Barbera and TMS Entertainment. Daniel R. Jensen has been appointed executive vice president for Universal Studios Japan. He will be responsible for the oversight and development of operations and marketing for the international motion picture theme park. In addition, he will manage the daily operations of merchandise, food service, park operations, security, entertainment and technical services. Prior to Universal Studios, he served as senior vice president of resort services for Universal Orlando overseeing facilities management. David “Doc” Goldstein has been promoted to vice president, post-production engineering and sound services for Universal Studios. In his new position, he will manage technical operations and staffing. Goldstein has been an engineer with Universal Studios since 1985. Previously, he worked as an engineer at Warner Hollywood Studios. Health Care Rick Lyons has been named chief operating officer at the Encino campus of Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center. Lyons will manage the daily operating procedures as well as legal and regulatory requirements. Most recently, he served as interim president of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and has been with Catholic Healthcare West for over 20 years. Law Westlake Village-based Masry & Vititoe’s Ed Masry has recently agreed to serve as a member of the board of directors, president and chief executive officer of Save the World Air Inc. He will direct the company’s expansion of engineering, production, marketing and distribution. W Real Estate Shirlee Kingsley was named vice president and general manager of the Ventura County/West Valley region for Caruso Affiliated Holdings. Kingsley will oversee the company’s operations throughout the area, which includes The Promenade at Westlake, The Commons at Calabasas, The Village at Moorpark, The Encino Marketplace, The Courtyard at the Commons and The Promenade Court. Technology Calabasas-based Digital Insight Corp. has named Drew Hyatt senior vice president of Internet banking services. He will oversee all client relations and customer service operations. Prior to Digital Insight, he served as president and CEO of ZMarket. Calabasas-based THQ Inc.’s Brian Farrell, president and CEO, has been appointed chair of the board of advisors for the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at The Andersen School at UCLA. He has been involved with the Price Center’s board since January 2000 and will lead the 30-member advisory board in its guidance of the school’s entrepreneurial program. Farrell first joined THQ in April 1991 as vice president, then served as chief financial officer and treasurer. Prior to joining THQ, he was vice president and chief financial officer at Hotel Investors Trust.

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