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Scott Reiner, president and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center, has been named senior vice president of corporate owner Adventist Health. He takes over in January for the Roseville, Calif.-based company, replacing the retiring Alan Rice. “It’s exciting,” said Reiner. “It allows me to be part of a bigger picture.” Reiner has been at the 448-bed Glendale Adventist since June 1999, when he joined as chief financial officer. He was named president and CEO in March 2001 and is credited with crafting the hospital’s financial turnaround in 2000 and growing its internal leadership. He has also tackled the hospital’s master campus plan, which includes the new $100 million patient tower under construction. “For the past seven years, Scott has been an effective administrator at our largest facility,” said Donald R. Ammon, Adventist Health president and CEO, in a statement. “His leadership abilities, clinical background and diverse skill set will be a benefit to our corporate office and our system as a whole.” In the senior vice president post, Reiner will oversee business development, physician strategies and acquisitions and divestures for Adventist Northern California operations. He will also chair the boards of Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Valley Medical Center and Ukiah Valley Medical Center and the joint Redbud Community Hospital and St. Helena Hospital and Center for Health in Northern California. Reiner said he’s up for the new challenge but admits it’s hard leaving Glendale. “I love the work that I do at this hospital,” he said. “I have mixed emotions.” A search for his replacement is underway. Chris Coates Banking Arpy Zakarian has been named business development sales manager for the Core Banking Division of City National Bank. Zakarian will manage and direct a team of business banking consultants to deliver a full range of credit, deposit, and cash management services to small business. She will work out of the Sherman Oaks regional center. Manuel Salcido has joined First Bank in its Chatsworth branch as vice president. He was formerly client business manager for Bank of America. Wells Fargo has announced several promotions and changes at its Valley-area stores. Raul Vasquez was named community banking president and district manager for the Valley Hills region, formerly called the Warner West market. In this capacity, Vasquez will oversee more than 200 team members at nine bank branches with deposits totaling more than $1.2 million. Vasquez joined Wells in 1993 and was most recently community bank president and district manager for the Conejo Valley. Jaime Torres has been named Wells Fargo community bank store manager for the bank’s Simi Valley Town Center location. Torres, who has been with Wells for nine years, was most recently store manager for the Port Hueneme branch. Entertainment Timothy Campbell has been promoted to vice president of business development for video game publisher THQ, Inc. Campbell will expand THQ’s worldwide internal studio system and build publishing relationships with independent development teams. He joined THQ, headquartered in Agoura Hills, in 2004 as director of business development. Health Care David Winn has been named as chief executive officer of Masterplan, Inc., a medical equipment services firm in Chatsworth. Winn previously served as chief executive officer of Tenovis, a telephone equipment and services firm. Donna J. Slates joins the board of trustees of the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation. Slates is a Studio City resident who is an executive assistant at Ronald P. Slates Professional Corp. The board sets the fundraising goals for the foundation on behalf of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. The foundation also created four new positions: Patricia E. Modrzewski is the president of foundations for Providence Health and Services, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Service Areas; S. Brigette Loden is vice president of development for Providence Holy Cross Foundations; Theresa DiLeo Meyers is vice president of development for Providence Saint Joseph Foundation; and Denise Rutter is vice president of operations, Providence Health and Services Foundations, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Service Areas. Law Studio City resident Dzintra I. Janavs has been reappointed to the bench for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Janavs has been a judge since 1986 and previously worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Greenberg & Bass LLP has hired two attorneys in its entertainment, intellectual property and new media practice. Heidi S. Feldman and Tamara L. Manask have joined the Encino-based firm. Manask’s practice will focus on intellectual property, entertainment, business and commercial litigation. Feldman’s practice will focus on negotiat ing licensing and distribution agreements, intellectual property protection, employment issues and real estate and tax matters. Manufacturing Roxanne S. Austin has been appointed to the board of directors of Teledyne Technologies, Inc., a provider of electronics components, aerospace engines and components, and gas and power generation systems. Austin is the former president and chief operating officer of DirecTV, Inc. Austin also serves on the boards of Abbot Laboratories and Target Corp. Public Service Faye Huang, of Woodland Hills, has been appointed to the California Workforce Investment Board. She is chief executive officer of Asia Pacific Consulting. Shirley Husar, of Lancaster, has been appointed to the state Board for Geologists and Geophysicists. Husar is a licensed realtor and has served as a real estate agent in Glendale since 2002. Sports The Lancaster JetHawks, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, has added four new people to its front office. Peter Cummins is the new director of food and beverage. Cummins previously worked for Liquid Concessions in Chicago. John Adams is the new promotion manager, a long-time entertainment veteran. Jay Stewart has been named as ticket manager and Eric Mandia joins as ticket sales account executive. Stewart recently served as an intern with the Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League. Technology W. Dean Baker has joined the board of directors of Semtech Corp., a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Baker also serves on the board of Data Display Products and consults with firms in the technology sector. He served in various leadership roles at Northrop Grumman Corp. from 1983 to 1999. Arthur Hair was named chief technology officer and senior vice president at the Walt Disney Studios. Hair will be responsible for the studio’s technology strategies. Previously, Hair had been chief technology officer at SightSound Technologies, a broadband entertainment distribution company.

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