nwsmkrs/jb/18 inches/1stjc/mark2nd Advertising/Public Relations Kim Walter has been named vice president of operations for Van Nuy’s based AdOut. Walter previously worked as the advertising production manager of the Daily News of Los Angeles. In her new position, she will oversee a staff of 29 in the design and production of advertisments for newspapers. Entertainment Janice Meagher has been appointed senior vice president of marketing for Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk. In her new position, Meagher will oversee advertising, promotions, broadcast development and publicity. She previously served as senior director for Pepsico’s Taco Bell Division. Stewart Sloke has been named vice president/production director of Glendale-based World Wide Wadio. Sloke previously worked at Waves Sound Recorders, where he was the primary engineer. In his new job, he will oversee the company’s staff of producers and sound designers. The company produces radio commercials for clients such as McDonald’s, Volvo and 20th Television. Bahman Naraghi has been named senior vice president of planning and operations for Universal Pictures. Naraghi will be responsible for all planning and development activities for the motion picture company, as well as strategic planning. He previously was senior director of corporate development for the Universal City-based company. Eric Hughes has been named vice president of production for Universal Pictures. In his new position, Hughes will be responsible for acquiring and developing movie projects. Prior to this assignment, he was creative executive of production for Turner Pictures. Glen Firstenberg has been appointed senior director of marketing for Universal Music & Video Distribution. In his new position, Firstenberg will oversee marketing and sales strategies with the labels and artist development representatives. Previously, he was Eastern regional sales director for Warner Audio Video Entertainment. High Technology Angela J. Johnson has been named vice president of investor relations and corporate communications at Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. of Woodland Hills. She has also been appointed an officer of the company and its subsidiaries as secretary. The company designs and licenses audio, data storage and other advanced technologies. Patrick A. Diamond has been hired as vice president of business development for Simi Valley-based HT Communications Inc. Diamond held a similar position with Frame Relay Technologies Inc. of Costa Mesa. He will be in charge of establishing partnerships with distributorships and industrial clients for the company,which develops ISDN technology. Real Estate Bob Reynolds has been named vice president of land acquisition for the AMCAL Group of Companies. Reynolds has previously worked for Monarch Homes, Nevada Griffin Homes, and the Antelope Valley Building Industry Association. AMCAL, based in Westlake Village, manages more than $100 million of real estate in Southern California and Arizona. Montgomery Watson Inc. has announced that Murli Tolaney will take over as chairman of the board and Robert B. Uhler as president. Tolaney is chief executive officer of the Pasadena-based company, which provides environmental engineering, construction and management. Uhler most recently served as CEO of the company’s industrial/federal operations. Travel/Tourism Steven King has been named director of group sales for the Universal City Hilton and Towers. King previously worked in a similar position at the Doubletree Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport. In his new job, King will be responsible for development and solicitation of advance group business from all markets.