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Construction Sig Raulinaitis has been named director of construction at Encino-based Mann Theatres. Raulinaitis will oversee and develop projects. He previously was project manager at Extended Stay America Hotels. Entertainment Jim Banister has been promoted to vice president and general manager at Warner Bros. Online, which produces entertainment programming for the Internet and commercial online services. Banister will be responsible for digital production and distribution of multimedia entertainment programming. He previously was vice president of production and technology at the division, and will be based in Burbank. Amelia Bryant has been promoted to senior director of marketing, urban music at Universal Music & Video Distribution. Bryant will be based in Universal City and will coordinate marketing strategies between the labels and Universal’s artist development representatives. She previously served as product development manager for the company. Also, Chris Clancy has been promoted to director of college marketing & retail merchandising. In his new position, Clancy will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs targeting the college market. He previously served as director of merchandising for the company. They will both be based in Universal City. Mark Halacy has been named vice president of human resources development at Universal Studios Inc. in Universal City. Halacy will coordinate and implement human resources initiatives, lead workforce planning and organize development efforts company-wide. He joins the company from Blockbuster Entertainment Group, where he served as senior vice president, worldwide human resources. Burbank-based Disney Interactive has named Jan Smith senior vice president and Steve Finney vice president and chief financial officer. Smith will be responsible for the division’s domestic and international businesses some of which include product development and marketing. She previously served as vice president and group publisher of Disney Publishing for Children. Finney will hold worldwide responsibilities for finance, operations and strategic planning, accounting and administration. He previously was vice president at Walt Disney Records. Universal City-based Trident Entertainment Inc. has promoted Antonio B. Rego to vice president of production and Jeff Richardson to director of production. Rego will oversee film, video and television production efforts. He previously was director of operations at the company. Richardson will direct and oversee productions. He previously headed the company’s graphics department. Health Care Dr. Barton R. Wald has joined Burbank-based UniMed Management Co. as chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical affairs. In this newly created position, Wald will lead the development and implementation of medical and quality improvement programs. Prior to joining UniMed, a physician practice management company in Burbank, Wald was regional medical director for Southern California at Health Net. David C. Colby has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at WellPoint Health Networks Inc. in Woodland Hills. Some of Colby’s responsibilities will include corporate development, strategic planning and investor relations. He previously was executive vice president, CFO and treasurer at American Medical Response Inc. Jan Zlotowicz has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Woodland Hills-based Health Net. In her new position, Zlotowicz will be responsible for strategies and daily operations of the human resources department. She previously served as director of human resources. Also, Ranell Davis has joined the individual sales unit of Health Net/Foundation Health Systems Inc. as statewide director of sales. Davis will be responsible for statewide sales, as well as managing and overseeing external sales representatives, brokers and general agents. She previously served as account executive at Blue Shield of California. High Tech Frederic T. Boyer has been named chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration at Software Dynamics Inc. in Chatsworth. In his new position, Boyer will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the company. He previously served as vice president, CFO and plant manager at ADC Enterprise Networking Group, a developer of networking products. Insurance Robert A. Frary has been promoted to vice president of marketing at the Worksite Products Division of United Insurance Co. of America. Some of his new responsibilities will include overseeing product and marketing alliance development, and marketing communications. He previously was assistant vice president of marketing. Real Estate Donald W. Hudson, Jr. has been named senior vice president at Warner Center Properties in Woodland Hills. Hudson will take on the role of director of leasing, heading efforts in that field. He previously was a broker at CB Commercial Real Estate Group Inc. Retail Paul Alofs has been named executive vice president and general manager of The Disney Store, North America, and will be based in Glendale. His responsibilities will include overseeing operations, marketing and merchandise buying. He previously was president and general manager of the Canadian division of BMG Entertainment.

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