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Banking & Finance John Hoisch has joined Sutro & Co.’s Woodland Hills branch office as first vice president, investments. Hoisch joins Sutro after seven years with Schroder Wertheim in West Los Angeles. Prior to that he worked at Bateman Eichler and Drexel Burnham Lambert. Barbara G. Oakes has been named senior vice president and manager of Consumer Credit Administration at Glendale Federal Bank. In her new post, Oakes will oversee credit policy for the bank’s line of consumer lending products, as well as the analysis and management of the bank’s portfolio of consumer loans. Oakes previously was senior vice president and manager of Corporate Credit Quality Assurance. She will be based in Glendale. Agoura Hills-based Charter Pacific Bank has named Jonathan Meeks regional vice president. Meeks formerly was senior vice president for business development at California Federal Bank. In his new position, he will be responsible for the Agoura Hills-San Fernando Valley region. Entertainment J. Brian McGrath has been named international president of Universal Studios Recreation Group, which is based in Universal City . In this newly created position, McGrath will oversee all international activities in the Recreation Group, including oversight responsibility for Universal Studios Japan, which is scheduled to open in 2001. Prior to this promotion, he was senior vice president of international business development for Universal Studios. He will continue to maintain that role in addition to his new responsibilities. Christine Stern has been promoted to director of advertising administration at Universal Music Group, which is based in Universal City. Stern will oversee the co-op advertising process and serve as the liaison between Universal Music & Video Distribution’s field staff throughout the United States, the company’s home office in Universal City and its record labels. Prior to her promotion, she was associate director of advertising. Also, Linda Richards has been promoted to director of system administration at Universal Music & Video Distribution. She will oversee the administration, development and staff training for several in-house computer systems, and manage the in-house use of information systems. Prior to her promotion, she was manager of end user support. Health Care Gary Morgan has been named vice president of individual sales at Health Net/Foundation Health. Morgan will oversee the company’s individual sales unit in Woodland Hills. He previously served as vice president of sales for the central region at Blue Shield of California. High Tech/Aerospace Michael Bolcerek has joined Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. in Woodland Hills as chief financial officer, vice president of finance. Bolcerek has also been appointed an officer of the company being named secretary of Spatializer. He previously served as assistant treasurer with NeXT Computers. Steve Moulios has been promoted to vice president, sales and marketing of Facilities and Services Corp. In his new position, Moulios will be responsible for implementing and executing the company’s marketing plan, setting and attaining sales and marketing goals, and supervising the sales staff. He previously was a sales representative. Dale Reed has been named vice president of marketing at Westlake Village-based Trompeter Electronics Inc. In his new position, Reed will oversee all product marketing, new product development and the company’s advertising program. Prior to joining the company, he was general manager at electronics manufacturer Soladyne. Marketing Richard F. Cain has been named vice president of marketing and operations at Plog Research Inc., which does marketing research, forecasting, pricing and consulting. Cain previously was marketing manager for Plog’s parent company, NFO Research Inc. He will be based out of the company’s corporate offices in Reseda. Real Estate Daniel Miller has joined Encino-based Capital Commercial Real Estate as senior associate. Prior to joining the company, Miller was with Team Realty Inc., specializing in tenant representation. In his new position, he will continue in that specialty for office and retail properties, and investment sales. John P. McDermott has been appointed regional manager of the Encino office of investment brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap. McDermott joined the firm in 1989, serving as an agent, sales manager and most recently regional manager of the firm’s San Diego office.

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