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Banking Rick Balogh has been appointed vice president and manager of the Glendale office of Foothill Independent Bancorp. He joins Foothill with more than 30 years of banking experience with institutions such as California Citizens Bank, Security Pacific Bank and Citizens Business Bank. Balogh’s area of expertise includes commercial lending, business development and operational management. He will work with customers to design personalized banking packages including financial analysis, loan applications and deposit relationships. He is active in Foothill’s calling program, meeting with customers at their place of business to assist them in creating banking programs. Tricia Hunter was appointed first vice president in Imperial Bank’s San Fernando Valley regional office. She has over 19 years of banking experience and joins Imperial Bank from Comerica Bank of California in Westwood, where she held the position of vice president in charge of middle market lending. Previously, she was vice president at Union Bank of California in Pasadena, where she was responsible for asset-based lending activities. She also spent seven years in the Woodland Hills commercial banking office. Jim Parsons has been named regional vice president for Charter Pacific Bank. He will be responsible for the Agoura Hills branch. He also will oversee business development for the region, which includes the San Fernando and Conejo valleys. Parsons comes to Charter Pacific with 15 years of banking experience, most recently with Glendale Federal Bank in Woodland Hills. Arby Sanoyans has been named vice president and loan manager of American International Bank. Sanoyans will cover the bank’s Tarzana and Glendale market areas. Sanoyans, who has more than 10 years of banking industry experience, previously worked at Cedars Bank, Frontier Bank, California Federal Bank and Great Western Bank. Defense James W. Winchester has been appointed president of Woodland Hills-based Litton Industries’ aero products division. Winchester joined Litton in 1997 as president of business development. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of the aircraft systems business unit at Teledyne Controls. He also has held engineering and program management positions at Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group and served with the U.S. Army’s 82nd airborne division where he was responsible for the development of tactical field computer systems. Litton’s aero products division provides a wide range of navigation and guidance systems for commercial airlines, general aviation and military air transport aircraft. Entertainment Marty Greenfield has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Burbank-based Warner Bros. Records Inc. He comes to Warner Bros. from Elektra Records, where he served as senior vice president and CFO for four years. He previously worked at Sony Music/Epic Records for 17 years in a variety of posts, including vice president of finance. Lloyd Scott has been appointed vice president, programming, Universal Studios Networks. He will be responsible for developing programming models for Universal’s international branded networks and other programming opportunities. His other duties include recruiting programming personnel for new network ventures, and identifying opportunities for program acquisitions. Scott joins Universal from Fox Net where he had served as executive director of programming, scheduling and acquisitions since 1990. Prior to that, he was director of programming, scheduling and acquisitions for the Fox Latin America Channel. Daniel D. Villanueva has joined the board of Film Roman. He is chairman of Bastion Capital Corp., a private equity investment firm specializing in management buyouts of leading middle-market companies and related transactions. He serves on the boards of various organizations including the American Red Cross, the National Association of Broadcasters, National YMCA, the United Way, and KCET Public Television. Founded in 1984, Film Roman is an independent animation studio. Currently, it produces television series such as “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.” Health Care Gary Morgan has been promoted to vice president, regional sales for Woodland Hills-based Health Net. He was previously vice president, individual sales. In his new role, Morgan has statewide responsibility for sales and account management for regional sales, which includes working with more than 2,500 accounts and all large group brokerage firms in California. Before joining Health Net, Morgan held various sales positions at Blue Shield of California including vice president of sales for the central region. High Tech Tim Langdell has been appointed chief operating officer of Altamira Group Inc. The Altamira Group produces Genuine Fractals and Genuine Fractals Pro Software. Most recently, Langdell was president and CEO of the Edge Interactive Media. There, he was responsible for moving the company to the United States from the U.K. and for promoting the corporate name. Langdell has been involved in the development of interactive media, working with both hardware and software. He has established new courses in the field for both UCLA and USC, devised the “Cybermania” awards ceremony for interactive entertainment, and served as a consultant to Commodore International in its development of “set top box” technology. He has designed software for games and small-business applications and has worked with EMI and Polygram in developing software distribution arms for their music and video marketing businesses. Langdell has also authored several books, including “Hollywood Interactive” and “Virtual Reality: Beyond Belief.” Insurance Stanley M. Burke, a member of the board of directors of 20th Century Industries, a Woodland-Hills-based property and casualty insurance firm, has announced his retirement from the company’s board. He is a certified public accountant and has served as a board member since 1982. He was a member of the board’s audit, executive, key employee incentive, and shareholder relations committees. State Farm Insurance has appointed Greg Jones to the position of vice president-California. He will be responsible for all State Farm insurance business in the state and will oversee a workforce of nearly 9,000 employees and agents. Jones started his State Farm career in 1968 in the company’s Ohio regional office as a records clerk in the administrative services department. Following a number of promotions, he was named division manager of the Pennsylvania region in 1983, executive assistant in the president’s office in 1985, deputy regional vice president in the Northern California region in 1988, and regional vice president in the South Coast region in 1993. He currently serves on the board of directors for State Farm General Insurance Co., as well as the Personal Insurance Federation, the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Business Roundtable, Junior Achievement of Los Angeles, and others. His appointment places him among the top five African American executives working for a Fortune 500 corporation in the country. Marketing Premier Parks Inc. has named Sherrie Bang regional marketing vice president/West division. Premier Parks recently purchased Six Flags Theme Parks, making it the second-largest theme park company in the world. Bang will direct marketing efforts for 14 theme and water parks in the Western division, including parks in California, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. She will be based in Los Angeles and will work with park marketing directors and Premier’s advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen. Prior to her promotion Bang served as vice president of marketing at Six Flags California for the past nine years. She has more than 16 years of theme park experience. She began her Six Flags career in 1982 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia as the public relations manager. Security Dan Hoyt has been appointed vice president of operations at North Hollywood-based Boyd & Associates, a private security firm. Hoyt, a certified protection professional, has more than 20 years of experience in the private security industry, and will manage Boyd & Associate’s operations from San Luis Obispo to south Orange County. Previously, Hoyt worked as regional manager for Barton Protective Services.

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