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Advertising/Public Relations

Kim Walter has been named vice president of operations for Van Nuys-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 advertisements for newspapers.

Banking & Finance

Cynthia A. Touw has been promoted to vice president in the priority banking division at Union Bank of California. Touw previously served as priority banking manager. Prior to joining Union Bank, Touw worked at First Interstate Bank as a vice president and financial services manager.

The Greenspan Co. has appointed Nancy McLean to chief administrative officer of the insurance adjusting firm. McLean previously served as Greenspan's administrative manager. In her new position, McLean will be responsible for staff training programs and implementing formal job descriptions and performance standards.

Entertainment/Media

Lon Troxel has been promoted to chief operating officer of DMX Inc. Troxel will be responsible for managing daily operations of the corporation, except for Europe and programming. Since joining DMX in 1991, Troxel has guided company growth and launched DMX via direct broadcast satellite.

Dennis A. Herzig has been named News Director at KCAL 9 Los Angeles. Herzig comes to KCAL from station WPLG in Miami where he served as assistant news director. In Miami, Herzig helped direct coverage of major news events including Hurricane Andrew and the crash of ValuJet flight 592.

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.

Warner Bros. Theatrical has announced the promotion of Musette Buckley to vice president of production resources. Buckley, who previously served as director of production resources, will be responsible for international product and brand integration in Warner Bros. feature films. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Buckley was an account executive with Rogers & Cowan.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. announced the promotion of David Bishop to president of MGM Home Entertainment, a division of the newly merged MGM Home Entertainment/Consumer Products Group. Bishop will oversee worldwide operations for the studio's home video, laser disc and DVD product, as well as the distribution and marketing of the Santa Monica company's interactive product and music catalog.

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