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Advertising/Public Relations

Alan Bunton has been named co-executive creative director of Ogilvy & Mather. Bunton directed Ogilvy's creative department in its South African office prior to joining the L.A. office.

Banking & Finance

Sanwa Bank California announced the promotion of several executives from senior vice president to the position of executive vice president Susan Fowler, human resources; Yukio Harada, information and delivery systems; and Roland Ojeda, risk management. Philip Sherringham was named chief financial officer. Sanwa also changed the titles of four senior officers as follows: Howard Gould, chief administrative officer and Kazuyoshi Kuwahata, chief line officer, were named to the position of vice chairman. Larry Layne of the relationship banking group and Doug Stewart of the marketing and delivery support group were promoted to group executive vice presidents.

Hancock Savings Bank has named Kathleen L. Kellogg president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining the Hancock Park-based bank, Kellogg served as president and chief executive officer of Frontier Bank. She began her career with Union Bank and held positions at Crocker National, Imperial, Home Federal and California Federal banks.

Energy

Donald R. Voelte has been appointed senior vice president of corporate planning for Atlantic Richfield Co. Prior to joining Arco, Voelte spent 22 years at Mobil Corp., where he most recently served as president of new exploration and producing ventures.

Occidental Petroleum Corp. announced the appointment of David C. Yen to vice president and treasurer. Yen comes to Occidental from Pratt & Whitney, where he served as vice president and treasurer.

Entertainment/Media

Margye S. Baumgardner has been named vice president for development at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Baumgardner's responsibilities include planning, implementation and administration of all development programs for the Natural History Museum Family, which includes the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries, the Petersen Automotive Museum and the William S. Hart Museum.

Christine Essel has been promoted to senior vice president of planning and development of public affairs for Paramount Pictures' Studio Group. Essel will oversee interaction with city, county and state governments and local civic and community organizations. During her tenure with Paramount, Essel was involved in the renovation and expansion of the studio.

Warner Bros. International Theatrical Distribution has announced the appointment of Sue Kroll to senior vice president. Kroll will be responsible for marketing, conception, creation and media placement of campaigns for the overseas motion picture releases of Warner Bros. Previously, Kroll served as senior vice president of Warner Bros. International Channels.

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