Advertising/Public Relations

Linda Krakowsky Jackson has been promoted to vice president, group director at advertising agency McCann-Erickson Los Angeles. She will spearhead advertising efforts for the Nutritional Products Division of Nestl & #233; USA. Jackson was vice president, management representative at the agency prior to her promotion.

Banking & Finance

Gerry Barredo has been appointed regional vice president of Imperial Bank's downtown Los Angeles regional office. In his new position, Barredo will oversee development and enhancement of the downtown office's commercial operations. He previously was director/vice president and senior relationship manager at Union Bank of California.

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 both Bateman Eichler and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Union Bank of California has named Charles T. Strong, Cynthia C. Wagner and John R. Hahn vice presidents. Strong is based at the bank's Beverly Hills office and joined the company in 1988 as a priority banking officer. Prior to that, he worked at First Interstate Bank in Century City as a personal banking officer. Wagner, a senior hazardous materials officer, is based at the bank's City of Industry office in the environmental services division. Hahn is based at the bank's Los Angeles office, in the business trust and private financial services division. Hahn previously served as a senior employee benefits attorney for W.F. Corroon.

John R. Woodward has been appointed vice president, manager of China Trust Bank's new SBA loan department. He previously served as vice president, manager of Monarch Bank in Laguna Niguel. Woodward will oversee production and servicing of SBA-guaranteed loan products for the bank, which is headquartered in Torrance.

Scott Gray has been appointed executive vice president, chief lending officer of First Federal Bank of California, which is headquartered in Santa Monica. Prior to joining the bank, Gray was regional vice president, director of Comerica's California mortgage lending operation.

Christopher A. Haun has been named wholesale account executive at North American Mortgage Co. Haun will be responsible for subprime loans and will work out of the company's East Los Angeles office.

Engineering

Ray Hadden has joined Law/Crandall, a division of Law Engineering and Environmental Services Inc., as manager of the company's Los Angeles office. Hadden previously was associate vice president of facility development for FHP Corp. Before that he was vice president of Fluor Constructors, where he directed construction of major projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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