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Emily Field has been promoted to account supervisor at DDB Needham Los Angeles. She joined the agency as a senior account executive in 1996. Previously, Field was an account executive at Campbell-Ewald.

Joel Maliniak has joined Goddard Claussen as senior vice president and creative director. Prior to joining Goddard Claussen, Maliniak spent five years developing issue advocacy campaigns.

Banking & Finance

Countrywide Home Loans Inc. has promoted three employees in its consumer markets division. Glen Cooper has been named senior vice president. He will oversee budget and forecasting areas as well as analyze business processes and practices. Robert Kellar has been promoted to senior vice president of the division's technology department. Kimberly Kemball-Cook has been promoted to senior vice president and will head the national sales and customer services area of the division.

Bank of America has named Executive Vice President Ken Coopman as manager of commercial banking, and Executive Vice President Doug Sawyer as manager of business banking for Southern California. Coopman will be responsible for businesses with sales between $10 million and $500 million. Sawyer will support businesses with annual sales below $10 million.

Kim Hill has been promoted to client care director at AppleOne Payroll & Tax Filing Services. Hill joined the company in 1996 from ADP.

Marti Ortiz has joined First Federal Bank as executive vice president of retail banking. She will have responsibility for all of the bank's 24 retail banking locations, retail operations, consumer lending, and retail call center. Most recently, Ortiz was vice president and regional sales manager at Home Savings of America.

Stephen Yost has been appointed executive vice president and chief credit officer for Imperial Bank. He will be responsible for managing credit quality and approving credit and requests for all offices and divisions of Imperial Bank. Most recently, Yost was chief financial officer at Outlook Associates Inc.


Jeffrey Erle has been appointed president of Litton Enterprise Solutions Inc. He will be based in Woodland Hills. Erle will direct the day-to-day operations of the company's three lines of business and oversee the relationship between LES and Litton Industries and represent LES to Litton's management and shareholders.


Susanne Daniels has been named president of entertainment at The WB Television Network. She will assume oversight of Kids WB! as part of her responsibilities. Prior to joining the network, Daniels spent two years at the Fox Broadcasting Co. as director of comedy development. Jordan Levin has been named executive vice president of programming. He joined the network in 1994 as head of comedy development and current programming.


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