Advertising & P.R.

Anna Wong has been named controller at A Band Apart Commercials. She will oversee all financial activities and operations for the parent company and its two divisions, A Band Apart .35 mm and A Band Apart Music Videos. She previously was director of operations and finance at Warner Bros.

Brett Holmes has started up Kate Backstage Group, a Los Angeles-based consultancy for communications and fund raising. Holmes was formerly Gov. Pete Wilson's staff assistant and deputy director of advance.

Brian Seth Hurst has been named head of a new convergent media division of Culver City-based Pittard Sullivan. Hurst is the founder of Los Angeles-based Tandem Intermedia, which has been acquired by Pittard Sullivan.

Stan Steinreich has been named senior vice president and director of the Los Angeles office of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. Before joining Edelman, Steinreich was a senior vice president and group director for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in New York.

Entertainment

David Bernath has been promoted to director of program planning at Los Angeles-based E! Entertainment Television. He will be responsible for helping supervise all aspects of program scheduling operations. He previously held several positions within the program planning department.

Emme Kozloff has joined Los Angeles-based Saban Entertainment's licensing & merchandising division as vice president of retail development. She will be responsible for building and managing all relationships with retailers, and developing retail promotions for Saban's licensed properties. Kozloff previously was senior manager of new business development at The Disney Store Inc.

Financial Services

Carl Davis has joined the Torrance branch of Prudential Securities as vice president and branch manager. He joined Prudential in 1993 as branch manager for the firm's Long Beach office. Previously, he was branch manager of Dean Witter's Torrance office.

Jerry G. Maize has been promoted to senior vice president of investments at Salomon Smith Barney in Long Beach. He has been in the financial services industry since 1981 and served as first vice president of investments as well as vice president at both Prudential Securities and Merrill Lynch.

Health Care

Stephen Synott has been appointed to vice president of finance for Blue Cross of California's individual, small group, and senior services division. Blue Cross of California is a subsidiary of Woodland Hills-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc. Synott will be responsible for directing the accounting, analysis, controls and support functions for the division. Prior to joining Blue Cross, he held senior management positions at Aramark Services.

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