Anne Truscott has been named director of strategic planning for Colby Effler & Partners in Santa Monica. She will work with clients and develop new business projects. Truscott was previously planning director at TBWA Chiat/Day.
Robert Lyons was promoted to associate at Rossetti Associates Architects in Santa Monica. He will focus on project management of sports and public assembly facilities. Lyons was previously director of operations.
Banking & Finance
Walter Burrows has been appointed vice president of the real estate and construction loan department at Alliance Bank in Culver City. He will focus on construction and real estate lending. Burrows previously worked for several community banks.
Hugh Connors was promoted to first vice president and group manager for the community business banking group of Comerica Bank-California in Long Beach. He will be responsible for overseeing loans to small- and medium-sized businesses in the Southern California area. Connors was previously vice president and alternate credit administration officer.
Michael Lim has joined Prudential Securities in downtown L.A. as first vice president of investments. He specializes in financial planning for the Korean community in Los Angeles. Lim was previously an assistant vice president of investments with Merrill Lynch.
Renette Shigenaga has been promoted to senior vice president of the information and delivery systems division of Sanwa Bank in Los Angeles. She was previously deputy division head.
Dave Adams has been promoted to supervising visual effects animator for Foundation Imaging in Valencia. Adams was an animator on "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog."
Jules Haimovitz is joining Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as president of MGM Networks Inc. He will focus on establishing cable, satellite and other channels to distribute the film library. Haimovitz was formerly president and chief operating officer of King World Productions Inc.
Kenton Low has been appointed senior vice president of corporate marketing for Universal Studios in Universal City. He will focus on developing and executing strategic marketing programs as well as overseeing online operations. Low was most recently vice president of synergy at Buena Vista Internet Group.
David Marko was named vice president of television for RKO Pictures in Los Angeles. He will develop projects as well as help acquire network television and cable properties. Most recently, Marko was an executive for miniseries and movies at NBC Studios.
Antony Root has been named senior vice president of Granada Entertainment U.S.A. in Los Angeles. He will assume responsibility of television movies and miniseries. Root will continue to serve as head of the international drama unit of Granada Productions.
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