Eric Koehler has joined Campbell-Ewald/West as a vice president and management supervisor. Prior to joining, Koehler was an account supervisor with BBDO Advertising.

Leila Winick has been named director of international accounts/Latin America with L.A.-based Western Initiative Media Worldwide. Winick will be responsible for coordinating international media activities in Latin America for WIMW accounts in this country and Latin America, while implementing campaigns in America and Canada. Previously, Winick supervised WIMW's multicultural account service groups in L.A. and Miami.


Suzanne Marie Gutierrez has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for PROMAX & BDA. Based in the L.A. headquarters, Gutierrez will oversee sponsorships of all worldwide conferences, as well as advertising sales for publications. Previously, she was studio representative for Variety.

Banking & Finance

Kevin Campbell has been named Bank of America's small-business banking area executive in the Southeast L.A. area. He is responsible for sales and relationship management for customers. Campbell has been vice president of commercial sales at the bank's L.A. main branch for five years. Also, Karen Racusin has been named Bank of America's small-business banking area executive in West Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Previously, Racusin was a manager in the bank's training division.

Gary Mozer, a founding partner of the Century City-based George Smith Partners Inc., has been named chief executive. Mozer will be more involved in strategic planning, training and business development.

Steven J. Ryan has been named credit risk management executive for Bank of America in Southern California. Ryan is responsible for managing credit in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley and Ventura areas. Previously, Ryan was senior vice president and regional market manager of the Century City commercial banking office.

Charles Troe has been promoted to managing director at Barrington Associates. He is responsible for merger and acquisition, and corporate finance transactions in various industries. Troe joined the firm in 1994 and was most recently senior vice president.

Daniel Woerner has been named chief executive of Mellon 1st Business Bank. He will have overall responsibility for the direction and performance of the bank. In addition, Klaus Schilling has been promoted to chief operating officer. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations. Both will be based at Mellon's downtown L.A. headquarters.


A. Frederick Gerstell has been named vice chairman and made a director of Vulcan Materials Co. Based in Beverly Hills, he will be involved in strategic planning and corporate development. Gerstell was formerly chairman and chief executive of CalMat Co.


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