Advertising & P.R.

Michael Hogan has been hired as senior vice president and managing director of the new West Coast service office for Rapp Collins, a marketing services firm. Hogan is based in Long Beach and oversees the company's growth for existing accounts and is responsible for new business development efforts in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego markets. Most recently, he was senior vice president and group director for Young & Rubicam's marketing subsidiary, Impiric, in Irvine.

Christine La Monte is heading up the new Los Angeles office of FitzGerald Communications as executive vice president and general manager. Based in Santa Monica, La Monte will oversee the expansion of the agency into the Southern California area. Previously, she served as executive vice president of the motion picture group at Rogers & Cowan.

J.P. Shuerman has been appointed general manager of Faiola Davis Public Relations, a technology-oriented public relations firm in Beverly Hills. In his new role, Schuerman will manage day-to-day operations of the Beverly Hills office and help head the agency's strategic division. He was most recently vice president of marketing communications for CollegeBroadcast.


Keith J. Fuchigami has been promoted to associate vice president at Cannon Design, an architecture and design firm in Los Angeles. He is a member of the firm's sports and recreation practice and deals with activities ranging from planning and design to scheduling, budget control and construction administration. Marion LaRue has been promoted to associate vice president at Cannon. She has been with the firm since 1988 and is currently involved in designing a $34 million student activities and recreation center at UC Davis.

Banking & Finance

Duane S. Keene, Cindy Duffin, Martha Arnold and Louis Buitron Jr. have all been appointed to new positions at Citizens Business Bank. Keene will be based in Covina and will be vice president of the bank's sales and service division. Duffin is working out of the Pasadena office as vice president and asset management officer of the asset management division. Arnold is vice president and real estate officer in the bank's corporate office in Ontario. Buitron, who is located in the San Gabriel office, will be a vice president and banking officer.

William Strickley has been named senior vice president and head of Sanwa Bank's Los Angeles commercial banking center. The banking center provides loans and banking services to corporate customers in the central and western areas of Los Angeles. Most recently, Strickley was vice president of finance for Internet Ventures Inc.


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