Jean L. Tardy-Vallernaud has joined the Los Angeles office of Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., a Swiss private banking and investment management institution, as first vice president and representative. Tardy-Vallernaud will act as deputy head of the office and will assume responsibility for business development among the legal and other professional communities including the entertainment/media industry. Previously, he was managing director of Citibank's private bank in Los Angeles.

David Wong has been named senior vice president and manager of international banking business development at First Bank & Trust in Lakewood. Wong will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the bank's trade finance portfolio. He comes to the position after being regional manager of Southern California for Pacific Bank.

Sharon Woodson-Bryant has been promoted to vice president of corporate communications at Union Bank of California in Los Angeles. In her new position she will formulate and implement communications strategies and serve as a media and community liaison for the bank's activities in California, Oregon and Washington. Woodson-Bryant was the news bureau manager prior to her promotion.

Entertainment

Ila Dane has been appointed vice president, marketing at York/Maverick Entertainment. She will oversee the company's marketing efforts and her first projects will include upcoming DVD re-pricing, catalog marketing, as well as marketing for upcoming titles. Dane came from Cabin Fever Entertainment, where she was senior vice president, operations and market development.

Beverly W. Macy has joined Fandom Inc., an expanded reality entertainment company, as chief marketing officer. She will spearhead marketing and sales activities at the company's Santa Monica headquarters. Prior to joining Fandom, Macy served as executive vice president of marketing at SoftAware Networks, an Internet infrastructure company.

Judy Ranan has been named president of Landscape Television in Los Angeles. She will be responsible for all aspects of developing the division and its slate of projects for broadcast and cable television. Ranan was formerly president of Citadel Entertainment.

Daniela Welteke has been named senior vice president and head of operations for the newly created international programming and production operation, Fox World Productions. Welteke assumes all day-to-day responsibility for Fox World Productions, and will now work to create international co-production and international format opportunities on behalf of the L.A.-based Fox Television Studios. She previously served as vice president, international programming and co-production, for Fox Television Studios.

High Tech

Herman F. Cenci has been named president and CEO of MedTrak Electronics Inc., a personal tracking and medical monitoring company in Manhattan Beach. He will be leading the company in all aspects having to do with wireless tracking and medical monitoring. Cenci was promoted to the position from chief operating officer, a position he had held for nearly a year.

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