Video game publisher THQ Inc. on Monday named Colin Slade as chief financial officer and executive vice president, effective Feb. 29.

Slade, 53, replaces Edward Zinser, who resigned by "mutual agreement" with the company in November.

Slade previously served as senior vice president and CFO Tektronix Inc., a test and measurement company in Beaverton, Ore. that became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corp. in November. Slade also is a board member of AMI Semiconductor.

Shares of Agoura Hills-based THQ were down 1 cent to $19.50 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq.

Live Nation elects Cohl as Chairman
Touring and promotion company Live Nation Inc. said on Monday that it has elected Michael Cohl as chairman of its board, effective immediately.

Cohl, who was previously vice chairman of the company's board, will continue in his role as chairman and chief executive of Live Nation Artists, an artist promotion subsidiary.

Beverly Hills-based Live Nation credits Cohl with developing the concept of "global" touring and aftermarket tour revenue opportunities such as books, television shows, videos and merchandise.

Angelides Joins Fund
Canyon Capital Realty Advisors said on Monday that former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides is joining as a principal of the firm and as chairman of the newly-created Canyon-Johnson Urban Communities Fund.

The new fund, a partnership between Beverly Hills-based Canyon and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will focus on acquiring, improving and greening residential rental and mixed-use properties in urban communities across the United States, the real estate investment group said.

Angelides has earned a national reputation for his pioneering work in urban reinvestment, housing, green investment and smart growth in both the private and public sectors.

The Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds have invested in 30 major urban projects representing over $4 billion in value in diverse and underserved communities throughout America. It is part of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC and its affiliate Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, which have nearly $20 billion of capital under management.

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