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Kelly P. Green has been named senior vice president and account director at Campbell-Ewald Advertising. Based in the Los Angeles office, Green will have overall operations responsibility for Coco’s, DirecTV Interactive, Hughes Corporate and Asiana Airlines. Kelly formerly managed the Toshiba laptop account at Chiat/Day and also spent six years at BBDO West on the Apple Computer campaign.

Banking & Finance

Brian W. Nocco has been appointed chief financial officer of Los Angeles-based Imperial Financial Group Inc. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Chubb Corp.

L.H. Friend, Weinress, Frankson and Presson Inc., an investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, Irvine and Chicago, has announced the promotions of four executives. Gregory E. Presson has been appointed chairman and chief executive. He joined L.H. Friend in 1992 and most recently held the position of president. He will continue in his role of head of investment banking. Carl E. Frankson has been appointed president. He joined the firm in 1985 and has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Stephen D. Weinress, who joined the firm in 1984, has been named vice chairman and has been appointed to the board. Patrick S. Bannister has been appointed to handle the responsibilities of chief operating officer in addition to his current duties as chief financial officer. He has been with the firm since 1995.

Glen E. Bickerstaff has joined the large-cap equities group of TCW Group Inc., parent of Trust Company of the West, as a managing director.

Dan T. Walton has been appointed managing director of investment banking and manager of the consumer products and services group at the Los Angeles office of Wedbush Morgan Securities. He will focus on expanding business opportunities in the consumer products area, including restaurant and food manufacturers. Walton previously was managing director with Pauli & Co. Inc.


Harold B. Tyber has been appointed president of a new venture, Arco Integrated Power Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary that will manage Los Angeles-based Arco’s development and operation of power generation projects around the world. Tyber previously was vice president of marketing and business development for Arco Coal Co., and, more recently, head of integrated fuel and power for Arco Global Energy Ventures. In addition, William Garrett has been appointed senior vice president of business development. He previously was president of Tenneco Power. Also, John Handlin, former business manager for Arco Western Energy, joins the new division as vice president of finance, planning and control.


David Collins has joined NewStar Media Inc. as vice president of development. For the past six years, he was executive director of movies-for-television at ABC. Most recently, he was the executive in charge of “Futuresport,” NewStar Television’s major event movie coming to ABC in the fall of 1998.

Doug Gleason has been promoted to senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for MGM consumer products. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the division. Gleason joined MGM consumer products in 1997 as senior vice president of marketing.

Alan B. Heppel has been promoted to senior vice president of legal for the motion picture group of Hollywood-based Paramount Pictures. Heppel joined Paramount Pictures in 1985 as an attorney in the motion picture group. He was named senior attorney for the group in 1987, and promoted to vice president of legal in 1993.

Jeffrey D. Holmes has been named senior vice president of business affairs at MGM International Television Distribution. Holmes will be responsible for all business affairs related to MGM’s international television distribution operations. Holmes previously was vice president of business affairs of MGM Worldwide Television Group.

Executive Search

Jane Hurd has joined Rollo Associates as co-managing partner at the firm’s Los Angeles office. She will create a national specialty practice area dedicated to the recruitment of health care professionals. Hurd previously served as president and CEO of Pediatric Specialty Services.

Health Care

William D. Nicely has been appointed chief executive of Sherman Oaks-based HemaCare Corp. Nicely most recently served as chief executive for the American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California region. Previously, he served as chief executive with several major medical centers and health care institutions in the Southwest. HemaCare has been a provider of blood products and services since its inception in 1978.

Charles T. Resnick has been appointed chief of staff for Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles. He will be responsible for evaluating surgeons for positions at the hospital, overseeing resident doctors and conducting weekly medical executive meetings. Resnick is a certified hand and upper-extremity specialist.

High Tech

Alexander Lee joins Marina del Rey-based Guidance Solutions as vice president of strategic planning. Previously, Lee was the vice president of business development at Comspan Communications Inc.


Donna M. Balbin has been elevated to partner at the Los Angeles office of Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott LLP. She specializes in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, representing financial institutions, private corporations and public entities. Balbin has practiced bankruptcy law at Nossaman in the Los Angeles office since 1993.

Cheryl S. Prell has been named partner at Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory LLP. Located in the firm’s Century City office, Prell’s practice focuses on the leasing and ongoing management of office buildings and retail shopping centers as well as the acquisition, disposition, and redevelopment of retail and office projects. Her clients include institutional investors and privately owned companies.


George H. Gilmore Jr. has been elected president and chief operating officer of CalMat Co. Gilmore will be managing CalMat’s business, including its profit improvement initiatives. Previously, he served as president of Moore Document Solutions, a division of Moore Corp., and was president of Moore Business Systems.


Steve Garbarino has been named editor in chief of Detour Magazine. Garbarino, who will be based in the magazine’s Los Angeles editorial offices, previously was Sunday features editor at The New York Post, where he launched the weekend Post Plus section.

Lucy Hood, senior vice president of entertainment publishing for HarperCollins Publishers, will now take on expanded responsibilities for all of the News America Publishing Group’s entertainment publishing projects. HarperCollins is a division of NAPG, which is a News Corp. company. Hood will be responsible for developing and acquiring celebrity and/or media-related properties for News America Publishing Group.

Real Estate

Kenneth R. Ayeroff has been named president of NSB Associates Inc. He will be responsible for all operational aspects of the firm, including development, financing, acquisitions and leasing. Ayeroff joined NSB in 1986, and previously was counsel for Buckeye Realty and Management Corp.

Michael P. Russell has joined Los Angeles-based Arden Realty Inc. as a vice president. He will be responsible for Arden’s development of the Howard Hughes Center in West Los Angeles, overseeing development, marketing and leasing. Russell previously was with the Howard Hughes Corp. overseeing this project for the last two years.


Richard J. Martin has been named senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer of Los Angeles-based Certified Grocers of California. Martin was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Rykoff-Sexton Inc. In addition, Randall G. Scoville has been named vice president of accounting and chief accounting officer. Scoville will be responsible for all accounting and reporting activities. Scoville joined Certified Grocers in 1995 as corporate controller.

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