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2 Elected to Business Development Group Board

June 10, 1997|BARBARA MURPHY

Two emerging Ventura County business leaders have been elected to the board of directors of the Greater Oxnard Economic Development Corp.

Terese E. Myers, co-founder and chief executive officer of Bouquet Multimedia in Oxnard, and Steven C. Walton, chief operating officer of Channel Islands Properties, will serve three-year terms with the nonprofit group.

Founded in 1994, the corporation assists companies in expanding and relocating to Oxnard.

Myers launched Bouquet Digital Studios with her husband, Stanton Kaye, in 1995 at a former Raytheon building in Oxnard. Major renovations of the 200,000-square-foot facility formerly owned by the defense contractor have transformed it into a multimedia entertainment studio for independent filmmakers and producers.

Before starting Bouquet, Myers operated Quarterdeck Office Systems, a computer software company in Santa Monica. She was honored as Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year in 1991.

Walton was named CEO of Channel Islands Properties, which does business under the name Tiger Real Estate, shortly after the investment group purchased the bulk of Martin V. Smith's extensive Ventura County holdings in Camarillo and Oxnard in 1996.

A Ventura County resident since 1990, Walton was previously senior asset manager of corporate real estate for Bank of America, where he supervised business plans for $500 million worth of commercial projects and headed the financial restructuring of Wood Ranch in Simi Valley.

He also managed and created real estate and business projects for Lang Ranch, a 4,000-acre planned community in Thousand Oaks.

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