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September 02, 1997

Eva Sage-Gavin has been named senior vice president of human resources for Disney Consumer Products, the entertainment company said.

Sage-Gavin, 38, will be responsible for all human resources functions at Disney Consumer Products Worldwide, including staffing, organization development, training and employee relations, Disney said.

The division has 27,000 employees in 38 offices around the globe.

Before coming to Disney, Sage-Gavin was vice president of corporate human resources at Taco Bell, which has 75,000 employees in more than 4,000 restaurants.

* Suz Montgomery has been named director of marketing for Advantage Physical Therapy in Ventura. She will be responsible for the WorkSteps employment testing program, designed to reduce workplace injuries.

* Ventura County residents Mark Austin, Kathleen Mallory, Janna Minsk, Marilyn Miller and Gilbert Wolfe have been accepted for membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners. AICP members are experienced in comprehensive land-use planning, including zoning, transportation, housing, open space, environmental protection and economic development.

* City National Bank has hired Jeff Paul as senior vice president and manager of the bank's Ventura County Commercial Banking Center, which caters to middle-market companies, entrepreneurs and affluent individuals in Ventura County.

Paul, a Ventura resident, has more than 18 years banking experience in Ventura County.

* Attorney Mark A. Nelson has been certified as a specialist in family law by the state Board of Legal Specialization. The certification process includes attending educational programs, completing tasks in the specialty area, a written exam and peer review.

Nelson is a partner in the Oxnard firm of England, Whitfield, Schroeder & Tredway. The practice includes business litigation and real estate law in addition to family law.

* Janet Levett, president and chief executive officer of the Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organized Management at UCLA. The institute runs a six-year work-study program that requires attendance one week annually.

The program is produced by the Center for Leadership Development, an educational foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

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