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August 08, 2000

THQ Inc., Calabasas, announced several management appointments. Jeff Lapin has been promoted to vice chairman and chief operating officer. Lapin manages THQ's licensing, product and business development, and legal departments. He continues to assist with management strategy and acquisitions.

Alison Locke has been promoted to executive vice president, North American publishing. Locke oversees operations and continues to manage sales and marketing. Tim Walsh has been promoted to senior vice president, internal publishing. Walsh manages international publishing efforts. Fred Gysi has been promoted to senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer. Gysi is responsible for financial reporting, internal controls, human resources and general administration. He also serves as secretary and treasurer. Dave Hoffman has joined the company as vice president of operations and management information systems. He is responsible for domestic product acquisition and distribution.

THQ develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software for PC CD-ROM, Nintendo, Sony and other hardware platforms.

Mike Newcomb, M.D., has been named director of managed care for IPC-The Hospitalist Co., North Hollywood. In this newly created position, Newcomb will focus on managed care sales, education and training.

IPC manages more than $1 billion in health-care expenditures. It employs more than 140 doctors and works with more than 4,000 referring physicians.

Martin S. Silverman has been appointed president and chief operating officer for Altamira Group, Burbank. He oversees operations, strategy and sales.

Altamira develops and markets electronic digital image technologies.

Stephen Douglas has been appointed executive vice president of marketing for Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Calabasas. He oversees product and price reporting, market research and marketing's budget and finance, among other duties.

Countrywide Home Loans produces, purchases, sells and services loans for single-family homes through 550 offices nationwide.

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