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September 28, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard W. Edelman, president and co-chief executive of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, has been named chief executive and president effective Oct. 1.
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BUSINESS
September 28, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard W. Edelman, president and co-chief executive of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, has been named chief executive and president effective Oct. 1.
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BUSINESS
January 4, 2000
Los Angeles-based real estate management firm DivcoWest Group has promoted John Gleason to regional vice president of asset management. He will be in charge of the firm's Southern California office building portfolio. * Clarence "C.B." Brown has been promoted to director of corporate communications for Southern California Edison, the Rosemead-based electric utility operated by Edison International. * Pink Dot Inc.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1999
* Bankers Trust Private Banking has named Aaron Sokol private banking relationship manager and vice president of the Los Angeles-based unit of Deutsche Bank. Sokol will be responsible for new business development for the high-net-worth private banking markets. He previously served as a portfolio manager at Los Angeles-based Scudder Kemper Investments Inc. * Edelman Public Relations Worldwide has appointed Gail Becker general manager and executive vice president of its Los Angeles office.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1995
A former press spokesman for Gov. Pete Wilson was named Friday as senior director of corporate communications for the Irvine Co. Franz Wisner, 29, will manage the company's media communications and employee communications, the company said. He will report to Senior Vice President Larry Thomas, who left the Irvine Co. briefly last year to work on Wilson's reelection campaign. Wisner will start July 31, replacing Dawn McCormick, who is moving to Florida after 10 years at the company.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2002
* Vijay Yajnik has been promoted to chief executive and president of Agribuys, a Torrance-based food industry supply chain services provider. He joined the company in January as president and chief operating officer from Worldwide Retail Exchange. * Michael Lodato has joined Carpinteria-based QAD Inc. as chief marketing officer. He is a former executive with DigitalThink Inc. in San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1997 | BILL BOYARKSY
It's not as hot as being on Nixon's enemies list, but recently I learned I had been targeted by name for special treatment in hush-hush plans for a huge public relations campaign by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in its water war with San Diego.
NEWS
May 5, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As writers and studios reached a contract settlement Friday, Mayor Richard J. Riordan immediately turned his attention to the damage an actors' strike this summer could inflict on Southern California's economy. In a telephone interview from Acapulco, where he was on vacation, Riordan said he would remind actors and studio chiefs that a strike would harm not just the entertainment industry but also restaurants and other businesses that depend on Hollywood money.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1997
* Mike Liby has been appointed vice president of operations for CKE Restaurants Inc. in Anaheim, the parent company of Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., Casa Bonita Inc. and Summit Family Restaurants Inc. Liby joined the company in 1987 as director of loss prevention and safety. He was most recently director of training and special projects. Ed Donahue has been named vice president of Region 1, overseeing the operations of 110 restaurants in the Inland Empire, parts of Los Angeles and Tucson.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2002 | ELENA GAONA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of ignoring the Latino market, the nation's top public relations agencies are creating focused practices and urging corporate clients to carve out bigger marketing budgets for the sector. Burson-Marsteller is the latest giant to join top agencies such as Weber Shandwick, Fleishman-Hillard Inc., Hill & Knowlton Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Mayor James K. Hahn has taken heat for benefiting from public relations services provided by a firm that allegedly overbilled the city of Los Angeles, but city records show that he didn't pioneer the use of PR firms to polish the image of the mayor. Former Mayor Richard Riordan, now the state education secretary, issued $5.9 million in contracts with eight firms for public relations and communications work to promote his pet projects and make him look better.
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