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.
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.
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 |
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.
May 5, 2001 |
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.
June 10, 2002 |
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.