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February 12, 1998 | DARYL STRICKLAND
William O'Connell has been chosen by Gov. Pete Wilson as Orange County's voice on the California Travel and Tourism Commission. O'Connell is one of 37 commissioners who for the next two years will oversee the state tourism division's marketing and spending plans for drawing visitors. The $15-million budget, funded partly by self-imposed assessments in the tourism industry, doubles the state's promotion budget, which ranked near the bottom among states.
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February 12, 1998 | DARYL STRICKLAND
William O'Connell has been chosen by Gov. Pete Wilson as Orange County's voice on the California Travel and Tourism Commission. O'Connell is one of 37 commissioners who for the next two years will oversee the state tourism division's marketing and spending plans for drawing visitors. The $15-million budget, funded partly by self-imposed assessments in the tourism industry, doubles the state's promotion budget, which ranked near the bottom among states.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 1987
William O'Connell has been selected as San Diego sales manager for Rams Hill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997
Seven new directors have been installed as board members of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau for 1997. The new directors, whose terms expire at the end of 1999, are Judy Bijlani, MainPlace/Santa Ana; Ron Marshall, Mr. Stox Restaurant; Jeff Morse, Sheraton Anaheim Hotel; William O'Connell, Best Western Stovall's Inn; Nort Rittmaster, Greyhound Exposition Services; Larry Slagle, Yellow Cab Co. of Orange County; and Barbara Sloate, Whirl-A-Round Tours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1985
Residents Back Apartments: Two residents who live near a planned 30-unit apartment complex site are appealing a Planning Commission denial of a permit to build six two-story buildings in the project. James Stovall and William O'Connell said they favor the project because "the options available without the . . . permit are more detrimental" than those under the permit.
BUSINESS
November 18, 1985
The U.S. League of Savings Institutions reported that a nationwide survey of 900 savings institutions indicated that 1.64% of all residential loans were delinquent for 60 days or more in September, down from 1.76% in August. William B. O'Connell, the group's president, said that, aside from month-to-month fluctuations, mortgage delinquencies had been on a downward trend from their 1985 peak of 2.22% in January.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1990 | From Associated Press
Phoenix financier Charles H. Keating Jr. on Thursday portrayed himself as the victim of a vendetta by the thrift industry's top lobbyist and the lobbyist's son, a top federal S&L regulator. Keating said William B. O'Connell, then president of the U.S. League of Savings Institutions, and Federal Home Loan Bank Board Chairman Edwin Gray began waging a campaign against him after he bought Irvine-based Lincoln Savings & Loan in 1984. Only years later, Keating testified in U.S.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1995
* Howard George has been appointed chief financial officer, vice president of finance and corporate secretary for Ceradyne Inc., a Costa Mesa manufacturer of technical ceramics. He succeeds James F. Gardner, who resigned earlier this month but will continue as a consultant for six months. George has more than 15 years' experience in manufacturing companies. * Ron Holder has joined Prolux Corp., a San Juan Capistrano designer of projection systems, as chief operations officer.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1986 | Associated Press
The nation's federally insured savings and loan institutions issued a record $21.8 billion in mortgages in May, 23.6% higher than the same month a year ago, the government said Friday. The Federal Home Loan Bank Board said mortgage loans closed during the first five months of this year amounted to $86.3 billion, up 20.5% over the same period last year.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1985 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
The Federal Home Loan Bank Board received a formal proposal from the savings and loan industry Wednesday that outlines the financing, management and other details of a new government agency designed to liquidate problem loans of failed S&Ls. The proposal is, in effect, a bail-out plan for the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp., the understaffed and underfunded agency known as FSLIC that liquidates insolvent S&Ls and insures customer deposits up to $100,000 per account.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1995
* Craig J. Kelbel has been named president and chief operating officer of Costa Mesa-based US Facilities Corp.'s medical stop-loss insurance operation, US Benefits Insurance Services. He was also elected a senior vice president of US Facilities. Kelbel has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the business unit since July 1994. He joined the company in 1990 as vice president of underwriting.
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