Lynch Named to Succeed Fedders at SEC

As expected, Gary Lynch was named Tuesday as acting director of the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He replaces John M. Fedders, who resigned last week after reports of marital and financial problems.

Lynch, elevated by SEC Chairman John S. R. Shad, has been associate director of the enforcement division for 2 1/2 years.

He joined the commission in 1976 as a staff attorney in the enforcement division.


Former University of Arizona basketball coach Frederick Snowden has been named vice president-urban affairs and development for Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Co., Glendale. Snowden, 48, will head Baskin-Robbins' new national metropolitan franchise expansion program that is aimed at encouraging the development of minority franchises nationwide. Since he left coaching in 1982, Snowden has acted as a management- and business-development consultant for Baskin-Robbins through his own company, Fred Snowden Inc., working primarily in South-Central Los Angeles to help establish minority-owned ice cream outlets.

He recently helped start the first black-owned franchise in Atlanta as part of a nationwide expansion of the program, a spokeswoman said.

Snowden was the first black basketball coach to serve at a major university and led Arizona through seven winning seasons in his 10 years at the school.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. named Harvey J. Lehman vice president-administration. He will remain at the company's Burbank Studios.

Edward M. Carson, who became president of First Interstate Bancorp in January, has been elected a director.

Alan B. Lees has been named secretary, treasurer and general counsel of Diodes Inc., Chatsworth.

James R. Zarley has been appointed president of the Southern California electronic service division of Freeport, N.Y.-based Quantech Electronics Corp. He will be based in Los Angeles.

Sheri Singer has been named vice president-dramatic development at Embassy Television, Universal City.

David G. Brown was named vice president-real estate finance at August Financial Corp., Long Beach.

Joyce S. Goldwater was named vice president-electronics group manager of Van Nuys-based International Recruiting Systems Inc., a high-technology search firm.

Neil G. Berkman has been named president of Wall Street Group/California Inc., Los Angeles.

Steven Honda was named vice president-asset and liability management at First Interstate Bancorp, Los Angeles.

Richard W. Feldman was named vice president-business development of A&E; Plastics Inc., City of Industry.


Bank of America named Thomas A. Cooper executive vice president and head of the newly created BankAmerica Payments Services, which will oversee check and currency processing, information products, money transfers and other activities. Cooper previously was vice chairman in charge of retail and middle-market activities for Mellon National Corp., Pittsburgh.

John Bates has been named general manager of the Sacramento Union, replacing Alan Ewen, who resigned as president and chief executive last week.

William G. Reed has been named senior vice president and general manager of Impell Computer Systems, a unit of Impell Corp., San Francisco.

J. Kenneth Hite has been named vice president-cargo marketing and sales for Spirit of America Airlines, a newly formed cargo carrier based in Burlingame.

James Simpson has been named president of Qume Corp., San Jose, a unit of ITT Corp. The position had been vacant since November, when Roger E. Gower resigned to join another firm. Qume makes computer peripherals.


Michael Muse, who co-founded Dallas-based Muse Air four years ago with his father, Lamar, resigned as vice chairman and said he plans to sever all ties with the airline. Lamar Muse is expected to come out of retirement as part of an agreement with Dallas investor Harold Simmons, who is providing $16 million to the ailing airline.

Wayne Lewellen has been appointed executive vice president and general sales manager for the motion picture group of Paramount Pictures Corp., New York. Separately, Paramount announced that Greg Gelfan has been named vice president-business affairs for the motion picture group.

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