The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco named Robert M. McGill officer in charge of the Los Angeles branch, succeeding Richard C. Dunn, 60, who is retiring after 44 years with the Fed.

McGill, a senior vice president, will head the 550-employee branch, one of the largest of the Fed’s 25-branch system. Before joining the bank in 1981 as senior vice president and general auditor, McGill, 40, spent 10 years with California First Bank and Southern California First National Bank of San Diego.

Home Box Office Inc., New York, announced several executive changes in its West Coast original programming department in Los Angeles.

Chris Albrecht has been named senior vice president-original programming, West Coast, filling a vacancy left by Iris Dugow. Albrecht formerly was with International Creative Management.


Jeff Bricmont and Bill Sanders were named vice presidents for original programming, West Coast. Bricmont had been director of comedy and drama programming in the department, while Sanders was vice president-series programming.

Kaufman & Broad Inc., Los Angeles, named Robert P. Saltzman president of its Sun Life Group of America in Atlanta and president and chief executive of Baltimore-based Sun Life Insurance Co. of America, the largest life insurance company in the group.

Lockheed Corp., Burbank, promoted Anthony G. Van Schaick to vice president and treasurer, succeeding Robert R. McKirahan, who is retiring. Also, Robert C. Johnson was named vice president-contracts and pricing, effective Oct. 1. He replaces Thomas J. O’Hara, who is retiring.

Sandy Climan has been named president and chief operating officer of Lion’s Gate Films and Lion’s Gate Studios, Los Angeles. Robert Chester remains chairman and chief executive.



Smith International Inc., the Newport Beach-based oil field services company, announced management changes in three divisions. Don Thomas, currently president of Smith Tool in Irvine, the company’s biggest unit, has been named a corporate vice president and senior sales executive. He’ll be succeeded by Doug Rock, who is currently president of the Drilco division in Houston.

The company also named William Martino president of its McEvoy division in Houston. Martino is president of the Long Beach-based Willis division. Successors to those division presidents will be named later, the company said.

Solectron Corp., San Jose, named Ben T. Taniguchi first vice president-marketing and sales.



Emory Cunningham, chairman and chief executive of Birmingham, Ala.-based Southern Progress Corp., has been named a vice president of Time Inc., New York. Time acquired Southern Progress, which publishes Southern Living and other magazines, in March.