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Foodmaker Executive Promoted to President and CEO

<i> Times Staff and Wire Reports</i>

Foodmaker Inc., operator and franchiser of the Jack in the Box restaurant chain, said Robert J. Nugent will become president and chief executive. Nugent, 54, is executive vice president of the San Diego-based company and president of its Jack in the Box division.

Nugent will succeed Jack W. Goodall, 57, who will retire from the posts of president and chief executive on April 1 but will retain the position of chairman.

* Frank Pekny has been named vice chairman of Beverly Hills-based City National Bank. In that role, he will be responsible for many of the bank’s administrative functions. He will continue as chief financial officer of both the bank and its parent, City National Corp.

* Home Savings of America has tapped an executive from a regional banking giant to run its retail branch system.

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Carl W. Forsythe, 38, chief retail officer for Banc One Ohio Corp. since 1993, will join Irwindale-based Home Savings later this month as executive vice president and director of retail services.

Charles R. Rinehart, chief executive of Home Savings and its parent, H.F. Ahmanson & Co., said Forsythe’s “diverse background of management, marketing and analytical skills . . . will help further our strategy to become a full-service consumer bank.”

* James R. Belardi has been named executive vice president at Los Angeles-based Sun-America Inc. In that role he is responsible for corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, risk management and the company’s rating agency, commercial bank and investment banking relationships.

He continues his role as head of the company’s $3.6-billion guaranteed investment contract business.

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