Phillip Christianson was named vice president-employee benefits for Walt Disney Co., Burbank, Calif., replacing Gary Weaver, who has been appointed vice president of operations at Buena Vista Distribution. Mr. Christianson will be responsible for design, development, administration and communication of the company's employee benefit plans.
Mr. Christianson previously was director of employee benefits for Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., New York. A permanent replacement has not been named.
Jack Stair, senior consultant at E.I du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del., has been appointed chairman of the Federal Executives Institute's Committee on Employee Benefits for a two-year term. He succeeds Thomas M. McMahon, vice president of administration and finance at the Pacific Maritime Association, San Francisco. Jeannine Strandjord, senior vice president and treasurer at Sprint Corp., will replace Mr. Stair as vice chairwoman of the committee. CEB monitors health and pension issues.
John H. Brown will head up San Francisco-based Montgomery Asset Management's newly created equity income strategy team.
He had been manager of the equity income portfolio at Merus Capital Management, San Francisco. Tom Arrington, formerly head of Merus' income growth strategy team, will replace Mr. Brown.
Sanwa Bank California appointed Richard A. Weiss senior vice president and chief investment officer for Sanwa Trust division, where he will direct investment strategies and portfolio management for the firm's institutional and personal accounts.
Mr. Weiss had been portfolio manager-asset allocation at Vantage Global Advisors, New York. He has not been replaced.
John J. Gonzales, Ken Khang and Wen Ling Chin have been named consultants in San Francisco-based Callan Associates' quantitative consulting department. All are new positions.
Mr. Gonzales has been principal economist with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Mr. Khang formerly was a senior management consultant for Deloitte and Touche. Ms. Chin was investment analyst for the Chevron domestic, Canadian and U.K. pension funds.
Neil Darling, manager-investment analysis at Chevron, said he has not decided whether to replace Ms. Chin.
Gretchen Lash and Alan Sebulsky joined Lincoln Capital Management, Chicago, as vice presidents of research.
Ms. Lash was a vice president and portfolio manager for American Capital Asset Management, Houston; she will replace 17-year veteran William Goldsborough, who is returning to academia. Mr. Sebulsky, a managing director and research analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co., New York, will be in a new position.
A spokeswoman for American Capital said Ms. Lash has not been replaced. The name of Mr. Sebulsky's replacement, if any, could not be learned.
Turner Investment Partners hired three executives: Stephen B. Darby, formerly vice president and senior portfolio adviser at SEI, now director of client services; William H. Chenoweth, formerly second vice president of corporate development of Jefferson-Pilot Corp. and portfolio manager/security analyst of Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance, to senior equity portfolio manager/security analyst; and Frank L. Sutersic, formerly investment officer/fund manager with First Fidelity Bancorp., Newark, N.J., to senior security analyst/equity portfolio manager.