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Koch tapped VP of CityWalk

Exec to have o'sight over all aspects of complex ops

Ilana Porat Koch has been appointed senior VP and general manager for Universal CityWalk. Koch replaces Norm Rich, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Koch will report to Larry Kurzweil, president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Hollywood.

Koch will be responsible for all aspects of the CityWalk entertainment and retail complex, including the Imax theater and the Universal Studio Cinema’s 18-screen multiplex, as well as all other operations, leasing, marketing, sales and finance.

“Ilana has played a major role in leading CityWalk through our recent expansion and dramatic growth in attendance, and she has been a driving force in the continued gains in CityWalk’s (cash flow) performance,” said Kurzweil.

Koch joined CityWalk in 1997 as director of strategic planning and finance and was promoted to vice president, CityWalk Business Development, in 1999.

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