David E. Dennison has been promoted from vice president for client dealer services, to chief operating officer at Countrywide Fund Services of Cincinnati, Ohio, with $18 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Countrywide six years ago, Dennison was an executive with Fidelity Investments of Boston.

Countrywide has also promoted two other executives. Theresa Samocki has moved up from assistant vice president and manager for fund accounting to vice president and manager for fund accounting. Tina Hosking, formerly assistant vice president and associate general counsel, is now vice president and associate general counsel.

E. Lance Vetter has joined Mackenzie Investment Management of Boca Raton, Fla., as executive vice president of marketing for Ivy Mackenzie Distributors. Prior to joining the firm, Vetter was marketing director for Travelers Portfolio Group, a division of Citigroup of New York.

Eric Russell, the president of the Frank Russell Company of Tacoma, Wash., has announced his resignation. It will be effective March 31, a company spokesperson said.

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