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Nadine L. Padawer has joined Los Angeles-based Campbell-Ewald as senior vice president and director of account planning. She previously was with TBWA/Chiat Day.

Jeffrey Mandell has been appointed chief financial officer at Santa Monica-based Mercury Media. He will be responsible for all financial operations and business affairs for the company. Mandell previously served as chief financial officer at Marson Gold LLC. Mercury Media is a full-service media management organization.

Architecture

Gerald Palmer Smith has been promoted to associate principal at Houston-based Morris Architects. He remains director of the regional office in Culver City, which was established in 1997 to serve the entertainment industry. Morris Architects provides services in planning, architecture, interior design and graphic design.

Banking & Finance

Patricia Morrow has been appointed senior vice president of commercial real estate lending at First Federal Bank of California. She will be based at the Santa Monica headquarters. Morrow will be responsible for all aspects of commercial real estate at the bank, including new loan production for retail, office, industrial and multifamily properties. Morrow previously was manager of First Federal Bank's real estate-owned department, which she originated in 1991.

Mark D. Orlando has been appointed vice president to establish the Los Angeles office of LaSalle National Bank. The bank has its headquarters in Chicago. Orlando previously provided commercial loans to middle-market businesses, most recently with Bank of New York Financial Corp.

Ron Summers has been appointed senior vice president and manager of the operations services group at Imperial Bank, the principal subsidiary of Imperial Bancorp. Summers, who will be based at the Los Angeles headquarters, will be responsible for managing the change management department of the operations services group. He previously was vice president of U.S. Bancorp's retail integration team in Portland, Ore.

Darell Krasnoff has joined Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC as managing director at its Los Angeles headquarters. Krasnoff previously was head of private client services for Goldman Sachs' Los Angeles office. Bel Air Investment Advisors specializes in managing investments for high-net-worth individuals and families, foundations and trusts.

Dan Sanford has been appointed managing director of investment banking at Wedbush Morgan Securities. He will be based at the Los Angeles office and will focus on expanding business opportunities in the health care sector. Sanford previously served as vice president and senior banker at Citicorp.

Consulting

Ehud G. Mouchly has joined Price Waterhouse as managing director in the firm's real estate services group. Based in the Los Angeles office, Mouchly will direct consulting services for large-scale, mixed-use development and redevelopment projects. He previously was founder and principal of Kotin Mouchly Group Consulting.

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