The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate has promoted Nicole McAllister to executive director of development and external affairs. Previously, McAllister was director of development and external affairs for the Lusk Center.

Perkins+Will announced that Gabrielle Bullock had been named managing principal of its Los Angeles office, responsible for the strategic and financial leadership of the firm's California practice. She has served as co-director of operations for the Los Angeles office since the firm merged its Pasadena and Santa Monica practices and moved downtown in December 2002.

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American Business Bank has hired Mark Martinez as vice president and manager of asset based lending. Martinez comes from Mellon 1st Business Bank, where he was vice president of the asset-based loan department.

FTI Capital Advisors has hired Robert M. Werle and Joseph C. Sherwood III as senior managing directors in the firm's corporate finance/restructuring practice, based in Los Angeles. Previously, Werle founded an independent advisory firm and Sherwood was managing director, head of the investment banking and merchant banking and a director of Seidler Cos. in Los Angeles.

Lord Abbett & Co. announced that Andrew D'Souza had been named Los Angeles regional manager of its national sales group. He was previously with Evergreen Funds, where he was a regional sales consultant.

PKF Consulting, a national consulting and real estate firm specializing in the hospitality industry, has promoted Jeff Lugosi to senior vice president. Since joining PKF Consulting in 1988, Lugosi has overseen projects in the U.S. and Mexico, Costa Rica, the West Indies, Indonesia and China.

Earth Tech Inc., a Long Beach-based unit of Tyco International Ltd., providing consulting, engineering and construction services, has named Scott Derby vice president of project finance. Previously, Derby was project finance manager for International Water Ltd., a Bechtel/Edison SpA company.

Bruce Russell was named senior vice president and managing principal for the Los Angeles office of engineering and design firm Carter & Burgess. Russell has held a variety of positions, including senior posts on transportation programs with the firm.

Pro Sports & Entertainment Inc., a live entertainment company, has appointed Randall Chafetz to its board advisory committee. Chafetz is a senior vice president and head of the Capital Markets Group of Mitsubishi Securities, the U.S. broker/dealer affiliate of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.

Rick Sands has joined DreamWorks SKG as president and chief operating officer. Previously, Sands was chief operating officer for Miramax Films and helped join Miramax with Disney. Sands will oversee day-to-day operations, reporting directly to principal partner David Geffen.

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