Health Care

Olympia Medical Center has appointed John A. Calderone to chief executive. Lee Suyenaga returns to his position as chief operating officer. Calderone was formerly chief executive at Corona Regional Medical Center and Suyenaga had served as interim chief executive of the hospital.

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has named Carole Wagner Vallianos chairwoman of its board. Vallianos currently serves as principal in the Law Offices of Carol Wagner Vallianos.


Michael Swyney has been appointed to vice president of sales and marketing at Pacific Palms Conference Resort in Industry Hills. Swyney had recently served as director of sales and marketing for the company.


Myron Hendry has joined Countrywide Insurance Group's Calabasas office as executive vice president and chief operations officer. Hendry was previously senior vice president at Safeco Insurance.


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has appointed Eric Miller as senior director of public relations and communications in its Los Angeles office. Miller joins the firm from Weber Shandwick where he served as senior vice president.


Catapult Marketing has promoted Steve Welker to chief creative officer of its Los Angeles office. Welker previously served as vice president and creative director with the firm.


Mark Kristol has been hired as president of marketing and distribution at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, a production and finance company based in Los Angeles and New York. Kristol was formerly a senior executive with Universal Pictures.

Ebeling Group, an international production company, has named Dex Deboree an executive producer of its office in Playa del Rey. Prior to joining the company, Deboree was a producer at Los Angeles-based Rock Paper Scissors.

ReelzChannel, a new network featuring information related to movies, has named Jon Landa regional vice president of the west based in the Los Angeles office. Landa was previously vice president of national accounts at CSTV.

Asa Events, an action sports event and television production company, has hired Mary Bonafede as director of sponsor services and Larry Peters as vice president of sales and marketing. Bonafede was a logistics manager at NBC; and Peters served as West Coast regional vice president at Clear Channel Communication's entertainment radio sector in Los Angeles.

Brian Kercher has been named general manager of Los Angeles-based Kodak Digital Cinema's Europe, Middle East, and Africa division. Kercher recently served as business manager for Kodak Entertainment Imaging.

Real Estate

Combined Properties Inc., a retail shopping center owner and operator, has hired Rob Mettel as vice president of West Coast leasing and Jeff Mindes as vice president of mixed-use construction for its Beverly Hills office. Mettel comes to the company from Westrust, where he served as director of leasing, and Mindes was previously manager of construction and development at the CIM Group Inc.

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