NEWSMAKERS

ACCOUNTING

Accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen LLP has named Tiffiny Wang assurance services director at its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Wang was assurance services manager at the firm.

Accounting services firm RSM McGladrey Inc. has promoted Steve Cabrera to tax services manager. Previously, Cabrera was a tax services supervisor with the firm.

Ryan Co., a tax services business based in Dallas, has named Bill LaVere director, Kathy Cardenas senior consultant, and Allyson Sedlak and Tricia Torres consultants in the firm’s downtown L.A. office. Previously, LaVere was an executive vice president at Countrywide Financial Corp. Cardenas was administrative assistant at Fairplex. Sedlak is a graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business. Torres is a graduate of the University of Miami.

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

Encino-based marketing firm Inter/Media Group of Cos. has named Cole Hartman senior vice president of marketing. Previously, Hartman was western region vice president at Horizon Media, a New York-based communications firm.

ARCHITECTURE

The downtown L.A. office of architecture firm Leo A Daly has named Joseph L. Calvarese regional director of federal programs. Previously, Calvarese was western federal director of HDR Architecture in Phoenix.

BANKING & FINANCE

HSBC Bank has promoted Michael K. McShane to regional commercial executive in its downtown L.A. office, covering the bank’s California market. Previously, McShane was commercial executive covering the Southern California market.

CONSTRUCTION

Amcal General Contractors Inc., an L.A. construction firm, has named Emery J. Comerford vice president of construction. Previously, Comerford was president of Coury Enterprises Inc., a Woodland Hills-based construction contractor.

EDUCATION

The USC Marshall School of Business has named Robert Hermanns director of food industry programs. Previously, Hermanns was a senior vice president at Park City Group, a Park City, Utah-based developer of business services software.

ENTERTAINMENT

Fox Cable Networks in Century City has named Sherry Brennan senior vice president of sales strategy and development. Previously, Brennan was a vice president of sales strategy and development.

Prime Focus, a visual entertainment services firm, has named O.D. Welch chief operating officer, North America, in its Hollywood office. Previously, Welch was president of the entertainment group at Evolve Consulting in Los Angeles.

HEALTH CARE

Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting Inc., a Century City health care management consulting firm, has named Kelly Nueske director of risk management services. Previously, Nueske was manager of enterprise risk advisory services at LarsonAllen LLP, a Minneapolis-based accounting services firm.

LAW

Law firm K&L Gates LLP has named Michael B. Lubic a partner in the firm’s Century City office. Previously, Lubic was a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, a Chicago-based law firm.

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