Accounting and Consulting

Wendy Klein has been appointed senior manager of the new South Bay office of West L.A.-based Roth, Bookstein & Zaslow LLP. She specializes in personal and business tax planning, administrative and management systems and financial analysis. Klein previously was a certified public accountant at the firm.

Howard Phillips has joined the Los Angeles-based Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group as a partner in the Telecom & Media Group. He will focus on providing management consulting services and building the media practice. Phillips previously was with the Monitor Co.

Banking

Terry E. Bess has been named senior vice president and manager of the new West Los Angeles office of Silicon Valley Bank, which has its headquarters in Santa Clara. Bess will be responsible for loan production activity and day-to-day operations. He previously was senior vice president, specializing in lending to technology companies.

Dennis J. Lacey has been appointed president of the newly formed equipment leasing division of Inglewood-based Imperial Bank. Lacey will be responsible for assembling a team of leasing officers to handle leasing transactions with clients, and manage equipment and credit risk. Previously, Lacey served as chief executive and president of Capital Associates Inc.

Community Development

Nancy Contreras has been named director of development for Los Angeles-based New Economics for Women. She will spearhead fund-raising and communications activities. Contreras previously served as vice president of the Los Angeles office of Stoorza Ziegaus & Metzger Inc.

Engineering

Mike Brady has been named vice president of the commercial and entertainment sector of Pasadena-based Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group. Brady formerly was project director for architecture and engineering at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Steve Tedesco has been promoted to market area director of water and wastewater at Pasadena-based ASL Consulting Engineers. Tedesco will focus on the planning, analysis, design and construction management of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. In addition, Howard Arnold has been promoted to assistant director. He will focus on design and construction management of water and wastewater systems.

Entertainment

Patrick Murphy has been named senior vice president of the worldwide product fulfillment group in the digital studios division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Murphy, who will be based at the Sony's studio lot in Culver City, will be responsible for film and video manufacturing and quality control, inventory management and distribution. He formerly was vice president at Turner Entertainment.

Dennis Miller has been named senior vice president of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., as well as president of the newly formed Lions Gate Media. He will oversee all television activities and handle day-to-day operations of Lions Gate Media. Miller formerly served as executive vice president of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In addition, Lions Gate Productions, the company's production division, promoted Lauren McLaughlin to vice president of production. She will oversee each film's slate, from pre-production to post-production. Carrie Walkup has been promoted to director of creative affairs, and will head Lions Gate Productions' development arm. Also, Ernie Barbarash has been appointed director of production.

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