Accounting & Consulting

Doug Beach has been promoted to principal at West L.A.-based Roth, Bookstein & Zaslow LLP. Beach, who previously was tax manager, specializes in the areas of real estate, construction, manufacturing and distribution, and high net-worth individuals. In addition, Jeanne Ryan, previously a manager with the firm, has been promoted to principal. She specializes in working with law firms, attorneys and individuals, providing counsel in the areas of personal and business tax planning, administrative and management systems, and financial analysis. Jeff Ong-Siong has also been promoted to a principal in the firm. He provides service in the areas of accounting, auditing, management consulting and income tax.

Ann Caffey has been appointed partner in Ernst & Young's Los Angeles office. She will focus on providing consulting and information technology services for clients in the entertainment industry. Caffrey previously was vice president of information technology at EMI Music Distribution, Los Angeles.

Banking & Finance

Daniel T. Jackson has been promoted to senior vice president, senior credit officer and compliance officer at Culver City-based Alliance Bank. Jackson is head of the real estate and construction loan department and he previously has worked for Bank of America and Security Pacific Bank. In addition, William L. Dawson has joined the bank as a vice president. He will help manage the bank's growing real estate and construction loan department. Dawson's experience in real estate lending includes positions with Tokai Bank of California, Imperial Bank and Bankers Trust Co. Also, David C. Holmes has been named a vice president to help develop and manage Alliance Bank's commercial lending portfolio. Holmes has been in banking for more than 20 years and his work experience includes Union Bank, South Bay Bank and International City Bank.

Romeo A. Reyes has been appointed senior vice president and senior analyst in the taxable fixed income department of the Los Angeles office of Jefferies & Co. Inc. Reyes will lead Jefferies' coverage of high-yield securities within the communications industry. He previously headed media and telecommunications high-yield research at Warburg Dillon Reed.

Construction

Suzanne Gilbertson has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for Long Beach-based Granite Homes. Gilbertson will be responsible for managing and training sales personnel and implementing sales and marketing policies and procedures. In addition, she will oversee marketing and product development for each new community. Gilbertson previously was the director of sales and marketing for Hearthside Homes.

Entertainment

Alan Citron has been appointed to the newly created position of president of USA Networks Interactive. Citron, who will be based in Los Angeles, will spearhead USAi's established Internet sites, as well as its future and developing Internet-related business activities. He currently serves as the president and chief operating officer of Ticketmaster Multimedia. He will continue in this capacity.

Elie Dekel has been named executive vice president of Fox Family Worldwide Inc.'s newly formed consumer products division. The division will encompass three areas of the company's domestic operations: licensing and merchandising, promotions and home video. Dekel formerly was executive vice president of marketing and advertising at Fox Family Worldwide.

Eric Mitchell has been named to the newly created position of chief executive of Los Angeles-based Outwest Entertainment Inc. Mitchell formerly was an executive with Tri-Star Pictures, and has been involved in corporate financing placements and production financing, and is also a motion picture and television producer.

Melanie Moen has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of government relations and legal affairs at the American Film Marketing Association. Moen will be responsible for coordinating all of AFMA's government relations activities in Washington and overseas. Moen has been the association's primary liaison with the MPAA, government officials in Washington and the FBI on all matters pertaining to piracy, copyright and market access issues.

Arthur E. Rockwell has been appointed head of the entertainment division of Drake & Co. Rockwell, who will be based in the company's Santa Monica office, has previously served as a corporate executive at MGM/UA Entertainment Co. and Turner Entertainment Co.

Daniel Tibbets has been named to the newly created position of vice president of development at Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment. Tibbets will be responsible for developing film, television and home video productions, and strategic alliances with both domestic and foreign production and distribution entities. Tibbets previously was manager of Eyemark Entertainment's TV programming and development division.

Health Care

Roman Bowser has been named executive vice president and chief executive of the American Heart Association's Western States affiliate. The newly formed affiliate combines offices in Los Angeles, California, Utah and Nevada into one, and is based in L.A. Bowser previously was executive vice president of the California affiliate, based in Burlingame.

High Tech

Timothy N. Jenson has been named senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of El Segundo-based Merisel Inc. Jenson will oversee all of Merisel's financial operations, including financial strategy, planning and analysis, corporate accounting, treasury and investor relations. He previously was senior vice president of finance and treasurer.

Law

Alfred F. DeLeo has been named partner and chairman of Los Angeles-based Cox, Castle & Nicholson's tax practice. DeLeo's area of expertise is in matters involving real estate acquisitions, dispositions, co-venturing, development, real estate investment trusts, and tax-exempt entities (including pension funds) and their investments in real estate. He has practiced law in Los Angeles since 1982.

Pierre Vogelenzang has joined Mayer, Brown & Platt's Los Angeles office as a partner. He will work in the firm's tax transactions practice. Vogelenzang previously served as a partner with the Los Angeles firm of Alschuler, Grossman & Pines, where his practice concentrated on corporate, tax controversy, real estate and international matters.

Media

Mark H. Kurtich has been promoted to senior vice president of operations at the Los Angeles Times. He is responsible for all production operations at The Times' Olympic, San Fernando and Orange County facilities and oversees a staff of more than 1,100. Kurtich has been the Times' vice president of operations since 1997.

Public Relations

Tracey Sullivan has been named to the newly created position of director of operations at the Hollywood office of Asbury Communications. Prior to joining Asbury, Sullivan worked as operations manager for a post-production company, Adventure Inc.

Real Estate

Catherine A. Ebert has been named senior vice president of Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Lowe Enterprises Investment Management Inc. Ebert will serve as director of client services for the firm's pension fund clients. She previously was chief operating officer of Pinnacle Realty Management Co.

John J. Kerin, senior vice president and managing director at Marcus & Millichap, will be the division manager for the newly consolidated Southern California offices in Newport Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Ontario, San Diego and Encino. Kerin will continue to be based in the Los Angeles office.

Utilities

Antoinette M. Morehead has joined the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as a government relations representative. She will help plan and coordinate the regional wholesale water agency's efforts to keep local officials and government bodies informed about MWD activities, as well as other water-related issues and actions. Prior to joining Metropolitan, Morehead was planning and special projects coordinator in the government affairs office at the L.A. Dept. of Water and Power.

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