Accounting

Singer, Lewak, Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP has announced three promotions. Jeff Kalina has been promoted to supervisor of the accounting department, Erika Joseph has been named supervisor in the firm's SEC department, and Chris Klapperich has been promoted in the firm's tax department.

Aerospace

Michael J. Daugherty has been named executive vice president at the Aerospace Corp. He will continue to serve as senior vice president of the Space Systems Group.

Mark Shahriary has been named executive vice president of Hughes Space and Communications Co. He will lead the day-to-day operations of the company. Previously, Shahriary oversaw planning and manufacturing support for the company's new customers.

Architecture

Albert Croft of the Los Angeles office of Nadel Architects Inc. has been promoted to vice president. He has served as principal-in-charge for many retail projects, including Brentwood Gardens and One Westside.

Banking & Finance

Clyde E. Kendzierski has been appointed vice president and fixed-income section manager at Sanwa Bank California. In his new position, he will oversee investment sales, money-market trading and capital markets within the bank's treasury services department and will be based in the Los Angeles headquarters. Previously, he served as managing director of Financial Solutions Group, where he managed fixed-income and equity portfolios.

Francis P. Shanahan will serve as interim president and chief executive of Pasadena-based Community Bank. He is currently chairman of the bank's board.

Henry Bryan has joined George Smith Partners Inc. in Century City as head of the estate loan lending division. He formerly specialized in real estate loans with First Federal Bank in Santa Monica.

Matt Gerald, Nicole Luiso, and Matthew White have joined the Century City branch of Prudential Securities Inc. as financial advisors. Gerald comes to Prudential Securities from Howe, Salomon, & Hall, a municipal bond firm in Miami, where he was a broker. Luiso was previously with the New York office of ComVest Partners Inc., a Dallas-based institutional investment firm. White was formerly with PaineWebber's Beverly Hills office as an investment executive.

Energy

Ake Almgren has been appointed president and chief executive of Tarzana-based Capstone Turbine Corp. Prior to his appointment, Almgren served as business area manager for distribution transformers at ABB. Capstone Turbine Corp. is a developer of power-generating systems.

David C. Edwards has joined the Metropolitan Water District as director of information technology, heading up the newly formed Information Technology Service Co. His responsibilities will include telecommunications, business applications services, information technology planning, information technology operations and customer support. Edwards previously served as director of information and technology at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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