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Powell Blue has joined DDB Needham Los Angeles as chief operating officer. He previously was chief operating officer for DDB Needham Worldwide Ltd.'s operations in Australia.

Bridget Seyler has joined Westlake Village-based Wiley & Associates as director of account services. Prior to joining, Seyler was a management supervisor at Mendelsohn/Zien.

Christine West has been appointed director of new business at Woodland Hills-based Mikell & Co. Her responsibilities will include new business development and account management. Most recently, West was director of new business at a Ventura County advertising agency.

Aerospace

Michael W. Williams has joined the Long Beach office of Ducommun Inc. as vice president of corporate development. He will be involved in the company's acquisition activity. Prior to joining Ducommun, Williams held operations positions at H.R. Textron, Crane Valve Group and ITT Corp.

Accounting & Consulting

Roth Bookstein & Zaslow LLP has recently promoted several employees. Joseph Bayewitch has been named senior supervisor in the tax department, Lynell Chun has been named senior supervisor in the comprehensive business services department, Steve Cleland has been named senior supervisor in the general accounting department, Demetria Milton was named supervisor in general accounting, and Marc Gerberick was named director of management information systems. In addition, Cynthia Gaytan has joined the office as manager in charge of comprehensive business services and Jennie Bordeaux has joined as manager of accounting and auditing.

William Ferguson has joined the Los Angeles office of SCA Consulting LLC as principal. He will advise top management, manage client assignments and direct joint working teams with clients. Prior to joining, Ferguson was a senior manager for Marakon Associates.

Douglas J. McEachern has been appointed national REIT services partner at the Los Angeles office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He will maintain his responsibilities as Western region partner-in-charge of real estate services, as well as assuming additional responsibility for coordinating and overseeing services to the REIT industry.

George Strong has been elected to the board of partners and principals of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He will oversee operations and management of the West region FAS service line. Strong will be based in Los Angeles and has been a firm partner since 1987.

Banking & Finance

Daniel S. Barrett has joined the Los Angeles office of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. as vice president of investment banking. He will specialize in the planning and financing of sports, entertainment and other special facilities. Most recently, Barrett led Deloitte & Touche's hospitality, sports and leisure consulting practice for the Western region.

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