ADVERTISING & P.R.Peter Adee
was named partner at New Wave Entertainment, a Burbank company that makes film trailers. He will be involved in business development and audio/visual entertainment advertising. Adee was previously a co-president at Creative Domain in Los Angeles. Also,Katie Locke
was appointed vice president of business development. She will be responsible for identifying and creating new business opportunities. Locke was previously a vice president at Aspect Ratio in Los Angeles.Mark Barnhill, Steve Sugerman
, andJamie Ludowitz
were promoted to partners at Fleishman-Hillard in Los Angeles. Barnhill will oversee the corporate practice. Sugerman will be responsible for the public affairs practice, and Ludowitz will lead the firm's high-tech practice. All three were formerly senior vice presidents with the firm. Also, Samantha Sackin was promoted to senior vice president. She will be responsible for the marketing and communications practice and was most recently a vice president with the firm.Barry Liden
was named vice president in the public affairs practice at Rogers & Associates in Los Angeles. He will develop public affairs and government relations strategies and provide clients with advice on issues management. Liden was previously a principal at Bustin & Co. in Dallas.
BANKING & FINANCELeslie Boland
was named portfolio manager and vice president for Bankers Trust Private Banking in Los Angeles. She will be responsible for managing investment portfolios for high-net-worth individuals. Boland was previously portfolio manager at Scudder Kemper Investments.Ronald J. Mercado
were appointed vice presidents at Scudder Private Investment Counsel in Los Angeles. Mercado will be responsible for developing financial and investment strategies for affluent families and was most recently a vice president with Bank of America in Century City. Mathena will focus on income tax and estate planning for high-net-worth gays and lesbians and was formerly vice president at Bank of America's Private Bank in San Diego.Peter Schwab
was promoted to chairman and chief executive at Foothill Capital Corp., a Los Angeles-based lending subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co. He will be responsible for overseeing all seven nationwide offices. Schwab was most recently president and chief operating officer of the bank. Also,Henry K. Jordan
was promoted to president and chief operating officer. He will be responsible for day-to-day company operations. Jordan was previously chief financial officer and executive vice president.Edward von Leffern
was appointed vice president and international banking officer at East West Bancorp in San Marino. He will be responsible for international and domestic correspondent banking and third-party depository services. Von Leffern was formerly team leader of Pacific Rim banking at Manufacturers Bank in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAIMENTBret Moore Eric Besner
were named vice presidents at Musicblitz, a Los Angeles music company that provides funding and resources for artists to record singles for online distribution. Moore will be responsible for product development and was most recently general manager of the merchandising group at Ticketmaster. Besner will oversee business development and legal affairs and was previously associate general counsel and senior director of business affairs at e4L.Karen Randall
was promoted to executive vice president and general counsel at Universal Studios in Universal City. She will continue to oversee all legal operations and will be responsible for labor relations, government affairs and oversight of the health, safety and environment department. Randall was previously senior vice president and general counsel.Spike Seldin
was appointed president of the film and television division of Top Cow Productions, a Los Angeles comic book publisher. He will be responsible for production. Seldin was most recently vice president of original programming at Turner Network Television.
HEALTH CAREJohn R. Cochran III
was appointed president of AllHealth, the Los Angeles-based for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Association of Southern California (HASC). He will oversee the provision of security services, licensing and accreditation compliance consulting and other services to area health care providers. Cochran was most recently chairman of HASC's Hospitals and Health Facilities Council Board.
HIGH TECHGeoffrey Stevens
was named vice president of business development at Acacia Research Corp., a Pasadena company that develops and operates technology-related businesses. He will be responsible for forming strategic alliances and bringing in new investments. Stevens was most recently director of product development at Go.com.
LAWSue M. Bendavid-Arbiv
was elected partner at Arter & Hadden in Woodland Hills. She specializes in employment law and general business litigation. Bendavid-Arbiv was previously an associate with the firm.
MANUFACTURINGKarla R. McDowell
was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer at Reliance Steel & Aluminum in Los Angeles. She will continue to be responsible for all corporate finance functions. McDowell was most recently vice president and chief financial officer.
was promoted to vice president and chief financial officer at International Media Group, the Los Angeles-based licensee of KSCI-TV Los Angeles and KIKU-TV Honolulu. He will continue to be responsible for all financial affairs. Cortese was most recently chief financial officer for the company.Gregory A. Thomas
was appointed president and chief operating officer for the transactional content group of TVN Entertainment, a pay-per-view provider based in Burbank. He will oversee the division, which distributes and markets pay-per-view entertainment programming and home shopping. Thomas was previously chief operating officer at Guthy-Renker Television.
NEW MEDIARenee Compton
was appointed vice president of business development at Medschool.com, an online health care education hub based in Santa Monica. She will develop and implement corporate strategy and build strategic partnerships and alliances. Compton was most recently a vice president in the health care investment banking practice at Goldman Sachs & Co.Michael Kilty
was named vice president of information technology at iBoost.com, a Los Angeles-based network of sites offering business and Web-development tools. He will be responsible for the design, implementation and management of the portal's Internet and network architecture and Web site acquisitions. Kilty was most recently director of Internet services and information security at Warner Music Group.Jim McGovern
was appointed president and general manager of Business.com, a business-to-business Internet service in Santa Monica. He will oversee day-to-day operations. McGovern was previously chief technology officer at Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch.Cynthia Neiman
was named senior vice president of marketing and product development at eteamz.com, an online community for sports coaches and players in Los Angeles. She will be responsible for all online and offline marketing and product development initiatives. Neiman was most recently vice president of marketing at Mattel Media.Steve Schein
was promoted to senior vice president of corporate development and strategic planning at Intertainer, a broadband network that provides content and e-commerce on demand. He will oversee all aspects of corporate development. Schein was most recently vice president of strategic planning. Also,Amy Friedlander
were promoted to vice presidents. Friedlander will be responsible for negotiating and overseeing all business agreements and will act as legal counsel. She was formerly director of business and legal affairs for the firm. Yee will oversee all accounting and finance functions and was previously director and controller.
REAL ESTATELloyd Bakan
was promoted to executive vice president of Westmac Commercial Brokerage Co. in Los Angeles. He will continue to specialize in leasing and investments. Bakan was previously a vice president with the firm.Mark Einbund
was promoted to senior vice president at Grubb & Ellis Co. in Los Angeles. He represents landlords and tenants in the sales and leasing of retail properties. Einbund was formerly vice president.
was appointed executive vice president of operations at TelePacific Communications in Los Angeles. He will oversee expansion into new markets and will continue to manage the firm's operational and technical infrastructure. Puccio was previously vice president of operations and engineering.
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