Accounting

Jay Siegel has joined the accounting firm of RBZ LLP as a principal in the auditing and consulting department. Joining him at the firm will be Michael W. Cantrill, who has been added as a manager in the auditing department.

Lawrence Swartwood, Patrizia Copping and Margaret Diaz have all been made partners at Alder Green Hasson & Janks LLP, a West Los Angeles accounting firm. Swartwood and Copping will continue their involvement in tax consultation, while Diaz will consult with the business and accounting clients. Prior to becoming partners, Diaz and Copping were both senior managers. Swartwood was a principal. Adam Hand was also promoted. He will now be a manager working in tax consulting. Formerly, he was a senior accountant at the firm.

Advertising & P.R.

Jeanne R. Berney has been promoted to senior vice president of film and digital entertainment at Rogers & Cowan, an entertainment public relations firm in Los Angeles. She will be promoting and publicizing motion pictures released domestically as well as original entertainment content and programming produced specifically for the Internet. Prior to joining Rogers & Cowan, Berney held staff positions at several independent film companies, including Rysher Entertainment.

Michael Connell has been named vice president and creative director of the print group at Pittard Sullivan, an entertainment marketing and communications company. Connell will be based in the firm's Culver City headquarters and will supervise both client relationships and creative work for all print projects. He was president and creative director of Media Artists, a strategic communications and design firm, before accepting his new position. Connell joins Janet Levinson, who has been promoted to vice president of operations at the print group. She will supervise the administration of the print projects within the group. Levinson has been the print group manager since 1998.

Architecture

Rue T. Fort has been appointed senior associate at the Los Angeles office of Cannon Design, an architectural engineering and planning firm. Fort will be responsible for the firm's clients in the health care industry. Previously, he was a senior associate at HOK Architects in Santa Monica.

Banking & Finance

Christine Larson has been named executive vice president in the retail banking division of First Federal Bank of California in Santa Monica. She will head the bank's retail banking team. Larson comes to the position from Sanwa Bank, where she was responsible for consumer and small-business product management.

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