Advertising & P.R.

Matthew N. Klink has been named vice president at Rogers & Associates, a public relations firm in Los Angeles. He will oversee the corporate communications effort in support of American Honda Motor Co. Klink was most recently director of public affairs at Cerrell Associates Inc.

Karen Mamont has been named executive director of marketing at CaliforniaMart, an apparel, textile and accessory mart in Los Angeles. She will oversee all marketing, advertising and public relations. Mamont was previously show producer and special events coordinator.


Stephen B. Straughan was promoted to partner at Kirkpatrick Associates Architects in Santa Monica. He will be responsible for project management along with new project and business development. Straughan was previously a senior associate.

Banking & Finance

Alan K. Bonde has been named president at Wilmington Trust of California, a wealth management company in Santa Monica. He will oversee a staff of eight and will be the liaison between Wilmington Trust and Roxbury Capital Management. Bonde was previously senior vice president at Fiduciary Trust Co. International.

Anne Franklin has been named vice president of human resources at SunAmerica Inc., a financial services company in Los Angeles. She will oversee recruiting, benefits and compensation, employee relations and organizational training and development. Franklin was most recently a vice president at Union Pacific Resources. Also, Chris Nixon and Larry Goldman have each been promoted to vice president and co-general counsel. They will jointly oversee legal and regulatory affairs. Nixon will handle the legal aspects of the variable annuity business and the activities of broker-dealers. Goldman will be responsible for legal aspects of regulatory affairs as well as investment and wholesale funding activities. Both were previously associate counsels.

Thomas Miller has been named executive vice president and director of marketing at City National Bank in Los Angeles. He is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies. Miller was previously an executive vice president and general manager at FCB Worldwide.

Donald L. Solsby has been named South Bay regional vice president at Mellon 1st Business Bank in Torrance. He will oversee the South Bay regional office, along with development and implementation of strategic growth. Solsby was previously president and chief executive of Pacific National Bank.

Gregory G. Zappas has been promoted to senior vice president of the Los Angeles office of U.S. Trust Co. He will be responsible for developing the wealth management business in Southern California and dealing with client relationships. Zappas was previously a vice president and senior relationship manager at Banker's Trust Co.

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