Accounting & Consulting

James A. Cordova, Donita M. Joseph and Peter J. Scribner have all been named partner at Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp. in Long Beach. Cordova is in the tax department and specializes in matters involving pass-through entities. Joseph is also in the tax department and has a professional focus in estate and trust services for high-net-worth individuals and business owners. Scribner was admitted to partnership in the audit department with a concentration in audits, reviews and related accounting services for manufacturing, construction contractors, retail, hospitality, banking and credit union businesses, as well as litigation support services.

Brad Mello has been named director of computer and information services for Torrance-based Zdonek & Wolowicz Accountancy Corp. He will be responsible for assisting the firm's clients with technology issues such as hardware and software capabilities, Internet connectivity, network design and accounting and reporting systems. Prior to joining the firm, Mello was an independent computer consultant.

Advertising & P.R.

Carly Rondinelli has been promoted to partner at Urge Public Relations in Los Angeles. She will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, as well as assist in the acquisition of new business. Rondinelli joined Urge PR in March 1999 and has served as general manager since January 2000.

John Tellem has joined Tellem Worldwide, a public relations firm in Malibu, as vice president. He will be responsible for heading up the firm's entertainment division. Tellem was previously a tour publicist at SFX Entertainment.


Alexi Rappaport and Steve Lesko have been promoted to associates at Clive Wilkinson Architects in Los Angeles. Rappaport joined the firm in 1999 and has spearheaded the firm's consulting work on strategic workplace design for Sapient, Avanade and Andersen Consulting. Currently she is providing management direction on Netlock Technologies and Foote, Cone & Belding projects. Lesko has background in research and design work and is currently managing design, production and construction administration on advertising agency projects, including the new 100,000-square-foot Foote, Cone & Belding Southern California headquarters facility.

Joseph R. Serar has been appointed principal in charge at the Glendora office of NTD Architects. He will lead and manage educational and institutional projects. He has been an associate with the firm since 1994.

Banking & Finance

Evon G. Rosen has been promoted to senior vice president and director of marketing for Celtic Capital Corp. in Santa Monica. She is responsible for all marketing efforts and will spearhead special projects designed to enhance business development throughout Southern California and the Western states. Most recently, Rosen was director of marketing.

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