Accounting

Stonefield Josephson has promoted Hazel Santos to manager. She was a senior auditor at the firm.


Architecture

Stanley L. Chiu and Bradford D. Carpenter have joined the Los Angeles office of HGA Architects as senior associates. Previously, Chiu was senior designer and associate at Perkins & Will and Carpenter was an associate with Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates LLC.


Associations

The Sunset Strip Business Association has named Todd Steadman as its new executive director. Most recently, Steadman was director of economic development and government affairs at the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.


Automotive

Superior Industries International Inc. has named Steven J. Borick as president and chief executive. He succeeds Louis Borick, who will remain chairman. Steven Borick was president and chief operating officer.


Banking & Finance

Stone & Youngberg has hired Lester Graves Lennon as managing director. Previously, he was managing director with Samuel A. Ramirez Co. Inc.


Lincoln Financial Distributors Inc., a branch of Lincoln Financial Group, has named William Bagnard to the American Legacy unit as divisional sales manager for the Independent/Edward Jones West Region. Previously, he was with American Funds Distributors as vice president of advisor education and development.


Construction

The Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. board has named Noel Watson as chairman. He is chief executive and director of the company and succeeds company founder Dr. Joseph J. Jacobs, who died recently.


Consulting

Siegel & Gale have hired Jennifer Barth as vice president of business development and leader of the interactive services practice, Amy Morrison as vice president of business development and leader of the technology practice, and David Young as interactive creative director. Previously, Barth was vice president of sales and marketing for Buzztone, Morrison managed sales for strategic accounts for Salesforce.com, and Young founded Triplecode.


Robert Werle and Joseph Sherwood have joined the Los Angeles office of FTI Capital Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of FTI Consulting Inc., as senior managing directors. Previously, Werle managed his own company and Sherwood was managing director and head of the investment and merchant banking departments of Seidler Cos.


Matthew W. Doyal has joined Westlake Village-based Millennium Business Solutions Group Inc. as SalesLogix implementation specialist.


Woodland Hills-based Right Management Consultants has named Dewayne Sode as vice president of client services. He has previously worked as a business development manager with Parson Consulting and as an associate director of business development with Ernst & Young.


Education

Peter Giulioni has been named executive director of the MBA Career Resource Center at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Giulioni previously served as a senior partner in the Los Angeles office of Deloitte Consulting LLP.


Entertainment

Pro Sports & Entertainment Inc. has hired Craig Elledge as president of sports and live entertainment events. Most recently, he was vice president of Winnaman & Associates.


Gemstar-TV Guide has promoted Mark Schroeder to vice president of advertising sales for the TVG network. He was vice president of advertising sales for the TV Guide Publishing Group.


Events

Extraordinary Events has hired Chris Clark as account executive. Clark was most recently an event producer at Los Angeles Party Designs.


Government

Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has appointed Nancy Whang and Cecilia Nunez to the Central Area Planning Commission, Kaye Beckham to the Commission on Children, Youth and Their Families, and Susan Cline to the Planning Commission. Currently, Whang practices law with the firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Nunez is a secretary at the Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., Beckham is the founder of a community-based home health care service that provides care to seniors and others in their own homes, and Cline manages planning and pre-construction of LAUSD school facilities projects.


Health Care

Arbios Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Arbios Technologies Inc., has appointed Jack E. Stover as a board member. Currently he is president, chief executive and director of Antares Pharma Inc.


Insurance

Lockton Insurance Brokers Inc., a subsidiary of Lockton Companies, has promoted Richard Roderick to executive vice president. He was senior vice president.

Law

Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc. has announced that Andrew Apfelberg has joined its corporate and securities law practice.


Public Relations

Hill & Knowlton Los Angeles has hired Eric Moses as vice president, media and public affairs. He was most recently director of communications for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.


Research

Rand Corp. has named David Aaron director of its Center for Middle East Pubic Policy and a member of the Rand-Qatar Policy Institute board. Aaron is a senior Rand Corp. fellow and veteran U.S. diplomat.


Retail

Great Circle Management LLC has named John Bayley as chief financial officer based in the Los Angeles corporate headquarters. Previously, he served as U.S. controller with Viking Office Products Inc., a subsidiary of Office Depot Inc.


Robinsons-May/Meier & Frank has promoted Robert B. "R.B." Harrison to chairman. Harrison joined May Department Stores Co. in 1986 as an analyst at the Kaufmann's division and was named senior vice president and chief financial officer at Robinsons-May in 2002. He replaces Robert M. Soroka who was named chairman of Marshall Field's, a division recently acquired by May.


Technology

Calabasas-based Ixia, a global provider of IP network testing solutions, announced that Mike McHale has joined the company as vice president. In his most recent position, he served as the country manager for the United Kingdom at Anritsu where he was responsible for the leadership and direction for the U.K. field office.


Westlake Village's RENTNET, a division of Homestore Inc., has named Maria Pietroforte, a 20-year veteran of the multifamily housing industry, as its new president. Most recently, Pietroforte served as president of KSI Management Corp., one of greater Washington D.C.'s largest developers.


United Systems Integrators Corp. has promoted Nicholas J. Westley to president, west region. He was also appointed to the USI Executive Committee and to the company's board.


Trade

The Port of Los Angeles has named Philip A. Tondreault as director of property management and Ronald J. Boyd as chief of Los Angeles Port Police. Tondreault was deputy director of asset management for the Los Angeles Department of General Services and Boyd currently serves as patrol services commander and assistant airport security coordinator.

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