Wanda Kirby of Cerritos was appointed chief deputy director of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing. She most recently served as deputy director and acting chief deputy director of the enforcement division of the same department.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed Donald B. Snyder director of trade and maritime services. Snyder was previously marketing manager of the port of Long Beach.
Alan U. Schwartz joined the Los Angeles office of Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder and member of the firm's entertainment practice. Schwartz was formerly a partner at Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.
Van Etten Suzumoto & Becket LLP, a Southern California law firm based in Santa Monica, appointed Colleen M. Regan and Susan L. Germaise partners and Yael Hartstein senior counsel. Regan and Germaise were previously litigators and Hartstein was an attorney at Van Etten.
David Sunkin joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the corporate practice group. Sunkin was most recently vice president and general counsel with Earl Scheib Inc.
DMX Music, a Los Angeles-based provider of integrated music, messaging and imaging marketing services and technologies, appointed Lynda Stenge senior manager of strategic marketing. Stenge was formerly an independent marketing consultant.
Chatsworth-based 101communications has named Peter Hutchinson associate publisher for Application Development Trends magazine. Hutchinson had most recently served as a senior vice president at CMP Media.
Elise Buik was named president and chief executive of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Buik was formerly acting president and chief operating officer.
The Burbank-based Southern California Chapter of the American Women in Radio and Television named Gloria Allred, Samantha Brown, Liz Dolan, Erica Farber, Mary Beth Garber, Dr. Robert Gustafson, Kraig Kitchin, Nancy Logan, Judith Marlane, Alicia Nelson, Linda Nicolai, Diane Sutter, Rita Wilde, Desir & #233;e Vanderwal, Shelley Lee and LaFern Watkins to its board. Allred is an attorney and partner with Allred Maroko & Goldberg; Brown is the immediate past president of the local AWRT; Dolan is the host and producer of the radio program, "Satellite Sisters"; Farber is publisher and chief executive of Radio and Records; Garber is the president of the Southern California Broadcasters Association; Gustafson is the director of the entertainment center at California State University, Northridge; Kitchin is president of Premiere Radio Networks Inc.; Logan is the former national president of American Women in Radio and Television; Marlane is a professor at California State University, Northridge; Nelson is director of media at US International Media; Nicolai is president of Executive Alliance Group; Sutter is the president and chief executive of Shooting Star Broadcasting/WNDS-TV; Wilde is program director at KLOS-FM; and Vanderwal is the president, Lee is the vice president of membership and Watkins the corresponding secretary of the organization.
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