Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP, a regional CPA and management consulting firm, named Gale Moore partner and member of the firm's Securities and Exchange Commission practice group. Moore previously worked with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Banking & Finance

Financial Partners Credit Union hired Nader Moghaddam as president and chief executive. Previously, Moghaddam was executive vice president of member services, sales, operations and lending at Kinecta Federal Credit Union and president of Kinecta Financial & Insurance Services LLC.


Long Beach-based architecture, planning and interior design firm Kluger Architects Inc. appointed Stuart G. Galloway as senior associate. Galloway has been working on projects for the company for four years.


Richard G. Little has been appointed director of the Keston Institute for Infrastructure at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Little was formerly a director at the non-profit National Research Council.

Southwestern University School of Law named Bryant G. Garth dean and chief executive for a five-year term. Garth is former director of the American Bar Foundation and former dean of Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.


ShowBiz Expo, a production industry conference and trade show, has named Jerrold T. Brandt as conference chair. Brandt is an independent consultant, specializing in entertainment and new media practice.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has appointed Brad Oltmanns to the leadership team managing the 2005 Academy Awards balloting process. Oltmanns is managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles office. He will be one of three PricewaterhouseCoopers partners who know the voting results before the recipients are announced during the 77th Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 27.

Health Care

City of Hope, a biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, appointed Paul Blodgett senior vice president of development. Blodgett was formerly the senior associate vice president for university advancement at the University of Southern California.


Millennium Corporate Solutions named Frank L. Marrone managing partner. Marrone has headed the Pasadena office of the insurance brokerage services and related risk management consulting firm.


Greenberg Traurig LLP has named Kenneth Burry, Raymond Kim and Jinshu "John" Zhang shareholders. Burry was an associate. His practice focuses on entertainment law with an emphasis on the music industry. Kim was of counsel and is a litigator. Zhang, formerly of counsel, is a China specialist and member of the firm's corporate and securities departments.

Cecilia V. Estolano has rejoined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP of counsel to work with the real estate and environment and natural resource practice groups. Previously she served as special assistant city attorney for Los Angeles and was lead attorney on all major land use, real estate and economic development projects.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, an international law firm, has hired Robert H. Freilich of counsel in the real estate department. Freilich, who specializes in land use, planning and litigation, was formerly at Freilich Leitner & Carlisle.

Winston & Strawn LLP hired Gail J. Standish as litigation partner for its Los Angeles office. Standish was previously a federal prosecutor and litigator at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.


Small World Toys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Small World Kids, has hired Andy Rifkin to invent new products and technologies and Brian Mehler as vice president of product development. Rifkin previously held the titles of senior vice president of Mattel Media and senior vice president of creative technology for Mattel. Mehler was director of product development for Maui Toys.


John Curry has assumed additional responsibility for the creative direction of the business side of the LA Weekly. Previously, Curry was creative director for the design of the editorial side of the free alternative newsweekly, which is owned by Village Voice Media. Also, Audrey Limon was named online strategy and marketing director for Previously, she was the paper's marketing and new business development director. Stephen Suess was promoted to vice president of technology from information technology director.

Radio One hired Kirk Kopic to oversee sales efforts at its Los Angeles radio station KKBT-FM (100.3). Kopic is former senior director of sales for Infinity Broadcasting in Los Angeles.

Marcia Carter Darden was appointed vice president, finance at KCET (Channel 28). Carter Darden was previously a principal at MCD Consulting, a Los Angeles financial consulting practice for emerging and established profit and non-profit businesses.

KTLA (Channel 5) has named Cher Calvin co-anchor of "KTLA Morning News: First/Early Edition." Calvin was formerly a co-anchor at the Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU.

Darnella Dunham was named assistant urban/rhythmic editor of Radio and Records Inc. Dunham, who joins the Los Angeles headquarters of the company, formerly served as managing director of Clear Channel Urban WMIB/Miami. Radio and Records provides airplay data and other information to the radio and record industries.


Leadership California selected Mary Brown as a member of its 2005 Annual Issues Program. Brown is vice president and support services manager at Pasadena-based Parsons, an engineering and construction firm.

The California Optometric Association elected Tina MacDonald to a two-year term on its board. MacDonald is coordinator of the diabetes and HIV and vision loss program at the Center for the Partially Sighted.

The Help Group hired John Farrimond as vice president of administration. Previously, Farrimond was vice president, operations at Towers Productions Inc. in Chicago. Help Group is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that helps children with special needs related to autism, Asperger's Disorder, learning disabilities, emotional development, mental retardation, abuse and neglect.

Laura Zucker has agreed to develop and launch a new non-profit, Arts + Culture LA, that will be responsible for marketing the arts and cultural offerings of the Los Angeles region to domestic and international tourists. During the six-month consulting assignment, Zucker will maintain limited but key responsibilities in her role as executive director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Real Estate

Christopher R. Ludeman has joined CB Richard Ellis as president of the brokerage, with responsibility for the strategic direction and growth of the company's largest business line. Ludeman was a 22-year veteran of CB Richard Ellis before leaving the company in 2002 to pursue principal investment opportunities. He is based in Los Angeles.

Granite Peak Partners Inc., a Santa Barbara- and Marina del Rey-based real estate investment company, has named Scott Collier as real estate asset manager. Collier was previously a senior asset manager with JSM Construction Inc. in Santa Monica.

Steven J Felderman was promoted to president of Arthur Pearlman Corp. from his previous position as vice president. Santa Monica based Arthur Pearlman Corp. develops shopping centers in California.


Directors of Unified Western Grocers Inc. elected Robert Lutz vice president of procurement. Previously, Lutz was director of merchandising with responsibility for the Southern California purchasing departments.


Soccer team Club Deportivo Chivas USA named Mart & #237;n V & #225;squez assistant coach and head coach of its soon-to-be-launched reserve squad. V & #225;squez joins the Chivas USA team after one season as assistant coach with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Technology, a Southern California based online e-commerce retailer of computer components and consumer electronics, promoted Ken Lam to vice chairman. He was formerly the U.S. chief executive of the firm. Also, Simon Hsieh was promoted to chief executive from the position of strategic officer.

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