Banking & Finance

Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, a division of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., appointed Christopher M. Frank as managing director and client advisor in the Los Angeles office. Frank was most recently the market president for Bank of America. Michael J. Tusing and Michael T. Huntsman have also joined Deutsche as directors and client advisors. Tusing was previously the senior client strategist at Bank of America's Private Bank in Los Angeles and Huntsman was senior vice president and client advisor.

Metrocities Mortgage LLC, a residential mortgage lender headquartered in Sherman Oaks, appointed John W. Stewart as president, strategic initiatives. Before joining Metrocities, Stewart was managing director of strategic business development for Countrywide Home Loans.

Wescom Credit Union in Pasadena has promoted Sean Toranji to the new position of vice president of treasury. Toranji has managed the credit union's Treasury Department since 2002 and has been responsible for the company's investment portfolio.

Construction & Landscaping
Parsons Construction Group Inc., a Pasadena-based engineering and construction firm, appointed Andrew C. Albrecht as president and Lesley Wood as vice president in the life sciences division. Albrecht was most recently president and chief executive of RCI Construction Group Inc. Wood worked at Lonza Biologics as the director of planning, procurement, and logistics.

ValleyCrest Companies, a landscape business in Calabasas, named Peter Arkley to its board. Arkley is currently president and chief executive of Aon Construction Services Group, a construction insurance broker.

Interior Space International, the interior design division of A. Epstein and Sons International Inc. in Los Angeles, named Mark E. Bryant vice president and director of design. Bryant most recently worked as senior associate and regional design director for Gensler's Los Angeles office.

James Aldinger has been appointed to the California Costal Commission. Aldinger is an engineer, scientist, and manager at the Boeing Satellite Systems division in El Segundo and has been a Manhattan Beach City Council member since 2001.

City Controller Laura Chick appointed DeWitt Roberts as her chief deputy. Roberts was most recently the director of financial reporting.

Health Care
Molina Healthcare Inc., a managed care organization headquartered in Long Beach, appointed William P. Bracciodieta executive vice president and chief medical officer. Bracciodieta was most recently senior vice president and chief medical officer at Health Net Inc., a health insurance company headquartered in Woodland Hills.

El-Segundo-based Vantage Oncology Inc., a developer and operator of radiation oncology centers, named Samuel Hellman to the board. Hellman is currently the A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago and an attending physician at the University of Chicago Hospital.


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