BDO Seidman LLP named Marc Shayer director of state and local tax in the firm's Los Angeles office. Shayer was previously a state and local tax senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Long Beach-based Apriso Corp., which provides supply-network solutions, named Thomas A. Comstock vice president of marketing. Comstock was formerly the vice president of product marketing at Brooks Software, a software division of Brooks Automation.

Claudia Teran was promoted to senior vice president, business and legal affairs, at Fox Cable Networks. Teran was formerly the vice president of business and legal affairs.

Concord Music Group hired John Baldi as vice president of music publishing and licensing, a new position. Most recently, Baldi was the creative director of Mosaic Music Publishing in Los Angeles. Beverly Hills-based Concord Music Group is an independent record company that maintains a collection of historical recordings.

National Lampoon Inc. named its president, Douglas S. Bennett, to the additional role of chief financial officer. The Los Angeles-based entertainment firm also named Lorraine Evanoff vice president, finance and chief accounting officer. Evanoff was controller at TAG Entertainment Corp.

Richard D. Cordova was named president and chief operating officer at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Cordova was previously president of the Southern California region of the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP named Darry Sragow partner and member of the firm's national public law and policy strategies group in Los Angeles. Sragow was formerly the area managing director of the California offices of Public Strategies Inc., a national public affairs firm.

Richard Grant was named partner in the corporate transactions group of Van Etten Suzumoto & Becket LLP, a Santa Monica-based business law firm. Prior to joining Van Etten, Grant was a partner with Wolf Rifkin Shapiro & Schulman LLP.

David Fong was named real estate special counsel in the Los Angeles office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Fong was formerly a principal at First Street Realty Investments Inc.

Da Vinci Studios Inc., a West Hills-based manufacturer of porcelain veneers, promoted its chief operating officer, Paul Wolff, to president.

G & M; Plumbing, a full-service ad agency and production company based in Manhattan Beach, named Lisa Welch-Nehring managing partner of the firm. Prior to joining G & M;, Welch-Nehring worked for Wieden & Kennedy NY as director of strategic planning.

Desiree Horton was named pilot/reporter for "KTLA Morning News." Horton has worked for Helinet Aviation since 1998, covering stories for television stations including KABC-TV (Channel 7).


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