Architecture

Rothenberg Sawasy Architects Inc. in Los Angeles hired Steven Mandic as sector leader and George Rosales as project director of the new strategic facilities group. Mandic was previously corporate facilities manager at Atlantic Richfield Co. in Long Beach and Rosales was project manager at SRA Architects in Los Angeles.


SMWM, an architecture, planning and urban design firm, promoted Evan Rose to principal and Prakash Pinto to associate principal, both working with the Port of Los Angeles. Rose was previously associate principal and Pinto was previously senior associate.


Banking
Century City-based Private Bank of California hired Charles D. Kenny as chief executive and director and Richard A. Smith as president and director. Kenny was previously president, chief operating officer and a director at Manufacturers Bank in Los Angeles and Smith was previously senior vice president and group manager of private banking at the Beverly Hills branch of Comerica Bank.


Los Angeles-based National Bank of California hired Charles Azcunaga as assistant vice president/business development lending officer. Azcunaga was previously a priority banking officer at Union Bank of California in Newport Beach.


Union Bank of California N.A. in San Francisco promoted Stasia C. Washington to regional director for wealth management sales, to be based in Beverly Hills. Washington was previously vice president and head of wealth strategic markets for the wealth management division.


Manhattan Beach-based Kinecta Federal Credit Union promoted Toni Daniels to senior vice president, member service and administration, and Teresa Y. Freeborn to president of Kinecta Financial Management Co. LLC, a subsidiary of the credit union. Daniels was previously vice president of human resources development and Freeborn will retain her title as senior vice president, marketing and communications for the credit union.


Consulting
Towers Perrin, a global consulting firm in Los Angeles, hired Carl Schmitt as senior consultant in the executive compensation and rewards practice. Schmitt was previously a principal with Buck Consultants in San Francisco.


Entertainment
Los Angeles-based TV Guide Channel hired Matt Singerman as senior vice president, programming and production, Kristin Peace as vice president, development, and Dmitri Ponomarev as vice president, On Demand. Singerman was previously executive producer of Fox & Friends at Fox News Channel in New York, Peace was vice president of programming and development at Paramount Domestic Television in Los Angeles and Ponomarev was general manager, interactive platforms, at TVG Network in Los Angeles.


Los Angeles-based Fox Sports International promoted Raul Palma to vice president of production and Fausto Ceballos to vice president of creative services. Palma was previously director of production and Ceballos was previously director of creative services.


Law
Greenberg Traurig LLP hired Ian C. Ballon as a shareholder in its Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices. Ballon was previously co-chair of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP's national intellectual property and Internet practice group in Palo Alto and Los Angeles.


Jones Day in Los Angeles hired John St. Clair as a partner and Paul Lin as of counsel. St. Clair was previously a partner at Coudert Brothers in Los Angeles and Lin was previously an attorney at Coudert.


Manufacturing
Ameron International Corp., a Pasadena-based manufacturer of products and materials for the chemical, industrial, energy, transportation and infrastructure markets, promoted James McLaughlin to chief financial officer. McLaughlin was previously controller and treasurer.


Motorcar Parts of America Inc., a Torrance-based provider of remanufactured alternators and starters for the automotive aftermarket, hired Mervyn J. McCulloch as chief financial officer. McCulloch was previously chief executive and chief financial officer at Irvine-based Instone LLC.


Marketing
Sports Business Group, a Redondo Beach-based provider of strategic marketing services for the sports industry, promoted Jeff Marks to managing director. Marks was previously senior consultant.


La Agencia de Orci & Asociados, an independently owned Hispanic marketing agency, hired Teddy Hayes as vice president, media director. Hayes was previously vice president, group media director at Foote Cone & Belding in Irvine.


Real Estate
LBA Realty, a full-service real estate investment and management company in Los Angeles, hired Alice Wilson as executive director, corporate services. Wilson was previously a vice president of corporate services with DMJM in Los Angeles.


Velocity Commercial Capital, a Westlake Village-based direct lender for commercial real estate loans, promoted Joseph Cowell to regional vice president. Cowell was previously an account executive.


Services
eTelecare Global Solutions, a Monrovia-based provider of outsourced customer care solutions, hired Mike Dodson as chief financial officer. Dodson was previously chief financial officer at Portland, Ore.-based Electro Scientific Industries Inc.


Technology
X1 Technologies, a Pasadena-based desktop and search solutions company, hired George B. Holmes as vice president of sales. Holmes was previously a management consultant in Idaho.


SBC Communications promoted Teri Lindsay to vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles region. Lindsay was previously vice president, advanced enterprise services engineering.


Royalcom Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of wireless data content and mobile commerce services, hired John Jenner as chief operating officer. Jenner was previously a senior system architect for Microsoft in Florida.


Parasoft Corp., a Monrovia-based provider of automated software error prevention solutions, hired Katsuhiko Noda as director of Parasoft Japan. Noda was previously senior IT architect at IBM Rational and Rational Software Japan in Tokyo.


Arrowhead Research Corp., a Pasadena-based nanotechnology company, hired Dr. Leon Ekchian as president. Ekchian was previously president and chief executive of Sherman Oaks-based Litex Inc.


Los Angeles-based Jamdat Mobile Inc., a wireless entertainment publisher, hired Bob Aniello as vice president of marketing. Aniello was previously with El Segundo-based Mattel Inc.

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