*NEWSMAKERS Accounting

Rothstein Kass CPA has hired Mark C. Hutchison as tax principal. Hutchison was formerly a partner at accounting firm KPMG in Woodland Hills.


Rockwell A. Schnabel has been appointed to the board of Outsource Partners International Inc. Schnabel continues as an advisory director of Trident Capital and is a co-founder of the firm.


Architecture
RTKL Associates in Los Angeles has hired Steve Chung as principal for the retail/entertainment sector, Ellen Riingen as a designer for the health care sector and Mark Barajas for the residential sector. Chung was previously project architect with Morphosis Architects in Santa Monica; Riingen was job captain at MDA Johnson Favaro Architects & Urban Design in Culver City; Barajas previously served as project designer at MCG Architects in Irvine.


Austin Veum Robbins Partners has hired Darryl Yamamoto as director of its Los Angeles office Urban Studio. Yamamoto was previously a principal at RTKL Associates.


Banking & Finance
Financial Partners Credit Union has hired Lance Hauptmeier as director of programming and Kit Ho as director of accounting. Hauptmeier was formerly programming manager at Kinecta Federal Credit Union. Ho was vice president of finance at Chinatrust Bank (USA).


Broadway Financial Co. in Los Angeles has hired F. Glen Harvey as president and chief operating officer. Harvey was previously senior vice president of the Entertainment Group at Comerica Bank.


Citizens Business Bank has appointed Edward J. Mylett Jr. as executive vice president-chief credit officer. Mylett has served at the bank as senior vice president-regional manager and vice president-business financial center manager.


Consulting
Patrick Dougherty has joined PinnacleOne, a construction consulting firm, as West Coast regional business development director for the Los Angeles office. Dougherty was most recently executive director of business development for Fluor Corp. The company also hired Lawrence D. Hazzard, as director of transportation services for its Los Angeles office. Hazzard was previously a principal and senior vice president of Carter Burgess Inc.


Entertainment
Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment has promoted Jeanne Hobson to senior vice president of sales and distribution. Hobson was previously vice president of trade marketing.


Gemstar TV Guide International Inc. has promoted Tonia O'Connor to executive vice president of distribution. O'Connor was previously executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing with the company.


Kathy Benjamin and David Gilison were promoted to senior vice president of Nielsen Entertainment's Home Entertainment and Interactive units, respectively. Benjamin and Gilison will continue in their positions as vice presidents of research and analysis.

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