Gursey Schneider & Co. LLP in Century City promoted Jennifer E. Ziegler and Tracy Farryl Katz to partner. Ziegler was previously a manager in the civil litigation department and Katz was a manager in the family litigation department.

Banking & Finance
Chanin Capital Partners' restructuring practice in Los Angeles promoted Peter Corbell to managing director, Brian Cullen to director, and Griffith Lee to vice president. Corbell was previously senior vice president, Cullen was vice president and Lee was a senior associate.

First Federal Bank of California in Santa Monica hired Simone Lagomarsino as executive vice president of the bank and president of its retail banking division. Lagomarsino was previously with Metrocities Mortgage in Sherman Oaks.

Wescom Credit Union in Pasadena promoted Anthony Nowak to regional vice president of branch operations. Nowak was previously branch manager of the La Habra branch.

California National Bank in Los Angeles hired Todd E. Hollander as president of the community banking division. Hollander was previously regional president for the Orange County and Inland Empire at U.S. Bank.

Klasky Csupo, an animation studio in Hollywood, hired Michael McGahey as senior vice president feature film development. McGahey was previously vice president of Deep River Productions.

Fox Searchlight Pictures promoted Claudia Lewis to president of production. Lewis was previously executive vice president of production.

Health Care
Cigna HealthCare in Glendale promoted Christopher De Rosa as president and general manager of Cigna HealthCare, Southern California. De Rosa was previously senior vice president of Cigna's government and Taft-Hartley segment business in Bloomfield, Conn.

Hamburger Hamlet Group Inc. in West Hollywood hired Gregory Hernandez as executive vice president of operations. Hernandez was previously vice president of operations at Ruby's Diner Inc. in Newport Beach.

Farmers Group Inc. in Los Angeles promoted Markus Nordlin to senior vice president and key account executive, global IT. Nordlin was previously vice president and key account executive, global IT.

Pircher Nichols & Meeks in Los Angeles hired Linda Donner as a litigation associate. Donner was previously an associate attorney at Palmieri Tyler Wiener Wilhelm & Waldron in Irvine.

Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP in Glendale hired Matthew Gorman as an attorney. Gorman was previously an associate at Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin in West Covina.

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, a Wilmington, Del.,-based intellectual property law firm, hired Jack McConaghy as managing partner of the new Los Angeles office. McConaghy was previously a partner at Lyon & Lyon in Los Angeles.

Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen in Los Angeles promoted David Schwartz to partner and hired Stephen Halper as partner. Schwartz was previously an associate and Halper was previously a partner at GCA Law Partners in Mountain View.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP hired Kelly S. Logue and Robyn Aronson as associates. Logue was previously an associate at Morrison & Forester in Los Angeles and Aronson was an associate at Lord Bissell & Brook LLP in Los Angeles.

LA36, the citywide educational access television channel operated by Los Angeles Cable Television Access Corp., hired Carla Carlini as general manager. Carlini was previously the news manager at KVWB-TV and KFBT-TV in Las Vegas.

Fox Sports en Espanol in Los Angeles promoted Lisa Weinstein to northeast regional sales manager. Weinstein was previously account executive.

Waat Media, a provider of images, games, video and mobile TV to mobile phones and wireless devices, hired Ian Aaron as president and chief executive of the Sherman Oaks company. Aaron was previously a board member and advisor to the company.

Real Estate
Madison Partners, a Los Angeles-based boutique commercial real estate firm, hired Bradley J. Feld and Patrick L. Nally as principal, and Chris Keller as a director. Feld, Nally and Keller came from Cushman & Wakefield in Los Angeles. Feld was previously executive vice president of brokerage services at Cushman, Nally was executive director of brokerage services, and Keller was an associate.

Transwestern Commercial Services in Los Angeles hired Jonathan J. Larsen as an executive managing director. The company also hired Eric B. Moore, J.D. DeRosa and Suzanne Lee as the tenant advisory services team. Larsen, Moore and DeRosa came from Trammel Crow Cos.' corporate advisory services group in Los Angeles. Larsen was previously executive vice president/principal at Trammell Crow, Moore was a vice president, DeRosa was senior associate. Lee was an associate at Trammell Crow Cos.' brokerage services in West Los Angeles.

Hot Topic Inc. in City of Industry hired Robin Elledge as senior vice president, human resources. Elledge was previously vice president, human resources at IHOP Corp. in Glendale.

EHarmony, a Pasadena-based Internet relationship service, hired Jaynie M. Studenmund as president and chief executive. Until 2004, she was chief operating officer for Overture Services Inc.

Cyop Systems International Inc., a provider of online gaming software and operator of games portals, hired Canon Bryan as chief financial officer.

Northrop Grumman Corp. in Los Angeles promoted Robert L. Del Boca to sector vice president and general manager of the defensive systems division. Del Boca was previously vice president of infrared countermeasures and laser systems. Northrop also promoted David T. Perry to vice president of marine systems division, a business unit of the company's electronic systems sector, and Carl A. Alleyne to vice president of infrastructure and business area support for the electronic systems sector. Perry was previously strategic business unit director for the company's machinery controls and automation business and Alleyne was vice president for components, commercial and overhaul and repair for the navigation system division.

Raytheon Co. in El Segundo hired Brian A. Arnold as vice president of national space programs in its space and airborne systems strategic systems organization. Arnold was previously a lieutenant general in the Air Force Space Command at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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