Campbell-Ewald has named Dean Westmoreland and Angela Zepeda senior vice president and management supervisor at the agency's Los Angeles office. Westmoreland was previously an account director at Direct Partners; Zepeda was vice president of client services at Rapp Collins Worldwide.

Banking & Finance
Indymac Bank in Pasadena has made the following promotions and appointments: Rebecca Angelos was named vice president and marketing event manager for the mortgage banking division; Jill Jacobson, vice president for secondary marketing; Alma Robes Apodaca, vice president of human resources in secondary marketing and retained asset management; Daris Buckler, first vice president; and Maria Ziegler to first vice president and national syndication officer of the homebuilder division. Also Mallik Kesavaraju was named vice president of information technology in global resources; Madu Kolla, vice president of mortgage banking technology; Michael S. Nakama, first vice president of corporate administration; Ken Ruzak, first vice president of home loan services; and Meg Wade, first vice president of investor relations. Angelos and Jacobson were formerly assistant vice presidents; Apodaca was assistant vice president of training; Buckler had served as loan operations officer; Kesavaraju was previously program manager; Kolla was senior consultant at Raymond Karson Associates; Nakama was vice president of corporate administration; Ruzak and Wade had served as vice presidents; and Ziegler was a director of lending at Fannie Mae.

Well Fargo bank has made the following store manager promotions: Tom Hartsock, Dafne Perdomo, Catherine Blutcher, Tony Cevallos, and Monique Eusebio. They were previously store managers at smaller branches.

L. C. "Chris" Strudwick-Turner has been hired as vice president of marketing and communications for the Los Angeles Urban League, an organization that provides job training and business development programs for minority groups. Strudwick-Turner recently served as director of the national edition at the Los Angeles Times.

PinnacleOne, a construction consulting firm, has named Joseph L. Seibold executive vice president and national service line leader for the firm's dispute avoidance and resolution practice. Seibold recently served as vice president and California service line reader for the division.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Marcus A. McDaniel of Pasadena to the Board of Accountancy. McDaniel is currently an associate and partner specializing in business litigation at Latham & Watkins.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has made the following appointments to the Quality and Productivity Commission: Jack A. Baylis, Martin M. Cooper, Carolyn Flowers, Kimberly Freeman, Roland Palencia, and Paul Vizcaino. Baylis is currently vice president and corporate officer for Ch2m Hill; Cooper is chairman of Cooper Beavers Inc.; Flowers serves as executive officer of transit administration for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Freeman is director of community relations for the San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co.; Palencia presently serves as senior program officer for the California Endowment; and Vizcaino serves as the national director of development for the United Farm Workers.

City of Hope Cancer Center, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases, has hired Judith Deutsch as senior director of development. Previously, Deutsch was senior associate director of development at UCLA Medical Sciences.

Catherine Fickes has been named president and chief executive of St. Vincent Medical Center. Fickes most recently served as chief executive of Cambio Health Solutions.

Human Resources
Korn/Ferry International, a Los Angeles-based provider of executive search and recruitment solutions, has promoted Patricia Muise to senior client partner. Muise was previously a client partner with the firm.

Pricher Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm, has hired Rick A. Werner as an associate in the corporate department and private real estate funds practice. Werner was recently a corporate associate at Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP in New York.

Initiative Entertainment, a department of Initiative Worldwide focused on CBS and Showtime, has appointed John Nuzzi as senior vice president and group account director and promoted Jonathan Haber to account manager of Innovations. Nuzzi was previously vice president of affiliate marketing at ABC; Haber was project manager at Initiative.

CenterStaging Musical Productions Inc. in Burbank, a provider of rehearsal and production services for the entertainment industry, has hired Michael Sandoval as executive vice president of music publishing and administration. Sandoval was formerly senior vice president at PolyGram Music Publishing.

David W. Fleming has been elected chairman of the California Center for Regional Leadership, a public policy organization that supports solutions for the state's economic, environmental and social issues. Fleming is currently of counsel to Latham & Watkins and vice-chair of the Los Angles Chamber of Commerce.


The Century City Chamber of Commerce will honor John E. Anderson, president of Topa Equities Ltd., and the Westfield Group at its 2006 Citizen of the Year Award Luncheon. Ken Wong, U.S. managing director for Westfield, will accept the award, which honors excellence in corporate and community relations.

Kathy Ellison, president and chief executive of B & K; Electric Wholesale, based in the City of Industry, has received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Electrical Distributors. The award recognizes Ellison's 26 years of dedicated service and the electrical industry.

The 2006 ReBrand 100 Global Awards has awarded graphics and communications design firm KBDA for its re-branding work for First Quadrant of Pasadena and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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