Shelley Watson has joined RPA, a Santa Monica-based independent agency, as vice president and director of entertainment. Watson was previously senior vice president at Starcom in Chicago.
Crew Creative, a Los Angeles-based entertainment agency, has promoted Terry Lin to associate creative director. Lin was art director.
Moroch Partners, an independent agency headquartered in Dallas, has hired Brad Ball as senior partner at its Los Angeles office. Ball was formerly president of domestic theatrical marketing at Warner Bros.
Koning Eizenberg Architecture has made the following promotions at its Santa Monica office: Oonagh Ryan to senior associate; Robert Fabijaniak, James Kelly, Mohamed Sharif, and Roderick Villafranca were all made associates. Ryan was an associate; Fabijaniak, Kelly, Sharif, and Villafranca were staff members.
Banking & Finance
Glencrest Investment Advisors has hired Clint Camua as vice president and financial advisor at its Claremont headquarters. Camua was previously vice president and financial advisor in the private client division of RNC Genter Capital Management.
Rita Curtin has been appointed to vice president of real estate lending at Wescom Credit Union. Curtin had served as real estate originations manager with the firm.
PCL Construction Services has appointed Colin Terras to vice president at its Glendale office. Terras continues his role and retains his title as district manager.
James Hawkes has joined Spectrum Strategies, a planning and management firm, as west region leader. Prior to this appointment, Hawkes was vice president and strategic consultant at Stratus.
RSM McGladrey Inc., a professional services firm in Pasadena, has named Karen Jong managing director. Jong was previously partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Pepperdine University has named Timothy M. Chester chief information officer. Chester recently served as chief information officer at Texas A & M; University at Qatar.
Qingyun Ma has been named dean of USC's School of Architecture. Ma is founder and design principal of the Shanghai architecture firm MADA s.p.a.m.
Sonic Pool, a full post-production studio in Hollywood, has hired Brett Butler as a mixer. Butler was recently a mixer with Broadway Sound in New York City.
Ifilm, an online video division of Viacom Inc's MTV Networks., has named Lowell Goss as senior vice president of user experience and product development. Goss was formerly head of user experience at Yahoo.
THQ, a videogame developer based in Agoura Hills, has promoted Timothy Campbell to vice president of business development. Campbell was previously director of business development.
Camille Levee was appointed as executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids, a provider of medical services for children from underinsured families. Levee was most recently director of development for Haven House in Pasadena.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center has hired Tracy Weintraub as vice president of nursing services. Weintraub was associate chief nurse of medical-surgical nursing at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has added three attorneys at its Los Angeles office. Jack S. Sholkoff was named a shareholder; Marrian S. Chang and Beth A. Gunn were named associates. The three came from Holland & Knight LLP, where Sholkoff was partner and Chang and Gunn were associates.
O'Brien Abeles LLP has named Jon Holdaway an associate at its downtown Los Angeles office. Holdaway was previously a trial attorney with Grassini & Wrinkle in Woodland Hills.
Mayra Crespo has been appointed as vice president, director of sales for the Los Angeles region at Azteca America, a Hispanic television network. Crespo was recently account manager at National Cable Communications.
The California Fashion Institute, an organization for members of the apparel and textile industries, has named Barbara Graff director of events. Graff is president and founder of Graffiti Communications.
Nancy Ogata has been appointed to controller at J. Paul Getty Trust. Ogata was formerly assistant controller at Earth Tech in Long Beach.
Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate money services and management firm, has promoted Lisa Marquis to managing director and Judy Caruthers to senior vice president. Previously, Marquis was senior vice president and Caruthers was vice president.
Scott Shea was hired as vice president of project acquisitions and assistant general counsel at Phoenix Realty Group. Shea was formerly an associate attorney with Bingham McCutchen LLP.
Trammell Crow Co. has named Ken Schotl regional project management leader for the west region. Schotl was alliance director with the company.
Griffin Capital, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm, has hired Stacy H. Chitty as executive vice president of equity sales. Chitty was formerly vice president of broker/dealer relations for Wells Real Estate Funds.
O & S; Holdings LLC, a Santa Monica-based real estate developer, has promoted Doug Badia to executive vice president. Badia was previously senior vice president of asset management.
Cushman & Wakefield hired the following brokers to its South Bay office: Chris Sinfield as senior director, Bill Maher as director, and Robert Loderstedt as associate. The three came from Grubb & Ellis, where Sinfield was senior vice president, Maher was vice president and Loderstedt was an associate.
CityView, a national housing investor, announced four hires at its Santa Monica office: Dean Chang was named director of acquisitions; Camille Chavez is an assistant to the deal team; Vikas Jain joins the company as financial analyst; and Lorraine Pulido-Ramirez as director of marketing. Chang was an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Chavez was executive assistant of drama development at Fox; Jain was associate consultant at Bain & Co.; and Pulido-Ramirez was director of communications and public relations at the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio.
Whyville, a Pasadena-based online platform of education and entertainment for children and teens, has appointed Jeff Snetiker to its board. Snetiker recently served as senior vice president of corporate development and strategic planning for Neopets Inc.
Michael Christensen has been appointed director of port development for the Port of Los Angeles. Christensen was previously a vice president at Parsons Corp.
Los Angeles World Airports has appointed Roger A. Johnson as deputy executive director for environmental services, a post he had held from 2000 to 2003. Johnson was recently vice president at Camp Dresser & Mckee.
The American Jewish Committee presented Barry Meyer, chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros. Entertainment, with the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations Award at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The award goes to outstanding leaders in the entertainment and communication industries whose professional and civic involvement has helped promote tolerance, understanding and cooperation. Meyer is involved in a number of charities and civic activities. He also serves on the board for Human Rights Watch.
Julia S. Gouw, chief financial officer of East West Bancorp ranked fifth on U.S. Banker's fourth annual list of "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking." She was eighth last year and seventh in 2004. The top four women are Marion O. Sandler, co-chief executive of Golden West Financial Corp.; Amy Brinkley, global risk executive of Bank America; Heidi Miller, chief executive of treasury and securities services at JPMorgan Chase; and Ellen Alemany, chief executive of global transaction services for corporate and investment banking at Citigroup.
Two Los Angeles County firms received PC Magazine's first annual awards for most innovative small- and medium-sized business. Sew What Inc., a Rancho Dominguez company best known for its theatrical drapes and fabrics used at rock concerts, fashion shows and other entertainment venues received an award. CaseStack Inc., a Santa Monica-based company that specializes in logistics outsourcing services for mid-sized consumer packaged goods companies that sell products to retailers, distributors and manufacturers also was honored.
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