Banking & Finance

Hanmi Financial Corp., the holding company of Hanmi Bank, has named Mark K. Mason to its board of directors. Mason was previously the senior manager in the Los Angeles office of Deloitte & Touche.


Construction
Daniel M. Edwards has joined Matt Construction, a commercial and large complex builder, as vice president of strategic marketing. Edwards was previously director of strategic planning and development for the marine and leisure business for marine and leisure division of ITT Industries.


Consulting
Frasco Investigative Services, an investigation corporation for insurance carriers, municipalities and legal counsel, has promoted Jason Simmers to vice president of Southern California and Arizona operations. Simmers was formerly regional manager with the company.

Cody Slach has joined ICCS Partners, a business development consulting, operational restructuring, and marketing company, as an associate. Slach was previously an analyst in the corporate finance department of TRC Solutions, an engineering consulting and construction management firm.


Education
UCLA Anderson School of Management has named Adam Michaelson a guest marketing lecturer for the 2007 spring semester in the Executive M.B.A. Program. Michaelson is president of Michaelson Group, a marketing and advertising consultancy.


Entertainment
Douglas Lyon has been hired as executive director of the Academy of Magical Arts Inc., based at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Lyon was formerly chief executive of Lyon Group, an entertainment marketing company in Agoura Hills.

Porchlight Entertainment, a producer and distributor of family entertainment, has appointed Jeff Gonzalez as chief financial officer. Gonzalez was most recently principal at Shorelight Partners Inc., a financing specialist with primarily entertainment company clientele.

Terri Melkonian has been promoted to vice president of sales, marketing, and corporate communications at Sunset Gower Studios, a filmmaking stage facility in Hollywood. Melkonian was formerly vice president of sales and marketing at the studio.

ReelzChannel, a cable and satellite TV network and broadband Web site dedicated to movies, has named Roger Eman as chief technology officer and senior vice president of IT. Eman was previously executive director of new technologies at Sony Pictures, a motion picture producer and distributor.


Government
The Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance has re-elected Scott J. Svonkin as chairman. Svonkin is president of Svonkin Consulting, a marketing and public affairs firm based in San Gabriel.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Christopher Giza of Culver City and Timothy Noonan of Beverly Hills to the State Athletic Commission. Also, Andrew Signey of Long Beach was named as assistant secretary of program and fiscal affairs for the Health and Human Services Agency. Giza is currently an assistant professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Noonan is president and chief executive of Lockton Insurance Brokers Inc. Signey is executive director of the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services in Sacramento.

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