NEWSMAKERS

Accounting

Joel Glucoft has joined NSBN LLP, a Beverly Hills-based accounting and business consulting firm, as a partner. Glucoft was previously a tax partner at Kellogg & Andelson, a Southern California-based accounting and business consulting firm.


Architecture

KKE Architects Inc., an architectural firm headquartered in Minneapolis, has named John G. Deenihan as principal and director of operations for its Pasadena office. Deenihan was formerly principal and director for Rothenberg Sawasy Architects Inc. in Los Angeles.


Banking & Finance

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP has hired Frank Stevens as a principal in its forensic and dispute services practice for the Los Angeles office. Stevens was most recently managing director for a boutique consulting firm's West Coast health care practice.


Watt W. Webb III has been named senior director of portfolio management for the Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management in Century City. Webb previously served as portfolio manager and director of research for Oakwood Capital Management in Los Angeles.


Entertainment

Gina Brogi has been promoted to senior vice president of worldwide pay television at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Brogi was most recently vice president with the company.


World of Wonder Productions, a producer of feature films and television shows, has named Tom Campbell as head of development, Fred Paccone as chief operating officer, Chris Skura as head of production and Tom Wolf as chief technology officer. Campbell was previously vice president of development at Evolution Film & Tape, a production company in Burbank. Paccone most recently served as senior vice president of finance at Paramount Pictures' Big Ticket Television. Skura was formerly director of operations at Kaos Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production company. Wolf was most recently head of post production and technology at World of Wonder.


Davie Brown Entertainment in Los Angeles has promoted Michael Praw to executive director of the music department and Alden Stoner to executive director of the film department. Praw and Stoner were previously directors with the agency.


James Yang has joined GoTV Networks Inc., a mobile entertainment content producer, as vice president of product development and technology. Yang was most recently senior director of services development at Amp'd Mobile.


Government

Gerald Gubatan has joined the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles as senior planner. Gubatan was formerly chief planning deputy with the office of Councilmember Ed Reyes.


Health Care

Steve Martin has been named associate vice president of communications for City of Hope. Martin was previously director of creative enterprises and marketing for Share Our Strength, an anti-hunger organization.


Insurance

Intercare Insurance Services has named Bruce Miller as vice president of claims operations at its Pasadena office. Miller was most recently director of operations at Colen & Lee, a third-party administrator specializing in public entity programs in Southern California.


Law

Loeb & Loeb LLP, a national law firm, has promoted David Grossman, Loretta Thompson and Lawrence Venick to partners at the Los Angeles office. Grossman, Thompson and Venick were associates.


Marketing

Gregg Apirian has joined Trailer Park, a Los Angeles-based marketing firm, as executive vice president of digital marketing. Apirian was most recently executive vice president of Schematic, a global interactive agency.


Media

The Los Angeles Times has named Kamran Izadpanah vice president of software engineering and architecture for latimes.com. Izadpanah most recently served as executive director of software development at Edmunds.com, an online buying guide for new and used cars.


Non-Profit

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles has appointed Michael Ellington and Ravi Rao to its board. Ellington is managing director of Strategic Equity Group, an investment banking and valuation advisory services firm in Southern California. Rao is a leadership instructor.
Robin McClain has been promoted to director of media relations for LA Inc., the Convention and Visitors Bureau, a non-profit business association promoting Los Angeles. McClain was previously manager of media relations.

Yoo Mi Chin


KUDOS

The Los Angeles Unified School District recently recognized several contractors for their help in LAUSD's $20 billion New School Reconstruction and Modernization Program. Modernization awards were given to Jam Corp, Enterprise Construction, PH Paschen, Asbestos Instant Response, Cabral Roofing & Waterproofing, and Frederick Towers. New Construction awards were given to Hensel Phelps and PCL, while Torres Construction was named Small Contractor of the Year.

DONATIONS

Benjamin Goldhirsh, director of the Goldhirsh Foundation and Andrew Hauptman, chairman of the Hauptman Family Foundation announced a $4 million donation to launch City Year Los Angeles. City Year is a national service organization that arranges a year of full-time community service for young adults.

City of Hope received $300,000 to study the genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease from the Sidell-Kagan Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to researching the cause, treatment and cure of neurological disorders.

Sean Chalk

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