KPMG LLP, a tax and advisory firm, has hired James Dowling as director in its anti-money laundering group at the firm's Los Angeles office. Dowling was formerly senior policy advisor to the White House Drug Policy Office.

RBZ LLP, a Los Angeles-based accounting and tax consulting firm, has promoted Renee Ordeneaux to principal. Ordeneaux was previously a manager.


HKS Inc. has named the following vice presidents at its Los Angeles office: Charlie Ford, Jim Montemayor, Mike Rich and Lisa Yan. All were previously associates.

IA Interior Architects has promoted Tim Gajewski to senior associate and design director and Carol Cathcart to associate at its Los Angeles office. Previously, Gajewski was senior associate at HOK and Cathcart continues in her role as project manager.

Banking & Finance

The Los Angeles office of Protiviti Inc., an internal audit and risk consulting firm, has named the following managers: Daniel Baron, Lucia Gomez, Joshua Lampano and Brad Wright. All were senior consultants.

Gary Larsen has joined Wells Fargo Private Clients Services as a senior investment manager. Larsen had served as managing director at U.S. Trust.

Mellon Financial Corp. has appointed Warren Cohn as vice president and director and John Padden as sales director for the private wealth management group at its Century City office. Cohn was vice president of Accounting Advantage; Padden was first vice president at Froley Revy Investment Co.


Englander & Associates, a government and political consulting agency, has hired Carl Kemp as partner at its downtown office, effective Feb. 24. Kemp is currently director of government affairs for the Port of Long Beach.


Tena Clark has been appointed to the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Clark is founder, chief executive and chief creative officer of DMI Music & Media Solutions in Pasadena.


Concrete Pictures, a creative agency and production company, has appointed Suzanne Dunn to vice president of interactive business development in its Santa Monica office. Dunn was previously executive producer of DirecTV's advanced services and content group.

Health Care

Alexandra M. Levine has been named chief medical officer of City of Hope in Duarte. Levine was recently a distinguished professor of medicine and chairwoman of the division of hematology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.


National Planning Holdings Inc., a Santa Monica-based broker-dealer holding company and affiliate of Jackson National Life Insurance Co., has promoted Maura Collins to senior vice president and controller of the network. Collins was head of commissions.


Hatch & Parent, has promoted Carolyn Rhoades and Lisabeth Rothman to partners and Susannah Mitchell to senior associate. Rhoades was a senior associate; Rothman was of counsel; and Mitchell was an associate.

Richard Costigan has rejoined Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP as senior director of state and government affairs. Costigan was formerly deputy chief of staff and legislative affairs secretary to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP has hired Fred D. Heather as partner in the litigation and white collar/criminal defense practice. Heather was recently a partner at DLA Piper.

Quateman LLP, a Century City-based law firm, has hired Margaret W. Gower as an attorney. Gower was previously an attorney with Steckbauer Weinhart Jaffe LLP.

Dafna Hopenstand has joined Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP as an associate. Hopenstand was a land use associate at Alan Matkins.


Trailer Park in Hollywood has named Michael Leathers creative director of the television division. Leathers was most recently president and creative director of Launch Pad.

Palisades Media Group, a media services company, has appointed Susie Thomas as senior vice president and director of research and insights. Previously, Thomas was associate director at Ignition.

Dualstar Entertainment Group, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's brand management company, has hired Lee Barth as vice president of digital media. Barth had served as director of sales at Sports Loyalty Systems Inc.


Michelle Hohman has been named treasurer of the Southern California Broadcasters Association. Hohman is vice president and general manager at Univision Radio.

Fox Sports Networks has named Randy Freer as president of regional cable sports networks and Bob Thompson as president of national cable sports networks. Freer was recently chief operating officer and Thompson was president of Fox Sports Networks.

Entravision Communications Corp., a Spanish-language media company, has appointed David Burke as vice president of local sales and promoted Karl Meyer to vice president. Burke was previously president of Burke Media Marketing Inc.; Meyer was a general manager.

Premiere Radio Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, has promoted Amir Forester to senior vice president of public relations. Forester was vice president of public relations.


The LA Sports & Entertainment Commission, an organization that promotes sporting and entertainment events for the City of Los Angeles, has hired Mike Smith as corporate sales manager. Smith was an intern with the commission, a division of L.A. Inc., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

All Student Loan, a West Los Angeles-based organization that provides student loans, has appointed Douglas Drake to chief operating officer. Drake was previously chief operating officer at Pan Am Horizons in Miami.

Real Estate

NAI Capital, a commercial real estate brokerage headquartered in Encino, has hired Scott Wilcott Jr. as senior vice president at its Pasadena office. Wilcott was previously a sale and leasing broker with CB Richard Ellis Inc.

Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Craig Meyer and Steve Solomon as senior vice presidents at the firm's South Bay office. Meyer and Solomon were formerly senior vice presidents with Trammell Crow Co.

Coldwell Banker Commercial has hired John S. Archibald as senior vice president at its Glendale office. Archibald was recently vice president at Grubb & Ellis Co.

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