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.


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