The Miller Group, a Los Angeles-based advertising agency, has promoted Melysa Miller to senior account executive and Ashley Shen to account executive. Miller was previously an account executive; Shen was an account coordinator.

Cadforce Inc., an outsource architectural services firm based in Marina del Rey, has appointed Paul Fielding to chief operating officer and Jeffrey Matzek to vice president of quality. Fielding was formerly manager of product realization process for AT & T; Bell Labs; Matzek was president of Jeffrey A. Matzek and Associates Inc.

Consulting Ned Tomasevic has joined the Buxbaum Group, a Calabasas-based consulting agency specializing in turnarounds and liquidations, as a financial analyst. Tomasevic recently served as a consultant in the corporate finance and restructuring group at FTI Consulting.

Grace Anthony has been promoted to production supervisor at Sonic Pool, a post-production studio in Hollywood. Anthony was a second engineer.

Post Logic Studios, a Hollywood-based post-production facility, has appointed Peter Bavaro to executive director of sales and marketing. Bavaro was previously executive producer and director of operations at J. Walter Thompson's media division, JWTwo.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made the following appointments: Kenneth Chuang of Santa Monica was named to the California Alliance to Combat Trafficking and Slavery Task Force; Laura Chick of Los Angeles to the California State Bar Board of Governors; Rodrigo Garcia of Monterey Park, Allen Martin of Studio City and Sara Rubalcava-Beck of San Marino to the Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel; H. Cooke Sunoo of Los Angeles to the Small Business Board. Chuang is program coordinator of the Venice Family Clinic program for trafficking victims; Chick serves as Los Angles city controller; Garcia is president of Century Diversified Inc.; Martin is an associate professor in consumer resource management at California State University, Northridge; Rubalcava-Beck is the owner of S.R. Group Communications; and Sunoo is the director of the Asian Pacific Islander small business program.

Health Care
The California Association of Physician Groups has elected Robert Margolis as its board chair, Jennifer Jackman and Barton Wald as members of the executive committee. Margolis is chief executive of Torrance-based HealthCare Partners; Jackman is chief executive of Bright Medical Associates; and Wald is president and chief executive of Physician Associates of the Greater San Gabriel Valley.

Jams the Resolution Experts, an alternative dispute service, has hired Richard E. Posell as a full-time mediator and arbitrator at its Santa Monica center. Posell was formerly a litigator with Greenberg Glusker in Century City.

DLA Piper US LLP has hired J.D. Harriman and as a partner in the intellectual property practice and Karol K. Denniston as partner in the finance practice group at the firm's Century City office. Harriman was previously a partner with Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP; Denniston was partner with Paul Hasting Janofsky & Walker LLP.

John Mullan has joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP as special counsel. Recently, Mullan was corporate vice president and secretary with Northrop Grumman Corp.

The Building Industry Association of Southern California, a non-profit trade group, has elected John Young as president. Young is currently president of Young Homes.

Diane Saunders has joined the Los Angeles office of Development Dimensions International, a human resources consulting firm, as an account executive. Saunders was previously director of major accounts at Dearborn Financial Services.

Amy Zimmerman & Associates, a Manhattan Beach-based firm specializing in administrative and accounting staff, has hired Mandy Fard and James McCrary as senior career managers. Fard was previously a senior direct hire recruiter at Spherion; McCrary was a recruiting manager at Global King Management.

Ray Soll has been elected as second vice chairman of the American Staffing Association board. Soll is founder of HR Business Staffing in Torrance.

Public Relations
Media Tonic Communications Inc., an independent public relations agency headquartered in Hollywood, has hired Jameela Jackson as an account executive for the agency's consumer practice. Jackson was formerly associate account executive at It Girl Public Relations.

Real Estate
Clayton S. Hovivian has joined the downtown Los Angeles office of Grubb & Ellis Co. as senior vice president with the office group. Hovivian had previously worked as a senior director with Cushman & Wakefield.
Mark Evanoff has been appointed to president and chief operating officer of Los Angeles-based Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services. Evanoff was recently senior vice president with the firm.

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