Accounting

BDO Seidman LLP has promoted Tim Clackett to partner in the firm's assurance practice and Shelly Slaugh Nahass to partner in the firm's tax practice. Clackett and Nahass previously served as senior managers with the firm.


The California Society of Certified Public Accountants has named Violeta D. Cristobal as president of the Los Angeles chapter and Renee Miller as president of the Inland Empire chapter. Cristobal is a CPA and owner of Cristobal & Co. Miller is a CPA and chairman of University of La Verne's department of applied business sciences and economics.


Architecture & Design
Casey J. Cox has been promoted to project manager at the Pasadena office of MCG Architecture. Cox was most recently job captain.


Selbert Perkins Design, an art, communications and environmental design firm, has promoted Andy Davey to principal of design operations, Jose Gavieres to senior designer, Jamal Kitmitto to design director and Nancy Martinez to principal of business development. Davey was previously design director. Gavieres was formerly a designer. Kitmitto most recently served as a senior designer. Martinez was previously marketing director.


Banking & Finance
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, the new business unit created from the combination of U.S. Trust and Private Bank of Bank of America, has named Fung Der as market executive for West Los Angeles and Rich Tribiano as market executive for Metro Los Angeles. Der was formerly Greater Los Angeles market executive for Private Bank of Bank of America. Tribiano most recently served as the Los Angeles office head for U.S. Trust.


Security Pacific Bank of Los Angeles has named Charles Jackson as president and chief executive. Also, Russell Moore was named senior vice president and regional manager of its Ontario branch. Jackson most recently served as president and chief executive of Community Bank in Pasadena. Moore was previously senior vice president and regional manager for Community Bank.


Education
Dennis W. Draper has been named dean of Loyola Marymount University's College of Business Administration. Draper was most recently director for the Center for Investment Studies and associate professor of finance at the Marshall School of Business at USC.


Engineering
Weidlinger Associates Inc., a structural and civil engineering consulting firm, has named Brian and Michael Cochran as principals. The Cochrans were formerly consulting structural engineers at Brian L. Cochran Associates.


Entertainment
Rachel Aberly has been named vice president of Participant Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company. Aberly was previously a publicity consultant for the company.

Universal Studios Hollywood has promoted Sandra Lady to vice president of special events and convention sales. Lady most recently served as director of sales.

Post Logic Studios, a post-production facility, has rehired Bryan McMahan as a colorist. McMahan was previously a colorist at Technicolor, a motion-picture film processor.


Government
Julie Moore has been named planning deputy for the Fourth District of Los Angeles County. Moore was formerly supervising regional planner for advance planning division of the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.


Hospitality
Sizzler USA has named Forbes Collins as director of operations and Randy Hallowell as director of franchise operations. Collins was previously director of operations for Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express. Hallowell most recently served as a franchise business consultant at Sizzler.


Insurance
Sander A. Kessler & Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based insurance brokerage based in Santa Monica, has promoted Seth Ford Gilman to senior vice president. Gilman was formerly vice president at the brokerage.


Law
Klinedinst PC has named Connie M. Anderson as associate and Robert L. Clarkson as shareholder. Anderson was previously an associate at Lerman Pointer & Clarkson LLP. Clarkson was a name partner at Lerman Pointer & Clarkson LLP.


Shahrzad Mostofi has joined Goodwin Procter LLP as an associate in the firm's business law department. Mostofi was previously an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP.


Non-Profit
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica has appointed Judy Chambers Beck, Daniel Cody, Marolyn Freedman, Iao Katagiri, Lisa Masterson, Sally Pai and Wendell Shirley to its board. Beck is an interior designer and artist in Santa Monica. Cody manages strategic alliances for a Bay Area software company. Freedman is a pupil services coordinator for the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and a part-time faculty member at Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Katagiri is director of community relations for the Rand Corp., a non-profit research organization. Masterson is an obstetrician, gynecologist and founder of Maternal Fetal Care International, a Santa Monica-based non-profit public benefit corporation. Pai is chief investment officer of First Private Bank & Trust in Santa Monica. Shirley is Santa Monica Police Department captain.


Para Los Ni & #324;os, a family services organization, has named Ronny Bensimon as chairman. The organization also appointed Jim Morrison, Autumn Mosteller-Krischer, Mark Pan, Jos & #233; Sarabia and Colleen Sweeney to its board. Bensimon is president and chief operating officer at Dearden's. Morrison is a real estate broker. Mosteller-Krischer is a senior foreign exchange specialist at Well's Fargo. Pan is a district team leader for Target Corp. Sarabia is a senior manager in the Los Angeles office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Sweeney is director of talent acquisition services at Nestle USA.


Robert W. Sweeney has been named first corporate fellow of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a Los Angeles-based non-profit network of business, civic, government and academic leaders. Sweeney is president of the Los Angeles-based Far East National Bank.


Pharmaceuticals
RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp., a subsidiary of biopharmaceutical research and development company CytRx Corp., has named Dmitry Samarsky as vice president of technology development. Samarsky was formerly director of technology development at Dharmacon Inc., an RNA-interference technology provider.


Publishing
Antoine Boulin has been named chief executive of TG Publishing, an online company specializing in technology news and reviews. Boulin was previously managing director of France for Pangora, the shopping division of Lycos Europe.


Real Estate
J.H. Snyder Co., a commercial and residential developer, has promoted C. Drew Planting to senior partner. Planting was formerly managing principal with the company.

Yoo Mi Chin

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