NEWSMAKERS

Architecture

Fran & #231;ois Perrin has joined Osborn, a Los Angeles-based graphic design, construction management and architecture firm, as designer. Perrin was previously founder of Air Architecture, a Los Angeles-based architectural firm.

The Los Angeles office of HKS Inc., a global architectural firm, has named Michael Rogers senior vice president. Rogers was previously director of design for the firm's sports, entertainment and commercial sectors.

Communications

Blythe Maling has joined QuantumMethod, a Glendale-based communications and design firm, as partner in the non-profit and grant-maker consulting practice. Maling was previously vice president of development and marketing for Para Los Ni & #324;os, a Los Angeles-based non-profit family service organization.

Entertainment

Final Cut, an international editing company serving clients in the commercial, TV, film and music video arenas, has hired Dean Gonzalez and Matt Murphy as editors in its Los Angeles office. Previously, Gonzalez served as editor at Sunset Editorial, a Hollywood-based postproduction house. Murphy served as editor at Rock Paper Scissors, a West Hollywood-editing company.

Christopher Kemp has been promoted to associate creative director in the Santa Monica office of Elias Arts, a sound production company. Kemp was previously senior composer with the company.

Human Resources

Tatum LLC, an Atlanta-based executive services firm, has named James Buxbaum partner in its Los Angeles office. Buxbaum was previously associate managing partner with the firm.

Information Technology

Dean Dierks has joined Dynamic Systems Inc., a Los Angeles-based information technology company, as chief operating officer. Dierks was previously vice president of MullinTBG, an L.A.-based executive benefits consulting firm.

Law

The Los Angeles office of Wildman Harrold has named M. Kenneth Suddleson managing partner. Suddleson was previously chairman of the media and entertainment practice at Foley & Lardner LLP, a Boston-based law firm.

Non-Profit

Gary Pancer has been re-elected president of the Los Angeles County Developmental Services Foundation, also known as the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, a non-profit corporation serving people with developmental disabilities. Pancer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of law firm Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP.

Child Share, a Glendale-headquartered non-profit organization that works with churches to find families for foster children in Southern California, has appointed April Steele executive director. Steele was previously pastor at First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena.

Valley Community Clinic, a non-profit agency that provides low-cost health care to low-income residents of the San Fernando Valley, has appointed Michael P. Bridge chairman. Bridge is a senior partner in the accounting, business advisory and litigation support practice at accounting firm Kirsch Kohn & Bridge LLP.

Public Relations

Bob Sutton has joined Berghoff/Englander & Associates, a Los Angeles-based company that provides public affairs, government relations and management consulting services, as senior consultant. Previously, Sutton served as deputy director at the Los Angeles Planning Department.

Real Estate

San Gabriel Chapter of the California Association of Mortgage Brokers has elected Nichole Collins Curtis 2008-09 president. Curtis is senior mortgage adviser with Platinum Home Mortgage in San Dimas.

Darren Dahlman has been named senior director on the strategic partners U.S. team in the Los Angeles office of CB Richard Ellis Investors, a real estate investment management firm. Dahlman was previously a leasing director with McCarthy Cook & Co., a California-based real estate investment company.

Transportation

Consolidators International, a Los Angeles-based international air freight wholesaler, has hired Graham Burford as vice president of global sales. Burford was previously sales manager at Specific Freight Services, an Australian freight forwarder.

DONATIONS

The Los Angeles Parks Foundation has received $500,000 from Laing Luxury, a division of Irvine-based John Laing Homes. The donation will be used to refurbish the Westwood Recreation Center's facilities; construction will begin in the fall.

KUDOS


The Maple Counseling Center, a non-profit organization that provides low-cost mental health counseling, will give its Crystal Award for Community Excellence to Benny Alagem. Alagem is owner of the Beverly Hilton, and chief executive of Alagem Capital Group. The award will be presented Oct. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Yoo Mi Chin

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