Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., a Long Beach-headquartered accounting and consulting firm, has hired Craig Ima as director of marketing. Ima was previously vice president of marketing at Sage Software in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.


Parsons Corp., a Pasadena-headquartered engineering and construction firm, has appointed Charles L. Harrington chairman. Harrington was previously chief executive with the firm.

Ron Tataki has been promoted to department manager in the downtown Los Angeles office of Gafcon Inc., a San Diego-based construction management firm. Tataki was previously senior project manager with the firm.


The downtown Los Angeles office of Protiviti Inc., a business consulting and internal audit firm, has promoted Steven La France to director. La France was previously associate director with the firm.


Keith Allen-Niesen has been appointed to the executive committee of the board for USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate. Allen-Niesen is a partner in the West Los Angeles office of law and consulting firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.


Film Roman, a Burbank-headquartered animation company, has promoted Jay Fukuto to head of the studio. Fukuto was previously head of production for the company.

Amy Zimmerman & Associates Inc., a Torrance-based staffing firm, has appointed Natalie Balin career manager. Balin was previously an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Farmers Group Inc., a Hancock Park-based insurance group, has promoted Paul Hopkins to chairman and Bob Woudstra to chief executive. Hopkins was previously chief executive with the company. Woudstra was president and chief operating officer.


Adam Dombchik has been appointed president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association for 2009. Dombchik is a partner at Gordon Edelstein Krepack Grant Felton & Goldstein, a Koreatown-based personal injury and workers' compensation firm.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a Denver-based law firm, has hired Kari Nieblas Vozenilek as associate in its West Los Angeles office. Vozenilek was formerly an associate at Jackson DeMarco Tidus & Peckenpaugh, an Irvine law firm.

Alston & Bird, an Atlanta-based law firm, has named Thomas Wingard partner-in-charge of the downtown Los Angeles and Westlake Village offices. Wingard was previously partner with the firm's downtown L.A. office.

Marketing, a downtown Los Angeles online marketing company, has named Lawrence Ng chairman and Jeff Kupietzky president. Ng is co-founder of the company. Kupietzky was previously executive vice president.


KCET, Public Broadcasting Service's L.A. member station, has promoted Karen Hunte to vice president of program planning and development, Bret Marcus to senior vice president of programming and production, Mary Mazur to executive vice president and chief content officer, and Bohdan Zachary to vice president of broadcasting and syndication. Hunte was previously executive producer for the network's "Tavis Smiley" program. Marcus was vice president of programming, production and publicity. Mazur was executive vice president of programming and production. Zachary was executive director of broadcast and special projects.


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