NEWSMAKERS

Architecture

HNTB Architecture Inc., an architectural firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has hired John Bingham as vice president and program management core practice leader in its downtown Los Angeles office. Bingham was previously vice president of DMJM H & N;, a downtown L.A.-based design and technology company.

Jorge Carlos de la Cal has been promoted to principal of CO Architects, a Hancock Park architectural firm. De la Cal was previously associate principal with the firm.

Banking & Finance

Comerica Bank has named Kevin Sung assistant vice president and banking center manager of the new Los Angeles-Koreatown banking center. Sung was previously regional manager for Uniti Bank in Koreatown.

Steven Glouberman has joined Manhattan Beach-headquartered Kinecta Federal Credit Union as vice president and legal counsel. Glouberman was previously executive vice president and general counsel for ResMAE Mortgage Corp., a Brea mortgage management company.

Consulting

Management Action Programs, a consulting firm in Sherman Oaks, has hired Mark Weston as senior consultant and executive coach. Weston was previously president of Business Travel Experts in Santa Ana.

Government

Lee Kanon Alpert has been elected board president for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Alpert is a principal with Encino law firm Alpert Barr & Grant.


RaAnn Wood has been appointed deputy commissioner of credit unions in the downtown L.A. office of California Department of Financial Institutions. Wood was previously chief executive of the California Center Credit Union in Rancho Cucamonga.

Health Care

Maurice Hebert has been named chief financial officer of Hythiam, a West L.A. company that provides addiction treatment programs for health plans and employers. Hebert was previously the company's corporate controller.



Law

Latham & Watkins, a downtown L.A.-based law firm, has promoted Brian Glennon and Jason Silvera to partners, and hired Franklin D. Kang as litigation department counsel in its downtown headquarters. Glennon and Silvera were previously associates with the firm. Kang was counsel in the intellectual property litigation group in the downtown L.A. office of Chicago-based law firm Sidley Austin LLP.

Marketing

Huntington Advertising & Public Relations, a San Marino marketing agency, has named Tracy Hammond director of marketing. Hammond was previously business development director for Visible Theory, a Pasadena graphic design firm.

Trailer Park, a Hollywood entertainment marketing agency, has promoted Matt Brubaker to president of its theatrical division and Mike Leathers to president and co-creative director of the television division. The agency also hired Sarah Pierce as senior vice president and co-creative director of the television division. Previously, Brubaker served as executive vice president and creative director with the agency. Leathers was senior vice president and creative director for the agency's television division. Pierce was vice president of on-air promotion and emerging networks with NBC Cable Entertainment in Burbank.

Media

Fox Cable Networks in Beverly Hills has promoted Jessica Fang to vice president of national accounts. Fang was previously director of national accounts.

Mickie Rosen has joined Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focusing on digital media and communications, as investment partner in the West L.A. office. Rosen was previously senior vice president and general manager of entertainment with Fox Interactive Media in Beverly Hills.


Non-Profit

The National Association of Television Program Executives, a Los Angeles-headquartered non-profit organization, has named Jordan Ryder director of event programming. Ryder was previously operations manager for High Def Expo, and sponsorship manager for the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colo.

Production

A. Smith & Co. Properties, a West L.A.-based production company, has promoted Sharalynn Howard to vice president of production. Howard was formerly line producer with the company.

Real Estate

Watt Cos., a Santa Monica-headquartered real estate company, has hired Kenneth Hira as acquisitions executive for Watt Commercial Properties and John Lee as vice president in Watt Realty Advisors. Hira was previously executive vice president of Pacific Century Group, an Irvine-based developer. Lee was senior vice president and West Coast acquisitions officer at Lowe Enterprises, a West L.A.-based real estate firm.

Sperry Van Ness, a national commercial real estate brokerage firm, has hired William Arechiga, Maria Chung, Mike Iryami, Robert Rad, Austin Samuelson and Kevin Weinress as associate advisers, and Stephen Saltzman as senior vice president in its West Los Angeles office. Mark Harvey and Chris Kim were hired as associate advisers in its Woodland Hills office. Arechiga was previously an assistant at cable network HBO. Chung was an associate with Joy Investment & Realty Inc. Iryami was an associate with BRC Advisors. Rad was a manager at bank Wells Fargo. Samuelson was an assistant with Sperry Van Ness Asset Management. Weinress was an associate at ReMax Commercial Brokerage. Saltzman was a senior vice president with ReMax Commercial Brokerage. Harvey was an associate at Colliers International. Kim was an assistant with Marcus & Millichap.

David Leit has been named senior vice president in the West L.A. office of CresaPartners, a Boston-headquartered corporate real estate firm. Leit was previously senior vice president at Cres Corporate Real Estate Services Inc. in West Los Angeles.

Research

Interpret LLC, a Santa Monica-based media and technology research firm, has named Elaine B. Coleman as vice president of strategy and analysis. Coleman was previously executive director of research at MarketCast, a Miracle Mile-based marketing research firm.

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