Carl H. Sasaki has joined Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP, a Southern California-based accounting firm, as partner in its Woodland Hills office's tax services practice. Sasaki previously ran a private tax practice.


Heery International, a construction, architecture, interior design and engineering firm, has hired Kenneth F. Fisher Jr. as senior project manager in its Los Angeles office. Fisher previously served as deputy director of the U.S. Army's provincial reconstruction team in Baghdad.


Los Angeles Unified School District has named Michelle King superintendent of Local District 3, which serves the communities of Baldwin Hills, Mar Vista, Playa del Rey, Westchester and Windsor Hills, and the West and Central L.A. regions. King was previously interim chief instructional officer for the district.


Paramount Home Entertainment has hired Gaspare Benso as senior vice president of international finance and planning. Benso previously served as chief financial officer of international studios and digital platforms at NBC Universal.


Diego Alvarez has been named deputy mayor for legislative and intergovernmental relations in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office. Alvarez was previously executive assistant for government relations for Los Angeles World Airports.

Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) has appointed Dario Frommer to the California Transportation Commission. Frommer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Mayer Brown, an international law firm.

Scott J. Svonkin was re-elected chairman of the L.A. County Commission on Insurance. Svonkin is president of Svonkin Consulting, a San Gabriel marketing and public affairs firm.

Health Care

City of Hope's in Duarte has named David A. Horne chairman of the division of molecular medicine. Horne is co-director of the center's synthetic and biopolymer chemistry core facility.


Raymond Vermolen has joined Intercontinental Los Angeles in Century City as general manager. Vermolen was previously hotel manager of Intercontinental the Barclay in New York.


Rachelle L. DeGregory has been named chief knowledge officer at the Los Angeles office of international law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. DeGregory was previously director of industry relations at LexisNexis Litigation Services.

Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, a national law firm, has promoted Frederic Grannis and Gary Pancer to partners in its Los Angeles office. Grannis and Pancer were previously attorneys with the firm.

DLA Piper, an international law firm, has promoted Wilbert Watts Jr. to partner in the Los Angeles office. Watts was previously an attorney in the firm's real estate practice group.


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