NEWSMAKERS

Advertising

Matt Jarvis has joined the West L.A. office of 72andsunny, a design and advertising company, as managing director and chief strategy officer. Jarvis was previously executive vice president and director of account planning for advertising agency Deutsch/LA's Marina del Rey office.

Banking & Finance

Scott Kunitz has been appointed vice president and manager of City National Bank's Santa Monica banking office. Kunitz previously served as vice president and manager of the bank's Bunker Hill office in downtown Los Angeles.

Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC, a Century City wealth management advisory firm, has hired Josh Markman as vice president and Michael B. Miller as managing director. Previously, Markman was vice president in the Century City office of Goldman Sachs & Co. Miller was founding partner of Miller Law, a Beverly-Hills firm.

Mariko Plumlee has been appointed vice president and regional bank private banker for Wells Fargo's Riviera Village banking store in Redondo Beach. Plumlee was previously store manager at the bank's Marina del Rey branch.

Communications

John Taylor has joined Zeesman Communications Inc., a Beverly Hills communications firm, as creative director. Taylor was previously creative director of Oracle Corp., a technology company based in Redwood Shores.

Consulting

Deanna Hansen has been promoted to vice president at the downtown L.A. office of Environmental Science Associates, a San Francisco-based environmental consulting firm. Hansen was previously director of community development for Southern California with the firm.

Michael VanBruaene has joined the downtown L.A. office of Macias Consulting Group, a Sacramento-based consulting firm, as consulting manager. VanBruaene was previously a senior manager with New York-based accounting firm KPMG LLP.

Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City has promoted Jim Kennedy to executive vice president for global communications. Kennedy was previously senior vice president for corporate communications with the company.

Law

Angela Buenaventura and Chelsea D. Spuck have been named associates in the Santa Monica office of Washington, D.C.-based law firm Bryan Cave LLC. Buenaventura was previously an associate with the firm's Chicago office. Spuck was an associate in the Nashville, Tenn., office of law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP.

Lisa A. Callif has been appointed name partner in Donaldson & Callif, an entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills. Callif was previously an associate with the firm.

Megan E. Green has joined Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein LLP, a Los Angeles law firm, as associate. Green was previously an associate with Robert N. Kipper Professional Corp., a Beverly Hills law firm.

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