NEWSMAKERS

Banking & Finance

Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. has appointed V. Charles Jackson chief executive of its Encino-based affiliate First Private Bank & Trust. Jackson was previously president of Community Bank in Pasadena.

The Private Bank of California has hired Natalie Krouth as vice president and relationship manager and Tina Van der Zee as senior vice president and manager in its entertainment group. Previously, Krouth was vice president and senior banking officer in the entertainment division of City National Bank. Van der Zee was senior vice president of City National Bank's entertainment division.

Consulting

C. Paul Wazzan has been named partner in the Beverly Hills office of Resolution Economics, an economics and statistical consulting firm also with offices in Chicago and San Francisco. Wazzan was previously a director for Navigant Consulting Inc., an international consulting firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

Government

Thomas E. Robinson has been named acting city manager for the city of La Mirada. Robinson previously served as community resources manager for the city.

Insurance

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, a California retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm headquartered in San Mateo, has named Mike Blecher principal, Chris McTigue managing principal and Ray Skarzenski principal of operations in its Los Angeles office. Blecher was previously managing director for the Los Angeles office of Beecher Carlson, an insurance and risk management brokerage. McTigue was executive vice president with the Los Angeles office of Aon, a risk management, reinsurance and human capital consulting firm. Skarzenski was senior vice president of property and casualty at Epic's Orange office.

Law

Law firm Loeb & Loeb has promoted Marla Aspinwall, Linda Deitch and Neil Jannol to partners in its Los Angeles office. Previously, Aspinwall was counsel with the firm. Deitch was associate. Jannol was senior counsel.

Khorrami Pollard & Abir LLP, a Los Angeles law firm, has hired Deborah P. Gutierrez and Louis Pacella as associates. Gutierrez was previously an associate with L.A. firm Arias Ozzello & Gignac LLP. Pacella was an associate with Maranga Morgenstern, a Los Angeles law firm.

The Los Angeles office of law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has named Darryl Snider partner in the antitrust practice group. Snider was previously shareholder with the Los Angeles office of law firm Heller Ehrman LLP.

Marketing

Mitchell Rubinstein has joined 1K Studios, a Burbank media production and marketing agency, as managing partner. Rubinstein was previously executive vice president of the original content and DVD divisions of Trailer Park, a Los Angeles creative marketing services firm.

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