NEWSMAKERS


ACCOUNTING

RBZ LLP, a West L.A. accounting and business consulting firm, has promoted Silvia Costigliolo, Jason Morris and Jason Zayon to managers; Derek Barto, Susan La and Fred Warga to senior supervisors; and Ben Bohorquez, Stephanie Koyano, Jeffrey Lauman, Hao Meng and Nathan Oakes to supervisors. Previously, Costigliolo, Morris and Zayon were senior supervisors; Barto, La and Warga were supervisors; and Bohorquez, Koyano, Lauman, Meng and Oakes were staff at the firm.

BANKING & FINANCE

Kinecta Federal Credit Union in Manhattan Beach has named Gregory Kelsey director of commercial loan production. Previously, Kelsey was a senior vice president at First California Bank.


Hotchkis and Wiley Capital Management, a downtown L.A. investment management firm, has named Mark Hudoff co-manager. Previously, Hudoff was an executive vice president at PIMCO, a bond investment company based in Newport Beach.

ENGINEERING

Ducommun Inc., a Carson engineering and manufacturing firm, has named James "Mike" Stanfield president of its Miltec subsidiary. Previously, Stanfield was senior vice president of business development and strategic planning at Dynetics Corp., a Huntsville, Ala., engineering firm

ENTERTAINMENT

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has promoted Jeff Junge to senior vice president of business management. Previously, Junge was vice president of business management at the Burbank
company.

RHI Entertainment Inc., a developer of TV programming, has named Steven Selikoff vice president of series development in its West L.A. office. Previously, Selikoff was a literary agent at William Morris Agency, a Beverly Hills talent agency.

Fox Soccer Channel, a West L.A.-based cable channel, has named Eric Wynalda co-host of TV show "Fox Football Fone-In." Previously, Wynalda was a commentator on ESPN, a sports cable broadcast company headquartered in Hartford, Conn.

LAW

Bryan Cave LLP has named Daniel Simon a senior associate and has promoted Rosario Vizzie to counsel in the law firm's Santa Monica office. Previously, Simon was assistant general counsel at SBE Entertainment Group. Vizzie was an associate at the firm.

Stuart D. Tochner has joined the downtown L.A. office of law firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC as a shareholder. Previously, Tochner was a partner at Musick Peeler & Garrett LLP's downtown L.A. office.

Law firm Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC has promoted Jad T. Davis and Sean P. Flynn to partners in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Davis and Flynn were associated with the firm.

The National Association of Women Lawyers, a Chicago-based advocacy group, has named Lisa Gilford president. Gilford is a partner in the downtown L.A. office of Alston & Bird LLP.

MANUFACTURING

Bentley Prince Street Inc., a City of Industry designer and manufacturer of broadloom carpets, has named Cathy Frial director of marketing and organizational development. Previously, Frial was director of organizational development at the firm.

MEDIA

Bill Nagel has joined the Los Angeles Times Media Group in downtown Los Angeles as executive vice president of business services. Previously, Nagel was senior vice president of business channels at the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.

NON-PROFIT

Mary Lou Fulton has joined the downtown L.A. office of the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation, as communications and media program officer. Previously, Fulton was vice president of audience development for the Bakersfield Californian newspaper.

AbilityFirst, a Pasadena non-profit that assists children and adults with disabilities, has named Carol Llewellyn chairwoman. Llewellyn is a retired marketing executive.

The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, the non-profit fundraising arm of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, has named Randall M. Katz chairman and Jay Sures vice chairman. Katz is president of Milestone Entertainment, a developer of games for electronic media. Sures is a partner a United Talent Agency, a Beverly Hills talent agency.

Robert Buente has joined 1010 Development Corp., a non-profit affordable housing developer based in downtown Los Angeles, as chief executive. Previously, Buente was managing partner at Trafford Associates LLC, a real estate development firm.

REAL ESTATE

Maguire Properties Inc., a downtown L.A.-based real estate investment trust, has named Paul M.Watson chairman of the board, and Christine N. Garvey, Michael J. Gillfillan, Nelson C. Rising, Joseph P. Sullivan, George A. Vandeman and David L. Weinstein board members. Watson is retired vice chairman of Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Garvey is retired global head of corporate real estate services at Deutsche Bank AG. Gillfillan is a partner at investment firm Meriturn Partners LLC. Rising is chief executive of Maguire Properties. Sullivan is retired chief executive of clinical research firm Protocare Inc. Vandeman is principal at investment firm Vandeman & Co. Weinstein is a partner at real estate investment firm Belvedere Capital.

Matt Khourie has joined the downtown L.A. office of CB Richard Ellis Investors, a real estate investment management firm, as president. Previously, Khourie was president of development and investment, Southeast United States, at Trammell Crow Co., a real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Dallas.

KUDOS

The Southern California chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Chicago-based non-profit promoting matrimonial law, has named Judge Mark A. Juhas judicial officer of the year for his contributions to the field of family law. Juhas is assisting supervising family law judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Susan A. Grueneberg, a partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Snell & Wilmer LLP, has been named a leader in the field of franchising by the Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 guide. Chambers is a London-based publisher that assesses and ranks the world's lawyers based on reputation among peers and clients.

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