NEWSMAKERS

Accounting

James Cordova has been appointed chairman of the tax and accounting services practice for Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., a Long Beach accounting and consulting firm. Cordova is a partner with the firm.

Advertising

Collective Media, a New York-based online advertising network, has named Jeffrey Skaggs and Owen Sidd account executives in its West L.A. office. Skaggs was previously director of West Coast sales with Broadband Enterprises Inc., a New York-based online video network. Sidd was account executive at Pointroll Inc., an online advertising company in Conshohocken, Pa.

Architecture

KAA Design Group, a Marina del Rey-based architecture and design firm, has promoted Alex Anamos, Chris Barrett and Melanie Robinson to principals. Anamos is architecture studio director with the firm. Barrett is interior design studio director. Robison is brand experience studio director.

Banking & Finance

Zeidi Martinez has joined Wells Fargo Sunset-Fairfax community banking store as assistant vice president and store manager. Martinez was previously assistant vice president and store manager for Wells Fargo Beverly-Fairfax community banking store.

Hospitality

Vanessa Williams has rejoined Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills as hotel manager and director of sales and marketing. Previously, Williams was director of marketing for the Intercontinental Hong Kong hotel.

Insurance

Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group, a downtown L.A.-based unit of Transamerica Life Insurance Co., has named James Martin Flewellen president. Flewellen was previously chief sales officer with the company.

Law

Law firm K & L; Gates has promoted Geoffrey M. Davis to partner in its Century City office. Davis was previously associate with the firm.

Michael Fedrick has been elected president of the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association. Fedrick is a member of Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC, a Pasadena intellectual property law firm.

Wendell F. Hall has been promoted to partner in the Westchester headquarters of law firm Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP. Hall was previously senior associate with the firm.

Richardson & Patel LLC, a Westwood-headquartered law firm, has promoted Ryan Hong to partner. Previously, Hong was associate with the firm.

The downtown L.A. office of law firm Dykema has named Fredrick S. Levin a member of its litigation department. Levin was previously partner at Mayer Brown LLP, a Chicago-based law firm.

Jason C. Murray has been named partner in the downtown L.A. office of Crowell & Moring LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm. Murray was previously partner with Jones Day, a law firm headquartered in Cleveland.

Russ August & Kabat, a West L.A. law firm, has hired Andrew D. Weiss as associate. Weiss was previously associate at Irell & Manella LLP, a Century City law firm.

Non-Profit

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has appointed Ted Chervin, David Eun, Nina Tassler and Jeff Wachtel to its board. Chervin is head of worldwide television with talent and literacy agency International Creative Management Inc. Eun is vice president of strategic partnerships at Google. Tassler is president of CBS Entertainment. Wachtel is executive vice president of original programming for USA Network and co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions.

Central City Association of Los Angeles, a non-profit business advocacy group, has named its 2009 officers: Philip R. Recht chairman, Andrea Van de Kamp executive vice chairwoman, Kris Davis executive vice chairman, Tim McOsker treasurer, Greg Mitchell secretary, Lisa Pitney executive vice chairwoman, Steve Weston executive vice chairman, Chris Essel, immediate past chairman, Thomas Moran chairman emeritus. Recht is a partner at Mayer Brown's downtown L.A. office. Van de Kamp is president of Van de Kamp Consulting, a downtown L.A.-based consulting company. Davis is managing director of Marsh Risk & Insurance Services, an insurance broker and risk advisory firm. McOsker is partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Mayer Brown LLP. Mitchell is president of California National Bank. Pitney is vice president of government relations with the Walt Disney Co. Weston is a partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Alston + Bird.

Keith Kincaid has been promoted to regional vice president in the Glendale office of State Compensation Insurance Fund, a San Francisco-based non-profit enterprise that provides workers' compensation insurance coverage at cost to California employers. Previously, Kincaid was claims operations manager with the organization's Los Angeles office.

Real Estate

Jones Lang LaSalle, a Chicago-headquartered commercial real estate company, has hired John Carver as executive vice president in its downtown L.A. office. Carver previously served as executive director at Colliers Multimodal Services Group, a Boston-based company that provides marketing, analysis, consulting, information technology and international real estate development services.

Retail

Richard Fitzgerald has been named vice president of sales for King's Hawaiian, a Torrance-based company that produces sweet bread and dinner rolls. Fitzgerald was previously sales associate with the company.

Mark J. Hazan has been named general manager of Pacific Design Center. Hazan was previously general manager in the downtown L.A. office of Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate services firm.

Technology

Ed Wilson has joined MWH Laboratories, a Monrovia-based water testing laboratory, as managing director. Previously, Wilson served as director of information technology at Columbia Analytical Services, an environmental testing laboratory network based in Kelso, Wash.

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