NEWSMAKERS

Accounting

Anthony Bozanic has joined Piazza Donnelly and Marlette LLP, a Torrance public accounting firm, as partner in the audit and accounting department. Bozanic was previously principal at KMJ Corbin & Co., a public accounting firm in Irvine.

Architecture

The downtown Los Angeles office of HDR Inc., an architectural, engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Omaha, Neb., has hired Mark Beuhler as section manager and west region desalination technical lead. Previously, Beuhler was assistant general manager at the Coachella Valley Water District.

Lucille Orta has been promoted to associate in the downtown Los Angeles office of DeStefano and Partners, an architecture, interiors and design firm headquartered in Chicago. Orta was previously office administrator with the firm.

Auditing

AuditOne LLC, a Santa Fe Springs internal auditing services company, has promoted Kevin K. Watson to chief executive and Jeremy D. Taylor to president. Watson was previously president with the company. Taylor was director of client services.

Entertainment

Melissa Rudman has been promoted to vice president of scheduling, acquisitions and network operations for Fox Reality Channel, a subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Fox Cable Networks. Rudman was previously director of scheduling, acquisitions and network operations with the channel.

Alan Ett Creative Group, a Studio City-based sound production company, has named Evan Medow partner and president of its new music publishing arm, Opus 19 Music. Medow was previously chief executive of Windswept Holdings LLC, a Beverly Hills-based music publishing company.

Government

Celia Ayala has been appointed to the California Early Learning Quality Improvement System's advisory committee. Ayala is chief operating officer of Los Angeles Universal Preschool, an independent public benefit corporation in downtown Los Angeles providing preschool education.

Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey hotel has named James Sheets director of business and leisure travel sales. Sheets previously served as business travel sales manager at the Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Atlanta.

Human Resources

Amy Oswick has joined the El Segundo office of Tatum LLC, an Atlanta-based executive services firm, as practice leader of accounting and financial services. Previously, Oswick served as vice president in the Los Angeles office of General Electric's commercial finance business.


Law

The downtown L.A. office of Alston & Bird, a national law firm headquartered in Atlanta, has promoted Erin Connolly to partner in the labor and employment group and Robert Pontelle to partner in the environmental and land use group. Connolly and Pontelle were previously associates with the firm.

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