Rochelle Newman-Carrasco has joined the Beverly Hills office of marketing and advertising agency Walton Isaacson as chief Hispanic marketing strategist. Previously, Newman-Carrasco was chief executive of Enlace Communications, a marketing agency targeting the Hispanic market.


Wells Fargo & Co. has named Shabnam Ebrahimi district manager for the Beverly Hills Corridor region of the Wells Fargo Los Angeles Community Bank. Previously, Ebrahimi was district manager for the Wells Fargo Golden Gate market in San Francisco.

Jeff J. Glowacki has been appointed managing director and senior resident officer in the downtown L.A. office of Bessemer Trust, a New York-based wealth management and investment advisory firm. Previously, Glowacki was a senior vice president at Comerica Bank.

Beverly Hills-headquartered City National Bank has appointed Mary Helmich senior vice president and manager of its preferred banking wealth management program. Helmich was previously a Bank of America regional manager in charge of its Greater Los Angeles-Inland Valley region.

Moelis & Co., a New York-based investment bank, has named Kevin B. Scheetz a managing director in technology at its Century City office. Previously, Scheetz was an adviser in the semiconductors and electronics investment unit for Merrill Lynch.

Manhattan Beach-based Kinecta Federal Credit Union has named Kenneth Stauffer vice president, enterprise project and process office. Previously, Stauffer had been serving as a consultant at Kinecta.


Jim Stengel has joined the UCLA Anderson School of Management as an adjunct marketing professor. Stengel is president of marketing consultancy Jim Stengel LLC.


Angstrom Lighting, a Hollywood firm that provides lighting and special effects to the entertainment industry, has named Johnny Cho director of online media. Cho was previously director of communications projects at the non-profit Milken Family Foundation.


The California Commission for Economic Development has appointed Dr. Ron D. Ford to the Entertainment and Tourism Advisory Committee, a state panel that works to boost the two sectors in California. Ford is associate dean of executive programs at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has named Nick Sramek president. Sramek is a senior project leader in system engineering for Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo.


Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has named Tamra Kaplan chief operating officer. Kaplan was previously an executive director at the MemorialCare Medical Centers, headquartered in Fountain Valley.


Downtown L.A. law firm Khorrami Pollard & Abir LLP has named Abi Gnanadesigan and Neda Sargordan associates. Previously, Gnanadesigan was a law clerk at the firm. Sargordan was an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps fellow at the Public Law Center in Santa Ana.

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