NEWSMAKERS

Accounting

Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., a Long Beach accounting and consulting firm, has named John Di Carlo managing partner. Previously, Di Carlo served as chairman of the firm's tax and accounting services department.

Advertising

Rachel Corcoran has been named director of compliance at Hydra, a Beverly Hills-based advertising network. Corcoran was previously manager of regulatory compliance and contracts with Experian, a Costa Mesa-based company that provides credit reporting and marketing services.

PointRoll, a company offering online advertising services headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa., has hired Chris Baughman as assistant vice president of creative strategy, Ray McIntosh as West Coast sales director and Rhiannon Ubelhor as automobiles account executive, in its West L.A. office. Previously, Baughman was associate creative director at Crew Creative, a Miracle Mile marketing agency. McIntosh was director of the western region for Source Interlink, a media, publishing, merchandising and distribution company headquartered in Bonita Springs, Fla. Ubelhor was account manager for Conde Nast's Brides.com.

Arts

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has named Geraldine Maloof associate vice president of human resources. Maloof was previously director of human resources and labor relations at the Los Angeles Opera.

Banking & Finance

Bessemer Trust, a New York-headquartered wealth management and investment advisory firm, has hired Tiffany L. Barbara as senior client account manager and principal in its downtown L.A. office. Barbara was previously vice president of private client services at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Century City.

Wells Fargo & Co. has named Linda Russell community bank regional president for the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley regions. Previously, Russell was senior vice president for Wachovia's Greater Los Angeles market.

Stuart Goldstein has been named managing director in the Century City office of investment bank Moelis & Co. Previously, Goldstein was managing director and head of West Coast technology investment banking at Citigroup.

Manhattan Beach-headquartered Kinecta Federal Credit Union has appointed Mary Yasui-Yamabe chairwoman. Yasui-Yamabe is president of Mary Yamabe Realty in Playa del Rey.

Consulting

David Eisner has been named managing director of Resolution Economics LLC, a Beverly Hills-based consulting services firm. Eisner was previously chief operating officer and co-founder of Palisades Associates LLC, a commercial real estate investment company in Beverly Hills.



Hospitality

The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena has hired Jorgen Christensen as director of sales and marketing and Jim O'Connell as director of sales. Previously, Christensen served as director of sales and marketing for the Langham Palace in Beijing. O'Connell was director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in Atlanta.

Insurance

Indianapolis-based American United Life Insurance Co. has hired Mitchell A. Haber as regional sales director in the Los Angeles retirement services office. Haber was formerly Western regional manager for MassMutual Financial Services, an international financial services firm based in Springfield, Mass.

Law

Bruce Allen has joined the downtown L.A. office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a business and real estate law firm, as senior business development manager. Previously, Allen was marketing director with Rutan & Tucker LLP, a California law firm.

Cozen O'Connor, a Philadelphia law firm, has promoted David R. Denton to member in its downtown L.A. office. Denton was previously associate with the firm.

Fox Rothschild LLP, a Philadelphia-headquartered law firm, has named Josefina Fernandez McEvoy partner in its Century City office. McEvoy was previously partner at K & L; Gates LLP, a law firm with U.S. headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Non-Profit

Michael Fleming has been elected chairman of the KCRW Foundation, a non-profit organization that oversees KCRW-FM, a radio station licensed to Santa Monica City College. Fleming is executive director of David Bohnett Foundation, a Beverly Hills-based organization providing funding and technical assistance to organizations and institutions that support social justice and civic activism.

Real Estate

Studley, a New York -headquartered commercial tenant advisory firm, has hired Kyle Miller as managing director and Ben Siegel as assistant director in its downtown L.A. office's national retail services group. Miller was previously vice president for Colliers International, a real estate firm headquartered in Seattle. Siegel was an associate at Colliers International.

Patty Best has joined the Beverly Hills headquarters of real estate company Teles Properties as agent. Best was previously an agent in the West L.A. office of real estate company Re/Max Marquee Partners Inc.

Retail

Munchkin Inc., a North Hills company that designs and manufactures infant and toddler products, has appointed Lisa Licht to its board. Licht is general manager of entertainment and licensing at Hasbro Inc., a toy company based in Pawtucket, R.I.

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