RNL, a Denver-based architectural design firm, has named John Leopardi studio head and senior associate, and Ron Schafer design lead in its downtown L.A. studio. Leopardi was previously associate with the firm. Schafer was senior designer.

Po-Sun Chen has joined ValleyCrest Design Group, a Calabasas-headquartered landscape architecture practice, as managing director. Chen was previously executive director at WD Partners, a Dublin, Ohio, architecture and engineering firm for retail and restaurant businesses.

The downtown L.A. office of HNTB Architecture has named Steve Chung senior project designer; Klaudia Kurniadi, Sang Lee, Ruben Markarian architects; Francesca Perazzelli senior project architect; Guatam Shenoy senior project manager; Rajeev Tillu senior project architect; Katie Velasco recruiter of program and construction management services; Clifford Wong senior project manager; and Darlene Wong assistant department manager of program and construction management services. Previously, Chung was principal and senior designer at RTKL Associates Inc., a Baltimore-headquartered architecture, engineering and urban design firm. Kurniadi was job captain at Van Tilburg Banvard & Soderbergh, a Santa Monica-architectural firm. Lee was an architectural designer at Gensler, a San Francisco architectural firm. Markarian was an architect at Gehry Partners LLP, a Del Rey-based architectural firm. Perazzelli was senior project architect at Leo A Daly, an Omaha, Neb.-based architectural firm. Shenoy was a manager at Togawa Smith Martin Residential, a downtown L.A.-based architecture and planning firm. Tillu was a consultant to Delhi International Airport Ltd., which handled terminal upgrades at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India. Velasco was recruiter at Aecom, a downtown L.A.-based engineering company. Clifford Wong was an associate at Studios Architecture, an architecture and interior design firm in Beverly Hills. Darlene Wong was Los Angeles Unified School District project director at Aecom.

Banking & Finance

Rollie Vetterick has joined downtown L.A.-based 1st Enterprise Bank as senior
vice president of customer service and relationship management. Vetterick was
previously senior vice president in a similar role at US Bank in downtown Los Angeles.


Wonacott Communications, a West L.A.-based public relations and communications agency, has hired Palmira Farrow as account supervisor. Farrow was previously public relations coordinator with Electronic Arts, a video game publisher headquartered in Redwood City.


Elizabeth A. Evans has been named principal in the downtown L.A. office of Analysis Group, a Boston consulting company that provides economic, financial and business expertise to law firms, corporations and government agencies. Evans was previously vice president with the company.


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