NEWSMAKERS


ADVERTISING

Jeremy Colfer has joined Stun Creative, an advertising agency on Miracle Mile, as vice president of branded content and development. Colfer was previously director of development and production for Crackle, Sony Pictures Television's online video site.

Hydra, a Beverly Hills-based online ad network, has hired Edward Roberto as interim president and Trevor Thomas as senior vice president of sales. Previously, Roberto served as managing director at Islander Holdings LLC, a Denver-based financial analyst firm. Thomas was senior vice president of sales for Experian Interactive Media, a Santa Monica financial information services company.

BANKING & FINANCE

William J. Stolte has been appointed to the board of Hanmi Financial Corp. Stolte was previously senior executive vice president of Union Bank of California in San Francisco.

GOVERNMENT

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has named Yvonne Arceneaux and Gloria D. Gray as board members. Arceneaux is a Compton City Council member. Gray is on the board of West Basin Municipal Water District.

HEALTH CARE

The International Society of Andrology, a global organization that promotes men's health research, has appointed Christina Wang as president. Wang is program director of the General Clinical Research Center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Amy Zimmerman & Associates, a Torrance-based job placement company, has named Teddi Franklin-Hammer senior career manager. Hammer was previously freelance career manager.

INSURANCE

Grace Neumann has been named assistant vice president of Momentous Insurance Brokerage Inc., a Van Nuys insurance company. Neumann was previously vice president of the private client advisers practice at Hub International, an insurance and wealth management services company based in Chicago.

GOVERNMENT

Ahmed Zewail has been appointed to the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Zewail is professor of chemistry and physics, and director of Caltech's Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology.

LAW

Law firm Khorrami Pollard & Abir LLP has hired Launa Adolph and Bevin Allen as associates in its downtown L.A. office. Adolph and Allen were previously associates at Milstein Adelman & Kreger LLP, a Santa Monica-based law firm.

Law firm Buchalter Nemer has named Michael L. Lovitz of counsel in its downtown L.A. office. Lovitz was previously partner at Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, an intellectual property and business law firm in Wilmington, Del.

Suann Maclsaac has been appointed to the board of the Century City Bar Association and chairwoman of its entertainment law section. Maclsaac serves as marketing partner at Greenberg Glusker, a Century City entertainment and real estate law firm.

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