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Accounting

NSBN LLP, a Beverly Hills accounting and business consulting firm, has named Kurt Kilwein partner. Kilwein was previously senior tax manager at the firm.

Phillip M. Kohn has joined the downtown L.A. office of accounting firm RGL Forensics as director. Kohn previously served as director of BDO Seidman LLP, a Chicago-based accounting firm.

Architecture

HNTB, a Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm, has named Myron Hoefer, Peggy Hoefer and Robert Steel senior project managers in its downtown L.A. office. Myron Hoefer was previously project manager in HNTB? Las Vegas office. Peggy Hoefer was senior project manager at the Las Vegas office. Steel was design director with Candy & Candy, an interior design and property development firm based in London.

Banking & Finance

Sokun Sine has been named assistant vice president and banking center manager of Comerica Bank? El Segundo branch. Sine was previously a financial specialist for Wachovia Bank in Irvine.

Stonnington Group, a downtown L.A. wealth management firm, has hired David Knowles as managing director and investment adviser. Knowles was previously director of financial strategy for Marcus & Millichap Co. in Palo Alto.

Education

California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has appointed Peter deCourcy Hero vice president for development and alumni relations. Hero was previously senior adviser to the chief executive and board of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a Mountain View-based philanthropic organization serving San Mateo and Santa Clarita counties.

Health Care

Rebecca Isaacs has been appointed president in the downtown L.A. office of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, a reproductive health care organization. Isaacs was previously executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a downtown L.A. non-profit organization.

Government

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has promoted Jeffery L. Peltola to chief financial officer and Cecilia K.T. Weldon to chief administrative officer. Previously, Peltola served as manager of budget, rates and energy efficiency with the Department of Water and Power. Weldon was acting chief administrative officer.

Law

Russ August & Kabat, a West L.A. law firm, has named Michael S. Brophy partner in the litigation and intellectual property practice groups. Brophy was previously a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP, a Chicago-based law firm.

Michael McFadden has been named partner in the Century City office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP. Previously, McFadden was senior counsel with the firm.

Luce Forward, a San Diego law firm, has hired Mark Vega as of counsel in its downtown L.A. office. Vegas was previously general counsel and co-founder at Omelet, a Koreatown advertising and marketing agency.

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