Accounting

Victor Thayer has joined the downtown L.A. office of KPMG LLP as senior manager for the firm? economic and valuation services practice. Thayer was previously a team leader at the Internal Revenue Service.

The downtown L.A. office of WTAS LLC, a San Francisco-based financial and tax advisory firm, has named Eric Garfield director in the valuation services group. Previously, Garfield was vice president at FMV Opinions, a San Francisco financial advisory services firm.

Banking & Finance

Covina-based Stellar Business Bank has appointed Bernard A. Bernstein and Anthony J. Lima to its board. Bernstein is managing partner of Bernstein & Rathman Inc., a Pomona-based accounting firm. Lima is president of A.J. Lima Trucking Inc., a Fontana trucking and freight company.

First Private Bank & Trust in Encino has appointed Thomas Evans, William Shea and Doug Stewart to its board, and Brian Shapiro as chairman. Evans was previously president of San Francisco-based Pacific Coast Bankers Bank. Shea serves as executive chairman of Lucid Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., company that manufactures skin biopsy equipment. Stewart was chief administrative officer of commercial printing company ColorGraphics Inc. Shapiro is managing partner at L.A. accounting firm Shapiro Group.

A.J. Kroener has been promoted to senior vice president and manager of City National Bank? Century City Towers banking office. Kroener was previously vice president and manager of the bank? Century City office.

John Rudd has joined the Century City office of Scouler & Co., a financial services and restructuring firm, as principal. Rudd was previously partner at Newmarket Partners, a financial advisory firm in Redmond, Wash.

Engineering

Michelle Mulet Nicholls has been named director of materials and resources management services in the Long Beach headquarters of SCS Engineers, an environmental engineering firm. Nicholls previously served as project manager with the firm.

Psomas, a downtown L.A.-headquartered engineering firm, has appointed Anissa Voyiatzes public works and transportation team leader of Southern California in its L.A. and Costa Mesa offices. Voyiatzes was previously project engineer and project manager with the firm.

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 DWP. Weldon was acting chief administrative officer.

Health Care

Orion Health Inc., an electronic health records business in Santa Monica, has appointed Anna Theriault vice president of alliances. Theriault was previously health-care services sales lead for Cisco Systems Inc., a San Jose technology company.

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