NEWSMAKERS

ACCOUNTING

BDO Seidman LLP has promoted Patricia Bottomly and Gary Raikin to assurance directors in its Century City office. Previously, Bottomly and Raikin were senior managers at the firm.

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

AvatarLabs, an Encino-based online marketing firm, has named Michelle Naden director of strategic initiatives. Previously, Naden was an account director at L.A. marketing firm Crew Creative.

Trailer Park, a Hollywood marketing firm, has named Suzanne Kamenir-Pedersen vice president of interactive content. Previously, Kamenir-Pedersen was an executive producer and director at Deluxe Digital Studios, a Hollywood entertainment services firm.

MarketShare Partners, a Santa Monica-based marketing analysis firm, has named Jim Garrity to its board of advisers. Garrity is chief executive of Bellwether Digital Bridge LLC, a marketing consultancy firm.

ARCHITECTS

The American Society of Landscape Architects, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group, has named Stephanie Landregan as vice president of government affairs. Landregan is director of UCLA Extension’s landscape architecture program.

BANKING & FINANCE

Wells Fargo Bank has named Reza Razzaghipour district manager of the Glendale-Burbank market. Previously, Razzaghipour served as San Francisco Bay Area district manager.

First Private Bank & Trust, an Encino-based banking and investment firm, has named John Tellenbach executive vice president and chief lending officer. Previously, Tellenbach was senior vice president and regional director at Wachovia.

ENGINEERING

Ducommun Inc., a Carson-based engineering services firm, has named Anthony J. Reardon chief executive. Reardon was also named to the company’s board. He will also retain the titles of president and chief operating officer at the firm.

HEALTH CARE

Iris International Inc., a Chatsworth maker of health care products, has named Lawrence J. Blecka vice president of research and development. Previously, Blecka was an engineering manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a Hercules-based health care firm.

HOSPITALITY

The JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles has named Debra Hertzog director of catering. Previously, Hertzog was director of sales and catering at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Nigel.

LAW

Inner City Law Center, a downtown L.A. non-profit that provides legal services to low-income individuals, has named Lorraine A. Lopez pro bono director. The center also named Christopher Tayback to its board. Previously, Lopez was litigation director at Eviction Defense Network, a downtown L.A.-based tenants’ rights non-profit. Tayback is a partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP.

Law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has named Michael J. Kiely and Jerold B. Neuman partners, and Alfredo Fraijo Jr., Claudia Gutierrez and Phillip M. Tate associates at its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Kiely and Neuman were partners at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP. Fraijo, Gutierrez and Tate were associates at Allen Matkins.

West L.A. law firm Russ August & Kabat has named Alexander Giza as a partner in the intellectual property and litigation practice groups. Previously, Giza was an attorney at the Century City office of Irell & Manella LLP.

Encino law firm Horvitz & Levy LLP has named Wesley T. Shih an associate. Previously, Shih was an associate at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, a downtown L.A.-based law firm.

Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC, a Pasadena intellectual property law firm, has named Laura M. Lloyd an attorney with the firm. Previously, Lloyd was a patent attorney at DLA Piper LLP, a Chicago-based law firm.

MEDIA

BuzzMedia Inc., a Hollywood-based operator of pop culture Web sites, has named Chris George senior vice president of integrated marketing and operations. Previously, George was vice president of integrated marketing for Beverly Hills-based online social network MySpace.com.

NON-PROFIT

Rand Corp., a Santa Monica-based non-profit research organization, has named Michael Brennan executive director of development. Previously, Brennan was assistant vice chancellor for health sciences development at UCLA.

REAL ESTATE

Kilroy Realty Corp., a West L.A.-based real estate investment trust, has promoted Tyler H. Rose to executive vice president and chief financial officer and Michelle Ngo to vice president and treasurer. Previously, Rose was vice president and treasurer and Ngo was senior director of corporate finance at the firm.

TECHNOLOGY

Liferay Inc., a Hacienda Heights-based software maker, has named Paul Hinz chief marketing officer. Previously, Hinz was a marketing and product manager at Sun Microsystems Inc., a Santa Clara-based software

developer.

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