NEWSMAKERS

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

New York-based advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi has named Craig Rowley executive director in its Torrance office. Previously, Rowley was president of Borders Perrin Norrander Inc., a Portland, Ore., marketing agency.

Outcast, a Santa Monica-based maker of gas-station digital advertising screens, has named Gregory Dunn sales director, central region, and Michael Mongelluzzo vice president, eastern region. Previously, Dunn and Mongelluzzo were sales directors at NBC Universal.

BANKING & FINANCE

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, a Century City mortgage banking firm, has named Christopher Vittetoe director in its debt placement group. Previously, Vittetoe was a mortgage banker at CapMark Finance Inc. in San Francisco.

ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City has named Rod Davis vice president of music business affairs. Previously, Davis was an executive director at SPE.

Machinima.com, a West Hollywood-based online entertainment network, has named Andy Shapiro vice president of creative development. Previously, Shapiro was a creative executive at Wonderland Sound and Vision, a West Hollywood production company.

Reveille, a Universal City production company, has promoted Jared Tobman to executive vice president of digital and production. Previously, Tobman was senior vice president and executive in charge of production.

Automat Pictures, a Koreatown production company, has named Katy Leigh vice president of the firm's marketing and creative content division. Previously, Leigh was a producer at the firm.

HEALTH CARE

Clinica Monsignor Oscar A. Romero, a health clinic operator based in downtown Los Angeles, has named Dr. Albert Pacheco executive director. Previously, Pacheco was executive director at La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba, a health center in Tierra Amarilla, N.M.

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof medical director of noninvasive cardiology and cardiac imaging at the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute. Previously, Vorobiof was an assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

LAW

Khorrami Pollard & Abir LLP, a downtown L.A. law firm, has named Adam E. Kerns controller. Previously, Kerns was an associate at Saul Ewing LLP, a Wilmington, Del., law firm.

Law firm Cozen O'Connor has named Nathan Dooley an associate in the commercial litigation department in the firm's downtown L.A. office. Previously, Dooley was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP, a downtown L.A. law firm.

MEDIA

The Los Angeles Times has named Nicholas Goldberg editor of the editorial pages. Previously, Goldberg was editorial pages deputy editor at the newspaper in downtown Los Angeles.



NON-PROFIT

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art on the Miracle Mile has named Franklin Sirmans the Terri and Michael Smooke department head and curator of contemporary art. Previously, Sirmans was curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection, a Houston museum.

The Valley Industry & Commerce Association, a Sherman Oaks non-profit organization that advocates for San Fernando Valley business issues, has named Marla Vasquez to its board. Vasquez is a senior vice president and regional president for Wells Fargo's San Fernando Valley Community Bank.

Para Los Ninos, an educational and family social services organization in downtown Los Angeles, has named Zac Guevara chairman, Ronny Bensimon vice chairman, Autumn Mosteller Krischer secretary and Glenn Sonnenberg treasurer. Guevara is a retired financial analyst; Bensimon is chief executive of Dearden's Furniture in downtown Los Angeles; Mosteller Krischer is vice president at Wells Fargo; and Sonnenberg is president of Latitude Management Real Estate Investors in Westwood.

The California Apartment Association, a Sacramento-based trade association for people who own or manage rental properties, has named Ryan Minniear executive director for CAA's office in downtown Los Angeles. Previously, Minniear was a project manager for Davies Public Affairs in Santa Monica.

The Young Musicians Foundation, a Beverly Hills non-profit organization promoting musical education for young people, has named Jonathan Weedman chairman. Weedman is a Wells Fargo regional vice president working out of Beverly Hills.

REAL ESTATE

Commercial real estate services firm Lee & Associates L.A. North/Ventura has named Kelly Betpolice as an investment associate. Previously, Betpolice was an investment associate at real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap's downtown L.A. office.

Commercial real estate brokerage NAI Capital has named Dan Bacani senior vice president in the firm's Pasadena office. Previously, Bacani was a broker with Century 21 Commercial, covering the West San Gabriel Valley market.

TRANSPORTATION

Qantas Airways Ltd., a Mascot, Australia-based airline, has named Rohan Garnett vice president of leisure sales in North America in the company's L.A. office. Previously, Garnett was a general manager at Jetstar Airways, a Melbourne, Australia-based airline.

KUDOS


Jerry Katz, a partner in the real estate practice of Century City law firm Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard & Shapiro LLP, and Ryan Nowicki, an associate in the firm's tax practice, have earned the designation "accredited professional" under the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. The program teaches green building practices and principles.

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