NEWSMAKERS

ACCOUNTING

Ernst & Young LLP, a London-based accounting services firm, has promoted Jennifer Arzonetti to director, Denis Cagna to executive director and Keith Russ to principal at its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Arzonetti was an associate director, Cagna a senior manager, and Russ a director at the firm.

ARCHITECTURE

Rossetti Architecture Interiors and Planning, an El Segundo-based architectural services firm, has named Veda N. Solomon an associate and West Coast regional director of business development. Previously, Solomon was director of business development in the Culver City office of HOK, an architectural and engineering design firm.

CONSULTING

System One, a Pittsburgh-based staffing firm, has named Marc Samson director of business development, Bill Schechter Sr. technical recruiter and Jodi Zarin vice president at its Torrance office. Previously, Samson was director of business development for HeyGoTo, a Las Vegas-based Internet search services company. Schechter was senior recruiter and Zarin was chief executive of Career Solutions, a staffing firm.

EDUCATION

John Miller has been named vice chancellor of Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Previously, Miller was associate vice president for development and alumni affairs at the university.

Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton has named Paul A. Stove vice president of advancement and marketing. Previously, Stove was director of development at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in Pomona.

USC’s Rossier School of Education has named Anne E. Wicks assistant dean for advancement. Previously, Wicks was interim managing director of development and director of institutional giving at American Public Media, a non-profit owner and operator of public radio stations in St. Paul, Minn.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hallmark Channels, a Studio City-based operator of cable TV channels, has promoted Donovan Batiste to vice president of research and media planning. Previously, Batiste was research director at the company.

TheWrap News Inc., an online news organization covering the business of entertainment and media, has named Mark J. Davis chief operating officer. Previously, Davis was vice president of strategy and interactive media for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

HEALTH CARE

Dr. Kathy Magliato has been named president at the American Heart Association’s L.A. division for fiscal year 2010-11. Magliato is director of women’s cardiac services at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

LAW

BuckleySandler LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm, has named John Stoner counsel in its West L.A. office. Previously, Stoner was partner at McConnell Dunning & Barwick LLP, an Aliso Viejo law firm.

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