NEWSMAKERS

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

AvatarLabs, an Encino online marketing agency, has named Daniel Weisinger producer. Previously, Weisinger was a freelance producer for the agency.

ARCHITECTURE

Leo A Daly, an Omaha, Neb.-based architecture firm, has named R. Michael Walden vice president and director of design at its downtown Los Angeles office. Previously, Walden was principal and director of design at Nadel Architects, a West L.A. architecture firm.

Stantec, an Edmonton, Alberta-based architectural, design and engineering services firm, has named Andy Nahle a principal in its Woodland Hills office. Previously, Nahle was associate vice president at PBS&J, a Tampa, Fla.-based architectural, design and engineering services firm.

NBBJ, a Seattle-based architecture and design firm, has named Timothy Lambert senior associate, and Jan Szupinski and John Truong associates in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Lambert was principal, and Szupinski and Truong were associates at Rossetti, a Southfield, Mich.-based architecture and design firm.

American Institute of Architects, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit industry group, has named Edmund M. Einy to its College of Fellows for his work on behalf of the industry. Einy is a design director in the Pasadena office of Gkkworks, an Irvine-based architecture and design firm.

AUTOMOTIVE

Gooding & Co., a Santa Monica-based classic car auctioneer, has named Paul Hageman a classic car specialist in its Santa Monica office. Previously, Hageman was partner in Hageman Motorcars LLC, a Kirkland, Wash., classic car dealer.

BANKING & FINANCE

Wells Fargo & Co., a San Francisco-based bank, has named Eric Sohovich senior vice president and senior private banker at its Brentwood bank. Previously, Sohovich was senior vice president at First Regional Bank.

EDUCATION

Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has named Miriam Y. Lacey director of the master of science in organization development program. Lacey is an associate professor of applied behavioral science at the business school.

Wendy Tucker has been named to the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center Advisory Council and the board of the Department of Neurosurgery. Tucker is a partner in the downtown L.A. office of Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, a San Francisco-based law firm.

ENTERTAINMENT

Maya Entertainment Group Inc., a downtown L.A. film production and distribution company, has named Elias Axume executive vice president for international distribution. Previously, Axume was executive vice president at Myriad Pictures, a Santa Monica film producer and distributor.

HEALTH CARE

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, a Vienna, Va.-based non-profit advocate for the use of cardiovascular CT diagnostics, has named Dr. Matthew J. Budoff president. Budoff is director of cardiac CT at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute in Torrance.

INSURANCE

Marsh, a New York-based insurance broker, has named Danette Jones construction practice leader for its Southwest partnership in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Jones was a senior vice president at Aon Corp., a Chicago-based risk management business.

LANDSCAPING

ValleyCrest Landscape Cos., a Calabasas-based landscaping and design business, has promoted Caroline Weilert to vice president of marketing. Previously, Weilert was director of marketing at the business.

LAW

The National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals, a Tulsa, Okla.-based non-profit industry advocacy group, has honored Lee A. Paige with an outstanding contributions award for his support of the industry and the association’s goals. Paige is a senior legal assistant at Morrison & Foerster LLP, a downtown L.A. law firm.

Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc., Century City law firm, has named Richard J. Sweet an associate. Previously, Sweet was founder of CA Land Use Professionals LLP, an L.A. business and real estate advisory firm.

Gray Duffy LLP, an Encino law firm, has named Jack Liebhaber senior associate. Previously, Liebhaber was co-founder of law firm Leibhaber & Masserman LLP.

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm, has named Sanjesh Sharma of counsel in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Sharma was an attorney at Hogan & Hartson LLP, a Wilmington, Del.-based law firm.

McGuireWoods LLP, a Richmond, Va.-based law firm, has named Brooks Gresham a partner in its Century City office’s complex commercial litigation group. Previously, Gresham was of counsel at Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, a downtown L.A.-based law firm.

MEDIA

KNBC (Channel 4), a Burbank-based TV station, has named Vickie Burns vice president of news. Previously, Burns was vice president of content and audience development for NBC Local Media New York, an NBC ad sales division.

NON-PROFIT

Children’s Institute Inc., a Koreatown-based non-profit organization helping children affected by violence, drugs and other trauma, has named Charles P. Diamond chairman. Diamond is a senior partner in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a downtown L.A.-based law firm.

Para Los Ninos, an educational and family social services organization in downtown Los Angeles, has named Matt Kestian, Pedro Marti, Victoria Rusnak Pearson, R. Christine Hershey and Francisco Pinto to its board. Kestian is southwest district chief technology officer for Microsoft Corp. Marti is senior vice president at Well Fargo. Rusnak Pearson is president of Rusnak Auto Group, a group of car dealerships. Hershey is founder of Hershey Cause Communications, a Santa Monica brand design and marketing firm. Pinto is a news anchor for channel Univision 34.

Junior Achievement of Southern California, an L.A. non-profit that promotes financial literacy and entrepreneurship to K-12 students, has named Kevin E. Dow, Patrick E. Lamb and Neeta Patel to its board. Dow is vice president and general manager at Turner Construction Co., a New York-based construction company. Lamb is chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Clippers. Patel is director of future programs at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the Canoga Park division of East Hartford, Conn.-based aerospace company.

REAL ESTATE

Studley, a New York-based tenant advisory firm, has named Judd Meltzer a senior adviser in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Meltzer was a real estate consultant.

CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., a West L.A.-based real estate services firm, has named Jeff Woolf senior vice president in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Woolf was executive director at Cushman & Wakefield Inc., a New York-based real estate services firm.

RETAIL

MyShape, a Glendale-based online women’s clothing company, has promoted Mercedes De Luca to chief executive. Previously, De Luca was chief technology officer at the company.

TECHNOLOGY

Wiredrive, a Marina del Rey-based online media sharing and digital workflow platform, has named Farah Fima an account manager in its Marina del Rey office. Previously, Fima was west regional events manager at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, a New York-based non-profit industry advocate.

Nexon Corp., a Seoul, South Korea-based publisher of free online games, has named Owen Mahoney chief financial officer in its Koreatown office. Previously, Mahoney was senior vice president at Electronic Arts Inc., a Redwood City-based video game company.

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