Santa Monica accounting and consulting firm Gumbiner Savett Inc. has named Raymond Blatt a principal. Previously, Blatt was director of state and local taxes at Moss Adams LLP, a Seattle-based accounting firm.


Business consultancy Resources Global Professionals has promoted Brian Goodman to senior practice leader of the regulatory and legal practice at the firm’s downtown L.A. office. Previously, Goodman was regional director, regulatory and legal.


Walter P Moore & Associates Inc., a Houston-based engineering and consulting firm, has promoted Daniel Traub to principal at its West L.A. office. Previously, Traub was a senior associate at the firm.


Cerritos-based law firm Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo has promoted James C. Romo to managing partner. Previously, Romo was chief operating officer at the firm.

The downtown L.A. office of law firm Tucker Ellis & West LLP has named Matthew I. Kaplan partner. Previously, Kaplan was counsel at the firm.

The downtown L.A. office of law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has named Curtis M. Dombek a partner in the government contract and regulated industries group. Previously, Dombek was a partner at Bryan Cave LLP.

The downtown L.A. office of law firm Sidley Austin LLP has named Frank J. Broccolo, Sean A. Commons and Bridget S. Johnsen partners. They were previously associates at the firm.

Tucker Ellis & West LLP has named Nicole M. LeBlanc and Amanda Villalobos associates at its downtown L.A. office. Previously, LeBlanc was a law clerk at Mirman & Bubman LLP; Villalobos was a litigation associate at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.

Century City law firm Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc. has named Christopher C. Fowler a litigation attorney and Wesley D. Hurst partner. Previously, Fowler was an associate at Westwood-based law firm Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP. Hurst was managing partner at Century City law firm Folger Levin & Kahn LLP.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm, has promoted Richard Reinis to partner in the Century City office and Jay Smith to partner in the downtown L.A. office. They were previously of counsel at the firm.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a West L.A.-based law firm, has named Susan Kohn Ross and Seth W. Krasilovsky partners. Previously, Ross was of counsel and Krasilovsky was an associate at the firm.


The LeRoy Haynes Center, a LaVerne non-profit facility treating special needs children, has named Dena Garvin-Smart and Christopher Soltis to its board. Garvin-Smart is senior vice president of Stellar Business Bank in Covina. Soltis is chief executive of Soltis and Co. Inc., a Fontana landscape firm.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce has named Donna Duperron chief executive. Previously, Duperron was chief executive of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, a Torrance non-profit that provides seniors as mentors, coaches and companions.


Younan Properties Inc., a Woodland Hills-based real estate investment and management firm, has named Brian Hennessey vice president of leasing. Previously, Hennessey was president of Westridge Realty Partners, an Oak Park real estate services firm.


Burbank-based Woodbury University has honored Carl R. Terzian as an alumnus of the year for his contributions to the university. Terzian is founder of Carl Terzian Associates, a West L.A. public relations and marketing firm.

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