NEWSMAKERS

ACCOUNTING

Torrance-based Brigante Cameron Watters & Strong LLP has named Mark C. Tackmann partner. Previously, Tackmann was an audit partner at Irvine-based CPA firm Allen Haight and Monaghan LLP.

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

Boston-based Allied Integrated Marketing has named Emmanuel Kofi Brown director of digital marketing in the firm’s Hollywood office. Previously, Brown was founder of digital marketing consultancy Creative Speak.

BANKING & FINANCE

New York-based financial services firm JPMorgan Chase has named Joni Topper market manager for government banking, Western region, in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Topper was a regional manager at Wells Fargo.

ENGINEERING

Building Industry Association of Southern California, a non-profit industry advocacy group, has named Mark Miner a board member of the L.A.-Ventura chapter. Miner is president of the L.A.-Ventura division of Hall & Foreman Inc., a Santa Clarita-based civil engineering and land planning firm.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hollywood-based TV Guide Network has named Diane Robina executive vice president of development, acquisitions and programming strategy. Robina will continue to serve as president of horror-focused entertainment Web site Fear.net.

Lions Gate, a Santa Monica movie studio, has named Peter Iacono managing director of international television. Previously, Iacono was president and managing director of ITV Global Entertainment, a production and distribution firm.

Beverly Hills entertainment company Participant Media has named Jeff Ivers chief operating officer. Previously, Ivers was executive vice president at the firm.

GOVERNMENT

Michael J. Bowman has been named interim chief of police and Jose Santome has been named deputy chief of police of the Los Angeles School Police Department. Previously, Bowman was commanding officer of the West and Valley bureaus; Santome was commanding officer of the South Division.

HEALTH CARE

Providence Little Co. of Mary Medical Center Torrance has named Dr. Richard Glimp director of medical affairs. Previously, Glimp was chief of staff at the hospital.

LANDSCAPING

Calabasas-based ValleyCrest Design Group has named Esther Margulies managing principal of the group’s Comstock Studio in Malibu. Previously, Margulies was managing principal at Mia Lehrer & Associates, a Koreatown architecture firm.

LAW

Encino-based law firm Michelman & Robinson LLP has named Dana A. Kravetz managing partner. Previously, Kravetz was administrative partner at the firm.

Del Rey-based law firm Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP has named S. Christian Stouder managing partner. Previously, Stouder was a partner at the firm.

Greines Martin Stein & Richland LLP, a Miracle Mile law firm, has named Cynthia Tobisman a partner. Previously, Tobisman was an associate at the firm.

MANUFACTURING

Permalite Inc., an El Segundo-based maker of specialty printing materials, has named Joerg Adomat managing director of European operations. Previously, Adomat was chief executive of Hahnemuhle Fine Art Group, a maker of digital and traditional fine-art papers.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Raz Public Relations, a Santa Monica PR agency, has named Julie Miller managing director. Previously, Miller was director of communications at Digital Domain, a Venice digital production studio.

REAL ESTATE

Younan Properties Inc., a Woodland Hills-based real estate investment and management firm, has named Sandra Sajuan director of financial planning and analysis. Previously, Sajuan was controller at West L.A. real estate investment firm Brentwood Capital Partners Inc.

Encino-based Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has named Adam Christofferson regional manager of the Encino office. Previously, Christofferson was regional manager of the firm’s Colorado offices.

Building Owners and Managers Association of California, a Sacramento-based advocacy group for the commercial real estate industry, has named Cindi Langendoen 2010 president. Langendoen is national strategic accounts senior director for CB Richard Ellis Investors, a downtown L.A.-based real estate investment firm.

RETAIL

Blowfish, a Santa Monica-based maker of footwear and handbags for girls, has named Wendy Colton international director. Previously, Colton was international director at apparel maker Rocket Dog.

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