Crowe Horwath LLP, a South Bend, Ind.-based accounting and consulting firm, has named Bart Kimmel risk consulting group director at the firm’s Sherman Oaks office. Previously, Kimmel was senior vice president at Marsh, a New York-based insurance brokerage.
Gerber & Co. Inc., a Century City accounting services firm, has promoted Richard Weisinger to director of tax services. Previously, Weisinger was tax manager at the firm.
Saatchi & Saatchi LA, the Torrance office of New York-based advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi, has named Dave Evans senior integrated producer. Also, Donnell Johnson was named associate creative director/copywriter, Jason Nichols was named creative director and Gary Rosen was named associate creative director/copywriter. Previously, Evans was creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, a Miami-based ad agency. Johnson was senior copywriter at 180 LA, a Santa Monica ad agency. Nichols was creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day, a New York-based ad agency. Rosen was lead writer at 42 Entertainment in Pasadena.
Inter/Media Advertising, a division of Encino-based Inter/Media Group of Cos., has named Thi M. Le online account supervisor. Previously, Le was interactive account manager at Integrated Media Solutions, a Beverly Hills media-buying firm.
KTGY Group, an Irvine-based architecture and planning firm, has named Jack Price a principal in its Santa Monica office. Previously, Price was a principal at HKS Inc., a Dallas-based architecture firm.
BANKING & FINANCE
Private Bank of California, a Century City bank, has named William S. Upchurch senior vice president. Previously, Upchurch was senior vice president at First Regional Bank, also in Century City.
Kinecta Federal Credit Union, a Manhattan Beach-based credit union, has named Amy Hsu director of deposit product and research in its Manhattan Beach office. Previously, Hsu was market research director at ResMae Mortgage Corp., a Brea mortgage firm.
First Enterprise Bank in downtown Los Angeles, has named Jennifer Foster vice president. Previously, Foster was vice president at Community Bank, a Pasadena-based bank.
The California Senate has confirmed George Kieffer’s appointment to the University of California Board of Regents. Kieffer is a partner in the West L.A. office of law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Affairs has named Shana Warshaw to its Women’s Leadership Board. Warshaw is senior director at the downtown L.A. office of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, a division of Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
MRB Productions, a Beverly Hills entertainment company, has promoted Claudia Castillo to head of business affairs. Previously, Castillo was head of accounting at MRB.
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