NEWSMAKERS

ARCHITECTURE

Osborn Architects, a Glendale architecture firm, has named Tonya Dooley director of business development. Previously, Dooley was a marketing team leader in the downtown L.A. office of HNTB Architecture, a Kansas City, Mo.-based architecture and construction services firm.

Perkowitz+Ruth Architects, a Long Beach-based architecture firm, has promoted Alan Pullman, Branko Prebanda, Marios Savopoulos and Brian Wolfe to senior principals at its Long Beach office. They were previously principals.

BANKING & FINANCE

Los Angeles Federal Credit Union, a Glendale-based credit union, has promoted John Dea to chief executive and Anthony C. Cuevas to senior vice president-chief operating officer. Previously, Dea was executive vice president-chief operating officer and Cuevas was vice president-chief operating officer at the credit union.

COMMUNICATIONS

Paolucci Communications Arts, a Palos Verdes Estates communications services firm, has promoted Starr Merten to senior art director. Previously, Merten was an art director at the firm.

ENTERTAINMENT

Camelot Entertainment Group Inc., a Universal City entertainment production company, has named Jeffrey Giles vice president of worldwide distribution. Previously, Giles was an international sales director at Nu Image/Millennium Films, an L.A. entertainment production company.

Participant Media, a Beverly Hills-based entertainment production company, has named Bonnie Stylides senior vice president of business affairs. Previously, Stylides was outside counsel for Summit Entertainment, a Santa Monica entertainment production company.

Hasbro Studios, the L.A. entertainment arm of toymaker Hasbro Inc., has named Kathy Page vice president of production. Previously, Page was a vice president of animation at Sony Pictures Television.

HOSPITALITY

Portofino Resort & Yacht Club, a Redondo Beach hotel, has named Rosanna Harrison director of catering. Previously, Harrison was director of catering at Evans Hotels, a San Diego-based hotel chain.

LAW

Sidley Austin LLP, a Chicago-based law firm, has named Douglas Axel a partner in its downtown L.A. office. Previously, Axel was a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California.

Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, a West L.A.-based law firm, has named Becca J. Wahlquist a partner in the West L.A. office. Previously, Wahlquist was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a Chicago-based law firm.

Murchison & Cumming LLP, a downtown L.A.-based law firm, has named Tim Agajanian of counsel. Previously, Agajanian was founder of Agajanian Law Group LLP, a downtown L.A. law firm.

Ford & Harrison LLP, an Atlanta-based law firm, has named Steven M. Kroll a partner in the firm’s downtown L.A. office. Previously, Kroll was an associate at the firm.

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