NEWSMAKERS

BANKING & FINANCE

UC Hub Group Inc., a Bell Canyon-based investment company focused on mineral, gem, and oil and natural gas properties, has named Jim Dunkelberg to its board. Dunkelberg is chief executive of Canadian Hydrothermal Recovery Technologies Inc., a Cambridge, Ontario, manufacturing firm.

CONSULTING

Protiviti Inc., a Menlo Park-based consulting firm, has promoted Tony Dennler to senior manager, Michael Kim to manager and Brad Webre to associate director in the firm’s downtown L.A. office. Previously, Dennler was manager; Kim was senior consultant; and Webre was senior manager.

EDUCATION

Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University has named Mark W.S. Chun director of its West L.A. Center for Applied Research. Chun is an associate professor of information systems at the Graziadio School

ENTERTAINMENT

Inferno Entertainment, a Century City-based production company, has named Jeffrey Edell chief executive. Previously, Edell was chief operating officer at DIC Entertainment, a producer of children’s entertainment.

Method Studios, a Santa Monica-based visual effects firm, has named Patrick Davenport vice president of operations. Previously, Davenport was an executive producer at Image Metrics, a Santa Monica firm that designs facial animation software for the entertainment industry.

GOVERNMENT

Judy Mitchell has been named to the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s governing board, a Diamond Bar-based state government agency. Mitchell is a Rolling Hills Estates councilwoman.

LAW

Miller Barondess LLP, a Century City law firm, has named Dan Miller partner. Previously, Miller was an associate at the firm.

Tricia L. Legittino has been promoted to partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato LC. Previously, Legittino was a senior associate at the firm.

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP, a Century City-based law firm, has named Jeffrey D. Goldman partner. Previously, Goldman was a partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, a Century City-based law firm.

Jams, an alternative dispute resolution firm, has named Terry B. Friedman a neutral in its Santa Monica office. Friedman was previously a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard & Shapiro LLP, a Century City law firm, has promoted Scott Gizer and Lisa Hamilton Klein to partners. Previously, Gizer and Klein were associates at the firm.

NON-PROFIT

Central City Association, a downtown L.A.-based non-profit group advocating for business development, has named Anne Samuelson Williams vice president of legislative and legal affairs. Previously, Williams was of counsel at Hinman Howard & Kattell LLP, a Binghamton, N.Y.-based law firm.

REAL ESTATE

Studley, a tenant advisory firm, has promoted Stacy Wilder to senior managing director in its West L.A. office. Previously, Wilder was a corporate managing director at the firm.

Caruso Affiliated, an L.A.-based real estate development and management firm, has named John Cugasi vice president for airports. Previously, Cugasi was director of concession at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.

CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., a West L.A.-based commercial real estate services firm, has named Gil Borok chief financial officer. Borok had served as temporary CFO at the firm.

Jones Lang LaSalle, a West L.A.-based real estate services firm, has named Michael Siteman vice president of the mission critical solutions group. Previously, Siteman was chief executive of Leverage Lease Inc., a commercial real estate developer.

Lee & Associates, a real estate services firm, has promoted Darren Casamassima and Mike Smith to principals in the firm’s L.A. North/Ventura County office in Sherman Oaks. Previously, Casamassima and Smith were senior associates at the firm.

RESEARCH

IbisWorld, a Santa Monica market research firm, has named Danielle Scott managing editor. Previously, Scott was managing editor of the Graziadio Business Report, the online business journal and blog for the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Malibu’s Pepperdine University.

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