BrandDNA Inc., a Hollywood public relations and marketing firm, has named Kelsey Gray Sherman social media specialist and Olivia Tiet account planner. Previously, Sherman was an entertainment marketing intern at Puma, a Nurnberg, Germany-based shoemaker. Tiet was a media planning intern at Aaaza, a Koreatown marketing firm.
Inter/Media Advertising, a division of Encino-based Inter/Media Group of Cos., has named Candice Yoo interactive media designer. Previously, Yoo was Web designer at Gaad Corp., a Torrance e-commerce advisory business.
BANKING & FINANCE
First California Financial Group Inc., the Westlake Village parent of First California Bank, has named Bradley R. Brown executive vice president, chief audit executive and chief risk officer. Previously, Brown was executive vice president at Pacific Capital Bancorp, the Santa Barbara-based parent of Santa Barbara Bank and Trust.
Michel Financial Group, a Century City financial services firm, has named Lana Jacqueline McNally director of brokerage. Previously, McNally was director of business development for Houck Inc., a West L.A. design-build firm.
Slalom Consulting, a Seattle-based business and technology consultancy, has named Chris Lord general manager at its El Segundo office. Previously, Lord was vice president at Hitachi Consulting, a Dallas business consultancy.
Amy Zimmerman & Associates Inc., a Torrance-based executive search firm, has named Ed Ziti vice president of staffing. Previously, Ziti was an executive recruiter at BSM Associates, an Irvine-based executive search firm.
IBE Consulting Engineers Inc., a Sherman Oaks engineering services firm, has promoted Bungane Mehlomakulu to principal. Also, Sandra Corazzelli and Jane O’Neill were promoted to senior associates. Previously, Mehlomakulu was a senior associate; Corazzelli and O’Neill were associates.
FishBowl Worldwide Media, a West L.A. media production company, has named Beth Greenwald senior vice president of unscripted development and Jennifer Gwartz senior vice president of scripted development. Previously, Greenwald was vice president, original programming, at E Entertainment. Gwartz was executive producer on cable TV show “Party Down.”
Mothership, a Venice media production firm, has named Aladino Debert director. He also will serve as creative director at sister firm Digital Domain, a Venice visual effects firm. Previously, Debert was creative director at Radium, a Dallas based digital visual effects firm.
Dick Clark Productions Inc., a Burbank-based TV producer and distributor, has named Wayne Sampson vice president of development. Previously, Sampson was director of development and production at cable TV channel Discovery Channel.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has named Keith Roberts executive chef. Previously, Roberts was executive chef of the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown Hotel.
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