NEWSMAKERS

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

Bird, a Hollywood strategic branding agency, has named Brian Yetwin account executive. Previously, Yetwin was senior account executive and senior copywriter at Iconisus, a Culver City advertising agency.

Bowman Design Group, a Signal Hill communications design and project management firm, has named Lee Harrington director of accounts. Previously, Harrington was co-owner and principal at F-Space Creative, a Laguna Niguel marketing firm.

Jack Morton Worldwide, a New York-based brand marketing agency, has named Daryl Butler senior vice president and managing director in its West Hollywood office. Previously, Butler was director of global consumer experience for the Jordan brand at Nike Inc., the Beaverton, Ore.-based maker of sporting goods, footwear and apparel.

Inter/Media Interactives, a subsidiary of Encino ad and marketing agency Inter/Media Group of Cos., has named John Cody affiliate manager. Previously, Cody was senior online media buyer for Bidz.com, a Culver City-based online retailer of luxury goods and jewelry.

Silent Partner Media LLC, an L.A. sports and entertainment marketing firm, has named Adam Nisenson partner. Previously, Nisenson was owner of Active Imagination, a Houston health care and sports marketing firm.

CONSULTING

Amy Zimmerman & Associates Inc., a Torrance staffing firm, has promoted Teddi Franklin-Hammer to senior recruiting manager. Previously, Franklin-Hammer was a recruiter at the firm.

Crowe Horwath LLP, a South Bend, Ind.-based accounting and consulting firm, has named Howard Chang senior manager in the tax business unit at its Sherman Oaks office. Previously, Chan was a senior tax manager at Deloitte LLP, a New York-based accounting service firm.

EDUCATION

California State University, Los Angeles, has named Ashish Vaidya provost and vice president for academic affairs. Previously, Vaidya was dean of the faculty at California State University, Channel Islands.

USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development has named Shlomi Ronen an adjunct professor. Ronen is managing director and co-founder at Lucent Capital, a Century City real estate financial advisory firm.

ENGINEERING

Partner Engineering and Science, an El Segundo environmental and engineering consulting firm, has named Kevin Roberts technical director of the firm’s industrial hygiene division. Previously, Roberts was a senior project manager at Coffey Environments, a unit of Coffey International Ltd., a Wayville, Australia-based professional services consultancy.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hallmark Channels, a Studio City-based operator of cable channels, has named Seema Patel director of pricing and planning. Previously, Patel was account director at Invision Inc., a New York advertising services company.

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings Inc., a Hollywood-based entertainment and real estate development firm, has promoted Tanya Rebrova to vice president controller, Iggie Martinez to vice president of operations at its Occidental Studios production facilities division, Marcus Davis to vice president of property and construction management and Gail Wong to vice president of leasing at its Albert Sweet Development commercial real estate division. Also Pat Brizendine was promoted to vice president of operations and Gary Lustgarten to vice president of sales and marketing at its Prop Services West set design division. Previously, Rebrova was controller at the company. At their respective divisions, Martinez was director of operations; Davis was property manager; Wong was director of leasing; Brizendine was operations manager and Lustgarten sales and marketing manager.

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