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NEWSMAKERS Distribution Randy Beckwith was named vice president of sales for Burbank-based Ryan Herco Products, a distributor of fluid handling tubes. Beckwith has been at the company since 1983, spending the last seven years as national sales manager after having started in inside sales and advancing to outside sales and management. Education Therese S. Eyermann, Ph.D., was appointed executive assistant to the president of California State University Channel Islands Richard R. Rush. Eyermann was previously an executive assistant to the executive vice chancellor of UCLA and was a policy analyst for the Institute of Policy and Management of the Koltai Group National Center for the Development of Education in Encino. She also was the director of financial aid for the University of Judaism. Deborah Wylie, formerly the campus architect at Cal State Northridge, was named associate vice president of operations, planning and construction at Cal State Channel Islands. From 1995 to 2002, Wylie was at CSUN, overseeing the $407 million earthquake reconstruction projects. In 2002, she left CSUN to become the university architect for the California State University system, managing various projects across the state, a position she held previously to her new appointment at CSUCI. Finance Anne Tesoro was named a principal at Good Swartz Brown & Berns LLP, a CPA firm based in Sherman Oaks. Tesoro has been with the firm 15 years, primarily working with closely held, middle market companies in the areas of accounting, tax and financial consulting, planning and compliance. Tesoro graduated from Cal State Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting. Mortgage Arthur D. Ringwald was named president of loan production at Metrocities Mortgage LLC. Ringwald was previously with Ocwen Technology Xchange Inc., where he served as president and CEO. Earlier he was president and CEO of Ellie Mae. Nonprofit Jerri Hemsworth, CEO and owner of Newman Grace Inc., an advertising, marketing and new media firm in Woodland Hills, was appointed president of the National Association of Women Business Owners California. The appointment was effective July 1. Hemsworth started her company as a graphic design business in 1996 out of her home and now boasts clients including Maria’s Italian Kitchen, L.A. County Medical Association, KHS Bicycles and Glencoe/McGraw Hill. NAWBO-California represents the interests of more than 1.2 million women business owners in California on the local, state and national level. Marie White of Money Mailer of Agoura/Calabasas/Woodland Hills & Conejo Valley, Inc. was chosen president of California Women Business Owners, effective Aug. 1. The appointment is for a one-year term. White has been an active member of CWBO for nine years, and is active in organizations including Kiwanis Club of Calabasas/Agoura, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and Malibu Chamber of Commerce, as well as others. CWBO was formed in 1981 to support and encourage women business ownership through professional programs and education. Real Estate Robert Shafer joined Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc. as senior vice president and a principal. Shafer was previously at CB Richard Ellis where he held the post of first vice president. Stuart Steinberg was promoted to senior investment associate at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Co. Steinberg joined Marcus & Millichap in 1997. He is an associate director in the firm’s national multi-housing group. Restaurant Carolyn P. O’Keefe was appointed chief marketing officer at IHOP Corp. effective Sept. 1. O’Keefe was most recently vice president of retail concepts for Baskin-Robbins. She has also held positions with Walt Disney Co. and PepsiCo Inc. Technology Philip Black was appointed CEO of Woodland Hills-based Nexsan Technologies, a data storage company. Black has more than 25 years of leadership experience and joins the company from LightSand Communications, where he served as CEO since 2001. Prior to LightSand, Black was a managing partner at storage consulting firm IN_Fusion, CEO of storage systems manufacturer Box Hill/Dot Hill and the founder and CEO of telecommunications equipment manufacturer Tekelec. He took both Dot Hill and Tekelec public. James W. Klinger was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of North American Scientific, Inc. in Chatsworth. The appointment was effective July 26. Klinger previously served as vice president, finance and CFO of Troy Group, Inc. North American is in the field of radiation therapy. Marvin Selter was named vice chairman of the board of directors of Los Angeles-based CytRx Corp. Selter had been on the board of directors since October 2003 and serves as chairman of CytRx’s audit committee. Selter had served as chairman of the board of the Valley Economic Development Center and is on a number of other boards, including the Business Tax Advisory Committee. Selter is also president of CMS Inc., a national management consulting firm. Richard Field was appointed a member of the board of directors of Camarillo-based Electronic Clearing House, Inc., a provider of electronic payment and transaction processing services. Field has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry as an executive with The Bank of New York, Chase and Citigroup. He retired in 1997 from Bank of New York where he was senior executive vice president. Since retiring, Field was a founding director of LendingTree, a lending and realty services exchange that allows consumers to receive competitive loan offers over the Internet.

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