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ADVERTISING Grant Rosenquist has been named as vice president of analytics and technology of Inter/Media Advertising, based in Encino. In the role, Rosenquist will create, enhance and manage the company’s proprietary technology systems, developed to manage and track media efficiency and optimize ad dollars. Rosenquist has 17 years specializing in research planning and managing media advertising campaigns. AVIATION Diana Sanchez has been named as manager of public relations for the Van Nuys Airport. She previously served in a similar position in the community relations department at Los Angeles International Airport. Sanchez replaces Stacy T. Geere who is leaving to start her own public relations firm based in Santa Clarita. BANKING Craig Kolasinski has been appointed executive vice president, business development at First Bank of Beverly Hills, a new position. Kolasinski has been EVP, chief credit officer of the Calabasas-based bank. FBBH has also appointed Eric Rosa executive vice president and chief lending officer. Rosa was formerly chief lending officer at ChinaTrust Bank. BIOTECH Yuji Orihara has been named president and representative director of Amgen KK, the Japanese arm of the Thousand Oaks drug maker Amgen Inc. Orihara was previously a senior managing director with Novartis Pharma. CIVICS Ben Golombek has been named communications director for Second District City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who represents portions of the eastern San Fernando Valley. Golombek had worked in the press office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mark Lunn has been named senior administrative assistant to Ventura County Supervisor-elect Peter Foy. Lunn is a 30-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. Joel Price has been named a commissioner on the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Committee for the Thousand Oaks City Council. Price is a Los Angeles Police Department detective in the Valley. Scott Wilk has stepped down as district director for U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon to start his own lobbying group. He has worked for the Santa Clarita congressman for five years. CONSTRUCTION Sherri Miller has been appointed to manage the new Santa Clarita office of engineering firm Dudek. She is a senior project manager at the firm specializing in environmental documentation and planning. PCL Construction Services has promoted three executives in its Glendale offices. Dave Yount, who has been with the company since 1984, was named operations manager. Mark Josten was appointed senior construction manager. He has been with PCL for 13 years. Jeff Miller was named construction manager. He started his career with PCL in 1992. EDUCATION Don Davis has been named chief of staff for Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David L. Brewer III. He was previously chief of staff to the district’s office of the general counsel. ENTERTAINMENT Kerry Chandler has been named as senior vice president of corporate responsibility, a newly created position at The Walt Disney Co. In the role, Chandler will be responsible for developing overall strategy and direction for the company’s corporate responsibility efforts, including the areas of community outreach, volunteerism, environmental policy and programs, charitable giving and The Walt Disney Company Foundation. Prior to assuming her new role at Disney, Chandler served one year as senior vice president of Human Resources at Hong Kong Disneyland. Allie Carsia has been named as director of marketing for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. In her role, Carsia oversees development and execution of affiliate trade ads, direct mail and e-mail programs and networks’ affiliate websites. She will work out of the company’s Los Angeles office. Carsia previously worked at Reed Television Group as a regional sales manager. Scott Franklin has been appointed as chief executive officer of The Motion Picture Group, a film/entertainment financing and production company based in Studio City. Henri Kessler has been named as president of the firm. HEALTH CARE Lloyd H. Dean, president of Catholic Healthcare West, has been awarded the Mathies Award from the Partnership in Care Foundation. The award recognizes innovative and creative leaders in the professional health care community. Catholic Healthcare West operates facilities in Arizona, Nevada and California, including Glendale Memorial Hospital and Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Valley. Jeffery Flocken has been named senior vice president in charge of the California region for Tenet Healthcare Corp., the corporate parent of Encino Tarzana Medical Center and 18 other western facilities. He was previously vice president of the California region. Flocken starting in 1980s worked at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, leaving in 1997 as president and CEO. Steven Sell has been named president of Managed Health Network, a behavioral health subsidiary of managed health care provider Health Net. Sell is currently its chief sales and marketing officer. LAW William I. Goldsmith, a partner with Goldsmith & Hull in Encino, has been elected president of the California Creditors Bar Association, a specialty bar group representing commercial and retail creditors’ rights attorneys. PHOTO David W. Stuart, a deputy district attorney for the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He lives in Westlake Village. NOT-FOR-PROFIT Nilima Kapoor has been named as director of the lending division of the Valley Economic Development Corp. She has been with the organization for six years and most recently was manager of the VEDC’s San Fernando Valley Financial Development Corp. Anthony Pizano has been named as the manager of the San Fernando Valley Financial Development Corp. He previously served as the agency’s loan officer. REAL ESTATE Rita B. Silver has been appointed corporate controller at Younan Properties Inc. in Woodland Hills. Silver is a 26-year financial veteran who was most recently controller for Douglas Emmett & Co. Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc. added a brokerage team to its just opened Oxnard office. John Ochoa, Grant Harris and David Kim joined Lee specializing in industrial and office properties. Ochoa and Harris, who join as founding principals, were previously with Colliers International. TECHNOLOGY Suzanne Swanson has been appointed as executive vice president of Gamma Enterprises Technologies, a Woodland Hills-based data management software company. Her responsibilities include leading corporate and product marketing, product management and business development. Swanson previously serves as senior vice president of business development of Patch Link.

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