Hospitality Sue Ferguson has joined the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau as convention services manager. She will oversee meeting planning, visitor guides and party venue planning. Ferguson was previously catering sales manager at the DoubleTree Hotel Pasadena. Law Barry Russell has been appointed presiding judge of the bankruptcy appellate panel for the Ninth Circuit. Russell was appointed a U.S. bankruptcy judge in 1974 and will continue to serve on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the central district of California in addition to his new duties as presiding judge on the BAP. Real Estate Laura Pegler was named director of investor relations with Asset Management Consultants Inc. in Granada Hills. She will be responsible for coordinating contact with existing and new investors. Pegler was previously marketing contractor for the Walt Disney Co.