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Architecture Marc Lallanilla has joined Ware & Malcomb Architects as project manager for the Woodland Hills office. He most recently worked as a studio designer for Merle Norman Cosmetics. Also, Michael Cristilli and Ignacio Villarin have joined the office as job captains. Cristilli was most recently project manager at Pittman Group Architects. Villarin comes to the firm from Amador Whittle Architects. Banking Steven L. Reich has been named vice president of sales and marketing at the Calabasas office of Digital Insight. His principal objectives will be to extend the company’s leadership role to the retail and commercial banking industries and to expand the company’s international presence. Prior to joining the company, Reich served as vice president of sales and marketing at Treasury Services Corp. Education Gretchen Lightfoot has been named assistant director of development and alumni relations at Viewpoint School. Her responsibilities will include grant writing, alumni affairs, external relations and work on special events. Before joining Viewpoint, Lightfoot served as a public relations officer at Union Bank of California. Entertainment Kraig T. Kitchin has been named president and chief operating officer of Sherman Oaks-based Premiere Radio Networks Inc. He will oversee all aspects of company operations. In addition, he will continue to act as the director of sales. Kitchin was recently promoted to chief operating officer. Previously, he was executive vice president and director of sales. Jed Petrick has been promoted to executive vice president of advertising sales at Burbank-based WB Television Network. Before joining The WB, Petrick was the vice president of sales for The Baseball Network, a division of Major League Baseball. Brett Robinson has been named controller of Burbank headquartered Dick Clark Productions Inc. Robinson previously was assistant controller of the company. In addition, Jack Seifert has been named vice president of production for Dick Clark Productions. He will be responsible for supervising the negotiation of services and facilities, and the formation of budgets and schedules. Previously, Seifert has served as producer for a number of sitcoms and has served as production executive for Hearst Entertainment. Corie Van Deutekom has been named director of international sales at Studio City-based Hamdon Entertainment. She will be overseeing the international sales of Hamdon’s new telefilm acquisitions, as well as its library, on a worldwide basis. Prior to joining the company, Van Deutekom was director of international sales at Mainline Releasing. High Tech Tom Govreau has been appointed chief financial officer of the Westlake Village office of Sandpiper Networks Inc. He previously was a partner with Ernst & Young. Also, Joe Eskew has been appointed vice president of sales. He previously was vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Air Media Inc. In addition, Gerald Kobelski has been appointed vice president of network services. Prior to joining Sandpiper, he served as vice president for GTE Internetworking. Hospitality Joseph Kruvi has been appointed general manager of the Hilton Hotels Corp.’s newest acquisition, the Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center. Kruvi began his career in the catering department of the Hilton New York, and returns to Hilton after a 14-year absence. Most recently, Kruvi served as general manager of a new resort property on the Dead Sea in Israel. Insurance James Faustina has been appointed senior underwriter for the Glendale office of Amwest Surety Insurance Co. He will provide service to clients in eight Southern California counties. Previously, he was in the surety division of American International Group. Real Estate Anna Ma has joined the Glendale offices of Chicago Title Insurance Co. as vice president and sales team leader. She brings a four-member sales team with her. Those members are: Young Lee, sales representative; David Kim, sales representative; Julia Yu, sales representative; and Chris Lee, sales representative. Ma will be overseeing her team’s operations throughout the entire Southern California area.

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