Banking Laurie Rosenberg has been appointed vice president and branch manager for Rabobank, N.A.’s Moorpark Branch. The branch, located in the new Tuscany Square Shopping Center, is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2008. As manager, Rosenberg will oversee the daily operations and personal and business lending activities of the branch at Moorpark. A banker for 30 years, Rosenberg served as branch manager in Calabasas for First Bank of Beverly Hills and as branch manager in Simi Valley for Union Bank of California. She also served as operations manager for Bank of Los Angeles. Rosenberg is a member of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Little League Western Region Tournament Committee. A long-time resident of Northridge, she studied business and psychology at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. She is certified in small business and consumer lending. Civic The Greater Los Angeles Professionals has announced the retirement of David Kearse, who is retiring as club coordinator, a position he held for 4 1/2 years. Kearse, who has mentored and overseen the Canoga Park chapter since 2003 and spent a decade of service to the state of California and its Employment Development Department, Cheryl Conybear, Employment Program Representative, has been named David’s successor and will be stepping into his position September 24. Education College of the Canyons has named former Santa Monica College athletic director Dr. Rhonda Hyatt director of the college’s Recreation Management program. As the program’s sole faculty member, Hyatt will be responsible for the development and organization of new recreation management courses and curriculum Hyatt comes to College of the Canyons after spending the last four years as the athletic director at Santa Monica College. Prior to that Hyatt spent one year as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at California State University, Northridge , preceded by four years as the Assistant/Associate Athletic Director there. Before moving into an administrative position, Hyatt was the Head Athletic Trainer and an adjunct faculty member at CSUN. Having earned an Ed.D. from UCLA, Hyatt also holds an M.S. degree in Physical Education from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Entertainment The Universal Television Group, a division of NBC Universal, announced the promotion of two Business Affairs executives and the expansion of its ranks. Pam Schecter and Crissy Thomas-Taylor both were promoted to vice president and Rafael Gomez-Cabrera and Rajal Lele join the group as directors. Prior to working for NBC Universal, Schechter started a small legal practice focusing on clients in reality television. In New York, Schechter was a television executive for New Line Cinema and Court TV. She started her legal career in the corporate department of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, after graduating from Fordham Law School. Thomas-Taylor has been with NBC Universal since 2002, when she joined NBC’s Program & Talent Contracts department. Prior to that, she held positions with DreamWorks SKG, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Gay Rosenthal Productions. Thomas-Taylor began her career in the litigation department of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, LLP. Thomas-Taylor was promoted to NBC Universal’s television Business Affairs group in 2006 and has twice been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in Entertainment Law by Law & Politics Magazine. Thomas-Taylor earned her JD from UCLA School of Law. Gomez-Cabrera was senior counsel at the NBC Universal Television Group, where he worked in the Program and Talent Contracts Department and was responsible for network license agreements and above-the-line talent contracts. Prior to that, he was counsel in the production legal department at NBC Universal Television Group. Gomez-Cabrera worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company (Chicago & Miami) and as an associate attorney at Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office. Gomez-Cabrera is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with honors. Lele has been with NBC Universal for the past four years, serving as production counsel for NBC Universal Television Distribution and also specializing in promotional marketing legal review for ten business units. Prior to that, she held positions with Top Shelf Sports and ABC Television. Lele earned her bachelor of arts degree from Lehigh University and her juris doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Richard Antley has joined Digital Vision company as Sales Manager for the Americas. Antley comes to Digital Vision from 2 & #733; years as vice president at IMAGICA Corp. where he was responsible for the marketing, sales and support of the company’s scanners, recorders and software products. Antley began his 13-year career in digital imaging in the pre-press and large format color printing industries. Rob Tuck has been promoted to Executive Vice President, National Sales, The CW, overseeing the network’s sales and advertising efforts. In his new leadership role, Tuck will spearhead all of The CW’s national sales efforts, including the network’s primetime advertising, as well as digital sales for www.cwtv.com. Previously, Tuck served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Planning, The CW since 2006. Prior to The CW, Tuck had been Senior Vice President, National Sales, The WB since 2002. He joined the The WB in 1995 during its first broadcast season, rising through the ranks serving as Vice President of East Coast Sales, Vice President of Western Sales and Vice President of Pricing. Manufacturing Micro-device manufacturer Microfabrica Inc. added three new members to its board of directors. Warren Packard is a general partner of Draper, Fisher & Jurvetson; Michael Sweeney is a general partner of Interwest Partners, and Kevin Wasserstein is a managing director of Versant Ventures. Real Estate Tori Robinson has been elected the 2009 President of Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles chapter, or CREW-LA. A 20-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Robinson is vice president and manager of the Southern California major accounts division of Old Republic Title Company in Glendale. Public Storage Inc., an international real estate investment trust based in Glendale, announced that Mark C. Good has joined the company as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining PS, Good spent 10 years with Sears Holdings Corporation, where he was executive vice president and general manager of Sears Home Services, the nation’s largest home appliance repair and home improvement services organization with annual revenues of approximately $3 billion. In this position, he was directly responsible for 30,000 associates, five parts distribution centers, 31 automated repair facilities for “carry-in” products, 360 branch locations, domestic and offshore call centers, 110 home delivery distribution centers and other support operations. Good received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and an MBA from San Francisco State University in 1981. The California Association of Community Managers has announced that six professional community managers from the San Fernando Valley have earned the “Certified Community Association Manager” (CCAM) designation. The managers earning their CCAM designation are Debbie R. Langford of DRL Management Inc. in Canoga Park; Alexandria Demidow Fletcher from Seabreeze Management Co. Inc. in Valencia; and Selma Nalbant-Suleima, Ellen Ford, Halida Ibrahimpasic and Rita Roseman, all from LB Property Management Inc. in Sherman Oaks. The Coldwell Banker Commercial North County Company has announced that Corey Waite and Chalvis Evans have both joined their office as senior vice presidents. The duo moved from Sperry Van Ness. In addition, they will be transitioning several significant existing clients to the Coldwell team, including Citigroup, Philip Morris USA, and Drake Beam Morin. Waite specializing in the sale and leasing of office, industrial and retail, property in the San Gabriel Valley and East San Fernando Valley while Evans specializes in the leasing and sale of investment property in the San Gabriel Valley. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has awarded Lois Knighton of the Encino office the 2008 President’s Award of Excellence for her dedication and service to the community. This award recognizes exemplary charitable projects and programs performed to support and enhance the efforts of the community they serve. She has been recognized by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for organizing “Meals on Wheels” deliveries to the needy for the past five years. Restaurant Thomas Conforti CFP of DineEquity Inc., the parent of IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants, resigned to pursue other opportunities. The company’s purchase of the Applebee’s chain last year has it grappling with a large amount of debt at a time when cash-strapped U.S. consumers have cutting back on visits to sit-down restaurants like IHOP and Applebee’s. DineEquity said it named corporate controller, Gregory Kalvin, as interim CFO in the announcement that was made after the markets closed. The Glendale-based company has hired a search firm to help identify a successor to Conforti.