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Accounting CPA firm Breard & Associates, Inc. has won a Practice Innovation Award for the second year running from Practical Accountant, the industry’s leading and most venerable publications. Firm partners Kevin Breard and Andrew Prentiss are pictured on the front cover of the magazine’s September issue. The awards recognize firms that have taken the lead in developing new or improved services in the accounting field. Banking The Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has elected Raul Bocanegra as its new chairman. Bocanegra has been a member of the board since its inception in 2005. Bocanegra serves as Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes and was previously Chief Deputy for former 7th District Councilman Alex Padilla. Raul Bocanegra has a long history of community service in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. He has worked or volunteered for many groups including Pacoima Beautiful and the North Valley YMCA. Bocanegra, a long time resident of Pacoima, teaches Chicano and urban studies courses at California State University in Long Beach. He has bachelors and masters degrees from University of California, Los Angeles. Entertainment Imagi Studios announced that it has promoted Erin Corbett to president of Imagi Studios U.S. In addition, Cecil Kramer was promoted to vice chairman of Imagi Studios U.S. Both will oversee the development and launches of the studio’s CG-animated theatrical feature films including Astro Boy. Diarmuid Quinn, chief operating officer of Warner Bros. Records, has been named president of Reprise Records. As president of the label, Quinn will be responsible for developing and guiding their roster of artists. Since joining Warner Bros. Records in 2001, Quinn has been involved in the global development and marketing of the company’s roster, which includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Tom Petty, Linkin Park, Faith Hill, Disturbed, and Enya, in addition to the Reprise artists mentioned above. Quinn’s first signing to Reprise was British rock superstars Oasis. Executive Vice President of Promotion Tom ‘Grover’ Biery has been appointed general manager for Warner Bros. Records. Senior Vice President of A & R; Craig Aaronson has been appointed president of Sire Records by Whalley and Sire’s founder Seymour Stein. Aaronson will work closely with Stein. Aaronson has recently been involved in the signing and A & R; development of My Chemical Romance, The Used, Avenged Sevenfold, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Serj Tankian, and Against Me!. Todd Whiting has been named vice president, cable and ancillary sales at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Since September 2006, Whiting has served as director for the division. Prior to joining the Domestic Distribution team, Whiting was an executive in NBCU’s Digital Media division. He has worked in a variety of positions in business development, digital distribution, operations and production. Whiting earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia Healthcare Glendale-based Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. has appointed Jilbert Issai, M.D. as Apollo’s senior vice president of operations. Issai joined ApolloMed Hospitalists, an affiliate of Apollo Medical Holdings, in 2006 as medical director of Region 1 (North Los Angeles). Prior to joining Apollo, he practiced as a hospitalist for four years in Downey, California. Issai completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center and is board certified in internal medicine. Internet Business Michael Ziegler has appointed to the position of senior vice president for Youbet.com. He comes to Youbet.com from Hollywood Park where he was most recently vice president and assistant general manager. Ziegler has also had senior positions at Bay Meadows, Santa Anita and Golden Gate racecourses. Before entering the horse racing industry, he worked in marketing with the Oakland Athletics Baseball Company and Gatorade. Mr. Ziegler holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Marketing AvatarLabs has named Josh Golsen as producer, Rex Cook, executive creative director and founder of AvatarLabs, announced. Golsen started at AvatarLebs in 2007 as an outside contractor. He previously developed film and television projects for Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Artisan Entertainment. He also created and produced the episodic television series “CollegeTown USA” for NL College, National Lampoon’s college television network that reaches over 600 campuses and nearly 5 million students nationwide. Non-Profit Cheri Fleming of Valencia was elected 2008-2010 Camino Real Region governor of Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls. As region governor, Fleming will serve as top administrative officer for Soroptimist clubs in her geographical territory. She will ensure that clubs complete all fundraising, recruiting and public awareness activities, and will annually report on clubs successes in these areas. Fleming is a member of Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley, one of 3,100 Soroptimist clubs in the country. Technology Ronald A. Ramos has been named general manager for California operations of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. In that role Ramos has overall responsibility for the Space Shuttle Main Engine program, J-2X and missile defense programs. Ramos was most recently director of Expendable Propulsion Programs. He replaces Steve Bouley who was named as general manager, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Florida and Mississippi Operations.

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