Banking and Finance
Robert North was named member of the Neighborhood Bancorp board of directors. Southwest Community Bank welcomed Bob Fouts as vice president and manager of the mortgage lending division. Bank of America named Denise Yaeger as one of the company’s top mortgage loan officers for 1999. Bob Reif joined Turnquist, Schmitt, Kitrosser & McMahon as firm administrator, and Tom De Bie and Tanya Guffey were added as staff accountants. Steven Ahlquist was promoted to sales manager/branch administrator at Southwest Community Bank.
Construction and Design
Gary Whittlesey was appointed service department manager at Bilbro Construction Co. Gordon Prill promoted Jim Schork to regional manager. Ninteman Construction Co. promoted Robert Cashin to vice president and welcomed Thomas Tourtellott as director of marketing, Brent Newby as construction estimator and Irina Galipchak as accounting assistant. Timothy Rubesh was named principal at KMA Architecture & Engineering. Alan Robles and Jodi Purdue joined The McCulley Group as environmental graphic designer and interior designer. Neal Electric promoted Glenn Vinti to project manager. Martin Imhof joined T.B. Penick & Sons as director of business development. Timothy J. Lawyer, AET, recently joined the San Diego office of Schirmer Engineering Corp. as a fire alarm designer.
Health Care and Biotech
Robert Penner was selected president of the California Academy of Ophthalmology. President Clinton named Children’s Hospital and Health Center’s Blair Sadler to the U.S. Section of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission. CIStem Molecular Corp. appointed Jack Reich, Ph.D., chairman of its board of directors.
High-Tech and Manufacturing
Syntricity, Inc. named Susan Papanek as vice president of development. D. Colin Boyd was appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Aegis Broadband, Inc. Matthew Elliot was named sales director for San Diego at First World Communications Inc. Colleges.com appointed Natalya Smith CEO. Arthur Garner was promoted to chief operating officer at Orincon Corp. Pointivity, Inc. appointed Serdar Seyhun to vice president of consulting services. CertificatesNow.com hired Scott Shepherd as chief financial officer and Larry Magna as chief technology officer. Peregrine Systems, Inc. named Eric P. Deller vice president and general counsel. Broadband Interactive Group hired Ron James as the new director of broadband content. ORINCON named Art Garner COO. EduPoint.com hired Mark Forster as vice president of marketing.
Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants
Crescent Shores Grill named Liliaana Navarrete executive chef. Bernard Guillas, Deborah Scott and Martin Woesle were nominated for the “Chef of the Year” award from the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Hornblower Cruises & Events promoted Kathryn Wells to director of sales.
Kris Michell joined the San Diego office of Marsh Risk & Insurance Services as vice president and public sector practice leader.
Media and Marketing
Bruce Robinson was promoted to production manager at Attention Getters. Oster & Associates appointed Michelle Tillman account coordinator and Regi Madrid as traffic and production manager. Ron James was named director of content at Broadband Interactive Group.
Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger, Inc. named Andrew Poat vice president of public affairs.
Diane Ruiz joined RE/MAX Associates’ Poway office as a real estate agent. Caryl Iseman of Associated Realtors in Downtown San Diego, and Charles Jolly, an independent realtor, were named directors for the San Diego Association of Realtors.