Banking and Finance
Richard Arroyo was appointed vice president and CEO of Neighborhood National Bank. U.S. Bank appointed Cory Brazas senior vice president and manager. Cuyamaca Bank named Thomas Page as a new chairman of the board.
Construction and Design
Mike Levesque was promoted to division president of Greystone San Diego. Carol Cole was appointed project manager for Smith Consulting Architects. Neal Electric hired Stan Milberger as project manager.
Government and Nonprofit
Dave Druker was elected chairman of the North County Transit District Board. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido announced Dr. Nicholas Tsoulos will receive the prestigious Boyce Humanitarian Award.
Health Care and Biotech
VitaGen, Inc. named Greg Dane as CEO in charge of leading the company product through clinical tests.
High-Tech and Manufacturing
Bruce Hansen joined HNC Software as the president of financial solutions. Ward Carey was named the vice president of business strategy for HNC Software. Marlene Maher was promoted to senior vice president of human resources for HNC Software. Ken Cramer was named the vice president of corporate development for HNC Software. Russ Clark was named the vice president of corporate finance for HNC Software. John Eger was named to the board of directors for Coyote Networks Systems, Inc.
Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants
Larry Osborne was named “Vendor of the Year” by Outback Steakhouse. San Diego Paradise Point bestowed the “Meeting Planner of Excellence Award” on Susan Hind. The Westin Horton Plaza promoted Joe Vina to director of group sales, Martha Michener to group sales manager, Rudy Corona to director of catering and convention services, John Sevilla to rooms manager, and Dave Marshall to food and beverage manager. Brigid Heth joined the Westin Horton Plaza as group sales manager and Melissa Olsen joined as senior sales manager.
Judge Susan Finlay was appointed educational director of the National Drug Court and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Best Best & Krieger LLP added Karen M. Freeman as an associate to the firm.
Media and Marketing
RKM Partners in Trust, Inc. hired Michael Mance as marketing specialist and Steven Hubert as vice president of marketing.
Nora Vargas has been named legislative relations specialist for SDSU’s Division of University Advancement.
Jane Benedict Steele was promoted to assistant vice president of property and casualty group of John Burnham Real Estate Services. James Bonggat, Jim Davis, Leah Sidhu, Geeta Antony, Margot Durston, Bridget Gates, Mary Chaparro and Gina Hansen became sales representatives for Centex Homes.