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Banking and Finance

Janeen A. Pizzagoni has been promoted to assistant vice president at the Bank of Coronado. USE Credit Union appointed Gay Peterson as its La Mesa’s branch [what job?] . Arden Peterson was named president of Community First National Bank. Jassoy, Graff & Douglas LLP hired Neil Thomas and Shannon Esenwein as staff accountant II; Kris Kaiser as staff accountant I to its accounting and auditing department; and promoted Debbie Isobe to accounting department supervisor. Neighborhood National Bank promoted Yolanda Ambriz to manager of its National City headquarters branch. Leslie J. La Manna was elected president of the San Diego chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants for 2000-01.

Construction and Design

Ryland Homes’ Southern California division named James D. Hibbert as vice president-controller. Schirmer Engineering Corp. added Mark E. Schmid as senior engineer and Lela A. Smith as an autocad technician. Larry Goshorn was appointed senior project manager for Gafcon, Inc. Lisa Gianni has been appointed a designer for Howard ? Sneed Architecture & Design. Nowell & Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc. added Michael Taylor as job captain. Hylton Lonstein joined Manchester Resorts as director of government relations and public affairs.

Government and Nonprofit Centre City Development Corp. hired Sandra Simmons as its Downtown information center manager. Rick Alexander was named chairman of the East County Economic Development Council. San Diego Workforce Investment Board re-elected Judith R. Lawton, owner of TLC Staffing, as chairwoman for its 2000-01 term. Richard “Rick” Abbott was named director of corporate development for The San Diego Hall of Champions. San Diego State University Foundation named Theresa Nakata as director of community and public relations. Harry L. Carter, a partner at the law offices of Higgs Fletcher & Mack, was elected director of Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside counties.

Health Care and Biotech

Michelle Bray Davis joined North County Health Services as its community liaison. Steven Engle, chairman and CEO of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., was elected as a director of Lupus Foundation of America. Women First HealthCare added Mary Lake Polan to its health advisory board.

High-Tech and Manufacturing

Zucotto Systems Inc. named Dennis Abremski as vice president of business development. TeraGlobal added Carl W. Peede as chief marketing officer. Annasoft Systems added Dennis Krabbe as senior applications engineer; Matt Bosworth as embedded software engineer; Eric Bach as application software engineer; Jim Giles as senior embedded engineer; and Beau Cseri as software engineer. Fun e-Business elected J. Robert Copper to its board of directors. Qualcomm Inc. promoted George Dunn to vice president and general manager of United States and Canadian operations for Qualcomm wireless business solutions.

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Chuck Cotter, Ana Tolerico-Lyon and Terry Moore were named principals at Barney & Barney. The workers’ compensation division of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. promoted Bill Trzos to assistant vice president.


Best Best & Krieger LLP relocated Dina Harris, of counsel, to its San Diego office. Guillermo Abasolo, Olivia O. Hansen, Eli W. Mansour, Stuart L. Sorenson, Michael A. Wahlster and David B. Woycechowsky have joined Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP as associates.

Media and Marketing

Big Bang Idea Engineering hired Myles McGuinness as designer and Jason Johnson as art director.


Jazzercise, Inc. appointed Joan Marie Wallace as director of merchandising for its fitness apparel and accessories division. Dane Tuttle joined C. Spa Salon as a hair stylist.

Real Estate

Lina Echeverria was named executive vice president of La Jolla Real Estate Loan Fund. Joseph McDermott joined the Carlsbad office of Coldwell Banker Commercial-North County Properties as partner and senior vice president. Brian Mulvaney has been promoted to vice president at Grubb & Ellis.


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