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Executive Spotlight: Eileen Jolly

Sowers Baccala Insurance Brokerage said it has added Eileen Jolly as director of its executive risk division. Jolly will be responsible for business development and market relations for professional liability, employment liability and directors and officers liability lines of coverage. Jolly has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience with San Diego regional retail brokers.


Jet Source said it has promoted Debi Carlston to director of sales and marketing. Carlston will focus on developing strategies and implementing tactics toward greater sales results.

Eric Turner has joined Schuback Aviation as director of safety and Von Welker has joined as assistant safety officer. Turner will be responsible for implementing and managing the company’s safety management system. Turner also will serve as a pilot for the firm.

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Banking and Finance

Steve Arman has joined Grant Thornton LLP as director of tax. Arman’s clients have included closely held and publicly traded corporations, individual entrepreneurs and investor developer joint ventures.

Paul Linnehan has joined First Business Bank as the head of secondary marketing. Linnehan will specialize in finding commercial real estate lending options for business and professional clients.

Construction and Design

Hallmark Communities said it has promoted Sean Santa Cruz to vice president of planning and development and Chris Hall to vice president of land acquisition. Santa Cruz will be responsible for overseeing site plan development, architectural design, engineering and processing approvals through all city, state and governmental agencies. Hall will be responsible for all new site acquisitions, potential joint venture projects and new business development.

Chris Roesink, sales manager with Hunter Industries Inc., has joined the California Landscape Contractor Association San Diego chapter’s 2008 board of directors as vice president of events. Roesink will be responsible for overseeing social and educational chapter events.

Nadel Architects said it has added John Collier as senior staff member of its San Diego office.


Elisa Parker has joined National University as the executive director of development and alumni relations. Parker has more than 15 years’ experience in development in higher education and nonprofits in a management capacity.


Hope Engineering has named William Leslie an associate. Leslie has experience with fast-track steel construction projects and serves as project manager on firm projects.

Health Care and Biotech

Susan Krizek has joined the Centre for Health Care as an internal medicine physician.

SafeMed said it has appointed John Halamka to its board of directors. Halamka is the chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology at the center.

Histogen Inc. said that Leonard Lavin, founder and chairman emeritus of the Alberto-Culver Co., has joined its board of directors. Lavin has extensive experience and his interests cross various industries.

Folayan Ife Goodson has been named site director for Vista Community Clinic’s Pier View Way and Horne Street sites. Goodson will oversee pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine and women’s health at the sites.


TK & A; Custom Catering said it has added Ivan Cede & #324;o as sous chef. Cede & #324;o will work under the executive chef.

Festivities Catering & Special Events said it has promoted Lisa Bolger to event coordinator. Bolger will manage the event production process from initial planning to on-site food preparation.


Jackson Lewis LLP said it has added attorneys Paul Sorrentino as partner and Jennifer Denkins as an associate. Sorrentino and Denkins will be affiliated with the firm’s Los Angeles office, but will remain in San Diego. Sorrentino will represent employers in state and federal litigation, including class action defense. Denkins’ practice will focus on employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, breach of contract and employee classification issues.

Duane Morris has named Vicki Norton and Douglas Olson as partners in the firm’s San Diego office. Norton focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling, life sciences and patent matters, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology. Olson focuses his practice on litigation, patent law, prosecution and licensing.


On Call Employee Solutions said it has promoted Lisa Dellutri to vice president of marketing. On Call has also announced the addition of Heather Konstantopoulos to its downtown office and Deanna Strickland and Liz O’Brien to its Carlsbad office.

The San Diego North Economic Development Council has promoted Stephanie Jungersen to vice president of business development. Jungersen will be responsible for strategic planning, business recruitment and retention, and will represent the organization on various boards and advisory groups.


The Salvation Army has named Debbie Rossi its planned giving director for the San Diego area.

, Compiled by Kevin Black


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