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Executive Spotlight: Amy Alving

Amy Alving has joined Science Applications International Corp. as the Transformation, Training and Logistics Group’s chief technology officer and vice president for technology. She will collaborate with the group’s chief engineer and SAIC’s chief engineer and technology officer to strengthen the group and company’s technical readiness reviews, independent research and development, as well as scientist and engineer career development. Alving has a background in government and academia with 15 years’ experience in the areas of technology and national security. Most recently, she served as the director of the special projects office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Between 1997 and ’98, Alving was a White House fellow serving at the Department of Commerce.

Construction and Design

Laura Ricker has joined Austin Veum Robbins Partners as marketing manager. She will be responsible for all marketing efforts and public relations aspects of the firm. Ricker has 10 years of marketing and business development experience and most recently worked for Randall Lamb. Keith Wyer has joined Davidson Communities as project manager. He will be responsible for managing job-specific issues and reviewing due diligence materials. He will also be involved with aspects of land acquisition and future neighborhood planning. Wyer has 10 years of construction industry experience and most recently was project manager of Lusardi Construction.

High-Tech and Manufacturing

Continuous Computing Corp. has appointed Bill Dow to vice president of finance, Joe Harrington to vice president of manufacturing operations and James Radley to principal architect. The company has also promoted Ron Pyles to senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Larry Nishnick to vice president of legal affairs and Pradeep Malhotra to vice president and managing director of Continuous Computing India. Yulex Corp. has appointed Mike Fraley to vice president of agriculture. In his new position, he will lead the company’s farming partnerships and growing operations in the Southwest and support its international market development. Fraley has 22 years of industry experience and most recently was president and owner of Pure Genetics.

Government and Nonprofit

Andy Fons has been promoted to chief financial officer of the Foundation for Educational Achievement. He was previously the foundation’s controller. Before joining the organization, Fons was the controller and accounting manager of International Periodical Distributors. Tom Shepard & Associates has hired Job Nelson as director of public affairs. Nelson has a government background and most recently was a research analyst and the director of business development with Competitive Edge Research and Communications.

Hotels and Restaurants

Homewood Suites by Hilton-San Diego/Del Mar has hired Linda Rauch as director of marketing, Denise Anaya as director of sales, Erin Mellor as assistant general manager, Matt Oborne as guest services manager, Chris Campbell as chief engineer, Arturo Villareal as director of housekeeping and Annie Levitt as sales coordinator.


SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services, LLC has appointed Igor Vido as senior vice president and managing director for its San Diego office. Vido has 23 years’ experience in the insurance industry.


Julie Delahunt has joined Sullivan Wertz McDade & Wallace as an associate. Delahunt specializes in commercial landlord-tenant and real estate litigation and handles business transactions. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders division.

Media and Marketing

Emily Crowley has joined the Monger Co. as an account representative. She will assist with the development of governmental, community and corporate strategies, maintain media relations and coordinate client outreach activities. Interactive, Inc. has hired Cornelis de Jong as account director of its newly formed urban division. He will be responsible for providing strategic direction and manage online marketing programs. De Jong previously served as senior marketing manager of Web strategy and branding for Bally Total Fitness in Chicago. Previously, he served as advertising inventory specialist of media planning for AOL Time Warner. Nuffer, Smith Tucker has hired Tracey Spencer as an account supervisor, and Price Arnett, Caroline Cao, Dan Gruber and Matt Habecker as account coordinators.


Provide Commerce, Inc. has named Eric Carlborg as its chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as managing director of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. Kintera, Inc. has named Harry Chiu as vice president and general manager of Kintera FundWare. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of FundWare. Most recently, Chiu was the vice president of engineering at Intelliden, Inc.

Awards and Recognition

Community Catalyst of California named La Jolla Playhouse’s Access Program as Catalyst of the Year for service to people with disabilities. The San Diego and Imperial Counties chapter of the American Public Works Association has honored RBF Consulting with the Project of the Year Award for its Pacific Street reconstruction project. San Diego Gap associate manager Sal Aguilerra was honored with the company’s inaugural Founders’ Award for his volunteer efforts. Performance Label International, Inc. received a 2005 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of Flexographics. The company won for its entry of Red Bull window decal. Meredith Alcock, a partner of Nugent, Weinman, Abbene, Alcock & Wolfe, has been selected as one of the top attorneys in the United States to be featured in the 2006 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”


Town and Country Credit donated $25,000 toward the purchase of new books and technology for the Encanto Elementary School’s new library.

Hurricane Katrina Donations and Fund Raising

CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, LLC and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. will be offering temporary employment opportunities to qualified accounting industry professionals who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Tapenade Restaurant, Share Our Strength and OpenTable joined together to have a national fund-raiser dinner. Tapenade Restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to displaced people of affected areas.

Gordon & Rees LLP has donated $25,000 to the hurricane relief fund and has pledged to match donations made by its attorneys and staff. As of Sept. 9, the firm’s total commitment was $50,000.

The Vista Entertainment Center sponsored a 15-hour bowl-a-thon on Sept. 18. All proceeds of the fund-raiser will be donated to help families in New Orleans.

Warick’s donated 100 percent of gross sales on Sept. 17 to three charities. The American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity each will receive 40 percent of the proceeds and the remaining 20 percent will be going to the San Diego Humane Society.

Solutable International Inc. is offering all types of jobs within its locally based company to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Eighteen Kiwanis clubs of North County have coordinated relief efforts by supplying trucks filled with supplies that have been donated by people around the county.

, Compiled by Stacey Bengtson


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