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Executive Spotlight: Kendra Hall

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has added certified appellate specialist Kendra Hall to the litigation team as of counsel. Before joining Procopio, Hall was a partner at Klinedeinst, PC, where she chaired the appellate department. Hall has a wide range of experience and expertise in business and employment litigation as well as appellate experience, which includes the preparation of briefs, petitions and oral arguments before state and federal appellate courts. Hall has written numerous articles for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report and is a contributing editor for the “California Appellate Practice Handbook, Sixth Edition.” Hall is an active member of the ABTL and the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego.


Awards and Recognition

Re/Max Associates has announced that top-producing agent Sandy Miller has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute professional designation from the California Association of Realtors. Miller has been in the real estate business since 1999. San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies has been awarded a $35,000 grant for the college’s new Professional Certificate in Maritime Careers program by the San Diego Unified Port District. K-CO Construction Inc., a custom homebuilder and residential remodeling service, has been named the 2005 Family-Owned Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration’s San Diego District. K-CO was nominated by the Southwestern College Small Business Development & International Trade Center.


Banking and Finance

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Lana Blackwell has been appointed the home loan consultant sales manager for the Carlsbad office of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. She will work with homebuilders and real estate professionals to give prospective home buyers information on home financing options. Buddy E. Billingsley has joined Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage as an associate director. Billingsley will be responsible for providing permanent financing for real estate professionals with investment properties. Before joining Wells Fargo one year ago, Billingsley was a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch, a financial representative with American General Finance and a residential mortgage broker with First Capital Mortgage. The Port of San Diego has named Janice Erickson director of financial services. Erickson will direct the financial and accounting activities and operations of the port and oversee the development of annual operating, capital outlay and equipment outlay budgets. In addition, Erickson will develop long-range financial strategies and provide expert financial assistance and support to the board of port commissioners and port managers. Before working for the Port of San Diego, Erickson served 12 years as deputy treasurer and recently served as project manager.


Health Care and Biotech

Susan Chu, M.D., a board certified internist and gastroenterologist, and Kay Huber, M.D., internal medicine physician, has joined Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group’s facility on the campus of Sharp Metropolitan Medical Center. Chu’s medical interests include pancreatic and liver disease, colitis/irritable bowel syndrome, esophageal dilatation and inflammatory bowel disease. Huber’s medical interests include holistic/alternative medicine, nutrition, weight management, acupuncture and smoking cessation techniques. Gregory Steele, O.D., an optometrist, has also joined Sharp-Rees Stealy Medical Group. Steele’s medical interests include preoperative and postoperative laser vision surgery care and contact lens fittings. Steele is practicing in Otay Ranch.


High-Tech and Manufacturing

Preventsys Inc. announced that Brian Grayek has been named chief technology officer. Grayek brings 25 years of network security service, IT operations and computer technology experience and has served as a technology strategist and principal security consultant to Preventsys. Grayek’s responsibilities will involve technological vision and strategy.


Law

Roger D. Brown has joined Osborne & Nesbitt LLP. Brown began his legal career as in-house claims counsel and has spent more than 10 years representing several major insurers and reinsurers as national environmental counsel. Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has announced that Cori Mandy has been elected president of the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association following a two-year term as second vice president and program chair. Brian McGloin has joined Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP as associate attorney. McGloin focuses on employment-based immigration and previously served as legal extern to the U.S. District Court, the immigration court and the general counsel’s office of the legacy INS.


Media and Marketing

Emily A. Frampton has been named creative manager/account executive at Woodend Nessel & Friends advertising agency. With seven years of experience in the advertising industry, Frampton will be responsible for the production process, from implementation to delivery of the final product. Frampton will also establish and maintain connections with clients.


Miscellaneous

The Association of Legal Administrators has announced the chapter’s new board of directors. President of the chapter will be Patricia J. Lane. Joining Lane on the panel will be the president-elect, Linda E. Quindt, CLM, an administrator at Marks, Golia & Finch, LLP; vice president, Marina Field of Ross Dixon & Bell LLP; treasurer, Angela Landeros, administrator at Hinchy Witte Wood Anderson & Hodges ALC; secretary, Lucy M. Frederick, human resources manager at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek; director, Patricia L. Groff, CLM, director of administration at Butz Dunn DeSantis & Bingham APC; director, Jeff Talcott, operations manager of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP; Adam R. Wentzel, administrator at Shenas & Clark, Inc.; and immediate past president, Judith A. Hissong, CLM, the chief operating officer at Solomon Grindle Silverman & Spinella.


Real Estate

Veronica Telmosse, assistant manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Del Mar, has been named manager of the company’s office in Carlsbad. Telmosse has been in real estate for more than 30 years and has managed three offices in Rancho Santa Fe. Telmosse is the 2005 president of the San Diego Association of Realtors and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee.


Philanthropy

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego announced that it has received $50,000 from W. Roger and Judy Haughton of Walnut Creek. Roger Haughton is chairman and chief executive officer of PMI Group, Inc. The funds will support the center’s operating expenditures. Some $1.5 million was raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More than 9,300 people walked three miles at the 2005 San Diego County Credit Union MS Walk.


, Compiled by Stacey Bengtson

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