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Executive Spotlight: Patricia Haulley

Patricia Haulley, a vice president at GVA IPC, has been appointed the 2005 president of the Commercial Realtors Association of San Diego. Haulley succeeds former CRASD President Joe Balla, the president of Retail Properties. Haulley, a California licensed broker specializing in investment properties, has served as a vice president of GVA IPC since 2001. Haulley also serves as expo chairwoman for CRASD. Haulley previously served as director of acquisitions for the Wellington Group and is formerly a senior associate for Sperry Van Ness, earning numerous sales awards. CRASD’s mission is to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their real estate business successfully and ethically, and is one of 34 commercial associations of Realtors nationwide. CRASD works with the San Diego chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members in presenting and coordinating events that directly benefit the commercial real estate industry.

Banking and Finance

Donna Choy has been promoted to tax manager for Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLP. Choy’s primary focus is real estate and service companies. San Diego National Bank recently announced the promotions of Ciro Villa, Joaquin Serna-Gomez, Erin Kent and Anita Kreager. Villa has been promoted to vice president/manager at the bank’s San Ysidro branch, having served with the bank since 2003. Serna-Gomez was promoted to assistant vice president/manager of the southeastern San Diego branch, where he has served for the last three years. Kent, the Clairemont branch manager, was promoted to assistant vice president/branch manager. Kreager, a 25-year banking veteran, has been promoted to operations support assistant manager officer and will be responsible for audit placement and controls. San Diego National Bank also announced the promotions of Chris Kennedy, Andrew Higson and Matt Narens in the bank’s lending departments. Kennedy, SDNB’s representative to the U.S. Navy League, was promoted to a commercial loan officer and will be responsible for term and revolving loan financing. Higson was promoted to consumer lending officer and has served with the bank for four years. Narens, who has been with the bank since 2002, was promoted to commercial real estate loan officer. Gilbert J. Espino has joined North Island Credit Union as vice president, business services. Espino is responsible for member business relationship management and assisting potential and existing business members with loan and cash management services. Espino previously served as senior vice president and chief credit officer for California Southern Small Business Development Corp.

Construction and Design

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Carrier Johnson has promoted Kevin L. Krumdieck to associate principal and Michael Hoffman to senior associate. Krumdieck previously served as senior associate for Carrier Johnson and has been with the firm for 16 years. Hoffman was previously an associate with Carrier Johnson and currently serves as one of the firm’s workshop leaders, responsible for mentoring young designers and overseeing the design quality of projects.


Deborah E. Stanley has been named the director of development and governmental relations/executive director of the Foundation for the Palomar College District. Stanley will guide the Palomar College Foundation, serve as a liaison with community and governmental agencies, and oversee grants. The Palomar College Foundation plays a vital role in the support of the district.


Greg Svatora has been named chief financial officer of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Svatora has more than 20 years’ experience with administration and finance of nonprofit organizations, including the management of investment and endowment funds. Svatora previously served as CFO at the University & State Employees Credit Union. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Foundation announced its new slate of directors. Directors are Linnea Arrington, the president of San Diego Funding; Pamela Bird, senior director of services and training for Nanogen Inc.; Gail Bryan, founder of Latitude Link, Inc.; Katy Dessent; Celeste Holthaus; Stephen Kandel; Nevins McBride; Dave Odmark, principal at Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial; Kevin Thompson, project executive of DPR Construction, Inc.; and Sallianne Zamudio, the president of Zamudio Data Information. Veronica Villase & #324;or has joined ACCION San Diego as loan manager for its North County satellite office. ACCION is a nonprofit organization providing small-business loans and technical assistance to micro-entrepreneurs throughout San Diego County. Villase & #324;or is responsible for community outreach, new loan generation and maintaining ACCION relationships. Villase & #324;or’s previous experience includes public affairs, community relations, finance and lending, and nonprofit administration.

Health Care and Biotech

Bone Medical Limited Chief Executive Officer Michael Redman has been appointed chairman of Bone Medical Limited’s board of directors. He is replacing Michael Perrott, who steps down from the role to serve as a nonexecutive director. Perrott oversaw the transition of the company from Revenir to the biopharmaceutical business it is today. Redman previously served as CEO and co-founder of Opexa Pharmaceuticals and has more than 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industry.


Janice P. Brown, an employment law and business litigation specialist in her own practice, Brown Law Group, was recently elected to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Council for a three-year term beginning in August. The TIPS Council serves as the governing body for that section of the ABA. Brown will also serve as vice chairwoman of the ABA’s Employer-Employee Relations Committee as well as the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner’s Committee. David Wolds, Laura Riesenberg and Jeff VanderWal have joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP from the law firm of Merrill, Shultz & Wolds, Limited. All three employment and benefits attorneys will be joining Procopio’s Business & Technology Team. Wolds joins the firm as a partner, formerly serving as an incorporator of Merrill, Shultz & Wolds. Riesenberg joins Procopio as an associate specializing in employment law and benefit matters, including both counseling and litigation for ERISA matters. VanderWal also joins Procopio as an associate, specializing in ERISA benefit plans, labor, wage and hour law and employment law litigation matters.

Media and Marketing

Lisa Friedman has joined MJE Marketing Services, LLC as an art director. Friedman is responsible for creative strategy, design and production for the agency’s clients. Friedman has 18 years of graphic design knowledge and advertising experience. SZPR recently added executives Laura Margoni, Lesley Vance, Gena Downey and Nicia Platt to its Carlsbad office. The new hires are in response to SZPR’s growth and new business in the last two years.


The Pacific Life Holiday Bowl board of directors has elected Stephen P. Cushman president of the 2005 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. Cushman, the president of Cush Automotive Group, succeeds Larry Blumberg, who moves up to chairman of the board. Cushman serves as a commissioner of the San Diego Unified Port District and serves on the boards of directors for the San Diego Hospital Association, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration, and the Center for Culinary Arts.


Beverly Fritschner has been appointed account manager for MG Security Systems, Inc. Fritschner will be responsible for providing overall marketing and technical support to members of the Technology Assurance Group, handling sales of MG Security’s line of products and developing and managing marketing programs. Before MG Security Systems, Fritschner was a consultant with Tenacity Inc. Shred-it San Diego, a mobile document destruction and recycling firm, hired Victor Lopez and Cristian Navarette as customer service representatives. Lopez and Navarette will serve San Diego and Orange counties.

Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently named Suzanne Stacy manager of the company’s Escondido and Valley Center offices. Stacy has 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, having served as a sales associate with Coldwell Banker for eight years. Stacy has been a member of Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Circle for seven out of the last eight years, which recognizes the top 10 percent of all 113,400 sales associates worldwide. Stacy is a certified residential specialist and a member of the North San Diego Board of Realtors. Douglas Wilson Cos. has appointed Rosemary Snow as sales manager for the Mark, a mixed-use project under construction in San Diego’s East Village. Snow, who has been with Douglas Wilson for the last three years and previously served as a sales associate for its Downtown development Parkloft, will be responsible for managing the sales team of the Mark. Lisa Shafer-Ochoa has been named vice president of accounting for N.N. Jaeschke, Inc. Ed Gordon rejoins N.N. Jaeschke as a management associate, having previously served with the firm from 1997 to 2004. N.N. Jaeschke recently hired several individuals, including Jen Martinez, receptionist; Jamie Rendon, commercial landscape construction field supervisor; Robert Verastigue, senior landscape supervisor; Chris Roberts, administrative assistant; Jeannette Brown, accounts payable representative; and Karen Marie-Otter, management representative.


The San Diego Middle School Science Education Leadership Initiative received its second consecutive annual grant of $150,000 from the Pfizer Foundation. The program’s goal is to make science education more effective and compelling and to help students retain an interest in science and technology, giving students more career options. MSSELI is an initiative of the San Diego Foundation.

, Compiled by Sharon Gunderson


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