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Executive Spotlight: Bob Tuttle

GERS Retail Systems has announced the hire of Bob Tuttle as senior vice president of sales. He has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in enterprise solutions and retail and, in his new position, he will be responsible for the company’s revenue growth. Tuttle previously worked for IBM, where he helped define the company’s retail industry solution offerings within the Solution Leadership Initiative. Before that, he served in several senior sales leadership roles with Retek. “The caliber of Bob’s experience is not only outstanding, but a terrific fit for our company and its high-growth retailing solutions,” said Stewart Bloom, the president and chief executive officer of GERS Retail Systems.

Banking and Finance

Larry Dillon has been named regional vice president of business development, Southwest region for U.S. Wealth Management. He will be responsible for the growth of U.S. Wealth Management in Nevada, Arizona and Southern California. Dillon has more than 25 years of marketing and management experience and most recently was a senior territory manager for CCH Inc.

Construction and Design

Lisa Kelly has been named marketing coordinator at Brookfield Homes. She will assist with event planning, database management and homeowner relations and provide overall administrative support. Kelly has 20 years of industry experience. Martin Gabey has been promoted to senior project manager for Barnhart, Inc. Gabey joined Barnhart as a project manager in 2003. Architects Mosher Drew Watson Ferguson has announced that Kelly Ryan has joined the firm as marketing coordinator. John Laing Homes has added Karl Kirk as vice president of operations. Kirk will be responsible for the strategic, financial and operational management of all construction projects. Kirk has more than 20 years of experience in multi- and single-family residential construction and development and most recently was with BRE Properties Inc.

Government and Nonprofit

Daniel Johnson, vice president of Environmental Business Solutions, was confirmed by the California Senate to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control board. He will assist the board and its staff with the water quality issues that face San Diego. Michael Grisdale, the president of Operculum Management Consultants, has been elected president of the Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego for the 2005-06 term. Episcopal Community Services has named Elmer Lundy chief executive officer and James Young interim chief financial officer.

Health Care and Biotech

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. has elected Michael Borer to serve as a Class I director. The term will expire in 2008.

High-Tech and Manufacturing

Fuscoe Engineering has announced the addition of Janis Eoff as information coordinator and Linda Vargas-Lollar as accounting coordinator. Eoff will create project correspondence for project managers and team members. Vargas-Lollar will process and maintain all company invoicing, accounts payable and receivables as well as develop monthly reports. Ron Brothers has been appointed vice president of operations of PowerMetal Technologies. He will be responsible for many facets of production as well as the company’s information technology, facilities management and internal procedure functions.


Joseph Martinez has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP’s business and technology team. He has more than 21 years of legal experience, including private placement, mergers and acquisitions and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting. Most recently, Martinez was the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of JMAR Technologies. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP has announced that Amy Nefouse has joined the company’s real estate practice group. Nefouse comes from Latham & Watkins’ environment, land and resources department.

Media and Marketing

Krista Lundgren has joined Julia Simms Public Relations as an account coordinator. Most recently, Lundgren interned for Solomon Friedman Advertising and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. SpearHall Advertising & PR has promoted Heather Cook to account executive and has hired Jill Toomey as event and sales manager, Mary Prendergast as art director, Jackie Villicana as account coordinator and Karli Aaroe as receptionist/account coordinator. Michele Marlo has joined Advanced Marketing Strategies as creative coordinator. Marlo previously served as senior art director for Campbell-Ewald and Doner.


Iyia Technologies, Inc. has announced that Raymond Huggenberger has joined its board of directors. He most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Sunrise Medical. Mooney Jones & Stokes has hired Karen Linehan Williams as its Southern California community relations manager. She will lead business development initiatives and provide strategic guidance and public affairs support. The San Diego Aerospace Museum’s board of directors has named William Lennartz to succeed Ken Curtis as the museum’s president and chief financial officer. Most recently, he was the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of California Linear Devices, Inc.

Real Estate

Roger Bodemer has been named office manager of Re/Max Associates’ Oceanside office. Bodemer has more than 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing and will be involved in recruiting and the retention of sales agents along with providing support services. Todd Parker has joined Equastone as executive vice president. Parker will be responsible for all owned and managed properties in Colorado. He has 15 years of experience as a manager of commercial real estate investments and was previously vice president of the Office Services Group at Grubb & Ellis.

Awards and Recognition

Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. has recognized Craig Edwards and Rancho Santa Fe Insurance Services with the Cornerstone Agency designation. Network Services Co. has named Waxie Sanitary Supply, Servicing Agent of the Year for its efforts in securing and servicing national accounts. Cheryl Wilson, the chief executive officer of St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services and member of San Diego Rotary Club, received the Rotary District Family and Community Service Award from Rotary International for her dedication to promoting timely immunization of infants against all childhood diseases.


Qualcomm Inc. donated $200,000 to Voices for Children as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.

Hurricane Katrina Donations and Fund Raising

Sundt Foundation matched 2-to-1 with any donations from their employees. Total amount contributed was $65,000. The money will be given to the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and the Hurricane Katrina Construction Workers Fund.

McCain Inc. supplied 6,000 traffic signal heads to Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development.

BAE System and its employees across America donated $1,167,669 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. This brings the total donation to more than $2.3 million.

USA Federal Credit Union employees donated $25,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation’s disaster relief fund to assist credit unions operating in the Gulf Coast region that were impacted by recent hurricanes. NCUF has collected more than $1.5 million from credit union organizations across the country.

, Compiled by Stacey Bengtson


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