San Diego Business Journal

Banking and Finance

John DeLong was promoted to business banking officer with North County Bank's business banking department. Southwest Community Bank appointed David Sowell as vice president and business banking officer. Capital Bank of North County appointed Robert H. Sporrer as chairman, Joe Simmons as senior vice president and chief credit officer and Luke Matteson as executive vice president of the business banking division. San Diego National Bank promoted Linda Goycochea, Ron Wade and Enrique Melgar to vice presidents. Turnquist, Schmitt, Kitrosser & McMahon hired Linda Kaufman as manager of human resources consulting and marketing director, Matthew Kaney as computer consultant, and Jennifer Hamilton as an audit supervisor.

Construction and Design

Roel Construction Co. hired Rick Halverson as payroll administrator. Rick McKee has been appointed director of estimating for Pacific Interior Systems. Brookfield Homes named Linda Younger as sales representative for The Heritage College at PGA West. Neil R. MacDougal joined Western Mechanical Air Conditioning & Heating as project manager. Donna E. Murphy was appointed manager of Kleinfelder's central proposal group. Madjid Haghighi was appointed electrical design engineer for Lamb Consulting Engineers. Kurt Hunker was named an associate at Roesling Nakamura Architects, Inc. Horace Hogan II was appointed president of Brehm Cos.

Government and Nonprofit

San Diego Housing Commission appointed Carrol Vaughan director of the housing, policy and finance division. David H. Watts was elected chair of the California Chamber of Commerce's board of directors. Ralph J. Roesling was appointed to teach the third-year design studio at Woodbury University's San Diego campus. San Diego Safety Council added Kate Wheelock as membership liaison.

Health Care and Biotech

Stuart Novitz was named national sales manager of SeQual Technologies, Inc. Trega Biosciences, Inc. added Myra N. Williams to its board of directors. Jeffrey K. Pearson joined North County Urgent Care Medical Center as an industrial and sports medicine specialist.

High-Tech and Manufacturing

Taylor Made-adidas Golf appointed David Abeles as director of sales for adidas Golf USA. TeraGlobal Communications Corp. named Lawrence Lacerte as a director. Gateway, Inc. named Jeff Weitzen as CEO. e-assist.net, Inc. named David Dembitz as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Hitachi Data Systems named Jeff German as group vice president and general manager of customer service and support. Sonant Corp. appointed Jim Stafford as executive vice president. Copper Mountain Networks, Inc. hired Chris Carroll as vice president of human resources.

Insurance

The Arrowhead Group of Cos. named Frank Ruyak to its board of directors. Cavignac & Associates appointed Michael Strahan as a surety bond account executive and Jeffrey Steen as an account executive.

Law

George E. Olmstead and Robert P. Pizzuto have become counsel to Duckor Spradling & Metzger. Patricia J. Lane has been elected director of region six for the Association of Legal Administrators.

Media and Marketing

Bob Morales has been named senior vice president for Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger, Inc. The Gable Group added Jessica Rosenthal as assistant account executive to its public relations division. Viejas Enterprises promoted Brian Bergen to director of advertising. Chapman Warwick hired Tom Custer as senior account executive, Katy Morrison as public relations account coordinator, Erin Hergert as advertising account coordinator, Danielle Honea as creative group manager, Harry Jenkins as print production coordinator/computer artist and Jennelle Koehler as an account executive. McQuertergroup promoted Beth Walsh to vice president of public relations account services. Big Bang Idea Engineering added Nigel Benjamin as media director and Jill Ruff as account supervisor. Meeting Services, Inc. appointed Ken Freeman as technical resources manager. Devlin Design Group, Inc. added Ron Bardach as director of sales.

Miscellaneous

San Diego Legal Copies promoted Matthew Cate as office and production manager, D. Peter Jubb as regional sales manager, Brandi Garner and Carrie Adorador as account managers.

Real Estate

Judith A. Barbe joined Keystone Pacific Property Management, Inc. as director of administration. Fred Caminite joined Sunrise Management as senior property manager. Chuck Wasker and Jay Diskin of IPC Commercial Real Estate were awarded the certified commercial investment member designation by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.