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Executive Spotlight: Kenneth Weber

ResortCom International LLC has named Kenneth Weber its vice president of corporate finance. He will direct the corporate and client accounting team in San Diego, along with expanding the financial infrastructure. Weber previously served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Omni Hotels. He was also with Marriott, where he held various financial positions. “Ken’s very strong hospitality background will give us the hotel financial infrastructure needed to handle our continued growth in the resort management division of ResortCom,” said Jeff Healy, the president of ResortCom International.

Banking and Finance

Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. has appointed Robert Boatman to vice president and regional builder manager. He will oversee the company’s builder business in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Most recently, Boatman served as senior vice president and regional manager of Universal American Mortgage Co., a subsidiary of Lennar Homes. Roger Taylor has joined Rancho Financial Mortgage Center. Taylor previously served 16 years at General Mortgage.

Construction and Design

Wyatt Chapman has been named principal of Edward Cass & Associates. Chapman will head the firm’s efforts in sustainable design, having earned the designation as accredited professional under the LEED program. JCJ/Blackman Architecture, Inc. has added three designers, Robert Ostan, Lori Hagen-Hulitt and Osia Ora-Strasner, and an architect, Maia Maltas.

High-Tech and Manufacturing

Alignment Software has added Mike Mullins as industry solutions consultant to its aerospace and defense team. Mullins has 25 years of military and commercial aerospace industry experience and comes from Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics division.


Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP has added Randall Broberg as a partner in the firm’s corporate department. His practice focuses on intellectual property, technology transactions and privacy and commercial law. Broberg was formerly the principal of Broberg & Associates. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear has announced that Phillip Bennett, Jason Jardine, Kimberly Miller, Kerry Taylor and Kenny Wang have joined the firm’s San Diego office as associates. Boris Zelkind has joined as of counsel and patent scientists Brent Moore and Dan Robertson have also joined the firm. Sharon Bellows and Michael Mancuso have joined Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps as associates. Bellows has joined the business/corporate practice group. Mancuso is a patent law attorney who came from Sterne, Kessler, Goldenstein & Fox LLC.


Susan Wagenaar has been elected president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Design for the 2005-06 term. Wagenaar is co-owner of Wagenaar Design Group. Catherine Morrison has been appointed to the board of directors for the San Diego region of the Construction Managers Association of America. She will chair the legislative committee. Shaka Johnson has been appointed to the board of managers of the Jackie Robinson YMCA. Patricia Trisdale, Gayle Falkenthal and Paula Herring have been added to the Parkinson’s Disease Association’s board of directors, San Diego chapter. Elisa Parker has been named assistant director of development of the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center for UC San Diego. Darlene Banogon, executive assistant to the president of North Island Credit Union in San Diego, was named membership priority program director of Executive Women International. Banogon will be responsible for monitoring and tracking the activities of the program chapters and assisting with membership development, recruitment and retention. Bill Haithcock has been named president of Casper Co. He was hired in 1987 and has 26 years of industry experience. Aeromexico announced the appointment of Carlos De Uriarte as West Coast regional director of Aeromexico’s U.S. division. De Uriarte has more than 40 years of industry experience and most recently was senior vice president of sales and marketing for Mexicana Airlines. Cheryl Williams has joined the Summit Performance Group as senior operations manager. She will be responsible for assisting the sales team as well as working with the assigned account manager on all program aspects. Most recently, Williams was a program development and purchasing manager for Concepts Worldwide, Inc.

Real Estate

LBA Realty has hired Alice Wilson as executive director of corporate services. She will manage LBA’s corporate program and will work with the acquisition and leasing teams. Wilson has 18 years of industry experience and serves on the board of directors of the Southern California chapter of CoreNet Global. Brandon Benson has joined Re/Max Associates as real estate sales agent and Roger Bodemer has been named office manager. Bodemer has more than 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Douglas Wilson Cos. has appointed Michael Dillon as director of real estate and development. He will work in the acquisitions department, focusing on entitlements, purchasing and repositioning existing properties. Most recently, Dillon was assistant vice president and asset manager for TriMont Real Estate Advisors.

Awards and Recognition

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Co. has named Kent Williams the firm’s Regional Manager of the Year. Williams serves as a first vice president and regional manager for the San Diego office. John Laing Homes was recognized by Eliant for having the Best Homebuying Experience and Best Purchase Experience in the United States. Nominees for the 2005 National Philanthropy Day are Danah Fayman for outstanding philanthropist; Judith Harris for outstanding development volunteer; Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for outstanding philanthropic organization; Patricia DeMarce for outstanding organizational volunteer; Thomas Arguilez Smith and Rishi Sangani for outstanding youth/student volunteers; Manpower of San Diego for outstanding philanthropic corporation; and Colette Murray for outstanding development professional. The awards are sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego chapter. David Casey Jr. and Frederick Schenk of Casey Gerry Schenk Fancavilla Blatt & Penfield Partners have been named in the 2006 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”


The 12-year-old Support Our Schools campaign raised $514,741 this year for local schools. The Century Club of San Diego announced that $1.17 million was donated to more than 150 San Diego-based charity organizations and schools from the net proceeds of the 2005 Buick Invitational golf tournament.

Hurricane Katrina Donations and Fund Raising

The staff of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack donated approximately 750 books to the New Orleans victims. The donation was made through the Katrina Literacy Collective.

Chive, Kensington Grill and Laurel Restaurant & Bar have pledged to donate 100 percent of their Oct. 5 profits to Hurricane Katrina relief.

John and Suzanne Hosie, owners of Write on the Edge, Inc., will match donations from their employees dollar-for-dollar.

Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers, is participating by pledging to match the first $150,000 brought to the team’s opening game of the season.

Reggio Collections and 12 other retail vendors planned a holiday bazaar for Oct. 16 to collect holiday gifts for the Hurricane Katrina victims.

Fisher & Phillips LLP has established a charitable foundation to provide financial assistance to the 28 attorneys and staff members in its New Orleans office. The Atlanta-based firm has kept all of its New Orleans’ employees on payroll.

, Compiled by Stacey Bengtson


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