Promotions and Appointments

Times Staff Writer

U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang Joins Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today Debra Wong Yang, the United States Attorney for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, will join the firm as partner in the Los Angeles office. At Gibson Dunn, Yang will co-chair the firm's Crisis Management Practice Group, along with Washington, D.C. partner Theodore B. Olson, the former Solicitor General of the United States, and New York partner Randy Mastro, the former New York Deputy Mayor of Operations. In addition, Yang will play a central role in the Business Crimes and Investigations Practice Group.


Getty Appoints Nancy Ogata as Controller

The J. Paul Getty Trust recently appointed Nancy Ogata to the position of Controller, with responsibility for financial and management reporting, budgeting, payroll, and general accounting. Nancy has more than 20 years' experience in finance and accounting, most recently as assistant controller at EarthTech in Long Beach, where she worked closely with internal and external auditors, initiated financial controls, and insured consistent reporting. Prior to that she served at CB Richard Ellis, Transamerica, and Times Mirror.


Inter Valley Health Plan Names Ronald Bolding CEO

Ronald Bolding has been named chief executive officer of Pomona-based Inter Valley Health Plan, a non-profit HMO headquartered in Pomona. He succeeds Mike Nelson, who will return full time to his role as CFO at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Bolding joined Inter Valley Health Plan from UHP Healthcare and brings 27 years of management and executive experience in the HMO and health care fields as well as Naval Command experience. In his 21-year career with UHP, Bolding held various executive positions including Chief Operating Officer. Dating prior to his work in the managed care field, Bolding also has extensive operations and management experience with Johnson & Johnson and American Hospital Supply.


Ophthalmologist Richard L. Lindstrom Joins Refractec Board of Directors

Irvine-based Ophthalmic device manufacturer Refractec, Inc. today announced the appointment of Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D., a leader in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery and founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants, to its 6-member board of directors. He holds more than 30 patents for the design of several ophthalmic devices and instruments that are used in clinical practices worldwide. He currently serves as medical director of TLC Vision and Midwest Surgical Services, associate director of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, and is a member of the boards of directors of TLC Vision, Occulogix, eyeonics and the Minnesota Medical Foundation.


ULV College of Law Hires New Development Director

Ontario-based University of La Verne College of Law has hired Doug Frost as director of development to plan and implement campaigns in charitable giving. Frost has a legal background in civil litigation involving real estate, corporate and transactions law at Riverside-based Swarner & Fitzgerald, Ontario's Covington & Crowe, and as a sole practitioner in Upland.

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