* Elizabeth Callahan, business services coordinator for the Greater Oxnard Economic Development Corp., has been elected to serve on the Ventura County Leadership Academy's steering committee. Callahan, a 1997 graduate of the academy, was elected to a two-year term.
The academy was created in 1994 by the local United Way to encourage community service.
* David R. Bowman, regional president of GTE California, has been named to the board of directors of KCET public television. He will serve a three-year term.
Bowman has been with GTE since 1964.
* Attorney Korman Dorsey Ellis of Oxnard has been accepted as a member of the International Assn. of School Safety Professionals by the National School Safety Center. He is expanding his legal practice to include school safety consulting, specializing in the development of measures to prevent violence on school campuses.
An attorney in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties since 1969, Ellis is a senior partner with Lawler, Bonham & Walsh in the Oxnard Financial Plaza.
* Attorneys Susan M. Seemiller and Glenn J. Dickinson have been named partners at Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton in Oxnard.
Seemiller, who has been with the firm since 1992, specializes in appeals and writs, general litigation and employment law litigation.
Dickinson practices in general civil litigation.
Both Seemiller and Dickinson served as law clerks to U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert.
* Ventura Family YMCA executive Jill Shaffer of Ventura has been promoted to volunteer director in addition to her position as senior program director of health and fitness. She will oversee, develop and coordinate programs for YMCA volunteers.
She has been a YMCA staff member since 1982.