Promotions and appointments
Larry Kosmont was affirmed as a commissioner by the L.A. City Council. CityView promoted Sean Burton to chief operating officer. Bryan Cave LLP Partner John W. Amberg has been installed as chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) for the 2006-2007 term.
John Polich, Ph.D., has been named to head Informa Research Services‘s Seattle office. Big Screen Entertainment Group cast Bruce Thomas in its new horror film, “Babysitter Wanted.” Katy Sherrerd, Ph.D., CFA, will join Research Affiliates, LLC. Bruce Edwards was elected to the Semtech board.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved the appointment of Larry Kosmont, a real estate advisor and developer, as a Commissioner to the Industrial Development Authority City of Los Angeles. The Industrial Development Authority is the appointed commission that administers the City’s Industrial Development Bond and Empowerment Zone Bond program, as designed under the mission statement of the Community Development Department.
Santa Monica-based CityView, a discretionary housing investor led by Chairman and former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, recently promoted Sean Burton to chief operating officer. In his new role, Burton will oversee CityView’s deal sourcing, operations, financial analysis, underwriting and strategic planning. As chief operating officer, Burton will continue to serve on CityView’s governance and investment committees. Burton was previously an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and vice president of corporate business development and strategy at Warner Bros.
Bryan Cave LLP Partner John W. Amberg has been installed as chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) for the 2006-2007 term. COPRAC is comprised of 16 appointed members from throughout California who advise more than 100,000 members of the state bar and its board of governors on legal ethics matters. Amberg was appointed to the Committee in 2003 and served as vice chair in 2005-2006. He chaired the annual statewide Ethics Symposium in May and frequently lectures and writes on professional responsibility, legal ethics and risk management, including the annual ethics roundup for Los Angeles Lawyer magazine.
Calabasas-based Informa Research Services, Inc., announced today that John Polich, Ph.D., has joined the company as senior vice president and head of its Seattle office. Polich, a former New York Times executive, has run national syndicated and custom research companies in the U.S. and directed research in Russia, Japan, and other countries. He comes to Informa from Roy Morgan International, where he led its U.S. operation.
Hollywood-based Big Screen Entertainment Group (OTC: BSEG) announced the addition of Bruce Thomas (“Kyle XY,” “Legally Blonde”) to the cast of BSEG’s new horror film, “Babysitter Wanted.” Also joining the cast is Kristen Dalton, who can be seen playing Jack Nicholson’s girlfriend in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” currently playing in theatres. Her other credits include “The Dead Zone,” “Lovely and Amazing,” “A Night at the Roxbury” and “Stargate SG-1.” “Babysitter Wanted” is being cast by Ivy Isenberg. The film also stars Sarah Thompson (“Angel,” “Seventh Heaven”), Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”) and Bill Moseley (“The Devil’s Rejects,” “House of a 1000 Corpses,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2"). Principal photography is currently underway.
Katy Sherrerd, Ph.D., CFA, will join Pasadena-based Research Affiliates, LLC, in late November 2006 as a principal as well as a member of the executive committee, which includes Rob Arnott, Jason Hsu and Janine Nesbit. Sherrerd comes to Research Affiliates from CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), where she was managing director of planning and professional development. In her role, Sherrerd will assume responsibility for strategic planning at Research Affiliates, and will take on oversight of the firm’s network of affiliations with other asset management firms.
Camarillo-based Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq:SMTC), a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that Bruce C. Edwards has been elected to the company’s board of directors. He will serve on the board’s audit and litigation committees. Edwards is executive chairman of Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a supplier of antenna systems.
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