Lawrence Mayo & Ponder, Newport Beach, promoted Barbara Wartman to account supervisor. Wartman joined the agency in 1996 as an account coordinator. The company also named Renee Craig account executive. Before joining the company, Craig was an account coordinator for Irvine-based Alcone Marketing Group and PromoCity.com, also of Irvine. The company also promoted Jennifer McKee to print production manager.
Caron Dean Shore joined Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo of Newport Beach as director of human resources and administration.
Sonance promoted Buzz Delano to director of sales. Delano previously managed Western region sales for Sonance. The San Clemente company also hired Susan Chen as sales analyst.
Andy Bowden and Mike Sweeney were named principals of Land Concern in Santa Ana. Sweeney joined Land Concern in 1978 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Pickard Architects of Whittier promoted E. Fay Rippon and Vincent Yu to vice presidents. Rippon manages the retail and commercial division of the company. Yu joined Pickard in 1994 after several years of solo practice as an architect and contractor in Southern California.
William Hezmalhalch Architects Inc., Irvine, hired Ron Kulger and Donald A. White as principals.
Lincoln Mercury, Irvine, appointed Richard Bettie vice president of marketing, sales and service. Anne Belec was appointed general marketing manager and Jim O’Sullivan franchise and business development manager.
Walter J. Block was hired as senior vice president of Sunwest Bank in Tustin. Block is the former president of the Orange County chapter of the Community Association Institute.
Kaufman Meeks + Partners of Newport Beach hired Alisa Lucisano as director of marketing.
Claire Windham has been promoted to sales and marketing coordinator for Western Pacific Housing. Windham will target the company’s Orange County/Inland Empire division. The company also promoted Gwynne Liebl to marketing manager of the Orange County/Inland Empire division. Liebl will be responsible for the theme, design, and merchandising of model homes.
Dale Christian Structural Engineer Inc., Orange, hired Don Morita as senior engineer. Morita is responsible for project management, administration and client relationships. Morita spent 13 years at S.A. Abud-Dayyeh & Associates of Newport Beach before joining Dale Christian’s office.
Spectrum Corporate Resources, Laguna Hills, appointed Jack R. Sanders president and general manager.
Michael J. Gault and Bebe Shaddock were elected to the board of directors of the Saddleback Memorial Foundation in Laguna Hills.
PacifiCare Dental & Vision in Anaheim named John W. Whalley vice president of sales and account management.
The Hilton Anaheim promoted four new property operations managers: Ken Godwin-Austen; Charlie Hernadez; Jake Vogelesang; and Daniel P. Ybarra. Damion Ellis was promoted to assistant director of security. And Dane Gorup was hired as senior catering manager.
Safeco Select promoted Charles C. Mai to vice president, client services manager. Prior to Safeco, Mai worked with Bank of America for nine years.
Deborah M. Rosenthal joined the Orange County office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP as senior counsel. Before joining the firm, Rosenthal was a partner in Rosenthal and Zimmerman of Costa Mesa.
Nicole Scott was promoted to account executive of Irvine-based Kovach Marketing.
Allen B. Ury was appointed senior copywriter at The Peterson Group in Newport Beach.
Entrepreneur Media Inc., Irvine, appointed Brian C. Kennedy Southwest ad director. Kennedy spent two years with Harper’s magazine before joining Entrepreneur Media in 1996.
Families Forward in Irvine appointed six new board members: Peter Byrne, Sandra Loughlin Burkhead, Alan Nowell, Mike Regele, Cathie Slavick and Paul Tonkovich.
Second Harvest Food Bank elected David Jahr to its board of directors. Jahr served two years on the communications committee.
Mark Costello was appointed assistant director of financial development at the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The ALS Association, Orange County Chapter promoted Lori Butler to director of development.
Aletha Anderson was elected chairwoman of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Orange County Race for the Cure. Anderson was the chairwoman of the Colorado Springs Race for the Cure.
Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, Irvine, hired Laura Ward as account coordinator.
Beazer Homes, Orange, hired Dan Moore as senior vice president of sales. The company also named Cynthia Gonzalez escrow coordinator, Clarence Clemons vice president of sales and Andrea Kanel vice president of escrow and closings.