George R. Monte, currently on the Strategic Planning Task Force of the city of Pasadena, has been promoted to senior vice president of First Interstate Mortgage Co., a subsidiary of First Interstate Bancorp, Pasadena.
Peggy Dracoules has been named national president of the Interior Design Society, an affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Assn. She is owner and president of Raydra Interiors, Anaheim.
Hamilton G. Smith has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer at Genstar Mortgage, Glendale. Smith was most recently with the Roberts Group Inc. in Simi Valley.
Gilbert Fuentes has been appointed president of PNA Investment Corp., a newly formed nationwide company, an affiliate of Parker North American Corp., headquartered at 840 Newport Centre Drive, Newport Beach. Fuentes has 20 years experience in the financial community.
Carol Anne Houst has joined Koss Financial Corp., Los Angeles, as vice president. She was vice president of acquisitions at Center Financial Group.
Thomas M. Linden has been elected executive vice president and general manager of Calmat Co., Los Angeles, and will be responsible for property development, leasing and acquisition.
Garry A. Jones, former vice president of Artex, has been named controller for TOLD Construction Co. Inc., Camarillo.
Craig Wagner has joined Salerno/Livingston & Partners, San Diego, as a project architect.
Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate Advisory and Appraisal Group has announced new appointments to its regional offices. Ted Yates will be responsible for management of the Los Angeles group office; James Oakman will manage the San Francisco operation.
Steve Games, former vice president of sales and marketing for Watt Industries/San Diego Inc., has been retained as a marketing consultant to the Wolf Homes division of W. Wolf Industries Inc., San Diego.
Robert M. Lewis has been appointed vice president/construction manager for DAVCON Inc., Tustin.
M. R. (Mim) Scott, vice president of Bernardo Heights operations with Genstar Southwest Development, has been elected to a one-year term on the Rancho Bernardo Community Planning Board.
Ronald Silverman, partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson, has been recognized as a Certified Real Estate Financier by the National Society for Real Estate Finance.
Willetta J. Bayer, a new member of the Sherman Design Group, Long Beach, was a project designer for Depiero Associates Inc., Los Angeles, and for Reback Design Associates Inc., Westwood.
Timothy S. Love, principal of Tarantello & Co. has been awarded the designation of MAI by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.
Laurie Smith has been appointed assistant marketing director of the Knoll Co. for the Wells Fargo Bank Building and Central Savings Tower, San Diego.
James D. Sylvester has joined Koll Construction Co., San Diego, as a superintendent for the $2.2-million Miramar Point East project.
Robert R. Peterman has been appointed manager of business development for the Los Angeles office of Koll Construction Co.
Marina Butler has joined real estate-oriented Hubbert Advertising and Public Relations Co., Costa Mesa, as vice president of client services.
Forrest Rosanova has been named assistant treasurer for the Watson Land Co., Carson. He will handle the computer operation of the company.
Cyndy Herms has been promoted to director of marketing communications for Daum Corp., Los Angeles.
Anthony J. Espinoza has been promoted to senior vice president and Craig A. Heller and J. Michael Grossman to vice presidents at Cal-Pac Construction Inc., Los Angeles.
Lori Gunter has joined G. J. Property Services Inc., Long Beach, as property supervisor.
Marc F. McAlpine has joined John Laing Homes Inc., Laguna Hills, as director of project development; Manny Carbajal has joined the firm as director of construction.
Jonathan G. Thompson, executive vice president of Interstate Appraisal Corp. in Newport Beach has been awarded the SREA (Senior Real Estate Analyst) designation by the board of governors of the International Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
Linda A. Valdez and Kathryn L. Bradford have been named regional vice presidents at Occidental Land Research, Diamond Bar.
Armando L. Gonzalez, a principal in the firm of Cashion Horie Cocke Gonzalez Architects Inc., Pasadena, has been named to the board of trustees of the Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina.
Paul Scheper has been promoted to vice president in charge of loan production for Barron Financial Services, Tustin.
Charles Wilde has joined Traweek Investment Co., Marina del Rey, as senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Christopher Wszolek was appointed project manager for C. E. Wylie Construction Co.
Joan Bertolet has been named marketing manager at J. M. Peters Co., Newport Beach.
Linda Kaufman has been appointed manager of Cannell & Chaffin's La Jolla and Fairbanks Ranch (Rancho Santa Fe) design studio and showrooms; Richard E. Guillen is the new manager of the firm's Newport Beach studio. Donald Mellert, who retired from the firm in 1984, has been named to its board of directors.
Scott Sperleskar has been appointed leasing agent by LaCagnina & Associates, Encino; Fran Evers has been appointed manager for the firm's Palm Springs office.
Don Porter has been promoted to director of scheduling for Kitchell Contractors, Newport Beach.