Richard G. Snyder, a licensed general contractor for more than 12 years, has been named president of the Fullerton-based Acacia Construction Inc. He joined the firm in 1978.
Renee McGovern has been named executive director for the statewide California Building Foundation, an educational and research arm of the California Building Industry Assn. Most recently she served as director of education for the California Apartment Assn.
Marion Kiesling has been named director of marketing for Griffin Homes, Calabasas. She has served as director of permanent financing for the firm.
B. J. Peterson has become a full partner in the Los Angeles firm of Bedell & Laughlin, which has been renamed Bedell, Laughlin & Peterson Interior Design Inc. She was a member of the senior design staff of Cannell & Chaffin.
Walter Franko has been named vice president and general manager of Grupe Development Co.-Southern California, and will head the firm's Woodland Hills office.
David Rosen has been promoted to senior vice president of finance of the Becket Group, Santa Monica, parent company of Welton Becket Associates.
Jon M. Rosenthal, formerly with Realtech Development Co., Los Angeles, has been named executive vice president at Goldrich & Kest Industries, Culver City. He will oversee the firm's commercial/industrial activities.
Robert R. McClellan, chairman of the board of McClellan Cruz Gaylord & Associates, has been elected to the board of directors of the Pasadena City College Foundation.
John Tschogl, formerly with John Purvis Construction, Chula Vista, has joined the Koll Construction Co., San Diego, as assistant superintendent. Another addition to the staff is Mark E. Beckett, formerly with Apple Builders, Redlands, as project engineer.
Barbara Smith has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Bobbie Stearn Inc.
Jeanne Bear Sleeper has been named executive vice president of the year-old Laguna Surf timeshare resort at Laguna Beach.
Walt Tinney, a former senior vice president of Lifetime Homes of California in Newport Beach, has been named director of construction for W & A Builders Inc., Santa Monica.
Gary W. Forstall, former president of Westar Mortgage Corp., has joined Pacific Savings Bank as senior vice president of Pacifica Real Estate Mortgage Corp., Costa Mesa.