Arthur G. Beggs has received Cal Poly Pomona's 1986 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Environmental Design, in recognition of his significant contributions to his profession. Beggs is a principal with the Peridian Group in Irvine, and his work includes large-scale resort, residential and commercial projects.
James J. Maginn has joined Watt Industries Inc., Santa Monica, as vice president and chief financial officer. He was an executive with California First Bank from 1971 to 1986, most recently serving as vice president and manager for corporate banking for Northern California; he previously established the bank's Tokyo branch.
Richard T. Deihl has been named vice president and general counsel for the Lusk Co., Irvine. Deihl joined the firm in 1978 as associate general counsel and served as general counsel and head of the company's legal department for the past six years. He will continue with these duties as vice president.
Victoria Carlson has been promoted to vice president of operations for McKellar Development of La Jolla. With the company since 1981, Carlson's responsibilities include personnel management, project coordination and administrative aspects of residential and commercial land purchases and sales.
Enrique (Henry) Torres, production head for the past three years at Intradesign, Los Angeles, has been named a senior associate in the firm.
Daniel A. Nahabedian, formerly with Equidon Contractors in Irvine, has joined the Richardson Group, Orange, to fill the newly created position of director of marketing.
Robert B. White has been appointed regional vice president and director of property management for Southern California at Oxford Management Co., Encino and Oceanside.
Will Daniel has joined IDM's Assets Management Division, Long Beach, as a residential property manager of rental properties in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties.
James Hernandez of Hernandez & Associates, San Marcos, has been selected by County Supervisor Paul Eckert to serve on the newly formed San Diego County Administration Center Parking Lot Task Force.
George P. Rutland, vice chairman and chief executive officer of California Federal Savings & Loan Assn., Los Angeles, has been named second vice chairman of the National Council of Savings Institutions.
Hedy Rogers, formerly with the Luckman Partnership in Los Angeles, has joined SGPA Planning & Architecture as director of marketing, and has been named an associate.
Suzanne Seminoff has been appointed general services manager for Gibraltar MoneyCenter Inc., San Diego. She previously worked for Sun Savings & Loan Assn.
Two executive search specialists have joined MCS Associates, Newport Beach, They are Andrew Muir, principal and director of the Executive Search Group, formerly with the firm of Spencer Stuart in London, and Peter B. Stafford, an associate, formerly with the Peter Stafford Co.
Dennis T. Ysunza, with 20 years of experience in the building industry, has been named senior vice president for Medici Investment Co., Irvine.
Dennis A. Blunk, a certified public accountant, has been appointed chief financial officer of Jaric Developers, Los Angeles.
Carrie Hawkins, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Mortgage Co., has been appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian to serve on the board of the California Housing Finance Agency.
Jane Goldman, staff vice president of the California Building Industry Assn., has resigned her post to assume fulltime duties as vice president of Goldman Communications Inc., a 4-year-old Sacramento-based public relations firm.
Lawrence A. Crosson has been promoted to corporate vice president of marketing for the Irvine Consulting Group Inc., El Toro. Dennis E. Lyerla has been appointed vice president of business development for Irvine Soils Engineering Inc., Irvine, a subsidiary.
Ted Tindall has been named senior vice president of marketing for Meyer Properties Inc., Santa Fe Springs. He was director of real estate for Del Monte Corp.
Roderick Q. MacDonald, formerly a vice president and area manager for the Sundt Corp., has been appointed vice president and construction manager for Tri City Corporate Centre in the Inland Empire.
David R. Chapman has been appointed director of marketing in San Diego County for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.
Michael Filler is serving as project manager for The Planning Center, Tucson. He was promoted from the Newport Beach office.
Thomas P. Lynch, formerly with Koll Construction Co., has been appointed vice president and construction manager for Hillman Properties West Inc., Newport Beach.
Robert H. Odle, former senior vice president of the Robert P. Warmington Co., former city manager for the city of Banning and former assistant city manager for El Cajon, has formed Odle & Associates in Tustin to assist real estate developers and land owners.
Greg R. Petersen, formerly with the Mission Viejo Co., has joined the J. M. Peters Co., Huntington Beach, as controller.
Rob Langer has been named vice president of commercial leasing for M + S Management Co., Los Angeles. His responsibilities will include marketing and leasing of the firm's commercial properties in Southern California.
Kim B. Boutelier has joined the management team of Century American, Orange, as vice president of sales and marketing.
James W. Davis has been promoted from chief of the loan service and claims sections to loan guaranty officer at the Veterans Administration. He replaces Robert L. Brown who has retired.
Warren L. Sherling, an engineering geologist, has been named chief geologist for Highlands Soils Engineering Inc. Theodore M. Cody has been appointed chief engineer and senior project manager for the San Bernardino firm.