Barbara M. Chylak has been appointed vice president and purchasing manager of First Interstate Mortgage Acceptance Co., Pasadena. Prior to joining the firm, Chylak was affiliated with Sears Mortgage Securities Corp. as director, loan administration.
Felix Laumann, manager of marketing/communications for Phillips Financial Group, Agoura Hills, has been elected president of the Conejo Valley Board of Realtors. Laumann, currently first vice-president of the board, will succeed Ann Hilton, current president, on Jan. 1.
Chuck Schreiber has been named president of Rancon Real Estate Corp., headquartered at its Commercial Properties Division, Rancho California. Schreiber, active in the commercial real estate business in Southern California, was previously affiliated with Ashwill-Burke & Co.
Kathlean Butcher has been appointed director of marketing for Cambridge Development Group, Encino. Butcher, formerly assistant marketing director of Glenfed Development Corp., Encino, will be responsible for marketing and sales of the firm's Lancaster projects.
John G. Combs has been appointed director of asset management for O'Donnell, Brigham & Partners, Costa Mesa.
Jay D. Hodge has been promoted to general manager of Landmark Realty, San Pedro.
Thomas Harrison has been named project manager for Maguire Thomas Partners, Los Angeles.
Takashi Shida, a partner in the firm of O'Leary, Terasawa, Takahashi, De Chellis & Chaffin, and fashion designer Ruben Panis, have been appointed to the L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission by Mayor Tom Bradley.
Langdon Wilson Mumper Architects has announced the promotion of the following architects to associates: Robert D. Counter, Clark Garrett, Vano Haritunians, James D. House and William A. Leone.
Dori Jones has been named project coordinator of the Business Parks Development Group of Bedford Properties Inc., Rancho California.
Dale Naegle, president of Naegle Associates, La Jolla, has authored a chapter on high density housing design for a new book, "Density By Design," being co-published by Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Architects. The book is scheduled for publication early next year.
John A. McCarthy has been promoted to vice president of Merritt Real Estate Group, Los Angeles.
Bruce Karatz, president and chief executive officer of Kaufman & Broad Home Corp., has joined a national housing task force, formed by Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.), to assess the nation's housing problems and develop effective strategies to make quality affordable housing.
Jeffrey J. Misner has been named partner of Ernst & Whinney, Irvine.
Mark Mocciaro has been named project manager for Engineering Service Corp., Culver City.
Herbert M. Gelfand, chairman of the board of De Anza Corp., director of Far West Financial Corp. and director of Far West Savings & Loan Assn., has been named general chair of the 1988 United Jewish Fund Campaign of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.
San Diego-based A.O. Reed & Co. has appointed William DePuy area manager of their newly formed Los Angeles area office in El Monte.
Gary Herschel has been promoted to general superintendent of construction for Watt Homes Inc., Torrance.
David A. Cole has been appointed executive director of Casa de las Campanas, Rancho Bernardo, by FACT Management, Los Angeles, manager of the total lifecare community.
Brent Nerguizian has been appointed vice president of Newport Pacific Construction Corp., Newport Beach.