* Timothy L. Unger has joined the Akins Cos. in Irvine as executive vice president of community development. He will be in charge of land acquisition, planning, entitlement, development and marketing for the company's community development operations. Unger was formerly founder and chief executive of his own home-building company, Rockfield Development Corp. Before that, he was president and chief executive of John Laing Homes Inc. and managed the company's operations in Orange County and the Inland Empire.
* Peter Spencer has joined the World POG Federation in Irvine as vice president of marketing. He was previously vice president at Petco Animal Supplies Inc. He has also held the position of vice president and general manager of Applause and director of merchandise planning and allocations for Toys "R" Us.
* Jim Kisel has been named K-12 coordinator/designer for the Irvine office of LPA Inc., an architectural, planning, interior design and landscaping firm. He is working on the planning and design of the Santa Ana Unified School District's new "space-saver" school.
* Ted McMillin has been appointed account executive for M/A/R/C Research in Newport Beach, a division of the M/A/R/C Group in Dallas. He will be responsible for project management and client service. McMillin joined the market research company in 1993 as a research analyst.