* Alexander L. Popof has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Catellus Residential Group in Irvine. Before joining the company, Popof was a business and financial consultant in Omaha. He has also been chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Inverse Technology in Lincoln, Neb.; chief financial officer for both Omega Pharmaceuticals in Birmingham, Ala. and Oakwood Living Centers in McLean, Va.; chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Govvars and Associates in Newport Beach; and senior vice president of Far West Financial Corp. in Newport Beach.
* Craig Hopkins has been named vice president of franchise sales and development for CKE Restaurants Inc. in Anaheim. He will oversee franchise sales, real estate and construction of Carl's Jr. restaurants for domestic and international development. Hopkins joined the company in 1996 as director of franchise sales and development. Before that, he was the director of franchise development for America's Favorite Chicken Co. He also was a real estate manager, franchise manager and director of franchise for Arby's Inc. Barbara Landis was named vice president, risk management and benefits. Landis joined CKE in 1986 as an insurance coordinator, and was promoted to manager and later director of risk management and benefits. In addition, Jeffrey Lewis was appointed regional vice president overseeing operations for the 24 Rally's in California and Arizona and 56 Boston Market restaurants in Southern California that CKE operates through management agreements. Before joining CKE as manager of operations for the company's Rally's locations in 1996, Lewis was a district manager at Rally's Hamburgers.