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    Briefs: Packel Comes to Informa Research

    06/19/2001
    on 6/19/01.

    CALABASAS

    Packel comes to Informa Research

    Informa Research Services Inc. announced that it has hired John Packel to head up business development for its Internet partner initiative. Informa Research Services has seen rapid expansion of its Internet partners, including Intuit's Quicken network, America Online, Excite.com, LowerMyBills.com and Edmunds.com.

    Packel co-founded Green Magazine in 1996 and was its publisher and president, selling the magazine to Bankrate Inc. in 1999 and launching its Web site soon after. Packel was most recently partner development manager for Bankrate, where he had business development responsibilities for many of Bankrate.com's top syndication partnerships.

    TDK Mediactive board adds Intiso

    TDK Mediactive Inc., a publisher of entertainment software for videogame systems, announced the appointment of Frank J. Intiso to its board of directors. Intiso will serve as an independent director.

    Intiso is a certified public accountant. He was formerly the president and chief operating officer of Falcon Holding Group, a cable television company.

    OXNARD

    Woodyard joinslaw firm

    Attorney Kimberly M. Woodyard recently joined the law firm of Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton as an associate focusing on real estate transactional and business matters.

    Representing commercial, industrial, residential and oil and gas interests, Woodyard has served a variety of clients throughout the central California region. She is a member of the U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California, Ventura County Bar Association (Real Property Section) and the National Association of Industrial Properties, Southern California Chapter.

    Woodyard was associated with the law firm of Clifford & Brown in Bakersfield. She has also worked for a real estate development company, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases, drafting contracts, and obtaining permits for subdivisions.

    Rivera named first award recipient

    Lennox K. Black, chairman of The Teleflex Foundation and of Teleflex Inc., announced that the foundation has awarded Alex Rivera of Camarillo its first Chairman's Award. Rivera is director of global human resources for Teleflex's Telair International facility in Oxnard.

    Incorporated in 1979, the Teleflex Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations primarily involved in education, health, social services and cultural and civic affairs.

    In addition to a plaque commemorating the award, the foundation will donate $1,000 to the philanthropic organization of Rivera's choice. He has designated Oxnard College Puente Project, a program which mentors Latino students and to which he has been devoted for many years.

    THOUSAND OAKS

    Musselman joins practice

    Communication Matters, a speech-language pathology practice in Thousand Oaks, welcomed Diane Musselman, M.S., CCC-SLP as its new program specialist.

    Musselman is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who holds two awards for continuing education from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She will be coordinating the practice's Fast ForWord programs as well as its Professional Communication Effectiveness Training programs.

    Morrison promoted to branch manager

    Jafra Cosmetics International announced the promotion of Lanette Morrison to branch manager.

    Morrison joined Jafra six months ago as a way to start her own business while being a stay-at-home mom.

    VENTURA

    CP&DR announces associate editor

    California Planning and Development Report announced the addition of Brandee Freeman to its editorial staff. Freeman will serve as associate editor of CP&DR, an independent planning and development publication covering issues in a single state.

    Freeman will also manage the daily FACSNET land use news summary, a daily e-mail prepared by CP&DR for the Foundation for American Communications reaching many of the state's leading land use reporters.

    Freeman recently worked in Washington, D.C. as the deputy press secretary at Citizens for a Sound Economy, an economic policy organization. She previously worked as an editor at National Waterways in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the Muncie Star Press in Indiana.

    She will join a staff headed by William Fulton, editor and publisher, and Paul Shigley, managing editor.

    Zuber namedaward recipient

    Norma Zuber, M.S., a national certified career counselor/registered professional counselor and founder and director of Zuber & Associates, a career development/life planning company, is the recipient for the 2001/2002 Ventura County Professional Women's Network Spirit of Networking Award.

    A member of VCPWN for 16 years and past president in 2000/2001, Zuber was also executive vice president in 1998/1999, director of membership in 1990/1991, and networking coordinator in 1991/1992.

    VCPWN is a diverse group of women dedicated to supporting and encouraging others to reach their fullest potential.