Real estate firm Atlas Capital Advisors in Sherman Oaks has hired Serge Vishmid as managing principal to lead the company’s office investment and leasing business. On the advisory side, he will specialize in representing bank and financial services tenants in negotiations. Vishmid previously worked at Newmark Knight Frank, now called Newmark. … Senior Associate Cari Schwartz at the law firm Kantor & Kantor in Northridge is a new member of the Cancer Legal Resource Center’s Professional Panel. The center operates a national telephone assistance line that provides confidential and free information on cancer-related legal issues to anyone affected by cancer. … Kaiser Permanente has named Patricia “Patti” Clausen as the new manager of the Panorama City and Antelope Valley service area. She previously served as chief nurse executive at the health care system’s Los Angeles Medical Center. … Cristallea Buchanan, the former head of inclusion and diversity at American Honda Motor Co. is the inaugural vice president for talent, culture and diversity at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. She will oversee a new division that includes human resources, mission and identity, and Hispanic-serving institution initiatives. … PrimeOne Insurance Co., a specialty commercial lines carrier in Woodland Hills, has appointed Darrin Hinman as chief underwriting officer. He joins the company from Swiss Re where he was vice president of actuary and senior treaty underwriter. He will lead underwriting growth strategy for commercial property, general liability and liquor liability insurance lines. “His ability to analyze information and determine trends will not only prove critical in our ability to grow but establish ourselves as a reputable brand in the marketplace” said Chief Executive David Thorson in a statement. … Rex Parris, mayor of Lancaster and managing partner at Lancaster-based Parris Law Firm, has signed a bilateral agreement between Lancaster and Namie, Japan to make the two cities “hydrogen municipalities.” The Smart Sister City relationship means that both local governments will “use hydrogen as their green energy strategy.” The online signing was attended by U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla, California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis and Japan’s Director of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Strategy Office Yukari Hino.


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