Flashes By Rick Griffin 4.29.19
The Alzheimer’s Association, San Diego-Imperial counties chapter, has named Doug Friedman as director of communications. Previously, Friedman served as creative services director at KUSI-TV in San Diego since 2005. He left the station late last year. Friedman succeeds Kristen Cusato, former KUSI-TV news anchor, who relocated earlier this year to Southington, Conn. to serve as director of communications at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut chapter. At the Alzheimer’s Association, Friedman will oversee publicity and marketing initiatives. Cusato left KUSI in 2015 to work at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute as communications manager until 2018, when she joined the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter for a year. Cusato’s mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2009 and passed away prior to Cusato joining KUSI in 2013.


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San Diego-based Kazuhm, developer of a workload processing platform, received a Product of the Year award at the recent 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, held earlier this month in Las Vegas. Kazuhm was recognized in the IT Networking, Infrastructure and Security category. Kazuhm’s platform allows organizations to recapture existing IT resources and intelligently manage work across a fabric of desktops, data centers and cloud. The user interface helps to limit an organization’s dependence on IT support. The company said benefits include lower IT and cloud costs, enhanced security, improved performance and reduction of latency. NAB Show Product of the Year award winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in 16 categories. To be eligible for an award, nominated products and technologies had to be on display at the 2019 NAB Show for the first time and available for delivery in calendar year 2019.


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L7 Creative, a Carlsbad-based digital brand engagement agency, has hired Derrick Gallego as director of customer engagement. Gallego will help client foster the brand loyalty it takes to make them successful, the company said. Previously, Gallego spent the past 10 years in the financial services industry as a mortgage consultant, banker and service representative with Wells Fargo and USE Credit Union. He graduated from St. Augustine High School (class of 2002).

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