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Tim Belcher joins Light Iron as new managing director

Belcher arrives at Light Iron from ITV America, where he served as Head of Finishing Operations and Technology. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of West Coast Picture Operations at Picture Shop, and prior to that, he spent more than 19 years with Technicolor, including 7 years as Senior Vice President of West Coast Picture Operations, overseeing all episodic and theatrical work. Before joining Technicolor, he held various roles at Rainmaker Digital, Digital Domain and Disney’s The Secret Lab. A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Belcher began his career at The Post Group. -- British Cinematographer

ON THE MOVE: Nevada Bankers Association names 2024 chairman

— Parker is a results-oriented finance executive with extensive experience in commercial, corporate and supply chain finance. Currently, the vice president of global supply chain and operations at Aristocrat Technologies in Las Vegas, Parker holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Northridge. He specializes in finance, budgeting and system implementation. -- Las Vegas Business Press

Once an asthma victim, now a marathon runner

None of that seemed to be on Maquindang’s radar when he graduated from Hart High School back in 2005. He’d go on to study political science at California State University, Northridge, earn his bachelor’s degree there in 2009, then, in 2017, pick up a master’s degree in executive leadership from the University of Southern California. -- Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Connor Newsum: Where is the Love Island USA Contestant Now?

Connor Newsum has a strong and stable career backing him, and his experience of about a decade makes him highly skilled. The Santa Monica, California resident began working with Signature Parking as an Area Manager in 2015, immediately after finishing high school. He stayed there for about five years before deciding to enroll in college. At California State University, Northridge, he studied journalism and public relations. Even while attending college, Connor continued working to support himself. -- The Cinemaholic

Hart District Names New Assistant Superintendent and New Principal

Adam Barrios began working full-time with the Hart District in 2007 as a math teacher at Placerita Junior High School before moving on to work in number of administrative positions that prepared him for this next step in his career. Mr. Barrios worked as an assistant principal in the Pasadena Unified School District (2014-17) before returning to the Hart District as an assistant principal at Placerita and Sierra Vista junior high schools, and later at Valencia and Canyon high schools in that same role. His experiences at each of those school sites have helped to provide Mr. Barrios the invaluable understanding and knowledge to assess, identify, and address areas of need and growth at the school and student level. He is deeply committed to fostering an environment that nurtures the academic, social, cultural, and emotional growth of students. Mr. Barrios has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master’s Degree from California State University Northridge in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. -- Santa Clarita Magazine

Ortega named interim VP of advancement at MSU

Ortega earned a doctorate degree in education administration and supervision, emphasis on educational leadership and organizational learning, from the University of New Mexico, where he also earned a master's degree in educational administration. Ortega earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge. -- Mankato Free Press