David Boyd has been hired as counsel with the Sacramento law firm of Porter Scott.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has named Elizabeth Graybill as chief deputy director. She served as interim executive director July-October 2011.
Jeff Wallen has joined California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) as a flight nurse for the base in Auburn, which is known as CALSTAR 3 and provides air-ambulance service to a 10-county area.
Sacramento city's community development department has named Gregory Taylor as urban design manager. He will oversee design review and preservation programs, and has been with the city since 2006.
The Sacramento public relations and advertising firm of Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn has hired Nicole Jarred as account supervisor, social marketing team; Ashley Bradley as account manager, social marketing team; and Matthew Aguirre as account assistant, advertising team.
Steve Boilard has been hired as executive director of the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
Sally Jones has joined the Tahoe Donner Association as the new manager of the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area.
The Environmental Defense Fund, a national nonprofit organization that helps solve environmental problems, has hired Joaquin McPeek as California media director. His office is in Sacramento.
The Tremont Group Inc., a Woodland agribusiness, has promoted Dave Ito to vice president of regulatory and human resources; Gary Silveria, vice president of sales and marketing; and Ernie Roncoroni, vice president and chief operating officer.