Karla Sutliff has been named chief engineer and deputy director for project delivery with the California Department of Transportation. Sutliff has been with Caltrans for 26 years and is the first woman to be named chief engineer with the department.
Clear Capital, a Truckee-based provider of data, collateral risk assessment, and real estate asset valuation and analytics, has hired Jim Smith, senior vice president of national sales; April Moore, director of marketing; and Peter Pensotti, director of appraisal product management.
Derek Martin has joined Rocklin's William Jessup University as chairman of the creative arts bachelor's degree program.
Perry Communications Group, a Sacramento communications firm, has promoted Julia Spiess Lewis to senior vice president and Yadira Beas to assistant account executive. It also has hired Yessenia Anderson as an assistant account executive.
Charles Duncan has been promoted to president of Davis-based West Yost Associates. He joined West Yost in 1997.