Bill Lennartz, president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, announced his plans to retire in January from the position he has held for the past three years. When Lennartz began in 2007, the organization was operating a small 12-bedroom facility and turning away 100 families per month due to a lack of space. Under Lennartz’s leadership, Ronald McDonald House built a new 47-bedroom house in San Diego’s hospital district that opened in June 2009. Following his retirement, Lennartz will travel to South Africa in February as part of a five-person team to develop a 10-year plan for pediatric health care in that nation. Lennartz will focus on forming an organization that will build and operate 40 guesthouses for families with children who are ill.
Seth Makechnie has joined Comerica Bank as assistant vice president, banking center manager of the Point Loma branch in San Diego...