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Interactive sampling systems producer Arcade Marketing, Inc., New York City, appointed Sybella Wilder VP and general manager-Chattanooga operations.

Charlotte, NC-based Quaero hired Julie Phillips Baker as VP-Western region for marketing effectiveness.

Macquarium Intelligent Communications, Atlanta, named Jennifer Jones VP-p.r.

Leslie Scott Griffin joined Clear Channel Katz Advantage, New York City, as director-multicultural.

Kevin Moran joined Markitecture, So. Norwalk, CT, a marketing research and consulting firm, to launch the firm’s newest venture, Markitecture Syndicated Studies in Cave Creek, AZ.

J. Patrick Monteleone appointed director of strategic analytics and LeeAnn Schumacher to VP-strategic merchandising at St. Louis, MO-based Summit Marketing.

Michelle Eagleeye joined New York City-based Clear Channel Katz Advantage as senior director for its Marketing Business Development team in Chicago.

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Starmark International added Steven Cotten as VP-consumer markets and Laetitia Laurent-Ottomane as account manager.

Ariane van der Heyden Eaton named project manager at Essex, CT-based Structural Graphics and Larry Smith joined as design director.

Burlington, MA-based iKnowtion added Heidi Bui, Kenneth Miller, Michael Moscaritolo and Smitha Nalawadi as marketing analysts.

asterisk*, Chicago, named Michael Buczkowski president and Michael Day CFO. Also, Marnie Baker to manage the Risk, Reward and Retail operating units, Jack Lynch to oversee Reward/Retail units, David Ludington to lead business development.

Andrew Stern joined AllPoints Research, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC, as market research strategist.

Baltimore, MD-based Vertis tapped Ann Raider as chief strategy officer.

Laughlin/Constable, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, added Paul Pousha as senior account executive, Kathy King Rossmann as account executive, Shannon Pogodzinski as account coordinator, Jennifer Perry as traffic manager in the print production department, Jon Laughlin as junior writer for Griffin Design, Laughlin/Constable’s in-house independent design firm and Amy Mueller as account coordinator in the p.r department.

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Steve McKenzie promoted to executive VP-marketing at CFM Direct, Chicago.

Fort Worth, TX-based Range Online Media hired Ashwini Karandikar as director-account services

Jim Camey appointed as director-customer development at Dallas, TX-based Safeguard, a provider of printed products, promotional items and corporate apparel.

Annemarie Healy promoted to marketing manager at Starmark International, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Media Marketing Solution, New York City, named Phyllis Toss senior VP and director of national broadcast, George Coppola VP and director of strategic communications and Dan McGillick manager-direct marketing.

Doug Rae named director-optimization solutions for iKnowtion, Burlington, MA.

Global provider of database marketing and customer insight solutions Alterian, Chicago, hired Michael Fisher as VP-sales-North America.

Dialog Custom Media, Fort Lauderdale, FL, added Janet Santelices as art director and Carol Brenner associate publisher

Vernon, CA-based Fiesta Toy, a leading manufacturer of plush toys appointed Rich Hammond VP-sales.

Arcade, New York City, named David Richardson senior director-CPG sales and Lisa Wolf marketing communications manager.

Kim Bakalyar joined Los Angeles, CA-based PromoShop, Inc. as director-supplier relations.

Irving, TX-based Mosaic named Fred Squires as senior VP-information technology.

Gil Haslam and Reid Thompson promoted to creative director/ designers at Troika Design Group, Hollywood, CA.

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Jim Venable named senior director-brand strategy for Disc Marketing’s Pasadena, CA, brand entertainment division.

Laughlin/Constable, Inc., Chicago, hired Debbie Murray as a media/group director-broadcast, Jennifer Niego as media buyer, Jessica Vollrath as traffic/media assistant and promoted Jonah Mueller to assistant account executive. Elsewhere, in the company’s Milwaukee office, Susan Pringle added as account supervisor, Robin Mindt as account executive, Anne Merchich as assistant account executive, Sheri Schwalbe as account coordinator, Elise Fryjoff as traffic/media assistant. Also, Butch Liebscher promoted to creative director of the interactive branding department, Lisa Mleczko to account supervisor in the p.r. department, Kelly Quinn to senior account executive and Jon Kaspers to account coordinator.

Portland, OR-based CMD promoted Jason Scott to digital asset manager.

Ken Knecht promoted to creative director at Travidia, Inc., Chico, CA.

Thor Johnson named senior VP-marketing at marketing and sales automation services and solutions company Eloqua Corp., Toronto, Canada.

BD&A, Woodinville, WA, promoted Ron Alessandrini to divisional VP-consumer products and Nekko Ward Shefferly and Tom Economou to divisional VP-sales.

Patrick Morris joined Smith & Jones, Troy, NY, as “head spinner” and promoted Amanda DeLisle to “co-opperative.”

Daticon, Inc., Norwich, CT, a provider of imaging solutions and document management services named Bernard Lapinsky senior account executive of the new Business Imaging division.

Summit Marketing, St. Louis, an integrated marketing services company, tapped Sue Jolly to head the company’s new Sarasota, FL, office.

Jon Sloan named CEO and president and Michael Wilson executive VP-sales at Mercury Promotions and Fulfillment, Madison Heights, MI. Also, Ray Wezner promoted to COO and general manager.

Ecount, Conshohocken, PA, a provider of electronic payment solutions, appointed Mark Harrington, co-founder of, to senior VP-marketing.

Hanley Wood Marketing, Minneapolis hired Jennifer Kramer as director-new business development, Lori Mueller-Cline as associate editor and Neerja Sharma as senior interactive designer.

Thunder Factory, San Francisco, tapped Lisa Larroque as VP for its new LA office.

Holsted Marketing, Inc., New York City, named Scott Bernstein president.

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Concord Litho Group, Concord, NH, promoted Shawn Macey to production manager, Willy Burnell to digital prepress supervisor and Chris Lefort to the newly created position of planning production supervisor. Also Scott Morse joined as a customer service representative and Ozie Christian as an estimator.

Bigfoot Interactive, New York City, a provider of strategic, ROI-focused e-mail communication solutions and marketing automation technologies, promoted Deirdre Namur to VP-creative services.

Luiz Duarte appointed to the newly created position of VP-market intelligence and Linda Donahue to the newly created position of group associate creative director at Fort Lauderdale, FL- based Starmark International.

aQuantive, Inc., Seattle, WA, a digital marketing services and technology company, announced that Linda Srere and Jaynie Studenmund joined the company’s board of directors.

Norwich, CT-based Daticon, Inc., a provider of imaging solutions and legal document management services, tapped James Bologa as CFO and executive VP. He will oversee all financial services and human resources functions for the company.

Holsted Marketing, Inc., New York City, appointed of Ed Becker as VP-creative services and Scott Lynch as executive creative director.

Martino & Binzer, Avon, CT, hired Tina Lessard as account executive-p.r. and promoted Amy Mielke to account supervisor.

Pat Walters named VP and chief financial officer at PROMAX&BDA, Los Angeles, CA, television’s leading organization of promotion and broadcast design.

Baltimore, MD-based Vertis appointed Joe DiMeglio VP-sales automotive national account team. Also, Anthony Hegarty named VP-sales financial national account team, Mike Lawson national director-sales insurance national account team and Tommi Thornbury Pryor national director-sales nonprofit national account team.

EyeWonder, Atlanta, GA, hired Charlie Bragg as executive VP-global sales, replacing Michael Griffin, who was named executive VP-strategic business development.

Crystal Soderman joined marketing communications firm Blue Mine Group, Solana Beach, CA, as an account coordinator.

Marketing Management Analytics, Inc., Wilton, CT, a leader in advanced marketing analytics, tapped John Nardone as executive VP-product development and marketing and Ed See executive VP-product development and technology.

Jeffrey Hoffman joined Rochester, NY-based Total Identity Group as CFO and COO.

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Byte Interactive, So. Norwalk, CT, tapped Timothy McCord as VP-director of technology and Alexandra Roda VP-director of project management.

Aviatech, San Diego, CA, promoted David Stech to president, Evelyn Olson Lamden to senior VP-marketing and media, Margaret McAllister to senior VP and Mark Royer to chief technology officer. Elsewhere, Stacey Molli named senior VP and management supervisor of the agency’s Washington, DC, office and Rick Voight senior VP-business development in the Atlanta office.

MRA, Syracuse, NY, named Mike Wheeler associate design director. Also, Donna Longo promoted to design group manager, Mike Haines to studio manager, Michele Lenart to designer and Claire LeCuyer joined as a studio artist.

Freda Seals joined Franklin, TN-based Holliday Promos as sales representative.

Joyce Cotter joined Concord Litho Group, Concord, NH, as customer service representative.

Kansas City, MO-based MMG Worldwide, a global marketing firm specializing in travel, hospitality and entertainment, opened a new office in Miami, FL, headed by Annette Cavanaugh.

Scott Wilson appointed group VP-marketing and Rob Lund group VP-product management and logistics at Troy, MI-based Handleman Company.

Modem Media, Norwalk, CT, tapped Scott Sorokin to lead its San Francisco office.

Atlas Display, Miami, FL, hired Pedro Ortiz and Alexie Santiago to the company’s design team.

Roger Hiyama appointed VP-client management services for the fundraising services group at Merkle, Lanham, MD.

IC Group, Inc., Chicago, named Pennee Milazzo director-business development for promotion risk management services.

Meghan LaBonge hired by Cincinnati, OH-based Frequency Marketing, Inc. to lead creative team.

Los Angeles-based Media Revolution hired Bob Kasunic as director of online marketing and campaign strategy.

Coupons, Inc., San Francisco, a consumer-printed coupon marketing and technology solutions provider, promoted Jeff Weitzman to president and COO.

Miami, FL-based CSA Marketing, Inc. appointed of Cecilia Shirk as executive VP-business development.

Ian Desberg named senior product marketing manager of the Electronic Learning Products division for Oregon Scientific, Inc., Tualatin, OR.

Santa Monica, CA-based Baker Desiged Communications appointed Matthew Kruchko director of branding and marketing.

Boston, MA-based Bluerae Creative, Inc., a strategic communications firm, named Tracy Mazzuca as a principal and has expanded with the addition of an office in the Rochester, NY, area.

Palisades Media Group, Santa Monica, CA, tapped Corey Weiss as VP-integrated marketing and promotions. He will be responsible for creating new strategic marketing opportunities for clients, ranging from pure promotional platforms to product placement.

Wendy Diamond named director at Largo, FL-based Cox Target Media for its Advertiser Care Center. Also, Chris Bilotta promoted to director-promotions and appointed Melinda Velez to the new position of national promotions development director.

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National In-Store (NIS), Sarasota, FL, named Mark Flannery VP-retail intelligence services.

CFM Direct, Chicago, promoted Sara Gill to VP-strategic team leader.

Enpocket, New York City, a mobile marketing solution provider, appointed Paul Ruck as VP-sales.

Direct marketing solutions provider Nordis Direct, Coral Springs, FL, appointed Michael Glanzman director-operations.

Darryl Moy joined Osprey Communications, Inc., Greenwich, CT, as director of business development.

TrojanOne, Toronto, Ontario, appointed Tracey Hart to lead the brand activation team. Also, Ericha Cromwell named director-financial operations and Steve Medcalf director-brand activation.

Global brand communications group ATTIK, San Francisco, hired Amy Elkins as account director.

Ernie Cox appointed executive creative director at Starmark International, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Elsewhere, Michael Kunhenn named senior art director.

Robert Sher named interim president of AccuData America, Ft. Myers, FL, a leading direct marketing services provider. Sher replaces Stacey Girt who left the company to pursue other interests. Elsewhere, Gayle Engels and Mark Puljan joined as director of sales and account executive, respectively, for the Premier Division.

Valerie Milkins appointed p.r. chair for Ad 2 of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, a professional organization for young communications industry executives.

Southfield, MI-based Imperial Marketing named Emily Friedman account director.

Marketing Factory, Inc., Venice, CA, named Edward Yu VP-director of client services; Scott Katz VP-director of business development, Dan Nunenmacher director of production, Michael Kassan consultant and Jim Garfield project manager.

Epsilon, Wakefield, MA, a relationship marketing company, named Michael Fisher VP-general manager. He will be based in Chicago.

Fred Solomon joined Playwerks, Fishers, IN, as sales director and Mike Priami hired as graphic artist.

Sales Building Systems (SBS), Mentor, OH, appointed Jeff Lehman VP-sales and added Gregg Langrmeier, Brian Meldrum and Deni Ruddy to its sales force.

CMD, Portland OR, promoted Jill Benner to account executive and hired James Rice as creative director.

Los Angeles, CA-based Entertainment Business Group (EBG) tapped Bruce Auerbach as president-consumer products.

MRA, Syracuse, NY, hired Erin Shampine as senior account executive. Also, Tara Boyle promoted to account executive and Emily Yurko joined as junior art director.

Jesse Aversano promoted to executive VP-marketing at News America Marketing, New York City.

Lanham, MD-based Merkle Direct Marketing, Inc., a provider of information-based database marketing services, appointed Pierre Charchaflian to the new position of VP-client management services. Elsewhere, Merkle launched a creative services group that will provide a wide range of in-house creative services to current and future clients and tapped Fletcher Maffett as director of the creative services team.

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Baker Desiged Communications, Santa Monica, CA, appointed Matthew Kruchko director of branding and marketing.

Freda Seals joined Franklin, TN-based Holliday Promos as sales representative.

Boston, MA-based Bluerae Creative, Inc. named Tracy Mazzuca as a principal and has expanded with the addition of an office in the Rochester, NY, area.

Southfield, MI-based Imperial Marketing named Emily Friedman account director. Wendy Diamond named director at Cox Target Media, Largo, FL, for its Advertiser Care Center. Also, Chris Bilotta promoted to director-promotions and Melinda Velez hired to the new position of national promotions development director.

Ernie Cox appointed executive creative director at Starmark International, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Los Angeles-based Media Revolution hired Bob Kasunic as director of online marketing and campaign strategy.

Merkle Direct Marketing, Inc., Lanham, MD, a provider of information-based database marketing services, named Dale Hogg as senior VP-human resources.

Sales Building Systems, Mentor, OH, appointed Jeff Lehman VP-sales and added Gregg Langrmeier, Brian Meldrum and Deni Ruddy to its sales force. Palisades Media Group, Santa Monica, CA, tapped Corey Weiss as VP-integrated marketing and promotions.

TrojanOne, Toronto, Ontario, appointed Tracey Hart to lead the brand activation team. Also, Ericha Cromwell named director-financial operations and Steve Medcalf director-brand activation.

MRA, Syracuse, NY, hired Erin Shampine as senior account executive. Also, Tara Boyle promoted to account executive and Emily Yurko joined as junior art director. Gina Sands hired as VP-brand relations at Incline Village, NV-based Quantum Loyalty Systems.

Anita Timotheo joined Media 8 Digital Marketing, Miami, FL, as business development director.

Jesse Aversano promoted to executive VP-marketing at News America Marketing, New York City.

Miami, FL-based CSA Marketing, Inc. appointed of Cecilia Shirk as executive VP-business development.

Brand Sense Marketing, LLC, Los Angeles, named Ramez Toubassy as VP-strategic planning and alliances.

James Rice joined CMD, Portland, OR, as creative director.

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Bestever, Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA, appointed Christin Singleton VP-sales.

Greenwich, CT-based Classic Sportswear & Promotions appointed Catherine Lief creative director.

Dreams, Inc., Sunrise, FL, a producer of authentic sports and celebrity memorabilia and collectibles, promoted Jeff Rabinowitz to national sales manager of its Mounted Memories division.

Premier Retail Networks (PRN), San Francisco, CA, named Kathleen Schulke senior VP-retail development. She will focus on expanding PRN’s in-store television networks within the grocery industry.

Plymouth, MA-based Prism USA named Donald Goldman senior project manager.

Datagence, Inc., Red Bank, NJ, named Tom Delong director of list management.

Experian, Schaumburg, IL, a global information solutions company, tapped Ben Isaccson as privacy and compliance leader.

Canoga Park, CA-based Art Impressions, Inc. promoted Susan Valero to senior VP-North American sales.

Largo, FL-based Cox Target Media promoted of Melissa Fisher to senior VP-marketing and communications.

Tom Merrick, chief creative officer at MRA, Syracuse, NY, elected treasurer of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Washington, DC, District 2 executive committee. Elsewhere, Joe Meanor promoted to account management supervisor

Ann Arbor, MI-based Gyricon LLC appointed Bryan Lubel president and chief executive officer and Howard Dennis chief financial officer.

GoVision, Keller, TX, named Brady Haass account executive and Meghan Daniels office manager.

Pat Graf promoted to VP-sales for the Great Northern Corp.’s, Appleton, WI, Display Group.

Scott Allen joined online relationship marketing agency and solutions developer MindComet, Maitland, FL, as director of creative services.

Blair Corp., Warren, PA, named Cynthia Fields to the board of directors.

Disc Marketing, Pasadena, CA, opened a new Chicago office and tapped Brad Schrepferman to lead as managing director.

Ruth Wooden named president of New York City-based Public Agenda, a national nonprofit opinion rearch firm. She replaces the retiring Deborah Wadsworth.

Fairfield, NJ-based Coyne Public Relations hired Keshia Townes as senior account executive and Brian Lowe as assistant account executive.

Henschel-Steinau, Inc., Englewood, NJ, a leading provider of in-store displays and merchandising appointed Seth Aronson VP-business development.

Bill Williamson named VP-worldwide sales at Pleasanton, CA-based Xign Corporation.

Beauty aid and hair-care products maker, Global Vision Products, New York City, appointed Craig Dix president.

Douglas Andrews promoted to account director at Catuity, Inc., Detroit, MI.

News America Marketing, New York City, promoted Chris Mixson to president.

AccuData America, Fort Myers, FL, named Michael Colucci VP-sales.

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Structural Graphics, Essex, CT, hired Eda Murphy as account manager-Western territory. She will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office.

Newton, MA-based WorldWinner, the leading provider of online competitive games for cash and prizes, appointed Peter Blacklow as chief marketing officer. Also Joe Bai named VP-technology and Melanie Walsh VP-finance.

John Huber named area sales manager at Latran Technologies, Bedford, MA.

Kelvin Taylor has been named president of Frequency Marketing, Inc., Cincinnati.

Largo, FL-based Adva-Lite, Inc. appointed Eric Carr regional manager-Southeast.

D3 Canada named Kris Faibish director, André Poirier, Allison Lane and Andrea Sellon business development managers and Kelly Lee Smith to lead the Consumer Relationships Insights & Communications group.

KSL Media, New York City, named Hank Cohen president and founder; Kal Liebowitz became chairman of the board. The moves come in the wake of KSL’s recently-completed management repurchase transaction with the Interpublic Group of Companies.

Former BBDO executive Chris Teague launches new entertainment consulting firm Peachtree, Madison & Vine, Atlanta, GA.

Gerard Schifano named national sales manager and Howard Simon business development manager at Corporate Edge, East Brunswick, NJ.

Event video provider GoVision, Keller, TX, hired Justin Eaton as operations manager.

Pembroke Park, FL-based ME Productions appointed Daphne Jongejans-Bousquet executive sales and event manager. Also, Amanda Heyder promoted to account executive and Stacy Sahli executive sales and event manager.

CFM Direct, Oakbrook Terrance, IL, named Steve Snyder executive VP.

Morgan Futch promoted to account executive and Courtney Dougherty to account coordinator at Woodbury, NY-based Silverman Media & Marketing Group.

John Fazio named account executive at Syracuse, NY-based MRA. Also, Johnathan Richman named junior copywriter and Kathleen Kuhnen assistant account executive.

Wakefield, MA-based Epsilon appointed Dennis Driscol as VP and general manager. Also named Steven Roth VP-CRM strategy and planning and Rod Dillehay VP-general manager, client services.

Handleman Co., Troy, MI, appointed Ralph Szygenda to the board of directors.

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Josh McCall named CEO for Jack Morton Worldwide, New York City.

ID Media, Chicago, hired Rick Gillis as senior VP-director of client services.

Mark Neuwirth appointed to VP-brand relations at Quantum Loyalty Systems, Incline Village, NV.

Chris Kirk promoted to VP-client services and Eileen McAvoy named VP-regional sales at Wishoo, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.

Menasha Corp., Elk Grove Village, IL, appointed James O’Dea president and CEO of its Promo Edge subsidiary.

MRA, Syracuse, NY, promoted Andres Echenique to VP-interactive services and hired Donn Denniston as director of interactive services. In his new position, Echenique will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction of the interactive services department and will oversee all interactive service accounts.

Management consulting firm RelationshipLink Business Advisors, New York City, named Ellen Singer partner and managing director.

New York City-based Richmond Events promoted Caroline Hunt to chief executive for all U.S. operations.

Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group promoted Dawn Zieren to VP-NPD automotive.

Atsea International, Inc., Horsham, PA, appointed Marikit Klein-Smith to VP-marketing.

Dave Paro, former senior VP at Clear Channel Entertainment, formed Deep Alliance Marketing, Clarendon Hills, IL, a marketing services firm focused on providing sponsorship expertise.

Avon, CT-based Martino & Biner appointed Christopher Capot VP-p.r. and Douglas Casey VP-interactive media.

Design firm Doink, Inc., Coral Gables, FL, named Erik Lopez director of marketing and client relations.

Event management provider Ambassadors, Newport Beach, CA, appointed Rose Dubrovich VP-sales and new business development and David White as regional director of sales. Both will be located out of the firm’s Chicago office.

Portland, OR-based CMD promoted Jane Baker to account director. Elsewhere, Manuel Recio and Kim Kopetz named as account executives, Katie Wagner account supervisor, Brian Mork resource traffic coordinator and Jeffrey Mu programmer.

Keith Martin joined Pittsburgh-based Blattner Brunner as director-creative services.

Knaack Manufacturing, Chicago, tapped James Radouss as VP-sales.

Leverage MarCom Group, Newton, CT, promoted Peter Howland to director-marketing services and Donna Williams to associate-client services.

Integrated management information systems Prism USA, Plymouth, MA, named Lelan Morgan VP-sales and marketing.

Cincinnati, OH-based WonderGroup hired Penny Schenk as director of consumer promotions.

Tom Douglis named senior brand strategist at Denver-based Monigle Associates.

CMS Information Services, Inc., Vienna, VA, named David Lucien as chairman and chief executive officer.

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Tampa, FL-based ME Productions appointed Debra Myers executive sales and event manager.

Hal Price named senior VP at CSS Stellar Management, Atlanta. Also, Mickey Ryan added to the agency’s client management team.

Brandy Huber joined Obermoeller Inc., St. Louis, as regional account supervisor.

Los Angeles, CA-based Array named Richard Johnson executive VP-sales.

Heidi Chatfield named manager-marketing communications at All Star Incentive Marketing, Sturbridge, MA.

Eprize, LLC, Farmington Hills, MI, appointed Keith Simmons executive VP-sales.

Renaissance Mark, Denver, named David Wiggins president and COO.

Adamson Public Relations, St. Louis, appointed Dan McGrath account supervisor and Jennifer Westhoff account executive.

The National Retail Federation, Washington, DC, named Ellen Tolley manager of media relations.

Julie Quick named market development director at First Marketing, Pompano Beach, FL.

Greg Heth appointed director-account service at SJI Fulfillment, St. Louis.

Internet-based reward program company UpSellUSA, Inc., Seattle, promoted Cindy Evans to merchandising and operations manager of its online incentive programs.

Desktop collaboration software company Groove Network, Inc., Beverly, MA, appointed David Fowler VP-marketing.

P.W. Feats, Baltimore, MD, named Dorothy Fuchs account executive.

William Raaths named CEO at the Great Northern Corp., Appleton, WI.

Zebra Hill Importing, Bellevue, WA, named Angela Walls director.

C. Steven Ownby named marketing manager-OEM and specialty markets at Arnco, South Gate, CA.

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D.L. Blair, Garden City, NY, promoted Brian Conlon to president and chief operating officer.

Steven Gilliatt named president of G2 Worldwide, New York City.

Richard Greenberg named vp-marketing at Greenwich, CT-based Madison Direct Marketing.

Naperville, IL-based Millward Brown named Gordon Wyner executive vp-North American strategy and Mary Ann Packo executive vp-chief client and marketing officer.

New York City-based Promotion Marketing Association named USAchefs ceo William Miltenberger as ceo and chairman of the board.

Douglas Wood, executive partner of Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood, New York City, named general counsel of the Association of National Advertisers, also NYC.

MCRB Fulfillment, Elkridge, MD, named Ben Price director of sales and marketing.

Karyn Coates promoted to director for the Advertising Specialty Insititute’s ASInternet division, Trevose, PA.

Nelvana Limited, Toronto, Canada, named Roxsanna Mobley director of domestic licensing.

Solar Communications, Naperville, IL, named John Barrett and John Waterhouse vps-business development.

Duplication and replication firm SF Video, Inc., San Francisco, named Stan Feinberg vp.

Pohly & Partners, Boston, named Evan Weisenfeld vp-marketing and Richard Ofstun group publisher.

Gerald Goldstein named regional account manager at Philadelphia-based Bodek and Rhodes.

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Promotional products distributor American Identity, Kansas City, MO, named Richard Witaszak cfo.

King-Casey, Inc., Norwalk, CT, named Tony Pearson senior vp-marketing.

Cannondale Associates, Wilton, CT, named Cynthia Keating senior consultant. She had been director of global product innovations for Allied Domecq.

Former Saban Consumer Products president Elie Dekel joined Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA, to develop opportunities for marketers and licensees using the talent firm’s clients.

Promotional products distributor New-Clients, Inc., Richmond, VA, named Dan Worrell brand detective and Mary Kathleen Puccinelli problem solver.

Varsity Entertainment, New York City, named David Swartz producer and Amy Teter producer and sales representative.

Marketing Management Analytics, Wilton, CT, named Peter Monin and Adam Mikulka project directors and Jane Bailey director of the Chicago office.

Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), Alexandria, VA, named Bill Redmond director of research.

Elka Olsen named creative director at Internet Exposure, Minneapolis.

Scott Johnson named general manager at Newleaf Designs, Chanhassen, MN.

Great Northern Corp., Racine, WI, named Tammi Montier East Coast account manager for its display group.

Matt McKee named production designer at Compass Design, Minneapolis.

Marketing cooperative MaxProMarketing, Highlands, NJ, named Mara Gordon Samuels senior marketing consultant.

Cindy Lee named new business development and account representative at Damore Johann Design, San Francisco.

Graphic designer network Proforma, Cleveland, OH, named Marvin Baida owner of Proforma Promotional Generation, West Toluca Lake, CA.

Wenger N.A., Orangeburg, NY, named Joe Pappas central territory manager.

BrandAid Marketing Corp., New York City, appointed new members to its advisory board: John Stevenson, vp-business development at Solutions, Inc.; Mickey Goodman, managing partner of Launch 55; Tim Hawkes, managing director of Chain Reaction; and John McMenamin, executive vp-sales at i3 Mobile. Each receives an equity stake in the company.

Premier Retail Networks, San Francisco, named Bill Collier and Michael Horning vp-regional advertising sales.

Tracy Hardin named regional account manager at Creative Displayworks America, Sacramento.

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Point-of-Purchase Advertising International, Washington, DC, named William Smith chairman. Procter & Gamble’s manager of in-store presence, Smith is the first brand marketer to serve in the post.

Thomson-Leeds Co., New York City, promoted Vince Esposito to ceo and Michael Parkes to president. The moves were prompted by the resignation of Douglas Leeds, who will remain chairman until the end of 2002.

Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), Alexandria, VA, named Mary Pat Blake association manager.

Zeris Interactive, Akron, OH, named Steve Winemiller business development manager. Elsewhere, Laurie Luketic named project manager and Steve Zehnder digital media developer.

Zebra Hill Marketing, Bellevue, WA, named Falle Hutton senior account creative director and promoted Kelly Parriott to director of sales.

Phil Bottone named sales manager at BMG Special Products, New York City.

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Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, TX, named David Taylor marketing manager.

Michael Eckerman named vp-manufacturer development at In Store Media Systems, Inc., Aurora, CO.

Rye, NY-based Lillian Vernon Corp. named Brian Mangione general manager and Ron Creamer and Michael Levine account executives for its corporate sales group.

Oklahoma City-based Advantage Marketing Systems, Inc., named Joni Billings vp-sales and marketing.

Scott Miller named vp-business development for the hotel and resort interactive networks at Veil Interactive Technologies, St. Louis.

William Hogg named executive vp of manufacturing at Valassis, Livonia, MI. He succeeds Richard Anderson, who retired. Elsewhere, Blaine Gerber named vp of the Durham printing division, Ron Goolsby vp-operations in Plymouth, MI, Sandra Robinson promoted to vp and assistant general counsel, and Rob Mason promoted to vp of targeted print and media solutions.

Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), Alexandria, VA, named Kevin Leddy (senior vp-new product development at Time Warner Cable) chairman; Len Fogge (executive vp-creative and marketing at Showtime Networks) vice chairman; and Dave Watson (executive vp-sales, marketing, and customer services for Comcast Cable Communications) secretary. Named directors were Time Warner Cable senior vp-marketing Brian Kelley, Cox Communications vp-marketing Joe Rooney, and Comedy Central executive vp-affiliate relations Brad Samuels.

Identity and brand strategy shop Lippincott & Margulies, New York City, promoted Eric Granof to partner in Los Angeles and added Randall Stone to its retail design practice.

Jennifer Peyton named manager of incentive marketing at Travelog, Linden, NJ.

Philippe Sanchez named senior vp-marketing at Getty Images, Inc., Seattle.

Gail Underwood, formerly general manager of the sweepstakes division of ICE, Inc., Rochester, NY, launched Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC. The company will focus on the development and administration of sweepstakes, contests, and other forms of sales promotion in all media.

Direct marketer Holsted Marketing, Inc., New York City, named Carolyn Kraft director of marketing.

Prize insurance guarantor American Hole ‘n One, Buford, GA, promoted Jennifer Burns to account executive-sports division.

Mark Basler named vp of E Ink Corp.’s Cambridge, MA, Direct Drive division.

Loyalty software provider Catuity, Inc., Detroit, named Walter Nirenberg director of business development and David Slavick director of business development-retail.

Daniel Felicioli named general manager at Starbright Direct, New York City.

Gary Wesley named director of planning and business development for eBridge, the new direct marketing service from Sony Digital Authoring Services, Springfield, OR.

Daniel Sellers named president of Hub Group Distribution Services, Arlington Heights, IL.

The Relizon Co., Burlington, MA, named Bryan Kennedy ceo and Temple Elliot vp-direct response strategy for recently aquired Epsilon.


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Turner Broadcasting System, New York City, named Mark Lazarus president of Turner Entertainment Group Sales and Marketing.

Entertainment Publications, Troy, MI, named Yosi Heber chief marketing officer.

Stephen Drees named president and ceo of Quantum Loyalty Systems, Incline Village, NV.

Stephen Dick named vp-marketing services at Little Silver, NJ-based Jerry Roache Direct, Inc. Also, Kathy Daly named senior account executive.

Retail marketing outfit ConvenienTV, Englewood, CO, named Tony Shaw vp-marketing and business development.

Promo Edge Marketing Services, Elk Grove Village, IL, named Gary Norman vp-sales and retail.

Strategic branding agency Novocom, Los Angeles, named Rose Evangelista to head a new licensing and merchandising group.

Larry Karpen promoted to director-marketing and Sheila Hansen named senior director-national sales at BMG Special Products, New York City.

NewClients, Inc., Richmond, VA, a promotional products distributor, named Matt Potts senior vp-sales and marketing, Julie Herring “brand detective,” Carrington Kestelberg, Sandy Paylo, and George Andrews “problem solvers,” and Kelly West “superhero.”

Frequency Marketing, Inc., Cincinnati, promoted Charlie Young to senior vp-client services and named Kelly Hlavinka vp-group account director and Heather Ciociola group account director.

Jerry Klisiewicz named director-sales and marketing at Transilwrap Co., Chicago.

Maura Szendy named account director, Carmen Howard art director, Anne Riordan account coordinator, and Ken Williams production coordinator at L.W. Robbins Associates, Holliston, MA.

4imprint Group, Oshkosh, WI, named Craig Slater finance director.

Boston-based custom publisher Pohly & Partners named Meredith Risk director of human resources, Kristin Bradetich associate art director, Martin Lieberman managing editor, Jennifer Doll assistant managing editor, Ben Guajardo senior account manager, Tisha Clifford and Lauren Stoutenburgh production assistants, and Karen Tong operations assistant.

The Stonghold Group, Los Angeles, named Ray Doustdar vp-licensing and brand development and made him an equity partner.

Kristina Martinez named a vp and principal at Barton Denmarsh Esteban, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.

Online market researcher InsightExpress, Stamford, CT, named Louis Zafonte senior vp-sales.

Global brand and identity consulting firm Enterprise IG, New York City, named Robert Kahn executive vp and chief marketing officer.

Ronald Goolsby named to head up the printing operations division of Valassis, Livonia, MI. Elsewhere, Blaine Gerber named vp for the North Carolina printing operation.

Aero Fulfillment Services, Cincinnati, named John Gimpel chief operating officer, Dave Gilbert executive vp-operations, and Doug Smith, Charlotte Eynon, and Andrew Breckenridge general managers for regional offices.


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Veridiem, Inc., Maynard, MA, named Rick Cramer president and ceo.

William Hogg promoted to executive vp-manufacturing at Livonia, MI-based Valassis. He replaces Richard Anderson, who will retire at the end of 2001.

Rob Wright named vp-operations at Los Angeles-based Tiger Truck Media, Inc./Outdoor Media, Inc.

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, TX, named Bill Prickett p.r. specialist.

Rozanne Kokko named vp-finance for Handleman Co., Troy, MI, a category manager of music products for mass merchants. Elsewhere, Don Genotti promoted to vp and corporate controller.

BaseSix, Boston, a strategic marketing and technical development firm, named Sheryl Victor vp-marketing director.

GoodTimes Entertainment, New York City, named Stephanie Kovner-Bryant vp-marketing and promoted Pamela Ferris to vp-licensing and consumer products.

Internet direct marketing firm Douglas-Danielle, Inc., Chicago, named Brad Feldmar vp-sales and Joe Petrolis group creative director.

Mark Uhrmacher and Joe Conguisti named directors at IndustrySuite, Inc., Warren, NJ.

MarketSoft Corp., Lexington, MA, named William Agush director of corporate marketing.

A. Clayton Perfall named ceo of AHL Services, Inc., Atlanta, to replace Edwin Mellett. Also, founder Frank Argenbright appointed chairman of the board.

Bridget Shea named marketing manager for New York City-based greater than one.

In Store Media Systems, Inc., Aurora, CO, named Acosta Sales and Marketing vp John Watkins to its board of directors.

Boca Raton, FL-based Access World-wide Communications named Brian Henderson senior vp-business development for its TMS Professional Markets Group. Elsewhere, John Von Nessen named vp-sales of the Lincoln Park, NJ-base Phoenix Marketing Group.


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Clarity Incentive Sytems, Inc., New York City, named Luis Folhadela Oliveira managing director of its European office in Lisbon, Portugal.

Helen Everett named national account executive at Insignia Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

Elgin, IL-based Promac, Inc., named Jeff Mann vp-program development and B. Feeley and Tom Hansen account executives.

Bodek and Rhodes, Niles, MI, a distributor of imprintable activewear, named Steve Pinzon and Cris Funkhouser account representatives.

The International School Licensing Corp., Irvine, CA, named Vijay Kotrappa chief information officer.

Brand marketing firm Wishoo, Inc., Indianapolis, named Phil Brojan vp-sales and business development and Gregg Bushyeager director of operations.

Patricia San Pedro, vp-event marketing and community relations with The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, left to form San Pedro Productions, Inc., Miami, a marketing and special projects company.

Timothy O’Brien named chief financial officer at E Ink Corp., Cambridge, MA.


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The National Association for Retail Merchandising Services (NARMS), Plover, WI, named the following officers: chairman Ralph Bartolotta, president of Division21; vice chairman Alex Yakulis, vp at Crossmark Sales & Marketing; treasurer Penny Johnson, vp at Merchandising Advantage Plus; and secretary Chuck Belding, ceo of Team Management, Inc.

Julie Stine named director of client partnerships at .Com Marketing, Winter Park, FL.

Meeting and event production shop G/M! Productions, Chicago, named Lara Shipp manager of marketing and p.r. and David Epstein executive producer.

Carol Hebb and Joseph Romero named senior vps at Strategic Marketing Corp., Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Insignia Systems, Plymouth, MN, named Larry Mortimer executive vp-sales and business development for its Point-of-Purchase Services (POPS) program. Also, Jeffress Gouverneur named national account executive.

Tyler Turquand named vp-studio relations at Hollywood Movie Magic, Incline Village, NV.

Brian Keenan named design director for Baker Designed Communications, Santa Monica, CA.

USAData, New York City, an online applications provider, named Eddie Smith vp-business development and product strategy.

Glenn Goldberg named senior vp-sales and marketing at RealTime Media, Inc., Wynnewood, PA. Elsewhere, Karen Dicks named chief technology officer.

Vinyl advertising specialities manufacturer Royal Industries, Brooklyn, NY, named John Zingale plant manager.

Jeff Jacobs named senior account executive for Ha-Lo Branded Solutions, Niles, IL. He will be based out of the New York City office.

Kelly Parriott promoted to sales manager at Zebra Hill Marketing, Bellevue, WA. Also Tom DiGiovanni named senior vp-finance.

Edward Klecka named marketing director at Marzullo Computer Associates, Chicago.


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Robert Balzer, president of REB Associates, named president and chairman of the Promotion Marketing Association, New York City, for a one-year term. Elsewhere, Jeff Mellin, director of national accounts for U.S. Marketing & Promotions, named co-chair of the association’s In-Store Marketing Council.

Ha-Lo Branded Solutions, Chicago, named Tony Reid president of Ha-Lo Europe.

Norwood Promotional Products, Inc., Austin, TX, named Arthur Olsen president and chief operating officer.

Clear Channel Entertainment (formerly SFX, Inc.), New York City, promoted Paula Balzer to chief marketing officer. Elsewhere, Steve Smith named executive vp-chief operating officer, Mike Trager chairman-television, Jeff Lewis chairman-sports, Ed Stacey executive vp-chief financial and administrative officer, and Dale Head general counsel.

Douglas Watson named account executive at P-O-P and menu board display manufacturer The Howard Group, Brookfield, WI.

Direct Media, Inc., Greenwich, CT, named John Pegler chief information officer.

Michael Levine Search Consultants, New York City, named Marcus Brauer, Brent Sudduth, and Linda Larin principals. Elsewhere, Lori Raphael promoted to director of candidate development and relations and Steven Spector to director of the firm’s new Los Angeles office.

UVG&N, Hillside, IL, a provider of brand management, creative P-O-P, and sales collateral design, named William Ahillen associate creative director.

American Express Incentive Services, St. Louis, named Stevi Hanson account vp-sales. She will be responsible for sales operations throughout Canada.

Ron Peters named account manager for Great Northern Corp.’s display group, Racine, WA. He will be based in Dallas.

Customer relationship management firm Brierley & Partners, Dallas, named Christopher Drew vp-corporate planning and Michael Farrar vp-modeling and analysis at the agency’s Chicago office.

Digital Partners, Inc., Lincoln, NE, a provider of marketing services for online college newspapers, named Dennis Burke director of national media sales.

Craig Roberts named chief operating officer at ergonomic backpack developer AirPack, Inc., Beverly, MA.

Tony Stagg named vp-business development for St. Petersburg, FL-based Catalina Marketing Corp.’s Market Logic division. Elsewhere, Michael Hernandez named director of creative strategy.

Bay State Specialty Co., Middleboro, MA, named Michael Moore national sales manager and Joel Moore director of marketing.

Lisa Gardner named media assistant/account coordinator at Smith & Jones, West Sand Lake, NY.

DHI Visual Communications, Chicago, named Linda Tuke vp-account services.

Carroll Shelby Licensing, Los Angeles, CA, named John Luft vp-marketing and business development.

Vertical Alliance, Inc., Norristown, PA, named Michael Glagola director of sales-healthcare markets. Also, Richard Hagemann named director of sales-financial services markets, Scot Ridge director of sales-e-commerce markets, and Todd Meisinger director of technical support.

Michael Kahn named chief operating officer at Chicago-based TruePoints, Inc.

Pohly & Partners, Boston, a relationship marketing company specializing in print and online custom publishing, named Jennifer Buckly account supervisor, Laurie Vaccarino p.r. specialist, Andrea Dellatto accounting manager, Kim Millien staff accountant, and Kevin Brown accounts payable accountant.

Censydiam, Ltd., Antwerp, Belgium, an international market research agency, named Katherine Passerieu managing director for its U.K. office.

Student Advantage, Boston, promoted executive vp Jay Summerall to chief operating officer.

In-store marketer Insignia Systems, Minneapolis, named Larry Mortimer executive vp-sales and business development.


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Wynnewood, PA-based RealTime Media named John Hopper president and ceo. Hopper had been heading up EinsonHealth.

Alexandria, VA-based Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) named Jill Kennedy director of professional development and Jinling Elliott vp-research.

Direct marketing firm I2i Communications, New York City, promoted Larry Grewell to svp-group account director.

Tycoon Enterprises, Mexico City, an international marketing and licensing agency, named Anne Fagan vp-business development. She will act as a liaison for U.S. licensors.

Retail Advertising and Marketing Association (RAMA), Chicago, promoted executive vp Tom Holliday to president. He succeeds founder Douglas Raymond, who will consult to the organization.

James Guthrie named president of the National Advertising Review Council (NARC), New York City.

Tecno Display, Brisbane, CA, named Howard Landeck vp-sales, Eastern region. He will be responsible for retail gift stores, jewelry stores, and retail chains.

Gregg Crew named new business development account manager at international sales and manufacturing organization Paul Flum Ideas, Inc., St. Louis.

Interface Software, Oak Brook, IL, named Randy Littleson vp-marketing and product management. He will be responsible for identifying new markets for the company’s products and services.

Ha-Lo Branded Solutions, Chicago, promoted Jim McKibben to senior vp-sales and marketing and Bruce Cohen to regional vp-South. Elsewhere, Martin Zelder named account executive to head up a new Pittsburgh office.

Michael DuPont named vp-sales at Bolt, Inc., New York City. He will be responsible for managing Bolt’s sales teams and accounts.

San Francisco-based SoftCoin, Inc. named Carlos Costa director of business development.

Radio marketing and promotion shop CRN International, Inc., Hamden, CT, named Jeffrey Berman p.r./creative coordinator.

Rexam Image Products, South Hadley, MA, named Susan Hurt vp-general manager of a new worldwide digital imaging unit.

Bill McClinton named director of licensing at Global Icons, Los Angeles.

Encino, CA-based Inter/Media Advertising promoted Sydney Yallen to ceo. Elsewhere, Robert Yallen promoted to president and Richard Pike named svp-media director.

Richard Holpp named president of Horah Healthcare, a new division of The Horah Group, New York City.

Display Technologies, College Point, NY, promoted Sherry Kleven to manager of its TechStock Sales division. Elsewhere, Kathy Cetta, Brenda Fothergill, and Kathleen Reiter promoted to account executives.

Moroch Partners, Dallas, named Andrew Christy director of promotions and event marketing. Also, Jack Phifer named managing director and Hector Perez director of Hispanic marketing unit La Embajada.

Marketing and licensing consulting firm, Building Q, Voorhees, NJ, promoted Gary Schneider to director of marketing. He will be responsible for managing client and licensor relationships.

John Lawlor named president of VNU Marketing Information’s Spectra Companies, Chicago. He succeeds John Larkin, who will take on a special assignment role within VNU.

Lisa Smith named senior account director at L.W. Robbins Associates, Holliston, MA.


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Caroline Farnsworth joined Holsted Marketing, Inc., New York City, a provider of syndicated direct-mail contingency programs, as senior vp-new business development.

GS Design, Inc., Milwaukee, named Alison Ban project coordinator.

New York City-based EMAP USA appointed Stephanie Fray as vp-marketing for its Sports and Gravity Group.

Jim Habzda promoted to senior vp-field sales at Austin, TX-based Norwood Promotional Products, Inc.

Mike Lonergan named marketing communications representative at Woburn, MA-based promotional services company ASU International. He will oversee day-to-day administration of p.r., advertising, and Web-based initiatives.

Simon Brand Ventures, Indianapolis, IN, named Cathi Weiner senior vp-partnership and marketing development.

Peter Kosann named executive vp-advertising sales at New York City-based Westwood One. Also, Ed Quagliariello promoted to senior vp-advertising sales, entertainment and sports, and Paul Gregrey to svp-advertising sales, networks.

Performance Companies, Inc., Dallas, tapped Jeffrey Bainter as president of its Performance Card Solutions division. Also, Brad Bartlett named president of the Optigraphics division.

Gregory Ellis named vice chairman at, San Francisco.

P-O-P display and trade show exhibit producers CDA International, Inc., Toronto, named E. Curtis Weems president and ceo.

Peter Volante joined Arthur Blank & Co., Boston, as director of card personalization.

Ha-Lo Branded Solutions, Chicago, named John Lais senior vp-business development and Barbara Basham account executive. Elsewhere, Dawn Gambrell named account executive. She will work out of the company’s Houston office.

Database security provider Eruces, Inc., Lenexa, KS, named Stephen Monaco chief marketing officer.

Conshohocken, PA-based TMXinteractive, a provider of TV-style e-mail marketing campaigns, named Mary Ellen Cronk cfo, Glenn Elias vp-client services, and Susan Murphy vp-marketing.

Hub Group Distribution Services, Arlington Heights, IL, named Doug Zahour vp-operations.

Mark Ignowski named director of information technology for RDD, Inc., Portland, OR, a market research company specializing in telephone data collection.

Roy Bergold joined Travel Technology Group, Chicago, as marketing consultant. Also, Heidi Quandt named marketing manager.

International School Licensing Corp., Irvine, CA, elected Alan Rothenbery chairman of the board.

Keith Pelphrey named vp-information technologies for corporate merchandise distributor American Identity, Kansas City, MO.

Denny Asplund named vp-business development at Internet direct-marketing agency Douglas-Danielle, Chicago. Also, Robert Siebert named vp-controller.

Denison, TX-based RadioVision, Inc. named Dan Acree director of creative services and promotions.

Randy Micheletti named account executive at Giele-Rexford Creative Associates, St. Louis, MO.

Brian Greenbush named account executive at Meridian Display and Merchandising, St. Paul, MN. He will be responsible for sales and marketing in the Midwest region.

Hankscraft/AJS, Reedsburg, WI, a manufacturer of custom tap handles, motion motors, lights, and sound mechanisms, promoted Joe Fish to vp-new product development. Elsewhere, David Schield promoted to vp-display products group.

Lynn Edmonds named president of L.W. Robbins Associates, Holliston, MA. She succeeds founder Lee Robbins, who will remain involved in the company as senior consultant.

Direct Media, Inc., Greenwich, CT, named Rosemarie Montroy to head of business development.


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Washington, DC-based Point-Of-Purchase Advertising International named Andrew Edelman chairman for 2001-2002. Also, William Smith, Jr. named vice-chair and William Kolb treasurer. Incoming board members are Pam Gangware, Dennis Howell, Mike Sybilrud, and Kurt Witzel.

Jeffrey Greenbaum appointed partner at New York City-based Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein & Selz’s advertising group.

Prime Resources Corp., Bridgeport, CT, hired Renee Head as sales coordinator. Elsewhere, Chris Evans named inside sales account executive, Jonathan Goll trade show coordinator, Milagrosa Seguinot added to human resources, Lisa Riccio to IS, Erin Ford, Monique Frederick, Yvonne Smith, and Paul Harris named customer service representatives, and Scott Tears and Kellie Kyle art department associates.

Schaumburg, IL-based direct marketer Experian named Deborah Lowman-Zuccarini executive vp and chief marketing officer for Experian Marketing Solutions.

Robert Kadar named vp-sales at Burlington, MA-based Internet marketing company

Steve Balcom, Josh Wittman, and Lane Wurster joined together to form The Splinter Group, Durham, NC, an agency focusing on cross-marketing music and entertainment properties, creating integrated brand identity and marketing for niche products, and developing guerrilla campaigns.

Ford Model Management, Boston, named Maya Brady promotions director.

Greenfield, WI-based Everbrite, Inc. appointed Robert Baird vp-national accounts. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s P-O-P business on the East Coast.

Prescient Markets, White Plains, NY, hired Judith Rothrock as chief marketing officer and senior vp-sales.

Michael Vizziello named chief development officer at retail design shop King-Casey, Inc., South Norwalk, CT.

John Newfang named president of Largo, FL-based Corvest Promotional Products, Inc.’s It’s All Greek To Me division, a supplier of custom plush products.

SCA Promotions, Inc., Dallas, named Ron Watson director of national accounts to head a new office in Bentonville, AK, that will provide risk management and promotional services to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Bruce Mello named vp-sales for SkyGo, Inc., Redwood City, CA. Elsewhere, Perry Allison hired as vp-strategic alliances, Lauren Bigelow vp-product marketing, Randall De Lorenzo vp-carrier business, and Paul Johnson vp-business development.

USMotivation, Atlanta, named George Duda executive vp-general manager for its promotional services division. Elsewhere, Joel Vance promoted to director of human resources and Caren Bigelow to manager of travel planning.

College Point, NY-based Display Technologies appointed Alan Katz vp-sales. He will oversee national marketing efforts for the company’s Total Merchandising Group.

SFX Sports Group, Washington, DC, promoted Todd Waks to vp-West Coast operations to oversee sales efforts for the team, league, and venue services group. Elsewhere, Gerry Cagle promoted to president of SFX Multimedia, New York City. He replaces Steve Smith, who was promoted to evp.

New York City-based Smartix International named Jeffrey Doyle director of sales and business development.

Razorfish, Inc., New York City, named Waseem Sheikh vp-manufacturing industries, Joe Gibson vp-financial services, and Gerry Berton vp-marketing programs.

Strategic Sports Group, New York City, hired Sandy Rosenberg as vp-sales for its sports properties division.

Connie Corny was elected president of Farmington, CT-based Field Marketing Services Association, a trade organization for the in-store and sampling industry.

St. Petersburg, FL-based Catalina Marketing Corp. elected Anne MacDonald to its board of directors.

Michael Schmitt joined business-to-business e-commerce platform and network services provider, Ariba, Inc., Mountian View, CA, as senior vp and chief marketing officer.


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SimStar Internet Solutions, Princeton, NJ, named Lawrence Hudson vp of e-business and Linda Aragona director-project management.

Mark Nathanson tapped as vp-director of business development at New York City-based RappDigital.

New York City-based Hill & Knowlton hired Kathy Cripps as executive managing director. She will lead the firm’s health and pharmaceutical practice and co-direct the national practice.

Tailwind Sports, Mooresville, NC, tapped Bill Korbus as vice president. He will head new business efforts for both the motorsports and cycling divisions.

Digitas, Boston, MA, appointed Krishnan Menon president of Digitas West to oversee the San Francisco and Salt Lake City offices. Also, Patricia Anton named senior vp-client solutions, David Luke vp-delivery management, Warren Raisch senior vp-digital strategy group, and Robert Tekiela executive vp-integrated technology group.

Jim Bergeson tapped as consultant for Toronto, Canada-based Maxxom, Inc. He will consult on industry issues, growth strategies, and integrated marketing trends.

Simon Property Group, Inc., Indianapolis, named Drew Sheinman president of Simon Brand Ventures, New York City., Chicago, IL, named Matthew Moog president and coo. His main focus is managing day-to-day operations and integrating corporate strategies.

William Henneberry tapped as chairman and ceo of New York City-based Smartix International.

Orlando, FL-based JoePix, Inc. named John Hughes vp-business development.

John Udink named executive vp-sales and Steve Schwartz vp-sales/procurement solutions for Graphic Placement, Inc., Irvine, CA.

Dennis McCarthy joined Camarès Communications, Ho Ho Kus, NJ, as senior copywriter. Also, David Cheung named p.r. director.

Portland, OR-based WebTrends Corp. hired Nina Smith as chief marketing officer.

Robert Westerfield promoted to coo and Steve Carlin appointed managing director for strategic business development at Greenwich, CT-based Change Technology Partners, Inc.

Ken Wilson tapped as president and ceo of InQuent Technologies, Inc., Toronto, Canada.

Scott Brewitt appointed director of advertising for, Wellesley, MA.

Quokka Sports, Inc., San Francisco, CA, named Richard O’Connell vp-marketing.

Encore Strategic Marketing, Toronto, Canada, promoted Lianne Carter to group account director, Leslie Domenico and Kristie McKay to account director, Kelly Szandtner to account supervisor, and Sarah Deeks to account manager. Elsewhere, Charmaine Underwood-Graham named account coordinator and Justin MacRae promoted to broadcast producer.

Burlington, MA-based Epsilon hired Esra Yagan as vp-business development. Elsewhere, Kristen McCurry and Steven DelVecchio named directors of client services for the Washington, DC, office.

Lisa Barbadora promoted to director of p.r. and marketing content at Schubert Communications, Inc., Downington, PA.

Steve Balcom, Josh Wittman, and Lane Wurster launched The Splinter Group, Durham, NC, an agency focused on cross-marketing music and entertainment properties, creating integrated brand identity and marketing for niche products, and developing guerrilla marketing campaigns.

Dan Dollins and Cameron Brown named vice presidents of business development for AdContent, Houston, TX.

Alan Katz appointed vp-sales at Display Technologies, College Point, NY. He will oversee the national sales and marketing efforts for the firm’s Total Merchandising Group.

Devon Direct Euro RSCG, Philadelphia, PA, hired Richard Scheiner as vp-client services.

Jenny Lemos joined CPR Communications, Teterboro, NJ, as public relations account manager for the Scottsdale, AZ office.


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FEBRUARY 2001 Roger Andersen named president of Young America Corp., Minneapolis. He replaces Chuck Weil, who resigned.

Stuart Reis named ceo and president of Toronto-based, Inc.

Roxie Clements promoted to agency account supervisor at Tampa-based Peak Biety, Inc.

National sales manager Nina Collins promoted to director of national sales at BMG Special Products, New York City.

Six new officers were appointed at Campbell Mithun, Minneapolis: Ann Brimacombe and Reid Holmes named vp-associate creative directors, Dan Humphreys promoted to vp-art director, Troy Linck to vp-account supervisor, Steve Ostrander to senior vp-account supervisor, and Mark Wildenhaus to vp-creative director.

Public relations shop Hill and Knowlton, New York City, named Deborah Lilienthal senior managing director for the firm’s litigation group in San Francisco.

SoftPac Industries, Inc., Plymouth, MN, formed a new management team led by chairman David Koch and consisting of ceo, president, and treasurer William Howard; director of research, development, and technology Henno Hensen; director of business development Robert Jones; director of operations John Dennis; controller Sean Lawler; and vp-marketing and investor relations Maggie Springer.

Silas Deane named president and chief executive officer and Angela Billing chief operations officer at Nashville-based online p.r. portal

Portland, OR-based marketing communications shop CMD promoted Jim Chadderdon to vp-marketing and strategic services.

August Associates, Wheaton, IL, named Paul Gerwen art director and Angela Antrim director of human resource marketing.

Stephanie Burke named account supervisor at Chicago-based Brierley & Partners.

Vic Tortorici promoted to vp-Western region sales for Plymouth, MN-based Insignia System’s point-of-purchase services program.

Cameron Brown named vp-sales at AdContent, Houston.

Joe Lampertius named director of business development at Valassis Communications, Liviona, MI.

Block Advertising and Marketing, Verona, NJ, tapped John Romano as Internet director to head up the agency’s interactive division. Mark Baum named executive vp of Washington, DC-based industry association The Grocery Manufacturers of America.

Greenwich, CT-based Direct Media, Inc. appointed Jean O’Toole senior account executive. She will work out of the Charlottesville, VA, office. Elsewhere, the company named Michael Mayhew vp-list management.

Richard O’Brien named executive vp-director of government relations for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, New York City.

Mark Steinberg named vp-sales and marketing at Stamford, CT-based phonecard provider Communications Design Group, Inc. Elsewhere, Eric Strom promoted to vp-operations.

Axis Group, Columbus, OH, named Ron Bott executive vp and Sandy Fekete senior vp. Fekete joins the company by way of recent acquisition Fekete and Co., also Columbus.

Richard Schwartz and Evelyn Diaz have formed PremiumBag, a Long Island City, NY, company offering customized bags and accessories.

Campbell, CA-based online marketing services outfit TalkCity, Inc. named Thomas Seaman vp-marketing.

Internet marketing company Vicinity Corp., Sunnyvale, CA, named Maury Austin chief financial officer and senior vp. He replaces Howard Bain, who resigned.

Internet and direct marketing firm Digitas, Boston, announced the resignations of cfo Michael Goss and director Kathy Biro, the promotion of chief operating officer Michael Ward to president, and the hiring of Greg Johnson as executive vp-global client delivery.

McCann-Erickson WorldGroup, New York City, named Mark Gault regional director of McCann-Erickson North America to succeed Tony Miller, who was promoted to vice chairman of WorldGroup Marketing Communications Companies. Both men report to McCann-Erickson WorldGroup chairman and ceo Jim Heekin.

FEBRUARY 2001 New York City-based Quick & Reilly selected Carbone Smolan Agency, also New York City, to be agency of record for all collateral materials.

Rochester, NY-based Eric Mower and Associates named by the hometown Fox television affiliate to handle local media planning and buying.

Chicago-based Ebel Dunnell Merrick, Inc. handed an advertising and brand re-staging assignment by Schaumburg, IL-based Wellmark International’s Zodiac pet-care product line. Wellmark is expected to spend $3 million to $5 million a year in a three-year plan.

San Francisco-based Miller/Huber Relationship Marketing announced the addition of online marketer Encirq to its client portfolio.

Beaverton, OR-based Nike Golf tapped The Gable Group, San Diego, to provide media relations and trade show support.

Washington, DC-based wireless reseller B Digital USA named Baltimore-based Brann Worldwide agency of record.


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NOVEMBER 2000 Jeffrey Rothchild promoted to president and ceo of The Rothchild Printing Group, Elmhurst, NY, a promotional printer for the food, drug, beverage, and HBA industries.

Ray Wisbrock named vp-corporate communications at, Carol Stream, IL.

Tracy Edwards promoted to vp-creative supervisor at Integrated Marketing Works, Irvine, CA.

Jennifer Gannon promoted to director of marketing at Hollywood, FL-based PhoneCard Express, a member of promotional marketing and advertising specialty supplier The Magnet Group.

Steve Olinger joined, San Francisco, as vp-sales.

Kimberly Reavill named account executive at Harbauer Bruce Nelson Design, Chicago, a packaging design and brand management firm.

Gary Date resigned as president of Norwood AUI, an Austin, TX-based promotional products supplier. For an interim period, vp-general manager Lee Ibberson, vp-general manager Kevin Poirier, and cfo Brian Tomm will oversee the company’s operations. Elsewhere, Robert Emberley joined Norwood RCC Group as marketing manager.

After 40 years at the helm, Paul Flum retired from day-to-day operations at Paul Flum Ideas, St. Louis. Don Miller takes over as chief operating officer.

Brand consultant Interbrand Corp., New York City, promoted Raymond Perrier to managing director, Jeffrey Parkhurst to director of brand valuation for the U.S. and Americas, Gian Zoppo to chief information officer worldwide, and Paul Vickers to creative director.

Stan McLaughlin joined Incentivecity, Toronto, as senior vp-sales.

Franklyn Farace promoted to vp-Western sales at Valassis Communications, Livonia, MI. Elsewhere, Donna Martino joined the company as director of pharmaceutical sales.

Andrew Askren named creative director at Tyee Euro RSCG, Portland, OR, a direct response and television ad agency. Former creative director Darrell Williams was named director of creative development.

Lisa Manhart promoted to senior vp-group director at Ventura Associates, a New York City-based marketing agency.

Former eBay general manager and NBA vp-marketing Mike Stevens joined Web licensing manager Notara, New York City, as chief marketing officer.

Matthew Felton promoted to director of strategic services at General Sports & Entertainment, a Rochester, MI-based sports marketing agency.

Anne Bahan joined August Associates, Winfield, IL, as an art director specializing in corporate identity systems and branding.

Alan LaFreniere named president and chief operating officer at DCI Marketing, Milwaukee, WI.

Paul Bona officially became president of Figi’s, a cataloger of gourmet foods and gifts owned by Fingerhut Companies, Minneapolis. He has been acting president since March.

Brett Hatch joined Maui Jim’s, Peoria, IL, as special markets manager. He is responsible for the special markets division and is spearheading Maui Jim’s entry into the promotional products sector.

Norwood Promotional Products, Austin, TX, named Deborah Garrett vp-human resources and Steven Lazarus Northeast sales manager.

NOVEMBER 2000, Chicago, an online retailer of Latin American food, music, books, movies, and HBA products, named Rapp Collins Worldwide, New York City, to handle its $5 million customer acquisition and retention program.

The Sherry Group, Parsippany, NJ, added Ernst & Young LLP, The History Channel, LandWare, and Carl Freeman Golf & Associates to its client roster., San Francisco hired by Dole, Kellogg’s, Planters, PowerBar, S.C. Johnson, and Sunsweet for online marketing programs.

RadioShack, Fort Worth, TX, awarded p.r. duties for its Microsoft Internet Centers to GCI Group, Chicago.

Online sweepstakes company ePrize, Farmington Hills, MI, added 11 new clients:, American Trans Air,,, Hoover’s Online, LensCrafters, Net2Phone, New York Times Digital, PetsMart, Quicken Loans, and

Software company MarketSwitch Corp. tapped strategic design shop Carbone Smolan Agency, New York City, and its p.r. partner, Stern & Co., New York City, to create a brand image campaign.

Envisionworks, Orland Park, PA, a consultancy helping organizations prevent incivility to employees, chose August Associates, Winfield, IL, to spearhead p.r. and marketing communications efforts.


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SEPTEMBER 2000 Dennis Eastham, president/chief operating officer at Brann Worldwide, Deerfield, IL, succeeded Chris Gater as chief executive officer. Gater remains chairman.

MaryAnn Rivers promoted to executive vp-targeted marketing services at Valassis Communications, Livonia, MI. Rivers was also appointed to the company’s executive committee.

Linda Reid named account supervisor for the strategic planning and client services division of 360 Group, San Rafael, CA. Also, Leslie Limpert named programmer analyst.

Kevin Ryan, president/chief operating officer at DoubleClick, New York City, takes over the position of chief executive officer from Kevin O’Connor, who remains chairman.

Jon Jackson appointed account executive at incentive marketing and award fulfillment agency USMotivation Promotional Services, Atlanta.

Kristine Barakat joined entertainment brand strategist Razorfish, Inc., New York City, as director of new business development. Elsewhere, Samuel Schoeman named senior account executive in the company’s Los Angeles office.

Laura Pate named vp-marketing at McArthur Sports, San Diego, a licensed supplier of sports gifts, memorabilia, and collectibles.

George Hare named chief financial officer at promotional products supplier IdentityNow, Kansas City.

Jennifer Hess appointed manager for the display group at Great Northern Corp., Racine, WI, a manufacturer of in-store displays.

Warner Bros. Pictures in-house advertising agency, The Idea Place, Burbank, CA, named Josh Lam mechanical artist, Craig Roberts post-production sound engineer, and Jeff Wadley junior art director.

Jack Westerkamp named director of licensing at Salerno & Associates, Los Angeles, an entertainment marketing and licensing agency.

LuRae Lumpkin, former vp-marketing at US West, named vp-client and partner marketing at ClickAction, Palo Alto, CA, a provider of permission-based e-mail marketing services.

Jessica Stone named account supervisor at Marketing Support, Chicago.

Devon Direct Marketing & Advertising, Philadelphia, named Marie Caldwell account director for the Nextel business., San Francisco, expanded its executive management team with the addition of Craig Logan as vp-operations and Lawrence Becker as vp-research technology and support.

Lisa Jaccoma joined Internet consulting firm Digital Idea, Westport, CT, as managing director-brand and marketing consulting. Elsewhere, Lisa Langley named director-business development.

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Lisa Sallwasser named creative director at Marketing Support, Inc., Chicago.

Royce Wolfe named director of worldwide sports marketing at Carlson Marketing Group, Minneapolis.

Gordon Tucker named ceo at E-greetings Network, San Francisco.

Andrew Clark named vp-director of sports and event marketing at Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago.

Jo Ann Mayer named director of medical education at Impact Unlimited, Dayton, NJ.

Dana Misner named account supervisor at The Cullinan Group, Minneapolis. Also at the company, Tommy Tyler named account executive, Lynn Mathis billing manager, and Carey Yeager information technology manager and network administrator.

Raleigh Hill named account coordinator at PriceWeber, Louisville, KY. Also at the company, Paula Masoud named account executive, Janine Stubblefield, assistant account executive, and Gary Heinonen information technology manager.

Jeff Heebner named senior associate at Aker Partners, Washington, DC.

Norma Sherman named managing director at The Senior Network, Inc., Stamford, CT.

Dave Wells named senior account manager at The Glennon Company, St. Louis. Also at the company, Dolores Gelbach named senior media buyer, Christine Corrigan Mendez account manager, Christopher Ashley, Jonathan Fore, and Christine Schroer art directors, Sharon Kaiser production manager, and Diane Knowles media buyer.

Chris Durfee named account coordinator at DCI Marketing, Milwaukee.

Judy Dobbs named account coordinator and Lara Haddad project coordinator at Promotion Network, Inc., Palos Heights, IL.

Susan Gaible named vp at Chancellor Marketing Group, Chancellor Media Corp., Richmond, VA.

Aileen Cahill named partner at Peppers and Rogers Group, Stamford, CT. Also at the company, Bill Brezovsky named director of human resources, Brian Gleeson director of marketing, Brian Roberts senior consultant, Christine DiGrazia editorial manager, Marijo Werner director of education development, and Elizabeth Zabinski director of client services.

Richard Thibedeau named vp-information technology at Relationship Marketing Group, Fairfield, CT.

Erica Meyer, creative director, direct marketing at Beyond DDB, named vp of parent DDB Needham, Chicago.

Dawn Jobe named account coordinator at Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis. Also at the firm, Don Dickerson named network administrator.

Daniel McCarthy named president and ceo of Primedia Special Interest Publications, Primedia, Inc., New York City.

Alison Merz-Gravina named manager of sponsorships and promotions at Gist Communications, New YorkCity.

Jennifer Price and Jenna Dobkin named account executives at DuDell & Associates, San Francisco.

Michele Inman named to manage a new business-to-business division at The Waylon Co., St Louis.

Heather Barrett named account manager at Structural Graphics, Essex, CT.

Pamela Intile named vp-program development for Alpha & Omega Worldwide LLC, a division of Ribotsky Worldwide, Somerset, NJ. Also at Ribotsky, Kathleen O’Leary named account supervisor, Levy Valverdi senior art director, and Peter Hoffman senior art director, new media specialist.

Brian McGowan named senior vp of Marlin Marketing at The Marlin Entertainment Group, LTD, New York City.

Donna Burket named customer service and distribution manager at Just Born, Inc., Bethlehem, PA. Also at the company John Leipold named national sales manager.

Lisa Carlsen named operations manager at Multiline Marketing Group, Tarpon Springs, FL. Also at the company, Debra Astuebs, named sales and marketing administrator, Charlie Sigman program specialist, Vicki Lake Naranjo western regional sales manager, Julie Weber southwestern sales manager, Stacy Overcamp sales manager, central western territory, Nancy Jolly southwest central sales manager, Ernie Quintana sales manager, Florida/ Caribbean market, and Joy Jacobs Mid-Atlantic market.

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Erika Woldman named account executive at Tucker-Knapp Integrated Marketing Communications, Schaumburg, IL. Also at the company, Susanne Stull named production artist.

Tom Lantz named executive vp-sales at Relationship Marketing Group, Fairfield, CT. Also, Knut Bjorvatn named manager of the firm’s new Cincinnati office, and Mark Reynolds manager of its new Atlanta office.

James Otto named art director and Jeremy Lane junior computer artist at Gish, Sherwood & Friends, Nashville, TN.

Murray Condon named ceo of US Magnetix, formerly known as Screen Door, Inc., Minneapolis.

Drew Sheinman named senior vp-marketing and business development at Simon Brand Ventures, Indianapolis.

David Berry named controller at SJI Fulfillment, Inc., St. Louis.

Ruth Ann Carroll named president of Alternate Marketing Networks, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

Miranda Warren named assistant account executive at Geile Rexford Creative Associates, St. Louis.

Steve Myers named media supervisor and Mark Leach marketing analyst in the target planning department at Miller/Huber Relationship Marketing, San Francisco.

Barry Shapiro named senior art director and Jeanette Le Blanc assistant account executive at Integrated Marketing Works, Irvine, CA.

Leslie Hoye named a consultant with Gundersen Partners, LLC, New York.

Frank Mollenhauer named director of corporate quality at National Packaging Companies, North Brunswick, NJ.

Timothy Ryan named senior sales executive, retail sales organization, at Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing, Cincinnati.

John Menghini, president of Gear For Sports, Lenexa, KS, has added the title of ceo.

Joe Andrews named vp-integrated promotions at Creative Resource Center, Eden Prairie, MN.

Nancy McCready named vp-promotions at Rogers & Cowan, Los Angeles.

Myrna Krueger named public relations management supervisor at Colle & McVoy, Minneapolis. Also at the firm, John Anderson named p.r. account manager, Debra Neutkins p.r. account executive, Julie Sauber p.r. assistant account executive, Dean Huff advertising account manager, Mike Ruhs advertising senior account executive, Nora Rottier advertising account executive, Adam Valenta advertising assistant account executive, Al Anderson direct marketing account manager, and Eric Weber direct marketing senior art director.

Also at Colle & McVoy, Gary Koelling named direct marketing copywriter, Elizabeth Laseski human resources recruiter, Todd Dalsing interactive Web developer, Sarah Espe traffic manager, Christine Toy traffic coordinator, Christina Miller new business coordinator, Patricia Stokke typographer/ production artist, and Pierre Loo graphic designer.

Robert Croce named director-government relations at Advo, Inc., Windsor, CT.

Cynthia BeMent named director-new business development at Shandwick International, Southfield, MI. Also at the company, Jennifer Scheper and Kim Skeltis named senior account executives, Aaron Radelet, Cynthia Sturm, and Cristiana Vazquez account executives, and Dino Baskovic and Kristyn Sobier assistant account executives.

John Keppeler named vp-sales at CNS, Inc., owner of the Breathe Right brand, in Minneapolis.

Andrew Wadhams named executive vp-retail operations at Big Dog Sportswear, Santa Barbara, CA.

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, named David Hardie vp-general manager of marketing in the U.S. and Canada, and Jaime Cohen general manager of marketing for the Latin America region.

Mike Kent named worldwide general manager for the themed entertainment unit of Kodak’s entertainment imaging division, Los Angeles.

Ted McGrath named executive vp at Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Elmsford, NY. McGrath was also named to Fuji Photo’s board of directors, along with Stan Freimuth, president of the industrial imaging markets group, and Hank Hayashi, chairman and ceo of Fujicolor Processing, Inc.

Alison Matz named associate publisher of US magazine, Wenner Media, New York.

Terri Graham named director of marketing services at Foodmaker, Inc., operator of Jack in the Box restaurants, San Diego.

Rob DeFlorio named advertising director, Nike U.S.A., Beaverton, OR. Also at the company, Chris Zimmerman named director of global marketing, Nike Golf Co.

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Susan Galati named senior vp sales at Relationship Marketing Group, Fairfield, CT.

Rob Gruen, executive vp marketing and retail business development for Warner Bros. Consumer Products Licensing division, Burbank, CA, was given expanded duties that include the marketing and catalog areas of the Studio Stores division. Also at the company, Karen Weiss named senior vp of apparel for licensing and Studio Stores.

Carolyn Clark Holmes named director of operations at Total Package Marketing, Inc., Moorsetown, NJ. Also at the firm, David Martino named direct mail supervisor, and Maria Heck named sales promotion manager.

Gary Kukla named vp sales at Motivation Excellence, Inc., Schaumburg, IL.

Sheri Ganassin and Michael Bloom named account executives at Tucker-Knapp Integrated Marketing Communications, Schaumburg, IL. Also at the company, Paul Phillips named production artist.

Bernie Freeman named director of field marketing at Campus Concepts, Baltimore, MD.

Paul Caffrey named senior director for account planning and new business development at TradeMarketing, Inc., San Francisco.

Tom Jacobs named vp program planning and operations, direct marketing division, at DCI Marketing, Milwaukee. Also at the company, John Davies named vp customer satisfaction and incentives; Rorie Ainbinder manager of operations, direct marketing; Paula Knox purchasing manager; and Tim Madigan account executive, Detroit office.

Michael Timothy Smith named manager of corporate travel programs for Greene Motivation Group, a division of Adair-Greene, Inc., Atlanta.

John Brinn named project manager at Thomson-Leeds Co., New York.

Janet Smith named east coast regional manager at Meridian Display & Merchandising, St Paul, MN.

Matt Mohr named executive vp and chief operating officer at The Thompson Agency, San Antonio.

William Pedersen named regional sales manager at Omnigraphics International, Canton, OH.

Marilyn Burch named vp international business development at Impact Unlimited, Dallas.

Steve Grandfield named vp technology and Donna Walsh vp sales at Call Interactive, Inc., Omaha, NE.

Will Phillips named vp industry affairs at Catalina Marketing Corp., St. Petersburg, FL.

Wayne Wooddell named vp finance and chief financial officer at SmarTalk Teleservices, Inc., Columbus, OH.

David Ashen named director of architecture and retail presence at Desgrippes Gobe International, New York.

Kelly Krauskopf named president of women’s sports at Host Communications, Inc., Dallas.

Eric Schwartzman named director of promotions at Rogers & Cowan, Los Angeles.

Jim Clarke named president of Seattle Coffee Co., owned by Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises.

Sarah Mahoney named editor-in-chief of Fitness magazine at Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing, New York.

C. Steve Booth named sales director at Viacom Consumer Products, Los Angeles. Also at the company, Heather Cooper named sales manager and Christina Brutocao named sales supervisor.

James Schleifer named marketing director and Lisa DelBeccaro named director of public relations for Absolut Vodka at Seagram Americas, New York.

Tammy Cohen named director of global and media production at Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co., New York.

Thomas Curley named marketing manager of professional markets, commerical markets division, at Fuji Photo Film USA, Elmsford, NY. Also in the commercial markets unit, Steve Herstatt named marketing manager, professional film and cameras.

Allen Weiss named senior vp and chief financial officer at County Seat Stores Inc., New York.

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John Brunner named account executive and Terry Harrigan named assistant account executive at Gish, Sherwood, and Friends, Nashville. Also at the company, Scott Harris named assistant account executive, Chapman Brown and Kurt Schlachter named account coordinators, Nancy Timmerberg, media planner/buyer, Andy Melton, media coordinator, and Nancy Gullette, production manager.

Judy Crippen named director of finance and Scott Hancock account manager at Beeline Group, Inc., Newark, NJ.

Lyle Wolf named senior vp, strategic marketing and business development at R.H. Donnelley, Purchase, NY.

Elona Levine named telemarketing manager at Bodek and Rhodes, Philadelphia.

Karl Kuhn named media consultant at Integrated Marketing Solutions, Chicago.

Paul Palmer named president, commercial products division, The Lehigh Press, Chicago.

Paul Smith named senior vp at Post Communications, Inc., San Francisco.

Erica Meyer named direct marketing creative director at Beyond DDB, DDB Needham, Chicago.

Michael Brandon named executive vp, sales and Stan Feinberg account executive at SF Video, the San Francisco duplicating service.

Chuck Burns named senior account executive for the upper Midwest and Tracy Hardin and David Brooks named West Coast sales reps at Tusco Display, Gnadenhutten, OH.

McRobert Meek named associate relations manager at One & Only Network, Dallas.

Connie McCaffrey named director of public relations at Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis. Also at the firm, Karen Conklin named account coordinator, and Tim O’Donnell named associate creative director.

David Nobs named executive vp at Cone Communications, Boston.

Anne Bendalin named managing director at Chancellor Marketing Group, Dallas.

Jeff Gazzarri named account executive, western region, at Westwood One, Inc., New York.

Candi Torrijos named director, sales and marketing, at RightSide Up, Van Nuys, CA.

Todd Palmer named associate creative director at Miller Business Communications, Inc., Exton, PA.

David Coverdale Jr named account supervisor at Tucker-Knapp Integrated Marketing Communications, Schaumburg, Il. Also at the firm, Nichole Davis named account executive.

Donna Brockway named director of retail support services at Hub Group Distribution Services, Arlington Heights, IL.

Scott Pfau named graphic design/production artist and David Ressner editor/writer at Adamson, St. Louis. Also at the company, Cammie Evans and Jana Ireland named account executives, Jamie Bedwell, account coordinator, Renee Kennison, associate creative director, Stacey Hudson, media planner/buyer, and Jeffrey Pope, account supervisor.

Dean Ramser named senior account executive at Crest National, Hollywood.

Tony Bridwell named national sales managers and Tiny Hyatt-Wise program manager at E and E Display Group, Lawrence, KS.

Barry Lockard named director of sales at Call Interactive, Inc., Omaha, NE.

Leonard Mazur named account supervisor at Dudnyk Advertising, Horsham, PA. At Dudnyk Healthcare Group, Nina Goodheart named executive vp.

Darin Wolf named director of marketing of domestic specialty brands at Labatt USA, Norwalk, CT. Also at the company, Brad Hittle named group director of marketing for the company’s Mexican brands.

Ralph Pagan named vp marketing at ERA Franchise Systems, Inc., Parsippany, NJ.

Maria Emmer-Aanes named marketing director at Great Harvest Franchising, Inc., Dillon, MT.

John Davidoff named vp consumer marketing at General Growth Properties, Inc., Chicago.

Edmund Kalupa named vp sales and marketing at Manistique Papers, Inc., Manistique, ME.

Yasuo “George” Tanaka named president, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., Elmsford, NY. Also, in the commercial markets division, Thomas Curley named marketing manager, professional markets, Steve Herstatt, marketing manager, professional film and cameras, Barry Eckstein, marketing manager, product development/field information, and Tom Hoerrner, marketing manager, lab systems.

Albert Banisch named general manager, marketing at Heinz USA, Pittsburgh.

Cathy Schlecht named director of customer delight at Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Atlanta.

Steve Booth named sales director, Heather Cooper, sales manager, and Christina Brutocao, sales supervisor at Viacom Consumer Products, Los Angeles.

Mike Kent named worldwide general manager, themed entertainment, a Los Angeles-based unit of Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging division.

Deborah Cavanagh named executive director, group marketing at Wenner Media Incorporated, New York.

John Martin named senior vp of sales at Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green, KY.

John Onoda named executive vp for corporate relations at Visa USA, San Francisco.

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Dan Granger, president and coo of Catalina Marketing Corp., St. Petersburg, FL, was named president and ceo. George Off, former ceo has been named chairman. Tommy Greer, former chairman and one of Catalina’s founders, will become chairman emeritus and remain on the board of directors.

Robert Kamerschen resigned as ceo at ADVO, Inc., Windsor, CT. He will remain as chairman. Gary Mulloy, who has been the president and coo, will succeed him as ceo, retaining the title of president.

David Rosebery named account supervisor at Mitchell & Co., Toledo, OH.

Amy Jones named media director at Freedman, Gibson & White, Cincinnati.

Mark Feldman named vp at Cone Communications, Boston.

Denise Dunham named senior art director at The Lacek Group, Minneapolis. Also at the company, Jennifer Orton named art director, Leitha Matz, proofreader, and Lita Krause, copywriter.

Colle & McVoy Marketing Communications, Minneapolis, has promoted seventeen workers. In advertising, Karen David named account manager, Karen Metz and Kimberly Ness named senior account executives, Barb Meier, account executive, and Cindy Hrupek, assistant account executive. In creative, Lisa Clausen named senior art director and Dave Keepper, senior copy writer. Leah Schultz named assistant account executive in public relations. In media, Laurie Christen named senior supervisor and Nate Demuth and Jai Rosand media planners/buyers.

Dennis Cogan named vp telemarketing and customer service in the Nashville, TN, office of National Catalog Corp.

Mike Griak named account group supervisor in account services at Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis. Also at the company, Jill Kokesch named media analyst.

Susan Jones, Jerry Reitman, and Edward Spiegel named partners at The Callahan Group, LLC, the Chicago marketing and management consultancy.

Andy Jonusaitis named vp general counsel at May & Speh, Inc., Downers Grove, IL.

Bob Stone named to the board of directors of Privacy Charge, Inc., Carlsbad, CA.

Katie Doles and Michelle Davis named account executives at Names and Addresses, Inc., Wheeling, IL.

Eric Olsen named chief financial officer at Super Coups, Avon, MA. Also at the company, Bill Mathews named vp of franchise training and support, Gene Ahlers named director of Internet marketing & sales, and Sherry Cipoletti named franchise trainer.

Mark McGlynn named account executive at Everbrite, Inc., Greenville, WI.

Don Aicklen named senior vp at Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing, Cincinnati.

Gerry Skiba named new business account executive at Tri-Ad Inc., Fairfield, NJ.

Ethan Goller named vp operations at Structural Graphics, Inc., Essex, CT.

Janie Bennoch named account executive at Noble & Associates, Springfield, MO. Also at the company, Mark Gideon named public relations account executive.

Robert Sincovich named vp account group director at the public relations division of Dudnyk, Horsham, PA.

Jeffrey Michels named director of product development at Great Northern Corp., Appleton, WI.

Jeff Spittel named national sales manager of LCD products at Sanyo Fisher Corp., Chatsworth, CA. Also at the company, Greg Battistone named eastern region sales manager and Lance Martin named western region sales manager.

Ron Zier named marketing manager at William Grant & Sons Inc., Edison, NJ.

David Meyers named president and ceo at Remy Amerique Inc., Remy-Cointreau’s U.S. subsidiary.

Pam Edwards named regional sponsorship manager and Detroit online manager at Ticketmaster, West Hollywood, CA.

Linda Morgenstern named to the new post of vp global licensing at Sunbeam Corp., Delray Beach, Fl.

Perianne Grignon named director of media services at Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL.


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