Jodie Edmonds joined Praco Public Relations and Advertising in Colorado Springs as public relations account coordinator and Cherie Fisher joined as an advertising account executive.
BVP Media, a Denver-based video, commercial and interactive production firm, hired Sue Tiezzi as producer.
A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Denise L. Kaplan and Rob Harris joined Headlight.com, San Francisco, a source of online training for small and midsized businesses. Kaplan serves as vice president of engineering and Harris as senior director of product management.
Mering & Associates Advertising hired Mike Hale as account supervisor and Catherine Goodheart as senior account executive at its Sacramento office.
Belene Mallon joined Visa U.S.A. as director of travel and entertainment industry marketing, covering the airline, hotel, car rental, cruise and restaurant industries.
A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Colby Effler & Partners, Santa Monica, added Jarret Farls, Craig Lederman and Jim Root to its creative team.
Eddie Melendez was appointed general sales manager of Telemundo’s flagship station, KVEA-TV in Los Angeles, where he will oversee local retail, regional and national sales teams.
MC Direct, a direct marketing company, promoted Christi Watson to account supervisor in the Orange County office.
Valencia, Perez & Echeveste Public Relations, Pasadena, promoted three staff members and added four others. Heather Ceron, Brenda Mendoza and Albert Proctor, all formerly assistant account executives, are now account executives. Joining the team are senior account executive Ana Lydia Ochoa, account executives Rutely Conde and Marianne Toro Moore and assistant account executive Maritza Baca.
At Rogers & Associates, Los Angeles, agency founder and president Ronald J. Rogers assumes the title of CEO, executive vice president, and partner Lynne M. Doll was named president. Manuel Camargo and Shelly Fischer-Holmes, longtime agency executives, were each promoted from vice president to senior vice president.
Wilbur Curtis Co., Los Angeles, appointed Joseph M. Laws chief operating officer to lead operations and improve companywide efficiencies.
Bert Berdis & Co., a radio commercial production company in Hollywood, named Jason Cox and Brooke Berdis writers/producers and promoted Kristen Notaro to creative coordinator.
In the marketing department at MTV, Santa Monica, Christina Norman is now senior vice president, on-air promotion and marketing, and Tina Exarhos is senior vice president, communications and music marketing.
Univision Communications, a Spanish-language television broadcast company based in Los Angeles, promoted Charles R. Stuart to vice president, national spot sales.
Riot, a creative digital studio in Santa Monica, hired visual effects producer Alix Eglis and visual effects artist Claus Hansen.
Randy Arnold was promoted to vp, advertising and direct marketing, for Universal Studios Home Video in Universal City.
LaGrant Communications, Los Angeles, hired Teresa G. Holoman as account manager.
McCann-Erickson in Seattle hired and promoted several individuals. Additions include art director David Moore, account executive Kelsey Wekell, LCI coordinator Anna Raus and account supervisor Kristen Weaver. Promotions include Cindy Dunbar to account supervisor, Miah Sullivan to media planner and Rachele Pavach to assistant media buyer.
–compiled by Denise Boulange
Jodie Edmonds joined Praco Public Relations and Advertising in Colorado Springs as public relations account coordinator and Cherie Fisher joined as an advertising account executive