Moses Anshell added Darrin Robertson as director of interactive services, Kimberly Gouch as client services manager and Jason Coochwytea as manager of strategic initiatives. Robertson previously was brand manager for Verado Holdings in Denver. He reports to Tom Garrett, who was promoted to vice president, account planning and strategy at the Phoenix agency. Gouch, who had been vice president of marketing for Griffin & Associates in Albuquerque, N.M., will work with clients such as the Arizona Children’s Foundation, Casa Del Mar and Shutters on the Beach. Coochwytea, formerly with Magma Agency in Reno, Nev., will seek to build alliances with Native American institutions and entities.
The Weston Group promoted Michele McPhail to account executive. McPhail, 28, will work with Jasvina Gill, vice president of client services, and manage the accounts of Western Pacific Housing’s San Diego division, Brookfield Homes, Klang & Associates, LGS Architects and two master plans for Stratham Properties. She will also oversee pro bono assignments that include the Sales & Marketing Council of Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the SMC of Southern California. McPhail joined the Los Angeles agency in 2001.
Terri Chiodo was elevated from vice president and Western region ad director to vice president and national advertising director for Investor’s Business Daily in Los Angeles. Chiodo, who has worked at the newspaper for 16 years, will oversee all national and international advertising staffs, corporate campaigns and special sales programs.
Bruce Hoelzl, 42, rose to executive vice president at catalyst, an integrated marketing firm based in Fairfield. Hoelzl formerly was senior vice president at the firm, in charge of the Fuji Film, Ocean Spray and Polar Electro accounts. He will assume business-development responsibilities as well. Hoelzl has worked for the firm for nearly five years.
The Campbell Group hired Kim Axtell as account executive. She will handle the Baltimore shop’s Oakworks, Heritage Walk, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association and Marriott Waterfront Hotel accounts. Axtell comes to TCG from InterAct Accessories, where she was a public relations manager.
Campbell-Ewald appointed Lori Laurent Smith senior vice president, management supervisor, responsible for direct marketing initiatives on the Pearle Vision and National City accounts. She reports to the Warren agency’s executive vice president, Tracie Reihm. Smith joined C-E from Harte-Hanks in New York, where she was vice president, eCRM for the retail, pharmaceutical and automotive markets. She has held related positions at I*F Consulting in London and Ellis Hayward Consulting in Manchester, England. In addition, C-E named Eric Mancini and David Michalak vice presidents. Mancini joins the agency as associate media director, responsible for media planning on the National City and Delta Faucet accounts. Michalak comes aboard as a copy supervisor, responsible for creative print, radio and TV on the agency’s Chevrolet business.
Maris, West & Baker Advertising Communications hired three staffers. Tate Nations joined the Jackson shop as an interactive designer. Previously, he was an applications developer at WorldCom in Ashburn, Va. Debbie Robinson, formerly with K&W Printing in Jackson, was appointed a traffic manager. Jessica Parisi, administrative assistant, comes to MW&B from Ouachita County Medical Center in Arkansas, where she was a community health liaison.
Valentine Radford in Kansas City named Annie Geoghegan vice president, director of media services and Brandi Byram a media planner. Geoghegan was at DDB in Chicago as a vice president, associate media director. Byram previously was an account manager at Virtumundo.
Victoria Hart joined Creative Dynamics as creative director. She will be responsible for leading the Las Vegas-based studio’s print department. Hart, 40, formerly was director of creative services at Westwood Studios.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in New York appointed three members to its marketing and promotions team. Stacy Shuster, 40, was named director of marketing. Shuster had been the director of marketing and communications at Hilton Hotels of New York. James Monahan, 31, joined as public relations manager. He was formerly an account supervisor at Wills Communications. Sheelagh Wylie, 37, was named trade sales manager. Wylie previously was manager of sales, product development and outreach for the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism.
Ariel Foxman was appointed editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Publications’ new magazine, which will be a men’s version of Lucky. The launch of the as-yet-unnamed publication is planned for 2004. Foxman, 29, had served as a senior editor at In Style since June 2001. He joined that magazine as an associate editor in July 1999. New York-based Condé Nast Publications is a subsidiary of the Advance Magazine Group, which also includes Fairchild Publications, Parade Publications, Golf Digest Cos., the Condé Nast Bridal Group and CondéNet.
Matt Soble joined MotionWorks, T3’s new production group, in Austin as videographer. Soble previously worked at BBDO in Chicago, where he managed, designed and implemented online advertising for clients such as the William Wrigley Jr. Co., Pier One, Bayer and Allied Domecq.
Meridian Group Marketing Communications hired six employees. Stephanie Beaty was named public relations counselor. She joins the Virginia Beach shop from Brickell & Partners, where she was a partner. Cynthia Benton was installed as media coordinator for the travel and luxury team. Prior to joining MGMC, she worked in the same position at Cahoon & Cross in Chesapeake. Laura Bryant joined as account coordinator for the public relations and corporate teams. Her résumé includes stints at Americomm Direct Marketing in Norfolk and Dragonfly Interactive and The Marra Group in New Jersey. Erin Hagee, executive assistant, is a recent graduate of Elon University in Elon, N.C. Michelle Montgomery was hired as a graphic production artist for the travel and tourism team. She has worked at Virginia companies such as Norfolk Southern Corp., Tempo Marketing, Printing Plus and Graphic Impressions. Brenda Rust, controller, comes from Lynnhaven Marine in Virginia Beach, where she served as accounting manager.