J. Walter Thompson, New York, has elevated Karen Magnani to partner, group broadcast director from group supervisor. She will be responsible for broadcast media buying on accounts such as Merrill Lynch, Domino’s and Bandai.
Griffin Bacal, New York, has named Gerry Lantz worldwide account director on the Hasbro business. He was corporate director of marketing for Ferrero USA.
The Romann Group in New York has added Adam Herman as vice president, director of media. He comes from
Warren/Kremer/CMP Advertising in New York, where he served accounts such as American Express, Bulova, the Cura‚ao Tourist Board and Sony Diversified Markets.
The Wolf Group, Buffalo, has named Rob Werkmeister account executive. He will be assigned to the Continental General Tire business.
Matt Seiden, chief executive officer of New York shop The Seiden Group, was named to the board of directors of the Arthritis Foundation of New Jersey.
Seiden is a resident of Short Hills, N.J.
Burly Bear Network, New York, has named John Gutman senior vice president, marketing and advertising sales. Gutman had been director, group manager, U.S. media programs for the National Basketball Association, New York.
R.H. Donnelly, a Purchase-based marketer of Yellow Pages advertising, has named Lyle Wolf senior vice president with responsibilities for strategic marketing and business development. He had been vice president, business development since July.
A&G Research, New York, named Kent Hamilton vice president, director of international services.
Rick Ramhap joined Waters Design Associates, New York, as director of interactive technologies.
Impco, Rochester, promoted Nina Doebrich and Ken Piendel to sales account executive. Both will be responsible for new business development within the Response Management Services Group.
Beth Birke was promoted to vice president at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in New York. Birke, who had been a senior associate, will continue to focus on the agency’s health and medical practice.
The Properties Group, a new True North Communications unit in New York specializing in consumer goods marketing, tapped John Galinos as president. Galinos was senior vice president, management supervisor at McCracken Brooks’ New York office, which he helped establish.
New York-based public relations shop Lobenzstevens has elevated Scott Tangney to executive vice president. A 10-year veteran of the agency, Tangney had been managing director of its corporate and financial services division.
Grey Ink, the production arm of Grey Direct in New York, has tapped John DiPasquale as president. DiPasquale comes to Grey from his own company, The Direct Marketing Group.
Manning, Selvage & Lee in New York tapped Keith Hughes as a senior vice president in its global consumer marketing practice. He comes from Pepsi in Purchase, where he served as senior manager, international public relations.
Alexandra Levi was named vice president, entertainment, at Moody Communications in New York. She was chief financial officer of Boss Models, New York.
Mary Katherine Rafferty was named director of technology and sales at Marshad Technology Group in New York. She had been director of marketing and public relations at Bulgari, also in New York.
Steven Miller was named group vice president, international television and licensing by the Children’s Television Workshop in New York. Miller had been the organization’s regional vice president, Asia and Latin America.
Small Luxury Hotels in New York has tapped Christopher Chesleigh as account manager in charge of travel trade relationship marketing in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He had been Long Island sales manager for Superclubs Resorts.
Inc. has elevated James Tricarico to national advertising director from East Coast advertising director.
He replaces Gary Mirkin, who was promoted to publisher.
Adweek Magazines, New York, elevated Linda D’Adamo to New York Advertising Manager. She will continue to oversee the television category.
Lebhar-Friedman, New York, named James Doherty executive vice president of its publishing division. The company also named Alan Gould publisher of Nation’s Restaurant News.
Indie, New York, has tapped Sheree McLaughlin as associate publisher. She was global ad director for Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Indie’s parent company. Self magazine in New York promoted two executives in its advertising department: Nancy Picker was elevated to the newly-created post of consumer products director and Diane Anderson was promoted to sales development director. The magazine also named Jamie Lipps
Rachel Hager was named director of new media by Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing in New York. She was editor-in-chief of Parents.com.
Teen, New York, has tapped Nancy Rones to serve as the magazine’s features editor. She comes from McCall’s, where she was features editor.
Spin, New York, hired Adrienne D’Amato as a public relations associate. She comes from Dera & Associates in New York, where she handled television and personality accounts.
Gianettino & Meredith in Short Hills hired Larry Zusman as senior vice president, G&M Direct. He comes from Roberts Communications in Rochester, where he was a partner and director, strategic planning and research.
The Harrington Group, a Morristown-based agency, reported several promotions: Cynthia Heaton and Cheryl King were both elevated to vice president, new business development from account executive; David Kunze was elevated to creative director from senior art director; and Ann Raas was promoted to creative services manager from copywriter.
The shop also hired Niki Himmer as an associate account executive.
Filiz Zafis was named head of the production department at Results Inc. Advertising, based in Hasbrouck Heights. A licensed real estate broker, Zafis had worked as a marketing associate with Mariott Ownership Resorts.
Earle Palmer Brown, Philadelphia, added three to its creative team: Richard Lee Hilbert joins as a junior copywriter, Leonard Sobil signs on with the agency as a copywriter and Steve Thompson joins EPB as an art director.
Wendy Haller was elevated to assistant account executive in the account services group at Al Paul Lefton in Philadelphia. She was an administrative assistant in the public relations department. Bernard Bross also joined Lefton as vice president, account supervisor on the Rohm and Haas business. He comes from Agrevo USA, Wilmington, Del., where he headed U.S. marketing and corporate communications.
Ryan Partnership, Westport, elevated four executives to partner: Terry Freeman, vice president, Ryan Field Marketing; Richard Maid, and Daniel Sullivan, vice presidents, Ryan Promotion Agency; and William McBrayer, vice president, creative director.
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