Robert Merlotti joined J. Walter Thompson in Chicago as a group creative director.
Four Points Digital in Chicago promoted Joe Abella to account executive, Janet Carag to designer, Lilly Herrick to producer and Kerri Werba to media planner.
New at Abelson-Taylor in Chicago are senior copywriters Andy Manilow, Gloria Schilf, Jim Haupt, Mike Fine and Pat Spears; senior art directors Joe Pajkos and Susan Peterson; account supervisor Nancy Drescher; and layout operator Andrew Micheli.
Mort Becher joined Bender, Browning, Dolby & Sanderson in Chicago as vice president, management supervisor.
Draggonette in Chicago promoted Helen Murphy to director of marketing services, Audrey Wittemann and Lynda Woodworth both to senior account supervisor and Kate Borgelt to senior account executive.
Donna Apgar joined D.C. Bowers & Associates in Rockford as a media specialist.
Client media directors Dave Nordahl and Bob Bernstein were named vice presidents at Foote, Cone & Belding in Chicago.
Starcom Media Services president Bob Brennan was named to the board of directors of parent company Leo Burnett in Chicago.
Associate media director Lynne Neubert was elected a vice president at DDB Needham Chicago.
Group creative directors Susie Geffen and Erin Kociela, account director Kim Lloyd and creative director Scott Small were all promoted to vice president at Frankel in Chicago.
Kenda Resler Friend was promoted to account supervisor at Creswell, Munsell, Fultz & Zirbel in Indianapolis.
Bernie Pesut joined The Majestic Group in Indianapolis as an account executive.
Perry Beal joined Callahan Creek in Topeka as director of media services.
New at Doe-Anderson Advertising and Public Relations in Louisville are print production coordinator Kelly Brown and assistant account manager Steve Hopmann.
Campbell-Ewald in Detroit promoted John Clarey and Jon Stewart both to senior vice president, associate creative director.
Sheila Kiefer joined BBDO Detroit as a print production manager, while Bart Chamberlain joined the agency as a proofreader. Michele Gray was promoted to senior proofreader.
Nyamekye Phelps joined Eisbrenner Public Relations in Troy as an account coordinator.
Rachel Rotger was promoted to marketing and sales director at The Big Idea in Ferndale. Lori Ludington joined the agency as an account manager.
Judi Krager and David Chambers joined Radix Communications in St. Joseph as fulfillment manager and information technology manager, respectively.
Elizabeth Arnstein, Matt Duffy and Chris Higgins were all promoted to account executive at Padilla Speer Beardsley in Minneapolis.
Bill Webster joined Lumina Marketing in St. Paul as a marketing and business development consultant.
Matt Fahrner was promoted to graphics manager at Freytag McMillan in Minnetonka.
New at Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City are assistant account executive Bridgette Cush, assistant media buyer Wende Quissell, production artist Chris Shults, senior media buyer Kay Webb-Fuchsman, media assistant Tina Welborn and media auditor James Wells.
Jason Stamp joined Core in St. Louis as an art director.
New at Valentine-Radford in Kansas City are account executives Melanie Stevens and Thom Ludke, public relations account executives Alisa Salmons and John Meirowsky, print buyer Todd Alvested, public relations account supervisor Jim Stevens, account coordinator Blythe Talbot, portfolio designer Sharon Cirlincuina and customer service coordinators Bonnie Williamson and Ammy Welch. Justin Wright joined Valentine-Radford Interactive as a programmer.
New at Libby Perszyk Kathman in Cincinnati are production artist Lisa Koepke, account coordinator Mike Proctor and associate account executive Carla Beluan Caruso.
Jason Smith joined The Wolf Group in Cleveland as financial services manager.
Scott Rackham was promoted to chief operating officer at Meyer & Wallis in Milwaukee.
Lin Wilson joined Lindsay, Stone & Briggs in Madison as a senior designer.
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