Andy Zack has joined the Mobile office of Townsend, Barney & Patrick, an advertising and public relations company headquartered in Birmingham. Zack, who is a graphics design graduate of the University of the South, comes to the agency from the marketing department of Gayfer’s/Maison Blanche.
Officials at St. John & Partners in Jacksonville recently announced several personnel appointments and a new hire. Four employees were promoted: Pam Keeton has moved up to the post of vice president and account group director in the agency’s automotive division; Lori Barker has progressed to senior account executive with the automotive group; Kendra Kovacic has advanced to the position of assistant account executive; and Lisa Beatty was elevated to management supervisor in the shop’s financial services and healthcare groups. Bob Heery has arrived at the agency as an account coordinator.
Art director Shane Webb and copywriter Brett Stephens have joined the staff at the breznaullenza group in Sarasota. They both have the title of partner and associate creative director.
Creative Impact Communications in Jacksonville has hired Wade Cantrell as art director and co-creative director for its creative department. Cantrell comes to the agency from Charlotte, N.C., having worked with companies like Sara Lee Corp., CIBA, Champion, Vanity Fair and Nascar.
Roslyn Parker was recently designated associate publisher of Where Miami magazine, a periodical for visitors to the Florida city. Parker comes to the publication from Adelphia Cable, where she served as manager of special products. While there, she managed sales activities for its local advertising channel, infomercials and special product sales.
Fausto Sanchez and Aida Levitan, the principals of Miami agency Sanchez & Levitan, are scheduled as speakers at the annual Hispanic Business magazine market trade show and media expo this month in Los Angeles.
Lori Summers has rejoined the staff of Clarke Advertising & Public Relations in Sarasota as production and traffic manager. Summers returns to the shop after having worked at Sarasota Medical Hospital as a production coordinator in the facility’s communications and public affairs department.
Richard Levy, president of Adair-Greene Healthcare Communications, was recently elected executive vice president of Adair-Greene in Atlanta. In his new managment position, Levy will be directly responsible for the operations of all the company’s divisions: Adair-Green Marketing Communications, Recognition Resource Group, Greene Entertainment, A.G. Direct and Adair-Greene Healthcare Communications.
Executive producer Todd Schaffer and director and cameraman Mark Simon of Fizz City Films in Atlanta recently completed major photography for “NAPA Max,” a 30-second commercial for a NAPA oil filter. The project was completed on behalf of Luquire George Andrews of North Carolina.
Anne Deeley of Deeley Trimble & Co. was recognized with the Catalyst Award from the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators at the group’s annual banquet. The IABC honor is presented to a person who has worked for positive change in the community.
Infinitee Communications in Atlanta has added two new employees to its creative staff. Kimberly Johnson was recruited as an account executive to work with clients like Home Depot, Ford City and Showcase. Amy Heim-Ayer was enlisted as a digital design specialist. She will be responsible for all computer-driven graphics that are generated by the agency.
Rob Goodsell has been appointed national accounts director for affiliate relations at The Weather Channel in Atlanta. Goodsell had been working with the cable television company as national accounts manager for affiliate relations before his promotion. He came to The Weather Channel last year after a two-year stint as an account executive with The Travel Channel.
IconixGroup in Bethesda has added Roseann Perlis as chief financial officer. Perlis will be responsible for the operations of the Maryland company’s administrative, accounting and human resource departments. She previously served as vice president of finance and administration for the commercial division of Trusted Information Systems. Perlis was also employed by the Marriott Corp. for approximately 12 years.
Donna O’Sullivan was recently appointed account manager at Wray-Ward-Laseter in Charlotte. O’Sullivan comes to the advertising agency from the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated of Charlotte, where she worked as a field manager. In that post, she developed local marketing plans to support the company’s national programs.
Lee Folger was designated publisher of Baseball America, which is issued in Durham. In addition, Dave Chase, who was publisher of the magazine, has assumed the title of president with the publication.
Heather Phillips has joined the advertising and public relations agency of Lesnik Himmelsach Wilson Hearl & Hirsch as a public relations administrative associate. Phillips arrives at the Myrtle Beach-based shop from her previous job at Coastal Outdoor Advertising.
Kathi Rowzie has joined the staff of Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. in Memphis as senior public relations account manager. Prior to coming to the agency, Rowzie operated her own firm, Rowzie Public Relations, a consulting company.
Bates Churchill Public Relations in Houston has promoted Gates Brelsford to a vice presidency. Brelsford, a 20-year veteran in the fields of investor relations, corporate communications and financial and strategic planning, has been with Bates Churchill as client services manager since January.
Byron Spencer was recently hired by S&C Advertising & Public Relations in San Antonio as a regional account executive. Spencer will be responsible for radio and television production duties as well as public outreach and environmental communications issues for the company’s clients. Previously, Spencer was director of public affairs for the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.
GSD&M in Austin has added associate creative director John Trahar and senior copywriter Kent Portman. Trahar, assigned to the agency’s Southwestern Bell account, was with Ogilvy & Mather in New York, where he worked on American Express, Cotton Inc., Duracell, GTE, Hershey’s, IBM, Kodak, Nynex and Ryder. Portman comes from Leo Burnett USA in Chicago, where he was involved on the Unocal 76, United Airlines, Samsonite, McDonald’s Tropicana and Kellogg’s accounts. His duties at GSD&M will involve Lennox and Southwestern Bell Wireless.
Michael & Partners in Dallas has appointed Jennifer Musker Andrade as a public relations account supervisor on its high-tech, business-to-business and consumer accounts. Andrade joined the staff of the agency from Fleishman-Hillard International.
Saurage-Thibodeaux Research in Houston has welcomed project director Christian Riepe and administrative coordinator Paula Finalyson, formerly of Rehabilitation Services in Houston. Riepe was a research analyst at Advocacy Research Institute.
Channel Three Productions in Richardson has earned three silver Telly Awards for corporate videos it produced for PrimeCo Personal Communications, the Irving (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Southland Corp.’s 7 Eleven convenience store chain.
Tim Daniel of Broadcast Sales Training will speak at the Nov. 11 meeting of the Houston chapter of American Women in Radio and Television. Daniel will discuss managing motivation and burnout prevention and recovery. The association meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at the HESS Club. For complete details, call (713) 663-8790.
DDB Needham Dallas has launched a new subscription campaign for The Dallas Morning News that features well-known local personalities like professional golfer Justin Leonard and retailer Stanley Marcus reading their favorite newspaper. “Delivering something different to everyone” is the tagline. The advertising effort includes newspaper, outdoor and radio messages.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions in Houston has teamed with Allied-Domecq to create a “Lift Your Holiday Spirits” cocktail program to drive premium beverage sales for Interstate Hotels Corp.
Officials with CadmusCom in Richmond have announced five personnel appointments. Todd MacCoy was promoted to vice president and group chief financial officer; Deborah Roberts has moved up to the position of vice president and strategic partner; Meredith Davis was brought aboard as an account planner; John Hopkins was assigned to the creative department as an art director; and Bill Cross was employed as a studio artist.
Avalon Beverage Co. in Richmond has promoted two of its employees, as Randy Frederick has been recruited as director of marketing and John Sliter has been added as market development manager. Both joined the company in 1996 as regional sales managers.
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