Patti Rice-Eggers has joined the management staff of Luckie & Co. in Birmingham as senior vice president of strategic planning. Prior to coming to the agency, Rice-Eggers served as director of the MBA program at the University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business.
Stone & Ward in Little Rock has recruited media director Debra Reid from another Little Rock agency. At the same time, the shop also added designer Jodie Daniels and associate designer Whitney Garrett, a recent college graduate. Daniels has worked at other Little Rock advertising agencies as an art director and designer.
Little Rock-based Sells/Clark has employed Dusty Townsend as a production artist. Townsend previously held the same job title at Martin & Martin, also located in Little Rock, and once served as a production artist for S&H Printing and Valley Graphics in Arkadelphia.
John Story has been named executive director of communications for the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex in Miami. Story, who officially assumes his duties Nov. 9, arrives from his post as director of public relations at Daytona International Speedway, where he has been since 1995.
Willman & Co. in Jacksonville has added two staff members. The new employees are Deborah Scott, who comes aboard as accounting manager, and Toni Omoregie as media assistant.
William Hoffman has joined the staff of Clarke Advertising & Public Relations in Sarasota as media director. Hoffman has previously worked with agencies such as Foote, Cone & Belding, N.W. Ayer and Bozell.
Network Communications in Atlanta has promoted Stephanie Cadena to the position of marketing coordinator. Cadena will be responsible for coordinating Network Communications’ marketing concepts and materials. She will also oversee the company’s trade shows and regional meetings.
Ralph Newton has been appointed creative director of the Savannah office of The Hauser Group. Newton previously worked in a similar creative management position at Roberts Communications. The agency also hired Barrett Cook as an account coordinator.
Judy Moran has joined the management team of Atlanta-based Sawyer Riley Compton in the role of vice president and media director. Moran will primarily work on the agency’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. business. Her previous agency experience includes stints at The Martin Agency, TBWA/Chiat/Day and Team One.
Carol Flammer of Carroll/White Advertising has been named the 1998 George Goodwin Award Winner by the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The award is named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Oglethorpe University trustee emeritus George Goodwin.
Kelly Stimpert has been appointed a media planner at R.F. Broadus & Associates in Atlanta. Before coming to the advertising agency, Stimpert had been employed at another local shop, Michael Parver & Associates.
At the Kragie/Newell office in Atlanta, Holly Baumhofer was recently hired as an account coordinator.
Patrick Saylor has joined the staff of Faulkenberry Certain Advertising as director of public relations. Saylor will oversee the public relations programs at the St. Simons-based agency for clients such as Jekyll Island.
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide has installed Rennie Truitt in its Atlanta office as senior vice president and general manager. Truitt comes to the agency from the United States Telephone Association. Prior to that, she was with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
Alan Smith has been promoted to vice president of marketing for the TBS Superstation in Atlanta. Smith, who oversees all sports marketing for the cable channel, came to TBS in 1997 as director of sports marketing. He formerly operated his own agency, Nucleus Sports Marketing Group.
Denmark Advertising & Public Relations has promoted Laurie Hughes to account executive. The Atlanta agency has also added Scott Piper as account executive, Marc Brambrut as public relations coordinator, Sharon Bailey as accounting manager and Jonathan Jewell as senior art director. Kent Sanford was assigned to the agency’s design and art group staff.
Officials with the Atlanta office of WestWayne have announced several employee promotions and staff hires. New personnel at the advertising agency include production artist Marlon Hubbard, studio production artist Jenny Carlson, senior broadcast buyer Tammy Denson, business affairs manager Lynn Hosley, client accounting supervisor Tim Barchie, assistant media planner Sun Jin Hong, account coordinators Kelli Jenkins and Michael Gunter, and account management interns Lisa Mendelsohn and Adam Nearing. Staff members promoted to new posts at WestWayne include media supervisor Craig Nadler, account supervisor Delaine Evans, account coordinator Lisa Connolly and account executives David Brown and Patrick Vrana.
William Dell Jackson has recently advanced to the position of public relations account executive at The Reeves Agency. Jackson has been with the Baltimore-based ad agency since 1997 as an assistant account executive.
Charlotte-based Giordano Advertising has elected two new vice presidents:
Dee Dee Petronis and Bob Shaw. Petronis will function as vice president of marketing and agency services, while Shaw will serve as vice president of retail and consumer products.
Douglas Butts has been designated production manager for The Inspirational Network. His new responsibilities will include facilitating all production requirements for the Charlotte-based network. Butts will also oversee all program production.
Jim Cusson was recently promoted to senior account executive at Lyerly Agency in Charlotte. Cusson, previously an account executive for the agency, will be responsible for account planning and directing core client activity. The agency also announced it had shifted Matt Ream from administrative assistant to traffic coordinator and advanced account executive Eloise Quickel to the post of public relations director.
Jessica Shull has joined the accounting staff of The Gillespie Agency in Columbia as a bookkeeper.
The Mary Collins Agency in Dallas has hired talent agents Randi Steinhart and Jody Whitesel. Steinhart, who comes aboard from Moore Creative Talent in Minneapolis, will recruit voiceover talent. Whitesel, who formerly worked as agency manager and broadcast director for Talent Plus of Kansas City, will handle on-camera talent.
Kragie/Newell’s Dallas office has enlisted account director Clint Ehlers. Ehlers previously served as vice president of Ehlers Roofing, Remodeling & Sheet Metal, also located in Dallas.
Norwood Promotional Products in Austin has formed an operational leadership team that includes John Finnell, currently executive vice president of marketing and education. The management group also counts chairman Frank Krasovec, vice chairman James Gunning and chief operating officer James Preston as members.
Temerlin McClain in Irving recently hired the following eight staff members: associate creative director Laurie Seale; senior art director Rick Anderson; senior designer Chuck DeLong; senior copywriter Chris McIntyre; copywriters Richard Howell and Gina Popp; and business managers Judy Simmons and Frances Rady. The Texas advertising agency also promoted six of its employees. Those with new job titles at the shop are account director Valerie Moore, account director Patsy Tryon, account executive Kristie Kennemer, relationship marketing account executive Christy Ware, print business manager Lisa Thompson and project manager David Malone.
Marsha Cook was installed as Texas Monthly magazine’s new chief operating officer. Cook will be in charge of all business departments for the periodical as well as Emmis Publishing National Sales. Previously, she served as executive vice president of operations, general manager and controller for the publishing organization.
Blanchard Schaefer Advertising & Public Relations in Arlington recently hired five employees. The new staff members are: public relations account executives Nicky Austin, from Mentler Creative Marketing Services in Dallas, and Karen Pollack, recently with Concentra Medical Center in Dallas; art director Todd Lancaster, who was with Foster Grant Sunglasses in Dallas; and public relations coordinator Courtney Marshall, who held a similar position at Fort Worth agency Access.
Montemayor y Asociados in San Antonio has hired Ross Garcia as account executive. Garcia previously served as a political management consultant and a chief committee clerk for the Texas House of Representatives.
Brink’s Home Security in Irving has tapped Katherine Kosciewicz as director of customer relations She joins the company from First USA in Dallas.
Patti Smith has become an associate creative director at Stuart Bacon in Fort Worth. Previously, Smith was a creative director at The Balcom Agency, also Fort Worth, and had served as senior art director for other local agencies.
Stephanie Ortbals has joined Archer/Malmo Public Relations in Memphis as account manager. Ortbals arrives from her post as development manager at St. Patrick Center in St. Louis.
Gish, Sherwood & Friends in Nashville recently made three personnel additions to its account services team. The new staff members are Scott Harris, recruited as an assistant account executive, and Chapman Brown and Kurt Schlachter, who were signed as as account coordinators.
Nashville agency Higgins Advertising has promoted three staff members and added three new employees. Personnel progressing to new posts are: Brigette Kahrs, graphic artist; Tricia Leigh, director of business operations; and Caryn Baker, senior graphic designer. New hires are: Randy Sansom, public relations manager; Donna Jones, traffic and production assistant; and Jessica Butler, administrative assistant. The agency also announced that Amanda King has completed an advertising internship.
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