The Container Store in Dallas promoted public relations and marketing manager Lucy Witte to marketing director.
Rhodes Stafford Wines Creative in Dallas added art director and designer Kristin Deike.
The Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) elected its 1998-99 board of directors: president, Bob Mynster, Studiographix; first vice president, Neal Farris, Neal Farris Photo-Design; second vice president, Andy Roth, Rhodes Stafford Wines Creative; secretary, David Beck, Sibley Peteet Design; treasurer, Kellye Kimball, GibbsBaronet; publicity director, Vicki Young, The Young Co.; past-president, Dick Patrick, Dick Patrick Studios; and Hollenbeck Photography’s Phil Hollenback, who will edit the DSVC’s Rough publication.
Genie Epps, a 21-year veteran of Witherspoon & Associates in Fort Worth, was named to the board of directors and promoted to chief financial officer at the agency.
Temerlin McClain, Irving, recently made a series of promotions and new staff additions. Moving up are account directors Valerie Moore and Patsy Tryon, each from management supervisor; media supervisor Heather
Harris to associate media director; senior account executive Lisa Adams from account executive; and project managers Amy Lyles and Dana Simkin, each formerly traffic coordinator. Hired were copywriter Scott Biggers, previously with Killion McCabe & Associates, Dallas; senior account executive Craig Bickhaus, formerly with Brierly & Partners, Dallas; associate creative director Kurt Conner, previously with W.B. Doner & Co., Detroit; senior account executive Patrick Kiker from DMDA/Epsilon, Irving; and senior account supervisor Michelle Montgomery, who arrived from Physicians Mutual Insurance Co., Omaha, Neb.
The Point Group, Dallas, promoted Stephanie Woodley to assistant account executive from traffic manager. The company also enlisted art director Brian Jackson, production artist Todd Dugan and recent graduate Ashley Sappington as traffic manager. Jackson was a profile consultant for CitiCorp in Richardson, while Dugan was owner and operator of Graphic XPressions in Westchester, Ohio.
Carolyn Hodge joined PR/Texas, Fort Worth, as senior account executive. Hodge has worked for the U.S. Air Force as a public affairs officer and as director of communications for the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Publicis in Dallas advanced four employees and hired three staffers. New titles go to account supervisor Mike Knowles, formerly senior account executive; assistant account executive Kirstin Swennumson, recently account coordinator; account executive Michelle Grace, previously assistant account executive; and former senior art director John Tsao, who was named associate creative director. New arrivals at the shop are assistant account executive Sarah Howard, broadcast negotiator Nan Grayson and print production manager Nicole Loper.
Dolores Barrientez is a new traffic manager at Ackerman McQueen in Irving.
Excel Communications, Dallas, added Steven Richards as vice president of marketing for its Telco Communications Group subsidiary. Prior to joining Excel, Richards held a variety of senior-level positions with AT&T in long-distance, operations and local services.
CompUSA, Dallas, moved up Kellie McCluskey to the position of vice president of advertising.
PageMart Wireless, Dallas, elevated Donna Regenbaum to vice president of marketing. Regenbaum is a four-year PageMart veteran.
Karin Thornton joined Cabot Oil & Gas, Houston, as investor relations and media specialist.
Henry de La Garza, chairman and chief executive officer of de La Garza Public Relations, Houston, was named president-elect of Pinnacle Worldwide, for whom he will serve a two-year term beginning in September 2000.
Jeff Hutcheon was promoted to general sales manager for Fox Sports Southwest, Irving, after five years on the office’s sales staff. Hutcheon joined Fox as account executive.
Micrografx in Dallas appointed Frank Childers executive vice president of sales and marketing. Childers joins Micrografx from Mentor Graphics Corp., an electronic hardware and software design automation company.
Digital Marketing Services, the Dallas-based research company and operator of the America Online Rewards program, tapped Stuart Kiefer as director of business development. Kiefer formerly served as strategic accounts manager at First Data Solutions.
Ron Wessels of Thompson, Earnhart & Associates in Fayetteville progressed from copywriter to senior copywriter and producer. Wessels has been with the company for three years.
Tulsa-based Nyikos hired Pam Lay as account representative. Lay will be responsible for promoting manufacturing and service sales to the electronic industrial market.
The Tulsa Advertising Federation selected its board of directors for the 1998-99 year. Officers are: president, Roxane Jolley, Jolley Advertising; first vice president, Cynthia Staab, Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority; second vice president, Allison Radcliffe, Williams Network Services; treasurer, Dave Eakin, The PRES Group; secretary, Kelly Thayer, St. John Medical Center; and executive director, Rosie Hinkle, Towery Publishing. Other board members include Susan Bramsch, Margaret Butler, Lee Gould, Jim Humphrey, Stacey Ryle, Linda Sponsler and Caroline Wirt
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