Customer Communications Group promoted Sandra Gudat to president and chief operating officer. Gudat was previously a senior vice president. The Denver-based relationship marketing company also hired Jody Wagner as director of publications sales.
Brian Gale was named vice president and general manager of Schulbe Media Works in San Francisco.
Citigate, San Francisco, hired senior art director Frank Doyle, managing supervisor Monica Bahner and copywriter Ellen Scheetz.
The 3DO Co., a video game company in Redwood City, hired Lauren Ward Larsen as vice president of marketing. Most recently, Larsen served as vice president of marketing for Wadsworth Publishing.
Douglas Hansen joined San Francisco-based Alexa Internet, a free Web navigation service, as director of advertising sales.
The Herlihy Marketing Group in Oakland promoted Jeffery Tarran from vice president to president.
Hayes Marketing Communications in San Jose hired Dawn Sansone as an account coordinator and Ryan Mahar as a graphic designer.
Leslie C. Wilson, most recently of Leagas Delaney in San Francisco, joined DanaForan Marketing Communications in Sacramento as an account management executive.
Shugart Matson Young in San Ramon appointed Steven J. Davison vice president, media director.
Splash Technology in Sunnyvale appointed Michael Orr vice president, sales and marketing.
Mitch Zak joined Stoorza, Ziegaus, Metzger & Hunt’s Sacramento office as a campaign manager.
Eric Benjamin, national sales director of the Advocate/Weekly Newspapers, has been appointed president of the board of directors of the Alternative Weekly Network in Sacramento.
Curious Pictures, a bicoastal, live-action graphics, special effects and animation studio, named director/designer/animator Denis Morella creative director of its San Francisco office and promoted Holly Edwards to senior producer.
Steven Thompson was named associate publisher of Ziff-Davis’ Internet Business at the magazine’s San Francisco office.
McClenahan Bruer Communications, a Beaverton-based advertising and public relations agency specializing in high-tech accounts, hired Helen Connor and Keith Danziger as senior counsels.
VirtualMagic Animation in North Hollywood hired Jan Nagel as director of business development and marketing.
Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles promoted Kathy Evers to account executive and William Brown to account coordinator. The shop also hired Kimberly Craig Smith as senior copywriter on its Toyota Dealers Associations account.
Survivair, a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of industrial respiratory protection equipment, named Kirk Thompson sales manager for its Southwestern territory and Luci Rasmussen advertising and promotions manager.
Matthews/Mark, San Diego, hired three new employees: Eleanor Novak, media supervisor; Sara McCandless, assistant account executive; and Todd Smith, account coordinator.
The Townsend Agency in San Diego added four members to its public relations team: Sarah Thailing, account executive; Bridget Stachowski and Justin Silbaugh, assistant account executives; and Patti Zamora, public relations coordinator.
Doug Yates was named vice president, marketing, at Fox Kids Network in Los Angeles.
Fox Family Worldwide, Los Angeles, recently established a consumer products division, headed by executive vice president Elie Dekel.
JSM+ Communications in Santa Monica promoted Jeff Coryell from associate media director to group media director.
Ad-Star Services, a provider of remote ad sales solutions in Los Angeles, hired Adam Leff as chief operating officer and vice president.
Producer Scott Gardenhour was named president and chief executive officer of The Farm Studios. The West Hollywood-based production company also signed directors Jeff Gorman, Gary Johns and Ramaa Mosley.
Big Bang Media in Los Angeles hired Jay Cole as executive vice president of marketing.
Paulette Wilhelmy joined direct marketing agency Walter Latham in Newport Beach as executive vice president, managing director.
Lorenz Advertising in San Diego hired Martin Roesch as a project designer.
Morgan Marketing & Public Relations in Irvine hired Mike Buonauro as an account coordinator.
Vivian Egashira was promoted to vice president/general manager at Hinton and Steel Advertising in Seattle.
–compiled by Gregory Turne
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