Matt Lake has joined DDB
Needham, New York, as group account director on the Compaq business. Lake previously headed new business development at Gotham, New York, where he also worked on America Online. E.J. Vonger also joins DDB’s Compaq group as a management supervisor. Vonger comes from McCann-Erickson, San Francisco, where he was group management supervisor on the Silicon Graphics account.
Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG, New York, named Martin Susz group account director on the Intel business, which he will co-manage with partner Beth Waxman. Susz joined the firm from IBM, where he was director of advertising and corporate marketing.
Marty Cooke, chief creative officer at Merkley Newman Harty, New York, will serve as chief judge of the 1999 Radio Mercury Awards.
Michael Fanuele was promoted to deputy planning director at Mad Dogs and Englishmen, New York, a new post. He was previously a senior planner at the shop.
The Lord Group, New York, named Tim McGowan senior vice president, director of business development. He will also serve as group account director on the shop’s Bell Atlantic business-to-business account. Prior to joining the agency, he worked on the Xerox business at Young & Rubicam, New York.
J. Walter Thompson in New York has promoted Heidi Young to associate general counsel. Since joining the agency, she has worked on contracts with clients such as Nestlƒ and the Pepsi-Lipton Tea Partnership.
BSMG Worldwide made three promotions at its New York office: Scott Dormen was appointed principal of BSMG and chief operating officer of KRC Research and Bozell/Eskew; Tom Blim, currently general manager and director of account service for Bozell/ Eskew, added the title of principal; and Edward Nebb joined the firm as principal and head of its financial communications practice.
Megan Bord has joined Wolf Group’s Rochester office as an assistant account executive. She had been acting marketing account manager at Canandaigua Wine. The agency’s Buffalo office hired Pete Reiling as a Web site technologist. He was a technical support director and Web developer at P22 Type Foundry. Eric Leventhal also signed on as copy supervisor; he was a creative supervisor at Roberts Communications. John Szczepanek was named studio lead production designer in Buffalo; he worked for ad agencies, trade shows and marketing groups on a freelance basis.
GHB&M in New York has promoted Lori Carrabba to executive vice president, director of production services; elevated Linda Rosenbaum to senior vice president, managing director; promoted Eva Byrd to vice president, media director; named Kip Kliegerman vice president, account supervisor; elevated Adrian Sansone to account supervisor; promoted Scott Petersen to account executive; and promoted Gail Mitchell to assistant account executive. Also, Maria Casini joined the agency as vice president, associate creative director; Nadine Martin was hired as an account supervisor; and Diane Salek was named senior copy supervisor.
Mark Russell & Associates, Syracuse, hired Jill Doyon as senior production artist. She was most recently an advertising artist for Wegmans.
New York-based healthcare shop Biosys has added Vincent Stahl as senior vice president, management supervisor.
Rubin Ehrenthal and Associates, New York, reported eight staff moves: Chris Clark was promoted to executive vice president, management supervisor; Lisa Russo was named account supervisor; Joseph Stutts was elevated to vice president, senior art director; Kristin Calandra moved up to assistant art director; Peggy Schwende joined the agency as vice president, associate market research director; Donna Creekmore was hired as an account supervisor; Caren Dranoff was named account executive; and Jonathan Forstot was added as an account executive.
Ronald Bentley joined Rabasca & Co., Melville, as executive vice president. He had been a senior vice president at KeyBank.
Creative Film Management International has signed director Nick Cassavetes. CFMI will be Cassavetes’ exclusive representative to the advertising industry.
Rahul Sabnis joined Moody Communications, New York, as art director.
He had served as an art director at NCI Masterson.
Noreen O’Donnell joined New York production company Broadway Video as executive creative director.
Kristina Santafemia joined Parade as an advertising sales representative. She was previously Northeast advertising manager at Baby Publishing Group.
Interbrand Group, New York, promoted two staffers: Derek O’Connor advanced to creative director from design director; he has worked on corporate identity for Ace Insurance Group, Pfizer, Nationwide and Discover. Wallace Krantz moved up to design director from senior designer; he has worked on the MCI WorldCom, Motorola and MasterCard International accounts.
Healthcare communications firm Ribitsky Worldwide, Somerset, reported three hires and two promotions: Kathleen O’Leary joined as an account supervisor, Krista Held was hired as assistant art director, Lisa Ann DeBacco was appointed copywriter, Levy Valverdi was promoted to senior art director and Peter Hoffman advanced to senior art director, new media specialist. Also, Pamela Intile was named vice president, program development of Ribitsky’s Alpha & Omega Worldwide unit.
Brian DeAngelo joined Ritta & Associates, Englewood, as an account executive. Meredith Aman was also promoted to account executive and Joseph Hom was hired as art director.
The Sawtooth Group, Woodbridge, named Tom Dougherty vice president, management supervisor, Anne Burroughs senior account planner and Jennifer Nagy account executive. Heather Ronca was also promoted to assistant account executive and David Fields advanced to assistant account executive.
Lanmark Group, Eatontown,
promoted John Bartram to chief financial officer and Kathryn Hughes to production manager. Also, Jill Busanic was hired as media coordinator and Scott Mahnken signed on as director of telemarketing.
Keyes Martin, East Hanover, promoted Ken Musto to vice president, creative supervisor from senior copywriter.
Alex MacInnes joined DKB and Partners, Morristown, as public relations coordinator. He will be responsible for special events and community outreach programs. Kevin Kurpick was also named vice president of finance. He had been the corporate controller at Alpha Hospitality in New York.
The New Jersey Advertising Club inducted two members into its Hall of Fame: Joseph Goryeb, chairman, chief executive of Champion Mortgage in Parsippany, and Walter Guarino, president of Scelba, Scelba, DeTitta & Wolfson in Montvale.
Walt Hampton has joined Agnew & Corrigan Advertising, Lancaster. He will handle brand positioning, act as copy director and serve on the agency’s new business team.
LevLane, Bala Cynwyd, promoted Nick Fletcher to account supervisor, overseeing the KFC business. He joined the shop in 1991 as a research assistant.
Allentown design agency Black Box hired three staffers: Eugenio Santana and Amber Grover, both recent graduates of Allentown Business School, joined the agency’s visual communications program and Joseph Vojta came aboard as a production artist specializing in HTML. He was with Oasis Telecommunications.
Ryan Direct in Westport has promoted Troy Ellen Dixon and Linda Willis to vice president.
Gary Gerard, national director of marketing and communications at Deloitte & Touche, Wilton, was named “Communicator of the Year” by the Business Marketing Association of New York. The company’s campaign was chosen for having “the greatest impact” in building brand awareness in its category for 1998.
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