Doremus has named Frauke Tiemann an art director; she will be working on accounts that include Corning. Tiemann formerly served as art director/designer at DCA Advertising, working on ac-counts such as Canon, the JVC Jazz Festival and Nice-Pak.
Jim Huffstetler and Nicole Minore have formed Strategy Department, a marketing company dedicated to the spe- cific needs of new ventures. The New York-based company works with new ventures of all forms, from managing target research for companies still in conceptual stages to crafting inte-grated marketing plans for funded start-ups and new divisions of major corporations. Both executives serve as founding partners of the new company. Huffstetler and Minore previously worked at Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG in New York, where they worked as an account director and a senior account supervisor, respectively.
Pavlika + Chinnici Direct in New York has made known the following promotions and staff additions. Tom Augusta has been promoted to vice president, art supervisor; he was previously senior art director. Celeste Light has been elevated to senior vice president, associate creative director; she was formerly vice president, design director. George Le Pera has risen to vice president, associate creative director; he was most recently associate creative director. John Bodner was named senior art director; he previously freelanced at companies such as Impiric and Digitas. Trisha Cole was hired as executive vice president, director of business development; she arrives from BBDO, where she was director of account services and direct marketing. Marianne Collins has been ap-pointed vice president, account director; she most recently served at McCann Relationship Marketing in New York as management supervisor, responsible for overseeing advertising and direct marketing in Latin America for the Integrated Global Network account. Brenda Guber has joined as senior copywriter; she arrives at the shop from Copywriter & Co., which she founded in 1988.
Sean Clarkin, executive vice president, director of creative development for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America in New York, has been elected to the organization’s board of directors. In addition, Steve Pasierb, executive vice president, director of field operations and strategic alliances for the Partnership, has also been elected to its board of directors.
Douglas Stroup has been promoted to senior vice president, account group supervisor at NCI Advertising in New York, a member company of NCI Network and a subsidiary of Nelson Communications. He joined NCI Advertising in 1999 as senior vice president, managing work on behalf of Nestlé USA and Aetna Group Insurance.
Buck & Pulleyn in Rochester has hired four new staffers. Laura Cotton has been appointed an account executive, responsible for coordinating projects on the Kodak Entertainment Imaging account; she most recently was a sales/marketing manager at FOX Rochester/WUHF. Beth Steixner has been named a public relations assistant account executive and will be working with legal clients such as IP.com; she most recently worked as an associate producer at WHEC 10 (NBC) in Rochester. Lisa Ann Jacobson has arrived as a public relations senior account executive; she was previously a public relations specialist at ViaHealth Rochester General Hospital. Alexandra Guhde has joined the company as an associate writer; she is a recent graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Sari Rosen has joined Attik as executive producer of the New York studio. She arrives from broadcast design and media company Pittard Sullivan in Los Angeles.
John Popolizio has been hired as chief technology and product officer at govWorks, a provider of e-government products and services. He arrives at the New York-based company from MetLife in New York, where he worked as vice president, institutional e-business-distributed application de-velopment.
Playboy Enterprises has appointed Leah Karliner director of corporate communications. She reports to senior vice president Martha Lindeman and is based in New York. Prior to joining the Chicago-based company, Karliner worked at Bratskeir & Co., where she served as a vice president and directed accounts such as Hasbro, Levitz, 1-800-Flowers.com and Revlon.
Media Logic in Albany has promoted Lisa Weingartner to senior staff accountant. She arrived at the agency in March 1998 as staff accountant.
Domenick Propati was hired as chief operating officer of Photobition U.S. Graphics in New York. He most recently was president and general manager for the professional lab division of Seven Worldwide.
Right Angle Research LLC has appointed William Gibbons vice president, sales and marketing. Prior to arriving at the New Rochelle-based company, he worked as marketing director of Travel + Leisure, as well as Travel + Leisure Family magazines, which are units of American Express Publishing Corp.
National Media Group in New York has hired three new staffers. Michael Mar-chand has been appointed director, public relations; he most recently worked as account supervisor at Try- lon Communications in New York. Christina Campanile and Andrew Lee have both arrived as account executives; Campanile formerly was at Dan Klores Associates, where she worked on various sports public relations initiatives, while Lee previously worked at Dobbin-Bogla Public Re-lations.
Clinique in New York has made known that Arlette Palo was named vice president, Clinique product development worldwide, makeup and fragrance ancillaries, effective immediately. She most recently was vice president, product development worldwide, makeup and treatment at Estée Lauder.
Brooke Laffan has been promoted to Eastern advertising sales director at Departures magazine in New York. She most recently served as travel advertising manager at the magazine, part of American Express Publishing Corp.
Biography magazine has promoted Thomas McCluskey to vice president and associate publisher. In this capacity, he will manage the publication’s advertising sales efforts for all offices nationwide and will act as a national liaison to representatives of the title’s corporate parent, A&E Television Networks, constructing specialized integrated media packages for advertisers. He joined the New York-based company in January 1999 as the Eastern advertising director for Biography.
USA Weekend magazine in New York has made known the following appointments in the publication’s advertising and newspaper relations divisions. Emmett Green has been hired as direct response manager and will be based in New York; before joining USA Weekend, he served as classified advertising director with The Journal News in White Plains. Timothy Madigan has been appointed an advertising sales account executive in the magazine’s Detroit office; his previous experience includes working as an ad sales representative with Parade magazine. Jason Luebke has been hired as newspaper relations director/Midwestern U.S. and will be based in USA Weekend’s Chicago offices; his prior work included serving as a sales manager at Steel City Corp. in Youngstown, Ohio.
Sony Electronics in Park Ridge has named Rob Hummel to the new position of senior vice president, digital cinema. He most recently worked as executive vice president, digital development at Techni- color. Hummel will report to Sony Electronics deputy president Edward Grebow and will be based out of the company’s offices in Culver City, Calif.
DVC Group in Morristown has made known the following promotions and new appointments at DVC Group and its practice areas. Margo Nathanson has joined DVC Communications as senior art director, group head; she was formerly senior art director, art department manager at AKA Advertising in New York. Betsy Berman has been promoted to executive vice president—Ideation at DVC Group; she previously served as senior vice president, director of concept development at the agency. Karen Silver has been promoted to senior account executive at DVC Communications; she most recently was an account executive with the shop. Cheryl Nigro has been elevated to senior vice president, account director at DVC ActiveCare; she formerly served as vice president, management supervisor there. Katie Clark has risen to account supervisor at DVC ActiveCare; she most recently worked as a senior account executive at the agency.
Mark Lowden has been named vice president, sales, and Michael Romeo has been added as an account executive to the joint sales force of Atlantic Satellite Communications in Northvale and Waterfront Communications Corp. in New York. Lowden previously worked as director of sales for both companies, which are operating units of the satellite and distribution services division of Video Services Corp. in Northvale; Romeo formerly worked for Globe- Cast America in the sports division. In addition, Lenny Schwartz has been promoted to senior vice president of both Atlantic Satellite Communications and Waterfront Communications; he previously was director of syndication services for Atlantic Satellite Communications.
Danielle Porreca has arrived at Earle Palmer Brown in Philadelphia as an account planning specialist, working on accounts that include DuPont and Helzberg Diamonds, as well as new business development. Most recently, she worked as account planner at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in New York.
Harrisburg-based Neiman Group has hired Kelly Seaman as a senior account executive; she previously worked in various capacities at Stoner Bunting Advertising. In addition, Richard Hilbert has arrived at the agency as a copywriter; he formerly worked at creative-communications company Mangos.
Kenneth Ravel has been promoted to creative supervisor at Reese & Associates in Wyomissing. He formerly served as senior art director.
Klunk & Millan Advertising in Allentown has appointed Ryan Hogan media director. Before joining the agency, he worked as media director at Greene & Co. in Allentown.
Sharavsky Communications in Plymouth Meeting has hired Carmen DiBartolomeo as vice president/associate creative director. He previously served as a partner in the design firm of Circa 86 in New York, where he designed and produced books and promotions for clients such as McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall and St. Martin’s Press.
FlashPoint—DBC, a Diccicco Battista Communications agency located in Horsham, has hired Steve Massi as vice president, group management supervisor. He most recently worked as vice president, management director at Saatchi & Saatchi Collaborative Marketing in New York.
Separately, Gabriella Procaccino has joined IntelliMedia-DBC, the media-services division of Diccicco Battista Communications in Horsham, as media planner/buyer. She arrives at the agency from Earle Palmer Brown in Philadelphia, where she served as media planner.
MayoSeitz Media has named Debbie Pohl executive administrator; she joins the Blue Bell-based media agency from the Wentworth Group, a property management company. In addition, Kelly Hopwood has been promoted to media planner/buyer at the agency; she previously worked as assistant planner/ buyer there.
Harmelin Media in Bala Cynwyd has promoted John Camilleri and Merry Heim to vice presidents of a new technology group of the media-services firm. Both executives will oversee a staff of 15 that is charged with serving Harmelin’s growing roster of technology clients. Camilleri came to the company in 1995 with more than 20 years of experience in media planning and buying and management at various advertising agencies in New York and Philadelphia; Heim also joined Harmelin in 1995, as group media director.
Hunter, an identity-based marketing and interactive-communications company based in Exton, has named Kelly Bellew art director.
Kelly Gould & Co. Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations in Allentown has appointed Patricia Marshall project coordinator. She most recently served as communications manager at Big Bang Communications, located in New Tripoli.
Knezic/Pavone Advertising has hired Peppy Rausch as an accountant. Before arriving at the Harrisburg-based agency, she held a related position with God- frey Advertising in Lancaster for about 10 years.
Weyerhaeuser Fine Paper has promoted Bob D’Unger to the newly created position of director, customer service for the fine paper business. His responsibilities in the new post include logistics, production planning and inside sales. He has been with the Valley Forge-based company for 23 years, most recently working with the Forest Express industry initiative and leading the fine-paper vertical portion of that project.
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