Zenith Media-USA has named Gregg Liebman senior vice president, strategic resources, responsible for all research and analytics for the agency’s North American operations. Prior to joining the New York-based agency, he worked at shops such as J. Walter Thompson in New York and DoubleClick.
Post & Partners in New York has made the following appointments, which were all effective Jan. 1. Frank Sampogna, who was serving as chief operating officer at the agency, was promoted to the additional post of chairman; he assumes the latter title from John Emmerling, who, as previously announced, is leaving the agency at the end of the year to form his own communications consulting practice. Steve Crane, who was working as creative director at the shop, was promoted to the additional post of president; he replaces Peter Post in this capacity, who is relinquishing his president’s title and will assume the post of chief executive officer.
Renée Korus has joined Ellenson Group as creative director. The position had previously been filled by president Richard Ellenson, who now appends the title of executive creative director. Korus most recently served as co- creative director at Goose.
Barron’s, the Dow Jones & Co. business and financial weekly based in New York, has appointed Gary Holland publisher and vice president of advertising, which was effective Jan. 1. For the past two years, he has served as the magazine’s advertising sales director, a responsibility he will retain in his new role. Also effective Jan. 1, Donald Black became vice president for marketing and Michael Ahern became vice president for operations. Black most recently was marketing communications director; Ahern joined Barron’s as business manager two years ago.
New York studio VIA has hired Christian Luis as senior Web designer; he arrives after five years as senior designer at Addison Design. Additionally, Dawn Winkel has joined VIA New York as business operations manager; she was previously at the company’s Portland, Maine, headquarters, where she served as technology coordinator.
Atlanta photographer Jill Corson was appointed president and CEO of Advertising Photographers of America/New York. Prior to joining APA/NY in New York, she worked for companies such as Fuqua Ventures, the Cartoon Network and The National Faculty.
George Krug was promoted to vice president, network operations at Lifetime Television in New York. He had been director, network operations at the company since 1990.
MRA has hired five new staffers. John Brainard was named an interactive developer in the interactive department; prior to joining the Syracuse-based agency, he worked at companies such as S&W Inno-vative Solutions and M&M Electric Services. Nancy Roberts was appointed an interactive producer in the interactive department; she previously was an executive producer at WCNY TV. David Maring has joined as an accountant in the account services department; he formerly worked at companies such as Castle Energy Corp. and Higbee. Jeannine Davies was hired as an assistant account executive in the public relations department; she is a recent graduate of Syracuse University. Carre O’Brien was named an assistant account executive in the account services department; she is also a recent graduate of Syracuse University. In addition, MRA has promoted Anne Matt to director of account services; she most recently served as an account supervisor in the account services department.
Creative Healthcare Solutions in Saratoga Springs has appointed Waynne Waterfield group director. Prior to joining CHS, he was director of marketing at HealthCare Data Corp.
Media Logic has promoted Kerry Hoenig to executive assistant; she started at the Albany-based shop in June 1998 as administrative assistant working with the account services team. In addition, Raegan Lovell was named office receptionist.
New York-based Hill and Knowlton has hired Betsy Freeman as senior managing director; she will manage the company’s Reston, Va., office. She previously served as president and senior consultant for Futurevision.
Cara David was promoted to corporate sales and marketing director at American Express Publishing Corp. in New York, effective immediately. In addition to her previous role as corporate sales director, she will now also include corporate marketing, promotions and events among her responsibilities.
Jack Kramer has joined CondéNet as Midwest advertising manager. Prior to arriving at the New York-based company, he was Midwest manager at NBC Internet (NBCi).
Jonathan Paley was appointed director of business development, a new position, at DCODE in New York, the creative- services subsidiary of iNTELEFILM Corp. His prior experience includes working at London-based Shots International as the director of marketing—North America.
Howard Schwartz Recording has hired three new staffers. Mary Mather was appointed chief financial officer, succeeding Jeff Cohen, who has left the New York-based company to pursue other interests. She most recently served as treasurer at Hanseatic Corp. in New York. Lauren Kretzmer was named executive producer/sales and marketing; she joins the company from Young & Rubicam in New York. Jennifer Sukup was appointed producer in HSR’s TV/radio production and voice-casting department. Sukup has for the last five months worked with various New York-area casting directors preparing and casting talent for on-camera commercials, voice-overs and print, theater and film projects; during this time, she also helped establish Shake the Tree Productions and served as associate producer for the independent film No Alternative.
Stuart Bodow has joined AIS (Advertising Information Services) in New York as director of marketing and corporate development. He formerly served as senior vice president, general manager for the advertising services division at Burrelle’s Information Services.
Raffi linea uomo in New York has hired John Jones as communications director, a new position. He formerly worked with Jeff McKay as public relations director, representing M-A-G (Magaschoni Apparel Group), Intershoe/Via Spiga and Dwell magazine.
Holli Elgart was named an associate account executive in the Star/Rosen Public Relations division of The Star Group in Cherry Hill; she is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. In addition, Linda Woody was promoted to account executive of the division; she has been with Star/Rosen for just more than a year and works on public relations for clients such as KeraVision and Sprint PCS.
The Sawtooth Group has promoted Jay Quilty to managing partner, account management and interactive. He moves up to this position from executive vice president, account management, a post he has held since 1998 at the Woodbridge-based agency.
The DVC Group in Morristown has made the following appointments. Chip Hoyt was promoted to senior vice president, co-marketing at the DVC Group; he was previously vice president, trade marketing and promotion planning. Linda Ciccarelli was elevated to vice president, account supervisor at DVC ActiveCare, the healthcare-marketing practice area of the company, responsible for managing marketing and communications programs for Schering Oncology/Biotech; she most recently served as an account supervisor with the agency. John Grunstein was also promoted to vice president, account supervisor at DVC ActiveCare, responsible for the development, planning and execution of marketing and communications programs for Pfizer; he was formerly an account supervisor at the shop. Lisa Fritts has risen to vice president, management supervisor at DVC Communications, the promotion and marketing- communications practice area of the DVC Group; she was most recently a vice president, account supervisor. Rebecca Gardner was elevated to senior copywriter at DVC Communications; she was most recently a copywriter. Carol Devries has joined the DVC Group as production manager; she is responsible for project management of accounts such as Rolling Rock and Labatt European Beer Brands. Lisa Weinheimer has arrived at DVC ActiveCare as an assistant account executive; she joins the shop from Price/McNabb in Charlotte, N.C., where she served as assistant account executive.
MARC USA/Pittsburgh has added two members to work on its Bryant Heating & Cooling, Carlow College, TRACO and Procter & Gamble accounts. Greg Smith has joined as an assistant account executive; prior to arriving at the Pittsburgh-based agency, he was an assistant buyer for Kaufmann’s department stores. Steve Lowry arrives as senior art director; he previously worked at shops including Harris Drury Cohen and Euro RSCG/ DSW Partners.
Diccicco Battista Communications in Horsham has appointed Michelle Freed-Gold president of IntelliMedia—DBC, its media-services division. She joined IntelliMedia—DBC in July 1997 as associate media director and was promoted to vice president and media director in September 1998. In addition, Vincent Barbera was promoted to media planner at IntelliMedia—DBC. He joined IntelliMedia—DBC in October 1999 as media assistant.
Kathleen McSherry has joined K.I. Lipton in Doylestown as vice president/creative director. Prior to arriving at the agency, she was creative director/owner of Laughing Gull Graphics of Philadelphia.
Kelly Michener in Lancaster has expanded the roles of two executives, promoting each to vice president of e-marketing: Steve Villella, who previously served as managing creative director, and Edward Snider, who formerly worked as director of interactive services.
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