Riester Corp. in Phoenix has hired Rene Hartley-Hinz as an account executive.
Jan Barnett has joined Karsh & Hagan Communications in Denver as vice president and management supervisor on the McDonald’s Rocky Mountain Advertising Co-op account.
Praco, a Denver-based public relations and advertising agency, has added Scott Leeper as an account executive.
Jessica Schneeberger and Dan Willis have joined Brown Radman Wolper Integrated Marketing Communications in Denver as account executives.
Dana Rantovich has joined Merica Dickerson Advertising and Public Relations in Las Vegas as an account executive.
Citron Haligman Bedecarrƒ, San Francisco, has made the following promotions: Kathleen Daley to management supervisor; Caroline Sherman to account executive; Erika Spence to associate media director; and Megan Bruegger to media supervisor. New hires include: Paige Wheeler, senior writer; Owen Bly, production director; and Jill Olson, traffic manager.
Stephen Lindsay has been appointed project director at Primo Angeli in San Francisco.
Lighthouse Advertising & Design in Santa Clara has added Julie Heinz as an account coordinator.
The Design Co. in San Francisco has appointed Ellen Baker to the post of general manager. She had been creative services manager in the beverages division of Nestle USA.
The San Francisco office of Hampel/Stefanides has made the following hires in its direct marketing unit: Wendy Sellwood, account director; Beverly Malouf, account supervisor; and Adam Gayner, account executive.
Prideaux Swearingen Advertising and Public Relations in Portland has promoted Eryn McPherson from media buyer/planner to media director.
Michael Patrick Reeves has been appointed vice president of marketing and human resources at Irvine-based Diedrich Coffee.
The Roxburgh Agency in Costa Mesa has promoted Dana Wilshin to account associate.
Media Dimensions in San Diego has appointed Rocco Torres as principal art director.
Fox Broadcasting Co. in Beverly Hills has promoted Paula Radin to the newly created position of vice president, special events, creative services. Cindie Morrissey has been advanced to director of market research.
Joellyn Savage has been appointed to lead Kaiser Permanente’s national member and marketing communications department. She will oversee Kaiser’s brand image and product advertising, media buying and Web site.
The Gable Group in San Diego has selected Anne Middleton as account supervisor of its technology division. Jason Foster has been hired as an account executive in the agency’s public affairs/social marketing unit.
JWT Specialized Communications, a unit of J. Walter Thompson, has tapped Ann Troxell as manager of new business development at its Los Angeles office.
N’Cole Gipson has joined The Blaze Co. in Venice as an account executive.
Jack Randall has been promoted to local sales manager at Fox Sports West in Los Angeles.
Tricia Lynch has been named director of market development, affiliate sales and marketing for MTV Networks in Santa Monica.
Kiner/Goodsell Advertising in Palm Desert has hired Mark DeFanti as director of sports marketing.
Eric Johnson has been promoted to senior vice president, North American marketing, at Santa Monica-based Activision.
Carlos Darquea has been appointed executive vice president, creative director and partner at Ahlman & Associates in Westlake Village.
Michelle Willner has joined The Parenting Group as Los Angeles manager of Parenting’s BabyTalk and Healthy Pregnancy magazines.
Becky Lister has been promoted to vice president of operations at Weber Marketing Group, Seattle. James Hutchins has joined as vice president of marketing.
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