Praco Ltd. Public Relations and Advertising in Colorado Springs hired Molly Schuetz as advertising account coordinator.
Julie Ardito was named vice president of The Rose/Glenn Group in Reno.
Tonia F. Ellis was appointed vice president of government relations for Sunbelt Communications in Las Vegas.
Copywrite Ink Writing Services in Las Vegas named Ann Druen as a staff writer.
Commercial photographer Walter Swarthout joined South Park Digital in San Francisco.
Emeryville’s Vargus Marketing Group hired Deirdre McMennamin, marketing services manager; Paul Wirtz, project coordinator for the marketing services group; and Hennie Farrow, creative director in new media. VMG also promoted Valerie Moore to marketing services manager and Kimberley Taylor to print director.
Netcentives of San Francisco hired Edward Soo Hoo as senior vice president, corporate development and sales.
WhoWhere, a Mountain View-based provider of free Web-based communication and collaboration applications, appointed Sam Huey executive vice president of sales.
Allison Geiger joined Greenbaum Public Relations in Sacramento as public relations coordinator. The agency also promoted Rachel Sense to public relations counsel.
Lighthouse Advertising & Design in Santa Clara added Judi Paap as director of operations.
Harris Massey Herinckx Advertising and Public Relations in Portland hired John McIsaac as public relations account executive.
Shannon Ryan-Nicosia was promoted to director of Warner Bros. domestic theatrical promotions in Burbank.
Big Dog Sportswear in Santa Barbara named Jacqueline Blum senior vice president of entertainment and licensing.
Michael Kreig and Lisa Yasuda were named account executives at The WB in Burbank.
Fox Broadcasting Co., Los Angeles, hired Romy Guntman as director, market research.
Sony Signatures Film & Television, Los Angeles, named Ewa Martinoff as vice president of marketing and brand planning.
The Oxford Group in San Diego named Kimberly Robichaud director of client services and Joann Silva senior art director.
New at Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles are Steve Landrum, creative director; Eric Josten, media planner; Yoshi Nakamurs, account supervisor in general accounts/new business; Coreen Tierney, assistant account executive for the interactive group; Chuck Haas, account executive in direct marketing; and Peter Spates, image bank coordinator.
Strategies, a marketing communications agency in Costa Mesa, named Andrew Colley an account representative.
Rosana Marsili joined Hilary Kaye Associates in Newport Beach as an account executive.
RiechesBaird hired Deena Franko as account coordinator. Franko previously worked as an intern at the Irvine-based shop.
Taylor Heydman joined Colby Effler & Partners in Santa Monica as a senior copywriter. Heydman worked as a freelancer at various agencies in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco before joining the agency.
Buckley/Friedman Advertising and Public Relations in Costa Mesa has made new staff additions: Nichole Riva comes on board as art director, and Jim Drain joins as an advisor in the public relations department. The shop has also promted Karen Wilde to public relations coordinator.
EvansGroup, an integrated marketing communications agency, promoted Jeff Hasen to senior vice president of its public relations operation in Salt Lake City.
Mark Spatz was named director of research at McKnight & Co. in Bellevue.
WhiteRunkle Associates, Spokane, added Wendy K. LePiane as an account coordinator.
Jyoteen Majmudar was hired by Digital Kitchen, Seattle, as lead designer.
New at Seattle-based ad agency Creative works. is senior art director Bruce Stigler.
Don Low has joined Horton Lantz Marocco in Seattle as an owner and principal. Low will head the agency’s account development and management teams.
–compiled by Jennifer Lee
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