The Mary Collins Agency in Dallas hired talent agents Randi Steinhart and Jody Whitesel. Steinhart comes from Moore Creative Talent in Minneapolis and recruits voice-over talent while Whitesel, formerly agency manager and broadcast director for Talent Plus of Kansas City, handles on-camera talent.
Kragie/Newell’s Dallas office has brought aboard account director Clint Ehlers. Ehlers previously served as vice president of Ehlers Roofing, Remodeling & Sheet Metal, also located in Dallas.
Norwood Promotional Products in Austin has formed an operational leadership team that includes John Finnell, currently executive vice president of marketing and education. The group also counts chairman Frank Krasovec, vice chairman James Gunning and chief operating officer James Preston as members.
Temerlin McClain, Irving, hired the following eight staffers: associate creative director Laurie Seale; senior art director Rick Anderson; senior designer Chuck DeLong; senior copywriter Chris McIntyre; copywriters Richard Howell and Gina Popp; and business managers Judy Simmons and Frances Rady. The agency also promoted six employees. Those with new titles are account director Valerie Moore, account director Patsy Tryon, account executive Kristie Kennemer, relationship marketing account executive Christy Ware, print business manager Lisa Thompson and project manager David Malone.
Marsha Cook is Texas Monthly’s new chief operating officer. Cook will be in charge of all business departments for the magazine as well as Emmis Publishing National Sales. Previously, she has worked as executive vice president of operations, general manager and controller at the company.
Blanchard Schaefer Advertising & Public Relations, Arlington, has hired five new employees: public relations account executives Nicky Austin, from Mentler Creative Marketing Services in Dallas, and Karen Pollack, recently with Concentra Medical Center in Dallas; art director Todd Lancaster from Foster Grant Sunglasses in Dallas; and public relations coordinator Courtney Marshall, who held a similar post at Fort Worth agency Access.
S&C Advertising & Public Relations, San Antonio, has hired Debra Jenkins as media sales director. Jenkins currently is assisting state highway departments nationwide in instituting a new Federal Highway Administration work zone safety campaign developed by S&C.
The San Antonio chapter of the American Advertising Federation has chosen its 1998-99 board of directors: chairman John Aguillard, Group 400 Marketing/Advertising; co-chairman Jim Anderson, Anderson Advertising; chairman-elect Vincent Mariano, Mariano Advertising; and vice president of finance Julius Germano, also of Anderson Advertising.
Rives Carlberg, Houston, has added assistant account executive Carla Marsh and media coordinator Ligia Nodarse to its staff roster. Marsh is a former intern at the agency and will work on the Compaq account. Nodarse arrives after working as account coordinator from Goswick Advertising, also Houston. Also at Rives, Tom Overton was named account executive.
Christine McGee has joined Weatherford International, Houston, as manager of public relations and corporate communications.
The Public Relations Society of America chapter in Austin has elected its 1998-99 officers: president John Devenport; president-elect Cathy Mueller; treasurer Michele Glaze; secretary Angelia Bingham-Love; past president Holli Haswell; directors Don Martin, Ann Taylor and Dan Pickens; and assembly delegates Lisa Missman Chinn and Rhonda Pennington Price.
StuartBacon, Fort Worth, tapped Pat Primmer as senior copywriter. Primmer held similar posts at Fort Worth agencies Harris Creative and Paul Lazzaro & Associates. She has also worked as a freelancer and managed her own agency in Vermont.
T3, Austin, has brought aboard new staff members Karl Baston, a senior copywriter from Bozell/Kamstra in Austin; Gina Gammage, account executive from Fellers Marketing and Advertising, Austin; account executive Libby DeLeon and traffic manager Merrit Myers, both formerly of GSD&M, Austin; and public relations account executive Laura Nell Souls, previously with Bozell Worldwide, New York. The shop also hired former Austin-American Statesman editor Diane Olis as managing editor of its publications group and former freelancer Steve Knight as a copywriter in that periodicals unit.
The Houston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has tagged three new members with APR designations following completion of the organization’s Spring 1998 Universal Accreditation exam: Kathleen Daly of Paradigm Public Relations; Gary Miller of Houston Lighting and Power; and Yvonne Salace of the American Heart Association. The chapter also recently installed a new board of directors: Kris Taylor (assembly delegate), John Barnett, Crawford Bunkley III, Lainie Gordon and Richard Wheatley.
Ha-Lo Marketing and Promotions, Dallas, appointed Julie Arellano communications flow manager. Also, Michael Linderman was named executive vice president of Ha-Lo’s promotional products group.
Patricia Lyons was tapped as director of development for Dallas’ PBS affiliates KERA Channel 13, KDTN Channel 2 and KERA-FM.
Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing, San Antonio, named Larry Hawks to head the newly created Harte-Hanks Pharmaceutical Sales organization.
The Maxfield Group, Irving, added associate art director Susan Seifert, a former intern at Temerlin McClain.
Cheryl Sanford was recently promoted to associate media planner and buyer at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods. Sanford joined the Little Rock-based advertising agency last year as media assistant and account coordinator.
Jeff Hartman has been appointed director of sales at the Doubletree Hotel at Warren Place in Tulsa Hartman is responsible for corporate relations activities and promotions and coordinates the sales staff. He previously was director of sales and marketing for Radisson Inn at Tulsa International Airport.
Teaco, Tulsa, has designated Michael Dishman vice president of marketing and business development. He will head activities for the InterTel services division, including sales, market management, planning, sales support, product development, partnering and business alliances and communications. Dishman has 10 years of experience in the airport and aviation industry.
Former Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Dave McCurdy has been chosen president of the Electronic Industries Alliance, based in Arlington, Va.
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