BBDO, New York, added two staffers: copywriter Joe Lovering and art director Bill Schwab both joined the agency as senior vice president, senior creative director. The team comes from Fallon McElligott’s New York office, where they were co-creative directors on the Conseco, Holiday Inn, Fortune, Time and Nikon accounts, among others.
Three members of New York-based Bates USA’s media and new technologies department have been promoted: Bonnie Recca was named director of media planning; Rosemarie Ombres advanced to senior vice president, director of national broadcast; and Kara Lazarus moved up to vice president, national broadcast.
Mezzina/Brown, New York, welcomed Bill Uscatu as group creative director.
Formerly chief creative officer at the Muldoon Agency, Uscatu will work with several of the shop’s major clients as it focuses on online direct marketing.
Michael Sowyak has signed on at Lowe McAdams Healthcare in New York as senior vice president, managing director of account services for the Lowe McAdams Direct division. Previously, Sowyak was a vice president, account director at Wunderman Cato Johnson.
The Uniworld Group in New York appointed Gregory Walker president, chief operating officer. He will be responsible for all account management, creative, media and production functions.
Howard Draft, chairman and chief executive officer of Draft Worldwide, New York, was named general chair of Direct Marketing Days New York’s 35th annual marketing conference and exposition. It will take place on May 24-27, 1999 at the New York Hilton.
Communications strategist Torie Clarke was named president of Bozell/Eskew, the issue-advocacy advertising unit of BSMG Worldwide, New York. She had been vice president of public affairs, strategic counsel with the National Cable Television Association.
Cohn & Wolfe, New York, made several management changes. John Frew was named vice chairman, U.S. region; Barbara-Jo Howard was promoted to executive vice president, marketing and client services, U.S. region; and Dianne Perlmutter, formerly chairman of the U.S. marketing practice at Burson-Marsteller, has joined the agency as vice chairman, chief executive officer of the New York office.
Jay Advertising, Rochester, hired Stephen Berardi as chief financial officer.
Formerly a principal at the accounting firm of Bonadio & Co., he will supervise the agency’s daily accounting activities and financial operations for its six advertising offices. Mary Bradley was also promoted from senior accountant to controller. She will prepare and analyze the company’s monthly financial statements and manage the accounting department staff.
Lee Hunt Associates in New York has tapped Nancy Cooper for the newly created position of chief financial officer. Cooper, who began with LHA as a consultant one year ago, will oversee the agency’s accounting department.
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has named two staffers–Anne McCarthy of Ogilvy PR Chicago and Paul Hicks of Ogilvy PR New York–as global codirectors of the agency’s corporate practice. The division specializes in media relations, financial and crisis communications, workplace performance, corporate branding and cause-related marketing.
Gibbs & Soell Public Relations, New York, has appointed Gary Gatyas to the new position of market specialist, telecommunications. He will be responsible for new business development in the telecommunications area. Gatyas was most recently public affairs manager of Sprint’s New Jersey division.
KCSA, New York, has named Jeffrey Corbin managing partner and Sarah Shepard managing director, investor relations services. Corbin joined the agency in 1996 as vice president; Shepard joined the firm in 1993 after serving as a management and employee communications trainer with Gap Inc.
Nancy Diefendorf Downs was promoted to vice president, creative services at Smith Advertising Group, Syracuse. She had been associate creative director.
Harvest Communications, New York, has hired Stacey Beard as director of business development. Beard was director of public relations for Bloomingdale’s.
Joy Adams was named public relations account coordinator at Sage Marketing Communications, Syracuse. She will help coordinate activities in the agency’s three locations, as well as perform media relations, measurement and evaluation and trend management tasks for clients.
Adina Kagan has signed on at Tiffany & Co., New York, as vice president, advertising. Kagan had been account director on Visa at BBDO.
Anchor Computer in Farmingdale hired Robert Rubinowitz as director, marketing. He will direct the company’s overall marketing operation. Previously, Rubinowitz was a consultant for small-to-midsize companies in several different industries.
Barbara Walters joined Display Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of retail point-of-purchase displays in College Point, as human resources manager. Walters had been director of training and organizational development for Canada Dry Bottling Co./Coors Distributing Co.
Condƒ Nast Publications, New York, reported two promotions: Erica Bartman, former associate publisher of Vogue, has been named publisher of Allure; and Leslie Alphen Picard, advertising director at Vanity Fair, was appointed corporate advertising director.
Time Inc. in New York reported several changes. Ann Moore, previously president of People, was named president of the People Magazine Group. Nora McAniff was named president of People; she is replaced as the magazine’s publisher by Peter Bauer, who had been associate publisher, advertising for the past two years. The former advertising director of Asiaweek, David Stark, was named executive vice president of Time Inc. International. He will be responsible for sales and marketing of the company’s international editions. Jacki Gordetsky, formerly marketing director at TV Guide, was hired as marketing director of Time Inc. Health, which publishes Health and Hippocrates.
The American Museum of Natural History, New York, welcomed Mark Furlong as publisher of Natural History. Furlong comes from the Arts & Entertainment Network, where he was advertising director of Biography Magazine.
Jeanne Whalen has joined Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, New York, as director of marketing, HFM Custom Publishing. She had worked as senior marketing manager, special projects with America Online.
Carolyn Chauncey was named senior sales development manager at Inc. magazine in New York. She comes from Vanity Fair, also New York, where she served as associate merchandising director. Inc. has also hired Doug MacDonald as New York sales manager. He was New York manager at MacDonald Communications.
The Parenting Group, New York, named Susan Kane editor of BabyTalk. Kane was most recently executive editor of YM; prior to that, she served as executive editor at New Woman.
Glenn Rosenbloom, who joined Buena Vista Publishing Group, New York, in 1996 as publisher of FamilyFun, has been named group publisher for family and children’s magazines. He will be responsible for ad sales and marketing for FamilyFun, Disney and Disney Adventures. Deborah Dugan has also joined the group as vice president, business development and planning. She joins Disney from EMI Music, where she was executive vice president of business affairs and development.
Frederick Sawabini was elevated to executive vice president, international sales and marketing by Channel One Network, New York.
The McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group, a division of McGraw-Hill, New York, has appointed Elaine Shusterman vice president, publisher of Architectural Record. Her responsibilities will encompass all aspects of the magazine and its related products.
Travel & Leisure, New York, promoted three members of its sales and marketing staff: Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio was elevated to vice president sales, marketing from travel advertising director; Robert Tramondo was promoted to New York advertising director from New York sales director; and Lori Altman moved up from senior account manager to travel advertising manager.
Gianettino & Meredith, an integrated marketing communications firm in Short Hills, hired Laura Chiulli as database manager of G&M Direct, its digital marketing unit.
DMW Worldwide, Wayne, made several additions to its staff: Wendy Shapson Weisband, formerly of Conectiv, has been named management supervisor; Heleece Palmer, formerly of Harmelin Media, joins the company as media buyer; and Tom Flaherty, last with Sales Technology, was hired as an account executive.
DMW also welcomed Karen Judge, most recently with Union Fidelity, as senior production artist; Lisa Unruh, formerly of Rodale Press, as production manager; and Tom Cipriano, last with GE Assurities/Colonial Penn, as human resources assistant.
Roska Direct, Montgomeryville, has tapped Jennifer Epps as account executive and Luz Morrow as accounting assistant. Epps was formerly an account executive at Kingswood Advertising; Morrow was a bookkeeper at the law firm of Roeger, Walker, Cassel & Holko.
Dorland Sweeney Jones Health
Communications, Philadelphia, recently promoted Lauren Mauer to senior account coordinator from administrative assistant, account coordinator. She will work with the Ortho-McNeil, Astra, and CollaGenex Pharmaceutical accounts.
Kenneth Rose has been appointed manager of marketing services at Sony Chemicals Corporation, Mt. Pleasant. He will be in charge of developing and implementing an integrated marketing and communications strategy for Sony’s electronics imaging and industrial products groups.
J. Brown/LMC Group, Stamford, has promoted Rosemary O’Brien to account supervisor and Elizabeth Macy to account executive.
Gregory Grudzinski has joined Madigan & McManus, Stamford, as senior vice president, director of client services. He had served as director of the business development unit and in-house ad agency at Progressive Grocer.
Group Four Design, Avon, has added Robert Mitchell as accounting manager, David Danielson, formerly
a partner with Sound Ideas, as design manager and Carol Hoyem, who had worked as a designer at Libby MacDonald Shear, as junior designer.
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