With the departure of Dan Drackett, Drackett & Lavidge/Scottsdale has upped Mark Hiegel to partner and ceo. Mike Baumayr, formerly creative director at Dynjan & Baumayr/Phoenix, has joined the agency as vp/creative director. The shop will be renamed Lavidge/Hiegel Advertising later this year.
Nina Segovia has joined Frankel & CoJChicago as field marketing manager for the Dial account team. Segovia will work on-site at the Dial Corp. headquarters in Phoenix.
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Gail Piper of Goldberg Moser O’Neil) has been promoted to vp.
Consumer Direct Access has announced the formation of its executive management team: Edward F. West, president; Brian J. Cowley, vp/national accounts; Barbara J. Gore, vp/associate publisher; Stephen A. Gertz, chief financial officer and vp/finance and business development; and Bruce P. Dresser, senior account executive for the Pacific region.
Ernest Lupinacci, formerly of Weiss Whitten Carroll Stagliano/N.Y., has joined Citron Haligman Bedecarre as a writer.
Colsky Media has promoted Susana Chan to senior media buyer. She had been a media buyer.
Leanne E. Peterson has been named account manager for Money magazine.
McCall’s magazine has elevated Gail Sonn to San Francisco account manager.
Universal Pictures/Universal City, Calif., has named Bruce R. Feldman senior vp/ marketing, national publicity and promotion. Feldman, formerly with the Uptown Group, will oversee national and field publicity, as well as promotion and special events in the U.S. and Canada.
Elizabeth Gelland has been promoted to senior vp/marketing for MCA/Universal Merchandising based in Universal City, Calif.
Art Wallace and John van Barneveld have formed Wallace/van Barneveld/Santa Fe Springs, Calif., a joint enterprise between PC Group/West Inc. and Art Wallace Advertising.
Livingston + Keye/Venice, Calif., has hired Michael Lucero as vp/account director.
Paula Zuckerbraun has been named vp/ account director at Suissa Miller/Santa Monica, Calif.
Orbit Entertainment/Hollywood has signed directors Mel Smith and Pascal Franchot to its commercial division, Orbit Pictures.
Frank Lazaran has been promoted from assistant vp/sales to vp/sales and advertising of Ralph’s Grocery Co.
KCAL-TV Channel 9 has upped Stacy Okonowsky to director of media and sales promotion and Suzanne towe to sales promotion and public relations manager.
The Los Angeles Times has named Robert Brisco to the newly created position of director of business planning and advertising operations.
Bennett Meltzer has joined direct mail production company North American Communications West/Pasadena, Calif., as sales representative. Meltzer will be responsible for new business and client service in Southern California.
Commercial production house Coppos Sato Thomas has signed independent representative Mary Saxon to handle its West Coast territories.
Jessica Ungerleider has joined Creative Exposure/Santa Monica, Calif., as account rep.
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