Sean Kane was named vice president, business development at Jordan McGrath Case & Partners, New York. A five-year veteran of the shop, Kane was account supervisor for clients such as Quaker Oats and SmithKline Beecham.
Robert Hoffman joins Korey Kay & Partners, New York, as account director on the $12 million New York Metropolitan Transit Authority business. He comes from BBDO in New York, where he was responsible for developing strategic marketing initiatives for Pepsi abroad and for Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer, Josta and Storm in the U.S.
Hoffman takes over for Robbie Finke, who was elevated to senior vice president, account director on the Wilmington Trust, Royal Olympic Cruises and Gannett Suburban Newspapers accounts.
J. Walter Thompson in New York has named Greg DiStefano public relations manager for the Diamond Information Center. His responsibilities will include image projects for the diamond industry.
Culver Associates named Marc Maslow director, new business development. He was director, sales and development, at the Sports Club Co.
Kristin Tompkins was named an account executive at Media Logic in Albany.
She had been an account executive with Young & Rubicam in New York.
Moore Stickney Associates, Amherst, has promoted Kalinda Fisher to research and database manager. She had been database projects manager at the agency.
Cooking Light, New York, has hired Amanda Whelan as an account executive. She had been an account manager for Healthy Living, Bob Vila’s American Home and Hearst Special Publications.
Yahoo! Internet Life has appointed Paul Turcotte publisher. He had been associate publisher of the magazine.
Bridget Sheridan Johnson was named regional sales director, corporate sales at Hachette Filipacchi Magazines in New York. She had been advertising director of Century 21 House & Home and ad manager for Home Magazine since 1996.
Deb Daniels was promoted to general manager at InStyle in New York. She had been production director since December 1997.
Denise Warren was elevated to vice president, advertising sales by The New York Times. She had been director of marketing, planning and research at the newspaper.
Cecilia Yu joins TMG Public Relations, New York, as an assistant account executive.
Edward Anderson was named vice president, general manager of Hudson River Studios, a new TV and film production complex under construction in New York’s SoHo district. He had been a director of production services at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in New York, where he oversaw Procter & Gamble daytime dramas Another World, As The World Turns and Guiding Light.
Robin Naylor was named beauty category manager at Women’s Sports & Fitness. She had been advertising director at Allure.
Archive Films/Archive Photos has named John McQuaid vice president, sales. He had been director of marketing and sales at Comstock. James Wood was also named director of marketing. He had been manager, video programming at Columbia House.
Therese Morrissey was named director of sales planning and traffic at Tribune Entertainment, New York. She had been manager of sales planning and traffic at Tribune.
Money, New York, reported two editorial staff changes: William Green joins the magazine as associate editor from Forbes, also New York. Marion Asnes, formerly with Mademoiselle, was tapped as a senior editor overseeing healthcare coverage.
Teen People in New York has named Colleen O’Keefe market editor.
MTV Networks, New York, has named Meg Lowe director, market development, affiliate sales and marketing and Alex Maghen vice president, interactive technology.
Sara Lee Hosiery, New York, has tapped Cindy Riccio as public relations manager for L’Eggs Products.
Candice Stern joined Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in New York as senior art director. She came to Ogilvy from MicroStrategy, where she was a senior graphic designer.
Gannett Suburban Newspapers, White Plains, has named Bill Madden public relations director.
Sports Illustrated in New York named Art Berke vice president, communications.
BMG Entertainment in New York has named Kevin Conroy senior vice president, worldwide marketing. He was senior vice president, marketing, BMG Entertainment North America.
The American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria named Richard Hollander, president of bicoastal digital animation at Blue Sky VIFX in New York, an industry adviser.
Men’s Health has named Chris Denney design director, marketing. Denney, who had been an art director at the magazine, will be based in New York.
Us magazine in New York appointed Lawrence Burstein publisher. He was most recently an executive vice president at Ziff-Davis in New York.
The Wolf Group in Buffalo named Germaine Daily Reinhart director of public relations. She comes from Sirianno Associates, which was recently acquired by Wolf.
Missy Madden was named vice president, new business affairs at Dugan Valva Contess in Morristown. She had been manager, new business affairs. The shop also hired Evelyn Ellis Reiser as a proofreader.
The Sawtooth Group in Woodbridge reported two hires and two promotions: Ron Badum, formerly an art supervisor at Grey in New York, joins the agency as senior art director; Marcella Mazzucca, who had been corporate manager for Supernova in New York, was hired as a public relations account executive; Tara Carruba was elevated to senior account coordinator from account coordinator; and Tracey Clayton was promoted to brand assistant from executive assistant.
Ritta & Associates in Englewood added Adam Schnitzler as an associate creative director.
A 10-year agency veteran, Schnitzler was most recently associate creative director at Gilbert Whitney & Johns.
Integrated Communications in Parsippany reported three hires: Latifa Alladina as project manager, Mark Petrovani as associate medical director and Andrea Citarelli as project director. The shop also elevated Amy Bianciella to assistant project manager from speaker coordinator; Julie Griffin to senior product accountant from product accountant; Paul Straus to senior proofreader, department assistant from senior proofreader, copy editor; Judy Evaristo to escrow accountant from billing accountant; and Michele Eveland to senior accounts payable associate from accounts payable associate.
VirTu, a Philadelphia-based Internet marketing firm, has hired Gary Bernard as a visualist, Nikki Queppet-Krassen as an account supervisor, and Sue Morgan and Kathie Spiro-Bentzel as writers/producers.
Monsoon in Philadelphia tapped David Gensler, formerly senior art director at Gyro Worldwide, as creative director and Roger Browne, formerly ad director at Thrasher, as director, sales and marketing.
Stephanie Ruggieri was named a public relations account executive by Al Paul Lefton Co., Philadelphia. She joined the agency in 1997 as an assistant account executive.
North Castle Partners, Stamford, elevated both Stephen Mark and Steve Garbett to associate creative director. Mark joined the agency in 1992 as a senior copywriter; Garbett signed on with North Castle in 1994 as a senior art director.
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