Tom Leland was named to the new post of associate creative director by Biederman, Kelly & Shaffer, New York. Leland comes from Berenter, Greenhouse & Webster, also New York.
O’Leary Clarke & Partners in New York has named Marc Eisenoff vice president, creative director. He replaces Jim Clarke, partner, creative director, who passed away earlier this year.
Mark Anderson was named media director by Latorra Paul & McCann, Syracuse.
Kovant & Brodsky Advertising, New York, has elevated Margie Parker to director of marketing from account director and hired Margo Nathanson as art director.
Patrick Logue was named president of Moore Stickney Associates, Amherst.
Wolf Interactive, Buffalo, has named Richard Gilbert Web site technologist.
Lisa Weingartner was named staff accountant by Media Logic, Albany.
Katz Media Group, New York, has tapped Regine Carney-Copeland as Eastern regional manager of its Urban Dimensions unit, responsible for regional new business development and sales.
Mirabella, New York, promoted Ellen Beth Polakoff to advertising beauty director, tapped Alix Browne as fashion news director and hired Duane Thomas as senior associate art director.
Raylene Salthouse joins George as New York sales manager. She had been New England and consumer products manager at Mirabella and Elle. Also, Chad Carr was named an account manager at George.
GCI Healthcare, New York, named Ilyssa Levins chairman and chief creative officer and Bob Pearson executive vice president, managing director.
Randall Ringer joins Diefenbach Elkins in New York as vice president, technology and communications practice leader. Ringer was a senior consultant at Bright Sun Consulting.
Craig Vander Ploeg joins Petersen’s Outdoor Group, New York, as publisher of Guns & Ammo, Rifle Shooter and Handguns.
Russell Brundige has joined Henschel-Steinau in Englewood. He is a member of the Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute.
Healthcare marketing shop Lanmark Group, Eatontown, has hired Derek Van Volkom and Diane Maier as account executives and Lynne Russo as telemarketing director.
Ralph Pagan was named vice president, marketing by ERA Franchise Systems, Parsippany. He will oversee planning and implementation of all marketing initiatives, including advertising.
Richard Benda was tapped by Crawford/Fenton Associates, Somerville, as an account executive.
Terry Spross was elevated to vice president, associate creative director by the Al Paul Lefton Co., Philadelphia. Lefton also hired Ted Arnold as a public relations account supervisor.
Marketing Group, Feasterville, has named Otto Renner vice president of its public relations subsidiary. He had been director of corporate communications at UGI Corp./AmeriGas in Valley Forge.
TDI has hired Angela Alfonso and Chuck Hobbs as account executives in the Pittsburgh market.
Roska Direct, Montgomeryville, reported five promotions: Susan O’Brien to director, account management; Margaret Marino to account supervisor; Kristina Gratton to account executive; Anar Desai to assistant account executive; and Maureen Cicaccio to senior graphic artist.
Michele Malin joins Criterion Communication, King of Prussia, as director of corporate events in its new Criterion Events Group.
Kevin Clark, vice chairman of ModemMedia.PoppeTyson in Westport, will resign his post. There are no immediate or long-term plans for a replacement.
Carl Sastram was named a senior writer by The Hughes Agency, Norwalk.