Pedro Vadell has joined the creative department at BVK/Meka in Miami as an art director. Previously, he was at Miami’s Avanti-Case Hoyt in the same role.
Nancy Varela has been named to head the Coral Gables office of Chicago-based Hernandez & Garcia.
Bob Gosselin has been hired as vice president at Brand Market Development in Lake Mary. Gosselin will be responsible for directing the agency’s overall communications strategy.
Dana Shulte has joined the staff of St. John & Partners, located in Jacksonville, as a receptionist.
Robert Gardiner has been promoted to creative director at Altimax Advertising in New Port Richey. Gardiner has been with the agency for two years. A new hire is Lynn Woolums, who arrived as director of marketing and new business.
Westrec Design Group in Fort Lauderdale has made two personnel moves: Matt Cave has been named art director and Daniel Skahen has joined the agency as an account executive.
At Willman & Co. in Jacksonville, Jim Lundy has been promoted to vice president of account services and Jorge Brunet has been advanced to vice president and creative director.
Mariel Llenza has joined Clarke Advertising & Public Relations in Sarasota as director of client services. Prior to coming to Clarke, Llenza was employed at Merkel & Adler in Orlando on new business assignments.
Tom Nuijens has been appointed vice president of marketing and product development at Half Moon Bay Trading Co. in Jacksonville.
Century III at Universal Studios in Orlando has added Craig Stickler as an art director and graphic designer in the company’s design, special effects and graphic department.
John Brink, formerly of Bozell Worldwide in Michigan, has joined Cinwin Advertising in Fort Lauderdale as a senior creative director.
W.T. Quinn in Atlanta has elevated three executives to top management posts. Lisa Maloof has been promoted from vice president to president, Donna Capilla has moved up from project manager to vice president of account services, and Wendy Sugarman has been named vice president and creative director.
David Clements, an account manager with MarketPro in Atlanta, has been appointed vice president of sales for the Atlanta chapter of the American Marketing Association.
The Atlanta office of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide recently welcomed Jason Williams as its new vice president of technology. Additional personnel changes at the same agency include three new employees: Christopher Bacey as a senior account supervisor, Mathew Pieper as an account supervisor and Mandy Holton, who has signed on as a senior account executive. Other new staff members include Andrea Dixon and Heidi Kachman as account executives, Brian McManus and I Ling Matthews as assistant account executives, Nuru Mugambi as account coordinator and Alicia Carithers as an executive assistant.
Jim Williams has been installed as director of technology at WestWayne. Also joining the Atlanta agency are Donna Ciraulo as a media planner for BellSouth Mobility and National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA), Lisa Connolly as an administrative assistant for Bassett, SunTrust and Citrus World, and Cinderella Chan as an administrative assistant in the media department.
Definition 6, an Atlanta-based Internet communications specialist, has hired five new staff members. Jung Kyu Yang has arrived as a creative solutionist, Drew Newman came aboard as director of consulting services, Rafael Van Dyke was named a programming solutionist, Natalie Brown became an account solutionist and Arthur Pavlot has joined the company as a solutionist.
Deena Holland has joined BBC Productions in Atlanta as a graphic designer. Holland comes to the shop from her graphic design position at C. Harrison Conroy in Charlotte, N.C.
In Atlanta, BBDO South has promoted Art Reid to vice president. Reid was formerly an account supervisor overseeing agency clients ADT Security Systems, Georgia-Pacific Corp. and Atlanta Gas Light Services.
Rountree Group in Atlanta has advanced Elizabeth Campbell to senior account executive. Campbell, who had been working at the shop as an account executive, was employed at Turner Home Entertainment before coming to the Rountree Group.
Trevor Villet has joined the staff of Richardson, Myers & Donofrio in Baltimore as an account leader. Villet will handle the National Aquarium, Baltimore Gas & Electric and Reading China & More! accounts. He had previously been at Wells BDDP in New York.
At the Baltimore office of Shandwick, Amy Gaag, Marilyn Schnider and Michael Sullivan were elected to vice presidencies. In addition, Brian Hartlone became director of the company’s interactive division.
John Ballard has returned to Noble Steed Associates in Hunt Valley as vice president. Ballard’s primary responsibility will be new business development.
The Ramey Agency in Jackson has added Marney Myers as vice president and group account supervisor. Separately, the agency has promoted copywriter Randy Lynn to associate creative director.
Corder Philips & Wilson in Charlotte has enlisted Fran Matola as traffic manager, Karen Smith as administrative assistant and Karten Burgess as media assistant.
Brandon Advertising in Myrtle Beach has designated Vicky Hamm the agency’s interactive services manager and network administrator. Hamm had served as an account manager assistant in client services before transferring to the interactive department.
Daniel+Douglas+Norcross and PhillipsDDN Public Relations in Chattanooga have added Jaime Jedrychowski as an account executive. She is a recent graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and completed an internship at Duffey Communications, also in Atlanta.
Gregg Rezabek has joined Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. in Memphis as an account group coordinator. Prior to coming to the agency, he worked at Ross Roy Communications in Detroit, now part of BBDO.
Kerschner & Co. Marketing and Advertising in Alexandria promoted Leslie Phillips to director of operations and production. Phillips was formerly senior creative manager at Arnold Advertising in McLean. Also joining the agency is Amy Madden as traffic manager.