J. Walter Thompson in New York has named Kim Macalister director, total communications planning, responsible for the agency’s worldwide expansion into areas other than traditional advertising. She comes from JWT in Singapore, where she was president, general manager.
Separately, Paco Segovia was named executive creative director of the Madrid, Spain, office of JWT. He comes from Publicis, where he also served as executive creative director.
Hampel/Stefanides, New York, elevated four staffers to vice president: associate creative director Kirk Mosel, account supervisor Kevin Perlmutter, art director Tom Kane and controller Kris Johnston. The agency also promoted Andy Hervey to account executive from assistant account executive.
Chris Watson was elevated to associate creative director at Holland Advertising in New York. He had been creative group head.
Warren/Kremer/CMP/Advertising in New York has tapped Mike McHale as vice president, media and new technology. He comes from Spring O’Brien Advertising, where he was director, media and new technology.
Robert Martin Advertising in Hauppauge has named Sal Annarumma creative director. He comes from Greenstone/Roberts Advertising.
BSMG Worldwide, New York, promoted three managers: Tim Sutton was named chief executive officer of the newly formed BSMG Worldwide European Board; Andy Polansky was named president, chief operating officer, BSMG Worldwide in New York; and Barbara Molotosky, president of BSMG Marketing Communications/ Chicago, was assigned responsibility for the agency’s offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas.
Lowe McAdams Healthcare, New York, named Jennifer Ryan senior account executive in the Lowe McAdams Direct division. She comes from Bates USA, where she worked on the advertising and promotions teams for several pharmaceutical clients. Also at Lowe McAdams, Tanja Noren was named senior account executive in the pharmaceutical marketing and communications division and Gem Chin was named manager, client accounting.
Renegade Marketing Group in New York reported three new hires: Kerry Hartfield, formerly of Rapp Collins Worldwide, as senior art director; Greg Faherty, formerly of Momentum IMC, as senior account executive; and Mark Besos, formerly of Ammirati Puris Lintas, as an account director.
Archival film company Action Sports Adventure in New York has named Paul Samulski executive producer of Action Sports Adventure Productions, a new unit.
Lisa Mann was named director, public relations at Platinum Design in New York.
Gavin Anderson & Co. named Robert Mead president of its New York office. He comes from BSMG Worldwide, where he was a partner and president of the New York office.
StateNets has named Jovan Hodges account executive responsible for New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She had been an account executive with the Texas State Network in Dallas.
Michelle Cordato was named chief operations officer at Moody Communications, New York. She had been a district manager at Starbucks Coffee.
Robocast, New York, has named Kirk Woerner vice president, advertising. Woerner had been vice president, technology at 24/7 Media.
Darryl Salerno was named chairman, chief executive officer of Creamer Dickson Basford, New York, a strategy, research and public relations consulting firm owned by Havas Advertising. He comes from Burson-Marsteller, also New York, where he was executive vice president, worldwide director of finance.
L’eggs Products, New York, appointed Elise Telloni director of public relations.
The New York Knicks have named Peter Feigin director, marketing partnerships of the National Basketball Association team. Feigin had been marketing manager at Six Flags Theme Parks for the past three years.
Diane Ackley was named to the new post of senior vice president, marketing, by Clinique International. She had been vice president, marketing at the company.
The Estƒe Lauder Cos. in New York named Roger Caracappa senior vice president, global packaging.
He was vice president, marketing operations, administration, promotions and merchandising for Estƒe Lauder USA and Canada.
Fuji Photo Film USA, New York, has named Tom Hoerrner marketing manager, lab systems, commercial markets division; Barry Eckstein manager, product development and field information, commercial markets division; and Thomas Curley marketing manager, professional markets, commercial markets division.
Connie Livsey rejoined Victoria magazine, New York, as editorial development and marketing manager. Most recently East Coast director of Live! magazine in New York, Livsey served as advertising director of Victoria from its 1991 launch until 1993.
Rolling Stone, New York, has added two advertising staffers: Johnnie Tiedemann and Christina Oliver, both as account executives.
Molly Ingram was named director, sales and operations, of Gruner + Jahr USA’s Parents Baby Group, New York. She had been director of promotions, worldwide for 1-800-Flowers.
Hearst Distribution Group, New York, named Kevin Kamenski project manager, client services in the magazine division. Kamenski had been an associate account executive at Curtis Circulation Company. Pam Harrison was also named national accounts manager in HDG’s magazine division. She had been Southeastern regional manager with The Source Co.
New Woman in New York has named Sara Laird Western account manager. She comes from Freedom World Trade Media Group, where she was Western sales manager for World Trade and Pacific Coast Trade. Also at New Woman, Judith Coyne was named editor-in-chief. She was executive editor at Glamour.
Anna Maria Cugliari was named vice president, strategic marketing and brand management, by the Children’s Television Workshop in New York. She comes from the Ad Council, also New York, where she was senior vice president.
Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing has named Diane Salvatore editor-in-chief of YM. She had been executive editor of Good Housekeeping.
Forbes, New York, named Dennis Kneale executive editor. He comes from The Wall Street Journal, where he was senior editor, technology, science and health.
Yvonne Spivack was named photo editor of Sesame Street Parents in New York. She comes from Family Circle, where she also served as photo editor.
The Mega Group in Robbinsville added three members to its staff: Bob Pantaliano as vice president, finance; RoseAnn DeFranco as human resources administrator and Michelle Borek as client liaison.
Anne Manfre was named receptionist at Gianettino & Meredith, Short Hills. She was administrative assistant to the president at Reichenstein Advertising.
Knezic/Pavone Advertising in Harrisburg has added three staffers: Jonathan Borneman as interactive/graphic designer, Rob Hicks as production coordinator and Ann Marie Saia as assistant bookkeeper.
Pamela Barrilli was named senior account executive at Earle Palmer Brown, Philadelphia. She comes from ASA Legal Systems, where she served as marketing manager. Also at EPB, Jack Willard was named an account supervisor on the public relations team. He comes from Samsonite Company Stores, where he was marketing director.
Dorland Sweeney Jones Health Communications in Philadelphia has elevated Katie Brennan to senior account executive from account executive. DSJ also hired Jennifer Chu as an assistant account executive.
Cheryl Romano was named vice president, marketing at Slocum Blatt Advertising in Fleetwood. She had been the head of her own marketing communications company, Words That Sell.
Jeanne Russo was elevated to public relations director from senior public relations consultant at Schubert Communications in Downingtown. Also at Schubert, Jeff Brenner was promoted to senior art director from art director and Andrea Frassoni was hired as public relations consultant.
The Marketing Continuum, Norwalk, named Jill Kennedy Burress account supervisor. She had been an account executive on the Nokia account. The shop also promoted Meredith Walker to account director. She had been an account supervisor at TL Partnership in Dallas.
Christopher Biggs and Jennifer Grady joined O’Neal & Prelle in Hartford as account coordinator and assistant account executive, respectively, in the advertising department. Biggs will work on the Connecticut Office of Tourism, Norwich Inn and Spa, Simsbury Bank and The Bushnell accounts. He was previously an account executive for Quantic Communications in Andover, Mass. Grady joins the agency from Lang/Durham in West Hartford, where she was account executive. She will work on the Arrow Pharmacy and Nutrition Centers, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut and Randall’s Ordinary accounts.
Relationship Marketing Group in Fairfield tapped Susan Galati as senior vice president of sales. She is also responsible for the agency’s Nabisco and ConAgra Frozen Foods accounts. Previously, she was account director at Direct Marketing Corp. of America in Westport.
Cashman & Katz in Glastonbury named Shane Wirta media buyer, Daniel Kornegay associate art director and Elizabeth Noli graphic designer.
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