Jeff Beck was named account director and Kira Atkinson was promoted to account executive at DiMeo & Co. in Chicago.
Rick Houghton-Larsen was elected senior vice president of Leo Burnett in Chicago. He is currently the executive planning director on Kellogg and Nintendo.
Donnita Meredith was promoted to provost at Arian, Lowe & Travis in Chicago. The title replaces president in the agency’s university-style branding project.
Bruce Bendinger joined ewireless in Highland Park as chief marketing officer.
Jeanette Eckhardt was promoted to account manager in CMF&Z’s Web site Dynamics division. Tom Altman joined the Cedar Rapids shop as a content developer for the same division.
Meyocks & Priebe in West Des Moines promoted Jim Head to senior vice president.
Peterson Milla Hooks, Minneapolis, hired Steve Pederson as art director.
Olson+Company, Minneapolis, promoted Michelle Novakoske to account supervisor and Tom Fugleberg to senior writer.
Voon Wong joined Brighton Agency, St. Louis, as art director. Olivier Jonckheere was hired as senior account executive.
Tom Mentzer was appointed account supervisor at Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City.
Swanson Russell Associates added Mark Edmonds and Heather McCain to its Omaha staff. Edmonds is an art director and McCain is a graphic designer and production artist.
Kip Edwardson joined the staff of Edward Howard & Co. as an account executive. He will work out of the firm’s Columbus office.
Libby Perszyk Kathman promoted Geoff Thomas to account executive and Dana Nicole Butcher to senior project manager. Cassandra Kalinoski joined the Cincinnati shop as associate account executive.
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