Jeff Urban joined Frankel in Chicago as vice president/director of sports and event marketing.
Elected to the board of directors at Leo Burnett in Chicago were Christian Kimball, executive vice president/general counsel, and Phil Raskin, vice chairman of the U.S. management group.
New at Four Points Digital in Chicago are online designer Patricia Ackerman, account manager Lisa Bennecke, assistant account managers Lauren Deutch and Fred McKissack, online developer Spencer Hellin, art director James Kim and senior art director Wyatt Mitchell.
Associate media director Megan Conlon was elected a vice president at DDB Needham Chicago.
New at EchoPoint Media, a division of Young & Laramore in Indianapolis, are associate media director Kathy Snider, media supervisor Kerrie Rose and media buyer Wendy Medich.
John Chastain joined Hickman + Associates in Indianapolis as an artist/Web designer.
New at Kragie/Newell in Des Moines are graphics specialist Scott Steen, art directors Brain Brombaugh, David Healy, Todd Schatzberg, Michael Sturtz, Paul Richards and John Gearheart, graphics specialist Guy Tensen, traffic manager John Mckenna, senior writers Chris Lien and Ann Cavanaugh, copywriter Scott Kees and information systems technician John Hyland. Additionally, Jason Ploog returned to the agency as a senior art director and Matt Walker and Ryan Albers were both promoted to account executive. Kelly Ferguson joined Meyocks & Priebe Advertising’s database and research management team in West Des Moines. Ron Sone joined the agency’s creative team.
New at Creative Alliance in Louisville are account coordinator Andrea Adams, assistant account executive Julie Cronin, account executive Margit Wholfart and print planning manager Amanda McKinney. Dawn Duffy and Margaret Horlander were both promoted to vice president, management director.
Yaffe & Co. in Southfield promoted Jon Milenthal to account executive and hired Edward Ruffing as an account coordinator. Wayne Piotrokowski joined The Berline Group in Bloomfield Hills as an account supervisor. Associate creative director David Ryan and account supervisor Ellyn Davidson were named junior partners at Brogan & Partners in Detroit.
PentaMark in Southfield promoted Eric Aldrich to senior communications specialist.
Campbell Mithun Esty in Minneapolis promoted Carole Lasko to director of interactive strategy, Jay Lawrence to interactive strategist, Becky Morgan and Tristan Nepote both to broadcast supervisor and Cory Zignego to senior interactive strategist.
New at the Cullinan Group in Minneapolis are account supervisor Dana Misner, account executive Tommy Tyler, billing manager Lynn Mathis and information technology manager Carey Yeager.
Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City hired media auditor supervisor Ann Kent, vice president/director of broadcast production Greg Meny, account supervisor Brad Hanna, vice president/director of direct and database marketing Susan Hipp, art director Matt McKay and operations assistant Kevin Refitt.
Billie Eldridge joined Maring, Kanefield & Weissman in St. Louis as a production manager.
Steve Margosian was named general manager of Busch Media Group, leading Anheuser Busch’s national TV negotiations and global media buys.
Kahler & Co. in Omaha hired Karin Siefkes as an art director and Dana Dawson as an account coordinator.
Michael Roberts joined Watt, Roop & Co. in Cleveland as a vice president.
John Churay joined Elisco Advertising in Pittsburgh as a senior art director.
Senior vice president of production and operations Julie Herfel was named a partner of Lindsay, Stone & Briggs in Madison.
Lisa Mathe joined Sprecher Bertalot & Co. in Milwaukee as an office manager.
New at Nelson & Schmidt Marketing Communications in Milwaukee are account executive Dan Austin, writer Elizabeth Astin, account executive Kelly Dockry and account coordinator Wade Kohlman. Ann Wells was promoted to account executive at the agency.
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