Sean Cunningham has joined Universal McCann in New York as executive vice president, media director, with responsibilities for more than $2 billion worth of media spending. Cunningham previously worked at Lowe Lintas & Partners in New York, where he held the same title. The appointment allows Mark Stewart, UM’s executive vice president, North American media director, who has led both UM’s North American and its New York media areas, to relinquish day-to-day management of the New York media team. Stewart will focus on guiding the vitality and growth of UM’s entire $5 billion North American media operations, among other duties.
Jordan McGrath Case & Partners Euro RSCG has promoted five staffers. Angela Pasqualucci has been elevated to executive vice president, group director of Procter & Gamble at the New York agency; she was previously senior vice president, management supervisor. Richard Bodge was named executive vice president, group director; he was formerly senior vice president, group director. Steve Magee has risen to executive vice president creative; he was most recently senior vice president creative. Ed Infurna was elevated to senior vice president, management supervisor; he was previously vice president, management supervisor. And Lisa Lee Murphy was promoted to senior vice president, associate director of the Customer Insight Group; she was previously vice president, associate director.
The Bravo Group in New York has promoted two executives. Meg Bernot-Rodriguez and Linda De Jesus were both elevated to senior vice president, managing partner posts. Bernot-Rodriguez had previously served as senior vice president, director of media relations, and De Jesus was most recently senior vice president, account director.
Computer Associates has hired Kenneth Fitzpatrick as general manager of global marketing. Two weeks ago, the Islandia-based company awarded its estimated $100 million account to Young & Rubicam in New York. Fitzpatrick joined Computer Associates from IBM, where he held several marketing positions and helped drive the company’s Internet security business.
Ketchum has hired Dr. David Rockland as senior vice president and global director of the recently formed Ketchum Reputation Laboratory. Prior to joining the New York agency, he was senior vice president and managing director, Roper Starch Worldwide.
Primedia in New York has promoted Debra Chirichella to executive vice president, group operations for its Business-to-Business Group, effective immediately. Most recently, she was chief operating officer for the Enthusiast Magazine and Internet Group.
Stein Rogan + Partners has promoted Arthur Beckman and Fred Palumbo to group creative supervisor positions; both were formerly senior copywriters. Beckman will have creative brand-management responsibility at the New York agency for the Blackboard, Bepaid.com and YOUcentric accounts, while Palumbo will have creative brand-management responsibility for Sticky Networks and Music Choice.
Eric Mower and Associates in Rochester has promoted two staffers. Laura McCartney has risen to assistant account executive; she was previously an administrative assistant. Margaret Sousa has been elevated to account supervisor; she formerly served as a senior account executive.
Jon Diament has been named senior vice president of CNN Sales, with responsibilities for advertising sales in the New York office, as well as managing the national sales efforts for the CNN Broadcast Television Networks. He was previously vice president of CNN Sales.
Phase2Media in New York has named Sergio Zyman to its board of directors. Zyman is the founder of Z Group, a strategic-marketing consulting firm.
Designworks Advertising in Syracuse has hired three new staffers. Amber Larish has been named a junior account manager; she is a recent graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Jamie Sweet-Zych has arrived as an art director; she formerly worked with the Oswego County Business Magazines. Erin Ann Kelly has been hired as office manager; she is a recent graduate of Syracuse University.
AdOutlet in New York has hired four new staffers. Terry Sekel has been named vice president, research alliances and international development; he was previously vice president, director of sales and marketing for Nielsen Advertising Service. Gary Thomas was appointed director, Internet/radio sales; he was formerly director of sales, Western region for MetaSound Systems. John Maloney has arrived as vice president, broadcast sales, East region; he was most recently account manager for WeatherChannel.com. Melinda Klaber was hired as director, marketing and advertising communications; she was previously director, advertising and marketing at Comedy Central.
Hall Dickler Kent Friedman & Wood LLP has announced that Linda Goldstein, partner in charge of the law firm’s advertising, marketing and media department, has become a “name partner” in recognition of her contribution to the firm’s success and growth. The firm, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, now becomes Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood LLP.
Posner Advertising has promoted Jessica Ruzic to the new position of manager, new business. She formerly served as an account executive in the New York agency’s real estate division.
MRA has hired two new staffers. Nathan Kieper has been named an assistant account executive in the Syracuse agency’s account services department; he is a recent graduate of Le Moyne College. Alison MacLane has been ap-pointed agency receptionist; she was previously a central station operator and dispatcher for Sonitrol Security Systems.
Palio Communications in Saratoga Springs has hired two new staffers. Neall Robert Currie has been named a copywriter; he was previously a senior copywriter at Winstanley Associates. Bradley Moody has been appointed an advertising designer; he was most recently designer at TMG Corp.
Doug Roeder has been promoted to vice president/general manager of The Travel + Leisure Group in New York. He previously served as vice president/associate publisher of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Departures magazine has promoted Ed Ventimiglia to vice president/associate publisher. He was formerly marketing director at the magazine, part of the American Express Publishing Corp. in New York.
MTV Networks in New York has promoted Tony Dunaif to vice president of business development for MTV and VH1. He was most recently vice president, market development for MTV Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing.
TIS Worldwide in New York has appointed Peter Gialo Eastern region general manager. He previously worked as director of professional services for the financial series division at Sybase.
Quentin Walz was named senior vice president of sales for Worth Interactive, New York. He was formerly general manager of media for Global Music Network.
Reelshort.com, New York, has named Gene Klein vice president of content. He joins the company from Home Box Office, where he served as director of film programming for HBO and Cinemax.
Andy Marks has arrived as vice president of sales. He most recently was director of sales for HSX (Hollywood Stock Exchange).
Gist Communications in New York has promoted Tom Worley to vice president of production. Worley had joined Gist as its first production manager last year.
KCSA Public Relations Worldwide has hired four new staffers. Samuella Becker and Andrea Finamore have both been named to managing director posts; before arriving at the New York agency, Becker had held management positions at companies including The Chase Manhattan Bank, Simon & Schuster and SCM Corp., and Finamore previously served as a senior account executive at Al Paul Lefton Co., Philadelphia. Lisa Hudson and Moira Brennan were both named account executives; Hudson formerly worked as a general assignment reporter at News 12/Neighborhood News 12 on Long Island, and Brennan was an account executive at Maury Rogoff Public Relations.
Ferrare & Fleming Advertising in Plymouth Meeting has hired two new staffers. James McMaster was appointed a production manager. He was most recently account coordinator for the Royer Group with Rohm and Haas. Michelle Saboja has arrived as an assistant account executive. She had first joined the agency in January as an intern while completing her final semester of study at Cabrini College in Radnor.
DMW Worldwide in Wayne has promoted seven staffers. Chris Kamper has risen to manager, broadcast media; he was previously senior media buyer. Michael Logan was elevated to creative director; he was formerly an associate creative director. Susan Branca, Teresa Guardino and Kathy Giangiulio have each been named to production manager/senior buyer posts; they formerly served as senior buyers. Rick Cargas has been promoted to programmer analyst; he most recently worked as data analyst. And Brenda Thomas has risen to director, studio services in the agency’s St. Louis office; she was previously studio manager.
Schubert Communications has promoted Lisa Barbadora to copy director.
Previously, she was assistant creative director at the Downingtown shop.
Greenwald Communications Associates in King of Prussia has hired Alexia Bizzo-zero as a public relations assistant. She was formerly office manager at Action Imaging Co
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