Texas Monthly, Austin, has made several personnel changes on its advertising staff. Promoted were Leslie Shelton to sales development director, Tracy Carter to account executive and Tom Thornton to advertising coordinator. Currie Johnson was hired by the magazine as sales development account executive.
The Forbes Group, Dallas, added Debra O’Hara as vice president of account service and database marketing, a position where she will supervise the shop’s California Pizza Kitchen, Q-Lube, Morrison’s, Chevy’s and Ampco pieces of business. O’Hara was previously senior director of marketing at Wall Street Music. Also hired at the agency was Brooke Furness-Pollock as loyalty and frequency marketing director.
Yvonne Anguiano was named marketing manager at Dallas-based Polo magazine. Anguiano spent four years as a special project coordinator for Texas Monthly, located in Austin.
C. Adler Advertising, Dallas, appointed William Houghton vice president. Houghton was previously employed at J.C. Penney Co., Plano, as wholesale inventory control specialist in the men’s catalog division.
Laurie Miller joined Mithoff Advertising, El Paso, as account services and strategic planning director from a stint at El Paso-based Petro Stopping Centers as advertising, promotions and customer relations director. This is Miller’s second tour of duty with Mithoff.
Austin agency T3 recently promoted copy editor Brendan Merithew to assistant editor.
Houston’s CMG Partners hired account executive James Burciaga to promote Miller Brewing’s Miller Lite to the Texas Hispanic market.
Nathan Hollins was promoted to marketing coordinator at Academy Corp. in Houston. Hollins has been with the company for four years, serving the past two as inventory control supervisor.
Art director Royce Butler progressed to creative director at Ribit Productions in Dallas. Butler previously worked at shops like Saunders-Ream Advertising in Dallas and Fort Worth’s Witherspoon & Associates.
John Seabers was named sales director of KMOL-TV Channel 4 in San Antonio. Seabers has worked in sales for the station for 13 years.
Harper House, Dallas, hired Kim Grant as account executive. Grant arrived from Dallas’ Typography Plus, where she was also an account executive. She spent nine years as print production manager for The Richards Group, Dallas.
The Price Communications Group in Lubbock advanced Ashley Price from account executive to senior account executive and hired account executive Camille Belcher, who was advertising coordinator for Houston’s Golfer Magazines, publisher of Gulf Coast Golfer and North Texas Golfer.
EHR Design in San Antonio hired traffic manager Nancy Clements and promoted Lori Kotara from traffic manager to account executive. Clements previously was marketing and traffic coordinator for BABN Technologies, also San Antonio.
The Maxfield Group, Irving, added copywriter Michael Eachus from Black Rogers Sullivan Goodnight, Houston, and art director Joel Jones from Meyer & Johnson, Dallas. The shop also enlisted archivist Lisa Craft and production artist Jeff Mead for its in-house production facility, Studio Max.
Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth, hired junior art director Troy Myatt, formerly graphic designer at Zachry Associates in Abilene. Prior to his Zachry position, Myatt was design coordinator at Integration Control Systems & Services, also Abilene.
Meltzer & Martin Public Relations Dallas, welcomed account executive Brian Shaffer. Prior to joining the agency, Shaffer was with Small Business Network in Overland Park, Kan., overseeing marketing, advertising and public relations efforts.
Gates Brelsford was named client service manager at Churchill Public Relations, Houston. Brelsford was previously investor relations director and corporate secretary for Xavier Corp., also located in Houston.
Amistad Media Group in Austin tapped Dianne Robuck as media director and promoted Emma Moya to vice president of client services. Robuck was recently senior vice president and director of media and research at Montemayor y Asociados, San Antonio. Moya joined Amistad Media Group in fall 1994 as account manager.
Miller/Shandwick Technologies in Dallas appointed Bridget Braxton senior account executive. Braxton came from Temerlin McClain Public Relations in Irving, where she was media relations representative for Texas Instrument’s semiconductor business.
Bromley, Aguilar & Associates, San Antonio, advanced Sue De Lopez from account executive to senior account executive on the Continental Airlines business. De Lopez will also continue working on the agency’s Burger King assignment.
Tocquigny Advertising and Design, Austin, hired creative director Lori Hudson and senior writer David Von Hatten, both formerly of GSD&M in Austin.
Houston agency Robert Lamons & Associates installed Don Francis as vice president. Francis previously served as marketing director and marketing communications director for Oil & Gas Journal in Houston.
CAE Plus, Austin, appointed Tom Dille vice president of marketing. Dille came to CAE Plus from Austin firm Oasis Design, where he was vice president of marketing and sales.
Senior account supervisor Nancy Burch was hired by Fogarty Klein & Partners, Houston. Burch was previously director of marketing for Deloitte & Touche, Houston.
Decision Analyst, Arlington, designated vice president Sue Chang director of its econometrics consulting group.
James Fink was recently named to the advisory board of the master of science in marketing research degree program at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Whole Wheat Creative, Houston, hired copywriter and producer Jane Minarovic and designer and production manager Joel Lutringer.
Special projects coordinator Sherri White and art director Jacqueline
Divino have joined The Alan Rothman Co. in Little Rock. White was previously a video producer and scriptwriter for Little Rock Post & Productions, also located in Little Rock, while Divino comes from Meta-4, a Chicago graphics design firm.
Kristen Earnhart, a principal at Fayetteville-based Thompson, Earnhart & Associates, has assumed the role of public relations director at the agency.
Jordan Associates in Oklahoma City promoted associate creative director Shane Brock to creative group head. Senior copywriter Dawn Tyler moved up to succeed Brock in her former position. The agency also added creative services manager Darwin Bragg and art directors Shannon Gallant, Melissa Mitchell and Brian Winkeler.
In Tulsa, The Wallis Group named Lynne Henson vice president. Henson was previously executive vice president of operations at Moeller Advertising Group, also located in Tulsa.
Littlefield Marketing & Advertising in Tulsa elevated traffic and production coordinator Trudy Perryman to the post of traffic manager.
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