Accentmarketing in Coral Gables promoted Allison Manning-Dowd to creative director. She has more than 15 years of experience, including posts at Grey Advertising in Puerto Rico and IAC Advertising in Miami.
St. John & Partners in Jacksonville advanced Lisa Hopper to account executive with its automotive group and Sandie Anderson to assistant account executive. The agency also selected Stacey Gillum as account coordinator.
Paxson Communications, West Palm Beach, named Karen Schmidtke-Lincoln senior vice president of network and national sales for Pax Net and Michael Schweitzer vice president of Pax Net’s Southern region.
Broadus & Associates in Atlanta made the following hires: senior account executive Kee Carlisle, to spearhead marketing efforts for client Blimpie; account coordinator Michelle Schneider; and traffic manager Kat Tampoon.
Claudia Brooks D’Avanzo, senior vice president at the Atlanta office of Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, resigned her post to start Claudia Brooks D’Avanzo Public Relations & Marketing in Atlanta. She will continue as a consultant with Fleishman-Hillard.
Carroll/White Advertising in At-lanta enlisted Jock Whitehouse as director of marketing and promoted Dana Mabey to senior art director.
Matthew Yoels became director of sales for the American Express Retail Travel Team account at NewsLetter Plus in Atlanta.
Atlanta-based Crumbley & Alba recently appointed Sha’Nia Dickerson account coordinator, Geoffrey Brantley media coordinator and Robyn Lee traffic coordinator.
Quinn Hudson joined Hayslett Sorrel in Atlanta as senior counselor.
Magick Lantern in Atlanta welcomed Jonathan Sargent as designer and compositor and Gary Wilkinson as online editor.
Bio-Lab, an Atlanta supplier of pool and spa products, advanced David Van Cleaf and Lynda Altman Robeson to creative director and manager of advertising and communications, respectively.
Black Box Pictures, Atlanta, signed director Georgia Tanner.
Amanda Madean was chosen as director of brand communications for Homestead Village in Atlanta.
Broach Marketing Communications in Greensboro enlisted creative director Michael Duncan, previously art director for agencies in Alaska and California and co-founder of Duncan & Davis Advertising in Southern California. Terry Frawley and Jobe Scoggins arrived as account executives.
Lippi & Co., Charlotte, tapped Nikki Shields as traffic/production assistant and Sogand Gooya as art director.
Jackson-Dawson Communications in Greenville added production manager Willie James, who held the same title at DBS Communications; customer service rep Karyn Matteson; and administrative assistant Sarah Guzik.
Rawle-Murdy Associates in Charleston assigned Tracey Horn Bainbridge and Tammy Fox as associates in its accounting department.
Britton Davis Watson signed with Ericson Marketing Communications in Nashville as account supervisor. She had been director of communications for Alacare Home Health in Birmingham, Ala.
Art director Ronald Ault rejoined the staff of Stumpf Bartels Advertising in Nashville.
Sossaman Bateman & Associates, Memphis, awarded partnerships to office manager Daphne Logan and creative services director Randall Hartzog. Creative director Eric Melkent and media buyer Sue Ellen Ellis marked 10 years with the agency.
Johnny “Ballpark” Franks joined Nashville’s Gish, Sherwood & Friends as senior account executive.
Alveeta Taylor, formerly with Genicom in Chantilly, moved to KSK Communications in Vienna as account executive. KSK also hired Erika Platt as public relations account executive, Leslie Phillips as production manager, Yardly Childs as marketing manager and Joe Van Name as business manager.
Edelmann Scott in Richmond added senior graphic designer Brian Burns and chief copywriter Gerald Goldschmidt.
Barker Campbell Farley & Mansfield in Virginia Beach selected Susan Brimo-Cox as public relations account executive.
The Meridian Group, Virginia Beach, hired production manager Elizabeth Montgomery, production assistant Kendra Phil-lips, associate media director Becky McIntyre-Naujoks, media buyer Edwin Calandria, and art directors Bill Foglia and Buena Peacock Henry. Accounts payable supervisor Connie Lyn Schmidt transferred to head of the accounts receivable department.
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