Mintz & Hoke in Avon has announced the following staff additions: Melissa Donato, media buyer; Heather Dyer, senior account executive, public relations; Kirsten Paindiris, assistant art director; and Cynthia Mellon, production and traffic manager. Donato previously served as assistant media buyer at SKR Resources, Dyer most recently was senior account executive at Ruder-Finn, Paindiris worked at Wondriska Russo Associates and Mellon was with Data-Mail.
S.R. Weiner and Associates, owner and operator of The Maine Mall in South Portland, has tapped Vincent Cosco as marketing director from its Meadow Glen Mall in Medford, Mass.
Donovan Group in Northborough has selected Don Goncalves as director of public relations and Andy Harju as chief operating officer.
Mullen in Wenham has announced the following new hires: Adam Hunt, vice president, account director; Mark Rowe, vice president, account director; Justin Kirby, senior account executive; Ed Prugh, senior account executive; Niall Blatcher, international account director; Rick Humphrey, account supervisor; Joey Curtis, senior account executive; Nick Whitman, assistant account executive; Markie Parker, administrative assistant; Ron Carter, media supervisor; Dominique Zulueta, production manager; Ed Parks, art director; Bob Pirrmann, art director; Robert Guay, account supervisor, interactive; Brent Gardner-Smith, account supervisor, public relations; Jeff Hodnett, account executive, public relations; Krista Thomas, account executive, public relations; Eli Feinstein, assistant account executive, public relations; Allison Ritter, assistant account executive, public relations; Andrew Pelosi, account supervisor, direct division; Eileen Marsella, assistant account executive, direct division; Leslee York, senior account planner; and John Perez, network administrator.
Trinity Communications in Boston has hired Heather Ross as account executive and Paul Vaughn as designer. The shop also has tapped Helen Lee and Jennifer Parris as traffic and production coordinators in its client services department. Lee was with Lally, McFarland & Pantello in New York, and Parris served as production and traffic coordinator at the former Leonard/Monahan in Providence, R.I.
Polese Clancy in Boston has promoted Alison Ney to project manager from project assistant.
Boston-based Gearon Hoffman has tapped Ken Kuperstein as senior account executive, Christine Horrigan as account supervisor and Scott Clark as director of print production.
Hill, Holliday Direct in Boston has added senior art director Paul Tonelli from Bronner Slosberg Humphrey
in Boston; senior art director Kim Brady from EMI Strategic Marketing in Boston; account executive Alyson Nahabedian from Bronner Slosberg; creative coordinator John Fallon, previously a freelancer; and vice president, management supervisor Jennie Wilson from Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos in Boston.
Cone Communications in Boston has promoted Peggy Barresi to senior vice president from account manager.
McDougall Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Peabody has announced the following new hires: Wayne Morgan, Web designer; Deborah Bernat, Web designer; Bill Kelly, senior copywriter; David Zeltser, copywriter; Marsha Harlow, graphic finisher; Jonathan Mitchell, graphic finisher; and Cristine McNiff, media coordinator.
McKay Fried Advertising in Boston has tapped Glenn Kennedy as associate creative director, creative manager. Kennedy previously worked at the former Houston Herstek Favat.
Amergent in Peabody has named Robert Corcoran sales director. Corcoran was most recently account supervisor for L.W. Robbins in Franklin.
Luciana Castro has been promoted to account executive at Watertown-based Sterling Hager.
Clarke & Co. in Boston has named Elli Holman and Lynn Kettleson executive vice presidents. Holman has managed the agency’s business-to-business practice, while Kettleson heads up the corporate and financial relations area.
Holland Mark Martin Edmund has added Maliaka Shepard and Hillary Valentine as assistant brand managers for advertising and interactive marketing, respectively. Jennifer Gilmore has also joined the Boston-based agency as office coordinator. Kristen Tepper has been promoted to marketing assistant.
Mario Mazza has been advanced to vice president of operations at WCRB-FM in Boston. Terri Gamble has been upped to vice president of sales at the station.
The Rhode Island Advertising Club has selected Dante Bellini, vice president of RDW Group in Providence, as its 1998 Person of the Year.
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