Peak Barr Petralia Biety in Tampa designated Gregg McGough associate creative director.
Steven Finlay of Lantana has opened a freelance firm called Gravics, where he will serve as creative director.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami, hired art director David Clemans.
Turkel Schwartz & Partners, Miami, added the following staffers: art director Mark Lale, digital image processor Louis DiCarro, multilingual production coordinator Viviana Herrera and production coordinator William Griffith.
Kidd & Driscoll Advertising in Tallahassee enlisted Kelly Stephans as public relations associate and Bryant Moore as director of interactive services.
Stephanie Cole became account executive at Clarke Advertising & Public Relations in Sarasota.
Coral Gables-based del Rivero Messianu signed Douglas Kellner as account executive.
David Wright was selected as creative director at Savannah’s Hauser Advertising + Design.
John Gauld joined Wellington Leisure Products in Madison as vice president of marketing services.
WestWayne, Atlanta, welcomed public relations intern Megan Apple, human resources generalist Cristi Axon, media interns Morgan Baker and Nina Kimberly, graphic designers Kristen Banka and Jennifer Barnette, and media planner Natalie Ferdinand.
Freebairn & Co., Atlanta, installed media buyer Cheryl Bowles, account coordinator Natalie O’Neal and receptionist Amy Cofer.
Atlanta’s Manning, Selvage & Lee promoted Ann Kohut to senior vice president, Barry Finkelstein to vice president, Dalia Baseman and Holly Shaw to senior account executives, and Matt Gove to account executive. Joining the office are account executive Paul Byrne and account coordinator Jacqui Chew.
Ogilvy & Mather, Atlanta, hired account executive Karen Fors, account project manager Jennifer Bucci, and account administrators Jenny Maclaughlin, Tanya Tyler and Leslie Welch.
Eisner & Associates, Baltimore, brought aboard Susan Ferrer as senior broadcast buyer, Jim Matthews as media supervisor, and Jennifer Dawson as media planner and buyer. The agency also promoted Pam Atkinson to media supervisor and Michelle Hodgkiss to broadcast buyer.
Bob Kaufmann retired as print production manager of The Reeves Agency, Baltimore.
BtB Marketing Communications in Raleigh welcomed Robin Boettcher as public relations manager and George Bournazian as account manager and head of new business.
Warren Van Name was selected by Hodges Associates in Fayetteville as account supervisor and new business director.
Woodbine Advertising in Winston-Salem chose Rick Douglas as art director and Sarah Jobe as account supervisor.
Kyle Feliks advanced to art director at Lewis Advertising in Raleigh.
Henderson Advertising in Greenville signed Terry Horner as senior account supervisor.
The Buntin Group in Nashville appointed Joe Cruz art director and Carlos Ricque copywriter.
Knoxville’s Conway Marketing Communications hired Ken Wagstaff as art director.
Kris Miller joined Access in Roanoke as senior graphic designer.
Robert Barber and William Martin, founders of Barber Martin & Associates in Richmond, were named 1997 Business Services and Consulting Entrepreneurs of the Year for the state of Virginia, making them eligible for the National Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by Ernst & Young.
Jeff Symon arrived at Optima Direct, Vienna, as vice president of sales.
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