Southern Accents, published in Birmingham, has appointed Rich Smyth vice president and advertising director. Kate Greer is now vice president and editorial director at the magazine, while Derick Belden has progressed to homes editor. Victoria McLeod has been named sales manager in Chicago, Gretchen Snipes salesperson in Dallas and Stacie Hughes manager of the San Francisco office.
HLA Marketing Communications in Tampa has promoted Ashleigh Slyker to vice president of account service with an ownership position. The agency also appointed Rebecca Bertke administrative assistant.
Jennifer Markwica has been named art director at Husk Jennings Advertising in Jacksonville.
FKQ in Clearwater has promoted Linda Fitzsimmons to office manager.
Gayle Hart has joined the Greater Jacksonville Fair as director of sales and marketing.
This year’s Atlanta gold Addy winner for Barnfly’s print advertising, Cathy Lepik, is now a freelance copywriter. The former vice president and associate creative director at Austin Kelley Advertising can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin Kelley Advertising has promoted senior copywriter Duncan Stone to associate creative director and hired John Spalding as copywriter. The Atlanta agency also added instructional technology manager Joe Sutton and client accounting coordinator April Young.
Weber Public Relations Worldwide in Atlanta has enlisted Elizabeth Estes as account supervisor, Alisa Jackson as senior account manager and Alexandra Trask as assistant account manager. Estes will also continue to serve as director of communications for Weber’s sister company, Fitzgerald & Co.
Kelly Sheets has joined Russell Athletic Retail as marketing manager. Jonathan Letzler has assumed an executive vice presidency at the Atlanta company. John Sabol has advanced to director of marketing for the firm’s Jerzees Artwear division.
John Mazza, formerly regional sales manager for Herff Jones Co. in Dallas and Atlanta, has become vice president of marketing at point b in Atlanta. Kathi Roberts, previously principal of Roberts Design in Atlanta, has joined the shop as creative director.
Bob Day has been named general manager at Seven Worldwide in Atlanta.
Federated Department Stores has designated Diann Mahood executive vice president of marketing for its Rich’s-Lazarus-Goldsmith division in Atlanta.
Doe-Anderson Advertising and Public Relations has installed Mark Hess as vice president and account supervisor. Hess arrives at the Louisville agency after a nine-year stint at Long Haymes Carr in Winston-Salem, N.C. Doe-Anderson also promoted Bill Kelly Bossier, Kevin Lippy, Mike Weston, Rankin Mapother and Ed Neary to vice presidents and creative directors.
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Smith Advertising & Associates in Fayetteville has appointed Katherine Dymond creative director. Previously, Dymond was senior art director at McKinney & Silver in Raleigh. Smith also welcomed Claudine Dusablon, from The Schiller Group in Honolulu, as account executive.
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The Lewis Group in Greenville has recruited vice president of global operations David Lewis, vice president of new business development Mike Hull, director of strategic marketing and research Gary Mudre, creative director Sean
Trapani, Web master Tim Weberding, software engineer Clint Yarborough, account executive David Levy, executive assistant Suzi Shenfeld and senior act director Alan Woodsworth.
Davis Advertising in Charleston has named Robert Wood director of client services.
Tom Barr has joined C.C. Rigg’s as production and traffic manager. The Columbia agency also hired Jon Willard as graphic designer.
Communications designer Matthew Brass and account executive and public relations consultant Christa Carter have joined Lightstream in Knoxville.
Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence in Nashville has named James Stewart traffic manager. Stewart was previously traffic and production manager at Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown in Orlando, Fla.
MSI Advertising in Richmond has named Kevin Grimsdale creative director. Grimsdale is a 10-year veteran of The Martin Agency in Richmond and a former associate creative director at Rockett, Burkhead & Winslow in Raleigh, N.C. He most recently worked as a freelancer.
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