Pat Corry, an evp and director-in-charge at J. Walter Thompson, is assuming a new role: director of client and business development in New York. Corry will retain account-management duties on Unilever and the private-client portion of Merrill Lynch.
Mitch Ratliff was promoted to senior vice president, general manager of FCBi, the digital and direct marketing division of FCB in New York. He was previously group management director. Ratliff will continue to report to FCBi managing director John Penberthy and will be responsible for the business performance of the group, the continued development of the digital account-management team and maintaining relationships with agency clients. He will also be working to ensure that FCB’s integration model is delivered seamlessly to clients on the digital side. Ratliff began his ad career as an account executive in the early 1980s at FCB in New York on the Frito Lay business.
Colleen Sayther was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Havas’ North American headquarters, Havas Advertising—North Amer ica. Based in New York, she will report directly to R. John Cooper, executive vice president, worldwide general counsel and managing director of Havas, and work in conjunction with Alain Camon of Havas’ corporate-finance department of the company’s headquarters in Paris. Sayther was previously vice president and chief accountant at AT&T Corp., where she had been employed since 1988. In addition, Michael Ducas joined Havas Advertising—North America as vice president and chief tax officer; reporting to Sayther, he is responsible for all North American tax matters and will also assist Havas SA on its international tax activities.
Doremus in New York hired Trevor Schoenfeld as associate creative director. In this newly created position, he will be working on accounts such as Corning, Guardian Life Insurance and Ace. He most recently served as senior copywriter at Gee, Jeffery & Partners in Toronto, working on Toyota, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Red Devil Restaurants and Ontario Lottery Corp.
Oasis appointed Tama Senick management supervisor. Her main focus will be to develop and manage new business while also leading the Edison Electric Institute and India Tourism accounts for the New York-based agency. She formerly worked at shops such as BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi and Young & Rubicam.
Rick Krim was hired as executive vice president, talent and music programming, VH1. He spent the past six years as senior vice president, talent acquisitions and marketing for EMI Music Publishing.
Christopher Camps was named marketing director of ON magazine, the personal-technology monthly formerly known as TIME Digital. Camps, who will be based in New York, joins the magazine from Yahoo!, where he was strategic alliance account executive.
Tina Ruggiero joined Hill and Knowlton’s New York office as managing director in its Marketing Communications practice. She most recently worked at Lewis & Partners Advertising.
MRA, which has offices in Syracuse and Atlanta, hired two new staffers to its public relations department. Marthe Ngwashi was named an account executive; she is responsible for managing and implementing public relations initiatives for the Syracuse Partnership to Reduce Juvenile Gun Violence and the Central New York Regional Compact. Meredith Dropkin was also hired as an account executive, responsible for providing public relations counsel and implementing initiatives for clients that include the CTIA Wireless Foundation; she previously worked for Porter Novelli as a community event coordinator.
DVC Group, a DVC Worldwide com pany, promoted Sue Furlong to president. She was also given a seat on DVC Worldwide’s operating board. Furlong most recently served as president of the Morristown-based com pany’s Communication practice area.
Trinity Communications in Consho hocken hired two new staffers and promoted two others. Lisa Daily was named account executive; she returns to Trinity, where she previously served as an account coordinator, from Interactive Marketing Services in Salisbury, Md., where she was assistant account manager. Katherine Burns was appointed publications coordinator; she joins from Andrews Publications in Wayne, where she was an editor. Bob Musial was promoted to senior vice president, strategic development; he will con tinue to be responsible for developing strategic solutions to marketing problems and for identifying new marketing opportunities for clients. Jeffrey Fletcher rose to senior vice president, scientific affairs; he continues to head the company’s Editor ial/Strategic Data Dissemination Department. Both Musial and Fletcher were also appointed to the Trinity Executive Committee involved with the agency’s overall management.
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