Heathcott Associates, Little Rock, has promoted Heather Watkins to account executive on all components of its KFC business.
ThompsonMurray, Fayetteville, has appointed Cameron Clement assistant creative director. Clement is the former owner of design company National Graphic Explorer.
Xforce, Baton Rouge, has enlisted three new staffers: copywriter Jeff English, traffic manager Deborah Lobell and graphic designer Ed White.
Jordan Associates Advertising/Communications, Oklahoma City, has named recent MBA graduates Houston Hunt and Damien Ochoa account coordinator and accountant, respectively. Vicki Hedrick, formerly with Wolf Mailing & Marketing Services, has been appointed research analyst.
Amanda Riddle has joined Brothers & Co., Tulsa, as public relations account executive. Riddle arrives at Brothers from Visual Image Advertising, where she held the same title.
Brierley & Partners, Dallas, has recruited Christopher Drew as vice president of corporate planning. Prior to joining Brierley, Drew was vice president of corporate development and finance for NextJet.
The Olson Group, Austin, has in- stalled Regina Robillard as account supervisor. Previously, Robillard served as marketing services manager for PointOne Telecommunications.
Jeff Dahl has been designated vice president of sales and marketing at e-Rewards, a Dallas e-mail marketing and rewards company. Dahl comes to e-Rewards from an interactive television startup company in San Francisco.
Charlieuniformtango, Dallas, has transferred editor Gigi Cone Welch to its new office in Austin.
Creative Civilization—An Aguilar Agency has elevated Javier Jimenez to senior account director. The San Antonio agency has also advanced Patricia Perez to operations manager.
BentInk Marketing Services, Beaumont, has added Sam Badger as a principal of the company. Most recently, Badger served as executive director of Associate Builders & Contractors of Southeast Texas, where he implemented a regional recruitment campaign.
Paul Bellantone has rejoined Promotional Products Association International as vice president of marketing and communications. The former director of expositions for PPAI returns to the Irving organization following a stint as vice president of the International Association of Exposition Management.
Stuart Bacon Advertising & Public Relations has engaged Dustin Smith as junior art director. Smith, a recent graduate, formerly served as an intern at the Fort Worth-based agency. Another former intern, Lindsay Kemper, has been appointed assistant advertising account director. Ryan Bishop, a former intern for GCI Read Poland-Dallas, has been named assistant public relations account executive.
GSD&M, Austin, has advanced Bo Bradbury to vice president and account director. He currently leads the Charles Schwab CyBerTrader account team.
Griffith Phillips Creative, Dallas, has tapped Jacqueline Grubb as account executive for its Verizon business. Grubb comes to the shop from Publicis, where she was assistant account executive.
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Houston, has added Velinda Garrett as food and beverage marketing director. Garrett previously worked in marketing at an investment firm.
MQ&C Advertising, Austin, has promoted Teresa Johnson to television media director and Ilaria Bonalumi to radio media director. Denise Clifton, formerly of MMG, has been named senior media buyer. Clifton’s primary responsibility will be the national account of Palm Harbor Homes.
Point Public Relations has appointed Leslie Blandford-Akins senior vice president and a member of the Dallas agency’s management team. Her previous company, Blandford-Akins Inc., had operated for more than 25 years, serving clients in diverse fields such as utilities, real estate and economic development.
Fort Worth agency Graphic Concepts Group has selected Iva Varadinek as art director. She comes from Schaller Werbeagentur GmbH in Germany.
Chris Hansard and Sophia Stoller have progressed to junior account executives at Shelton Communications Group, Dallas. New hires Jason Caldwell and Christa Osswald have joined the agency as account executives. Kirsten Waite has been named junior account executive.
T3, Austin, has welcomed four employees: Ellie Monte, formerly of Modem Media, as interactive account executive; Tabitha Ramirez, previously with Mediatruck, as Web developer; Jonette James from living.com as media quality assurance specialist; and Michele Arceo, formerly of Go2Net, as traffic manager.
Jef Tingley has been appointed media relations specialist at The Powell Group, Dallas. Before joining the agency, Tingley was promotions manager at Mood Spa, also in Dallas.
Wheeler Advertising, Arlington, has added recent graduate Rebekah LaMontagne as public relations and Internet director. She previously worked in the public relations department of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors. Marie Corley, who recently worked in client relations at Thinking Inc., has been hired as assistant account executive.
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