Bob Steel, former KATV Channel 7 news director, has joined Stone & Ward as director of public relations. Steel will supervise the Little Rock advertising agency’s public relations division and will manage an executive media-training program.
Kimberly Meyer Webb has been promoted to retail media supervisor at Combs & Company in Little Rock.
Keating Magee Marketing Advertising Public Relations in New Orleans has added Janet Fabre Smith as vice president of strategic marketing. Smith most recently served as vice president and director of account service at Logan Marketing.
Jordan Associates in Oklahoma City has appointed four new associates: Courtney Dean, account coordinator; Betsie Panke, media assistant; Jenny Umholtz, copywriter; and Cara Sharp, account coordinator.
Katie Johnson has been named account coordinator at Sterling Integrated Communications in Tulsa. Johnson arrives from the Tulsa Ballet, where she was marketing manager. Stephanie DuBois, formerly with Strie- gel & Associates, has been appointed administrative assistant.
Witherspoon Advertising and Public Relations in Fort Worth has hired Rebekah LaMontagne as client service associate. LaMontagne most recently served as a public relations and Internet specialist at Wheeler Advertising. Michelle Clark has joined the firm as public relations account executive after earning a master’s degree in journalism at Baylor University.
In Dallas, Eisenberg and Associates has promoted Marcus Dickerson to senior art director.
New staffers at Cooksey Communications in Irving include vice president and senior account executive Kristi Gittins, senior account executive Shae Felix Mulvey, and account executives Cooper Smith and Amanda Brown.
Blanchard Schaefer Advertising in Arlington has selected David Burk to become a senior designer. Previously, Burk held the same title at Grey Worldwide in Fort Worth.
Tina Berres Filipski has assumed the new role of associate vice president at the Promotional Products Association International in Irving. Filipski is the longtime editor-in-chief of the association’s publication, PPB magazine.
The Loomis Agency in Dallas has boosted its personnel roster by nearly 15 percent to handle recent account wins. New hires include: production manager Matt Brunworth, formerly of Bozell Kamstra; media director Suzanne Moore, previously with True North Media; account supervisor Andrew Slipher, former marketing manager for Verizon; associate creative director Cecily Worthy, former senior art director at The Harwood Marketing Group; media supervisor Mindy Brey, previously print supervisor at Zenith Media; and assistant account executive Elizabeth Gaston, arriving from The Promotion Network. Other additions include: assistant account executive Julie Ancheta, formerly of Garza Communications; assistant account executive Katie Dooley, previously with United Distillers and Vintners; junior art director Jason Heisel, arriving from The Dallas Business Journal; junior copywriter Adam Ulevitch, most recently at McAlear & Associates in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and payables clerk Belinda Tate and accounting manager Laura Cottongim, both formerly of Nollner & Associates.
Fogarty Klein Monroe in Houston has recruited Debbie Danna as account supervisor on its BMC business. Danna joins the firm from BBDO, where she held the same title.
Those 3 Reps in Dallas has welcomed its newest member, artist representative Lisa Button. Button most recently served as senior account executive at Publicis in Mid-America.
The Price Communications Group in Lubbock has appointed Shelly Cantrell account executive for its University Medical Center, Physicians Network Services and American State Bank clients. She previously worked as a marketing coordinator at Baird, Hampton & Brown. The agency has also advanced Barbie Chambers to strategic account planner.
DDB Dallas has promoted Nancy Euston to associate media director, Patty Hansen to planning director and Deanna Nussbaum to account director. Director of business development Lisa Deatherage has added public relations to her responsibilities.
Bridget Samuels has joined Van Slyke and Company Marketing Solutions in Austin as account manager. Samuels most recently worked in the account service division of TMP Worldwide.
Marc/USA in Dallas has elevated Lisa Payne to senior account executive. Payne continues to work with the agency’s Argosy Casino & Hotel and Omaha World-Herald accounts.
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