David Bell, vice chairman, Interpublic Group, was elected chairman of The Advertising Council. He was installed at the council’s Board of Directors meeting, which was held last week in Washington. Bell, who has been a board member since 1997, will serve in the position for one year. Bell has served as vice chairman of the Ad Council since June 1999. As chairman, he succeeds Edward Reilly, president and CEO, American Management Association. J. An drea Alstrup, corporate vice president, advertising, Johnson & Johnson, will succeed Bell as chairman next May. Others formally elected to officer positions: Alstrup, who was elected vice chairman, advertiser; Janet Robinson, president and general manager, The New York Times, and senior vice president, newspaper operations, The New York Times Co., who was elected vice chairman, media; John Dooner, chairman and CEO, IPG, who was elected vice chairman, agency; O. Burtch Drake, president and CEO, American Association of Advertising Agencies, who was elected secretary; and John Sarsen Jr., president and CEO, Association of National Advertisers, who was elected treasurer. Dooner was named to succeed Bell as vice chairman of the council. The Ad Council also elected 13 new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors are Ron Askew, chief marketing officer, Coors Brewing Co.; Carole Black, president and CEO, Lifetime Entertainment Services; Dan Dillon, president and CEO, Welch Foods; Phil Dusenberry, chairman, BBDO North America; Steve Florio, president and CEO, Condé Nast Publications; Christopher Fraleigh, executive director for advertising and corporate marketing, General Motors Corp.; Marty Franks, executive vice president, CBS Television; Bruce Gordon, president, Retail Markets Group, Verizon Communications; Steve Howe, vice president, advertising for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Co.; Jerry Judge, worldwide CEO, Lowe; Stephen Lacy, president/Publishing Group, and corporate senior vice president of Meredith Corp.; Stone Roberts, chairman and CEO, Gotham; and Jim Speros, chief marketing officer—U.S., Ernst & Young. The Ad Council is based in New York.
Donna Cataldo, co-media director and managing partner at Gotham in New York, was promoted to chief media officer, a new position. In addition to overseeing an 18-person department, Cataldo will contribute to new-business efforts. She continues to report to agency chairman and CEO Stone Roberts.
Anne Devereux, president of MNH Healthworks, the healthcare-advertising arm of Merkley Newman Harty & Partners in New York, has left to become president of DVC Activecare in Morristown, N.J. Succeeding her at MNH Healthworks is Andrew Schirmer, previously executive vice president and creative partner. In his new role, Schirmer carries the titles of president and executive creative director.
Deutsch made the following promotions in its finance, broadcast-business and account-management departments: Tony Manuelli, who rose to senior vice president; and Cathryn Provine and Suzanne Schulz, who were promoted to vice presidents. Man uelli, now senior vice president, finance director/treasurer, was formerly vice president, finance director/treasurer. He is based in New York. Provine is now vice president, group director of broadcast business and licensing; she joined Deutsch in New York in 1997, and in 2000 transferred to Deutsch/LA, where she heads the broadcast-business and licensing depart ments. She most recently was group director of broadcast business and licensing. Schulz, now vice president, account director, is responsible for directing the integrated Snapple account across general advertising, interactive, public relations, promotions and event marketing. Schulz, who previously served as an account director, is based in New York.
Wolf Group Canada in Toronto appointed Marissa Mastenbroek a senior art director. Mastenbroek most recently served as a freelance art director at Saatchi & Saatchi in Toronto. Wolf Group also has offices in New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland and Atlanta.
John Marriott was named general manager of Primedia’s Liberty Productions group, which was acquired by Primedia last year from emap usa. He previously was vice president of operations for Primedia’s Consumer Magazine and Media Group. Marriott will report to Louis Mohn, president of Primedia’s Motor Trend Group, and will work closely with Liberty founder Robert Lilley. Lilley remains with Liberty as international auto show director and will continue to be actively engaged in all aspects of the group’s business. Marriott is based in Liberty’s Harrisburg, Pa., headquarters; Liberty also has offices in San Diego and Los Angeles. Primedia is based in New York.
Mary Corigliano joined MuchMusic USA as vice president of marketing. She is based in New York. Corigliano most recently worked at Zilo Networks in New York, where for two years she served as vice president of marketing and was part of the senior executive team that launched the company. MuchMusic USA is owned and managed by Jericho-based Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.
Burson-Marsteller launched its new dedicated U.S. Hispanic Practice on April 30 and named Jorge Ortega managing director; he will lead it out of the firm’s Miami office. Ortega, a 14-year company veteran who serves on Burson-Marsteller’s Latin American management team, most recently served as Florida market leader. Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. Hispanic Practice includes a multidisciplinary team of bilingual and multicultural professionals from Burson-Marsteller offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, Austin, Texas, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Burson-Marsteller is based in New York.
Russell Reynolds Associates hired Charlotte Rush as director of global marketing and communications. She is based in the global executive recruiting firm’s New York headquarters. Rush most recently served as director, strategic relations for Softbank International Ventures, Japan-based Softbank’s global-technology venture-capital arm.
Jere Gradone joined Zona Design as director of business development. He most recently was director of marketing and business development at btldesign in New York. Zona Design is based in New York.
Catalyst Communications hired Linda Giering as vice president, director of medical education; she most recently was vice president, strategy and new business development at Ingenix. In addition, Andrea Citarelli was promoted to vice president, group project director at Catalyst; she formerly served as group project director. Catalyst is based in South Plainfield; the company also has offices in Toronto and Montreal.
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