Robb DeFilippis has been named senior vice president, director of print services at Deutsch in New York, effective Nov. 11, the agency said. DeFilippis joins the Interpublic Group shop from BBDO in New York, where he was vice president, director of print services. He reports to chief operating officer Linda Sawyer and succeeds Vivian Cunningham, who left in September to join Lowe. At BBDO, DeFilippis oversaw all print production and art buying, and supervised the graphic-production studio. Prior to BBDO, he worked at DDB.
Bill Haney was appointed executive vice president, director of corporate communications at Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide. Haney, who is based in New York, will develop and execute strategic-communications programs for FCB Worldwide’s domestic and global operations. He previously was CEO of Pontiac, Mich.-based MB Communications; he also served concurrently as founder and president of Troy, Mich.-based Momentum Books. FCB, which is headquartered in New York, is an Interpublic Group agency.
DealerTrack Inc. hired Janet Morrison Clarke as chief marketing officer. She most recently worked as chairman and chief executive officer of Young & Rubicam’s KnowledgeBase Marketing subsidiary. DealerTrack is based in Melville.
Melissa Jacobson-Heath was named sales director of the Advertising Solutions Group at Interactive Market Systems. She formerly was managing director of KMR-SPC Software, a division of Kantar Media Research, where she oversaw its U.S., Canadian and Latin American software for four years. New York-based IMS, an international provider of information systems for the advertising industry, is owned by VNU, which also publishes Adweek.
Blass Communications in Old Chatham promoted Linda Vinchiarello to manager of print production. She most recently served as an assistant account executive.
The Halo Group appointed Mark Sutter senior vice president, brand strategy and client services. He had been management supervisor of DDB Worldwide Marketing, an integrated marketing-communications division of DDB. The Halo Group is based in New York and Hauppauge.
Rye-based Jarden Corp. named Michael Whitcomb chief marketing officer of its Consumer Products Group, a newly created position. He most recently served as a partner with Crossbow Solutions.
Michael Kresch was elevated to marketing director of Popular Mechanics magazine, a newly created post. Kresch, who is based in New York, formerly served as associate marketing director for the publication. Popular Mechanics is published by Hearst Magazines, a division of New York-based The Hearst Corp.
Media Logic in Albany elevated Amin Marts to network administrator. He previously was an IT services technician.
Louis Tosto joined BusinessWeek as sales vice president, Eastern region. He is based in New York. Tosto previously was general manager for SmartMoney.com. BusinessWeek is published by New York-based The McGraw-Hill Cos.
Harrison Leifer DiMarco in Rockville Centre promoted Kathryn Carroll to junior account executive in the agency’s Public Relations division. She joined the division as public relations assistant in 2001.
Four staffers have joined The Quantum Group, a CommonHealth agency. Seth Friedman was hired as an account supervisor; he most recently was a senior program manager at Modem Media in New York. Becky Phillips was named a copy supervisor; she previously served as a senior copywriter at Tribal DDB in Chicago. Valeria Kukla was appointed an assistant account executive; Kukla, who is a recent graduate of Princeton University, formerly interned at Amazon Advertising in San Francisco. Nicholas Christoff joined as a studio assistant in the creative department; he graduated from Alfred University in May 2001 and has been freelancing since then. Parsippany-based CommonHealth is a WPP Group company.
DKB and Partners made the following new appointments and promotions. Andrew Sachno was appointed vice president of finance; he most recently was vice president, client accounting controller at DraftWorldwide in New York. Jeanell Boomer was named an account executive, working on the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, the New Jersey Library Association and The Singing Machine, among others; she formerly was an assistant account executive at Magnet Communications in New York. Jennifer Casola was promoted to account supervisor at DKB; she previously served as a senior account executive. Patricia Clancy rose to editor/production associate; she most recently was editor/proofreader. Leslie Donworth was elevated to director of production and traffic; she formerly was a production manager. Jennine Zielinsky was named an account executive; she previously served as assistant account executive at DKB. Debra Marshall was appointed public relations account supervisor at DKB; she formerly was regional director of public relations at Comcast. DKB is based in Morristown; the shop also has offices in New York and Washington.
Boonton-based S3 appointed Trisha Paurelsky junior art director, a newly created post. She most recently was a creative freelancer at Condé Nast Publications. S3 also has an office in Irvine, Calif.
David Stengle was named chief executive officer at StarNet. Stengle has served as the company’s interim president for about 18 months; he will oversee and direct strategic planning for StarNet and manage all day-to-day aspects of the company. West Chester, Pa.-based StarNet, which is owned by H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest and H. Chase Lenfest, consists of Media DVX, MarketConnect Technologies (MCT), and MarketConnect Network (MCN).
The Advertising Specialty Institute elevated Rob Spike to ASInternet sales manager/new product development manager. He previously was distributor call center supervisor. ASI is based in Trevose.
Lancaster-based Kelly Michener hired Gregory Freedland as a public relations account executive. He formerly worked as community relations coordinator at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
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