Virginia Shields, group director of national broadcast operations for the Taco Bell account at BJK&E Media Group in New York, was named a partner.
N.W. Ayer & Partners, New York, promoted Donna Milch to vice president and director of human resources.
Brian Alter progressed to associate media director at Korey Kay & Partners in New York.
Media Logic, Albany, elevated Ronald Ladouceur to senior vice president and creative director and Peg Robertson to senior art director. Christie Breslin joined the firm as administrative assistant.
Alan Wang assumed the post of director of account services at Kang & Lee Advertising, New York.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. in New York, named Abby Terkuhle president of MTV Animation and Gene Quinn senior vice president of on-line and interactive services.
Brad Rye and Karen Sims arrived at the Rochester office of Eric Mower and Associates as senior account executives, public relations services. EMA, Buffalo, promoted Susan Thomas to account supervisor, Laurie Wolfe to senior broadcast producer and Jean Landy to public relations account coordinator. Richard Harris and John Gurtler were named management supervisor and account supervisor, respectively, at EMA in Buffalo.
In New York, Bates Direct designated George Fencl senior vice president and account director on the T. Rowe Price business. Before moving to Bates, Fencl was senior vice president of strategic development at Barry Blau & Partners in Fairfield, Conn.
Walter Rath was appointed director of public relations at The Paige/Smith Group in Syracuse.
PResence/Euro RSCG, New York, advanced Ed Stevens to vice president and Loretta Accardo to office manager. The healthcare public relations agency also added Margaret Farley as vice president and senior group director, Doris Astor as director of media relations and special events, Michelle Weiss as senior account executive, Kathy Vincent as assistant account executive and Louis Underwood as administrative assistant.
Larry Star, founding partner, vice chairman and chief creative officer of Harrison & Star, was named chief executive officer of the New York agency.
DiMassimo Inc., New York, promoted Andy Budd to associate creative director, Steven Block to senior art director, Brian McDermott to senior copywriter, Melanie Campbell to producer, Kumiko Mitarai to brand planner and Toby Billowitz to junior copywriter. New hires include account executive Kristine Terralavoro, copywriters Heather Parke and Karen Zuckerman, studio manager Rich Grasso and executive assistant Kathy Hynes-Flaherty.
John Frew, executive vice president and general manager of Cohn & Wolfe, became chief executive officer of the company’s New York office.
Promotions at Lyons Lavey Nickel Swift, New York, include: Frank Carnazza and Rob Rizzo, vice presidents and senior art supervisors; Theresa Mooney, vice president, traffic; Eunice Pyon, director of medical information; and Joan Gottlieb, copywriter. The agency also enlisted Karene Infranco as vice president and account supervisor and Ralph Carroll as traffic coordinator.
Art Zeidman, former WINS radio account executive, joined Spanish Broadcasting System in New York as director of sales development for WPAT-FM and WSKQ-FM.
Harper’s Magazine, New York, welcomed Richard Eydt as New York manager, Maggie Rhee as account manager and Mary Anne Semon as direct response and classified manager.
Paul Kessinger was appointed senior vice president of marketing at New Century Network, New York.
At Nikkei Business Publications America in New York, executive vice president and director of sales Tom Yamamoto moved up to president and chief executive officer.
Patricia Ferguson and Vincent Sollecito joined Katz American Television, New York, as sales executives. Personnel transferring to or arriving at Katz Radio are Eric Hellum, vice president, Northeast stations, and account executives Anthony DiMarco, Sharon Grossman and Tony Renda.
Stagebill, a publication of K-III Communications in New York, appointed Amy Fread promotion director, Patrick Bachler Midwest advertising manager, Gene Lisiten beauty and fashion accounts director and Marilyn Miller Minneapolis advertising manager.
Kimberly Stewart, until recently public affairs manager at Procter & Gamble, moved to Marina Maher Communications, New York, as vice president.
Susan Magrino Agency, New York, added Roy Burnett, formerly with CBS News, as communications strategist.
Joanne Gallucci, previously with Powell Tate, joined Nichol & Co., New York, as senior account executive.
The Television Food Network, New York, recently installed Heidi Diamond as senior vice president of marketing and business development.
J. Brown/LMC Group in Stamford appointed Noreen Edney traffic manager and Kathleen Donatich assistant account executive. Previously, Edney was with Wells Rich Greene BDDP and Donatich worked at MicroWarehouse Inc.
Gilbert Whitney & Johns, Whippany, hired Andrew Serenyi as account supervisor, Christopher Laureys as account executive, Cheryl Graziani as media buyer and planner, and Randi Kornfeld as junior media buyer and planner.
Daniel Brennan became a writer in the public relations department of The Cherenson Group, Livingston.
Paramus-based Einson Freeman assigned Mariana Sierra to its Latin American office in Mexico City as an account executive. Previously, Sierra worked at Compaq Computer de Mexico.
Kim Langley, formerly with Klemtner Advertising in New York, joined Pharma Communications, Princeton, as executive vice president and creative director.
Blattner/Brunner, Pittsburgh, added four staffers: Richard Koris as media director, Joseph Shantz as director of marketing research, Kristin Sanctis as account executive and Steven Robsel as team business manager.
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