Eric Mower and Associates, Buffalo, appointed Gregor Schuler associate creative director and promoted Rebecca Velazquez to associate art director. The agency also named Stephanie Brown and Matthew Dobmeier media coordinators.
Dean Lubnick was hired as director of the recently formed new media services unit at Hampel/Stefanides, New York.
MTV Networks, New York, advanced Sahar Elhabashi to senior vice president, responsible for strategy and business development at MTV International.
Janet Canata, Bob Hesse and Lillie Roberts joined Fox 5/WNYW, New York, as account executives.
At Forbes magazine in New York, William Flatley and David Forgione moved up to vice president of advertising sales and director of advertising, respectively.
Lisa Chaitin, formerly with Shape and Jump magazines, was named beauty category manager of TV Guide, New York.
Latorra, Paul & McCann, Syracuse, designated Lisa Waite art director, Kathy Balbierer assistant account manager, Lee Pereto administrative assistant, Denise DeRoberts media administrative assistant and Penny Santola production and fulfillment assistant.
Jesse Paynter, formerly with Ryan Partnership, Westport, Conn., arrived at Turner Broadcasting Sales, New York, as vice president of sales and marketing.
WQEW-AM and WQXR-FM agency sales manager Penny Gaffney assumed the general sales manager’s title at the New York radio stations.
Lisa Welsh, most recently human resources manager at Newsweek magazine, joined Bozell Sawyer Miller Group in New York as senior vice president of human resources.
Wenner Media, New York, assigned Brian Beaudry as circulation director of Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone and Us.
Renee Kahn Stoller, formerly with Ogilvy & Mather Direct, moved to McCann Direct, New York, as vice president and associate creative director.
The Food Network, New York, named Patricia Melton vice president of marketing and promotions.
Gerard Schmitt, formerly with Cox Advertising in New York, joined Sanna Mattson MacLeod Advertising in Smithtown as senior vice president of account services.
Trade Dimensions, a VNU Marketing Information Services firm in Stamford, signed Marianne Frasco as director of new business development and Allan Rau as director of business partnerships.
Gillespie, Princeton, elevated managing partner Tom McManimon from group creative director to executive creative director of advertising.
Eric Sjogren, Janet Hickey and Allison Korn were hired as copy director, account executive and media buyer, respectively, at Ribotsky Worldwide, Somerset.
Dugan/Farley Communications in Upper Saddle River hired Barbara O’Rourke as an account supervisor.
Valley Forge Communications, Wayne, welcomed Carol Fazio as senior art director and director of operations at Full Moon Graphics, Norita Heim as account executive at Valley Forge Impressions and Michelle Poggi as account executive at Arcadia Public Relations.
Robb Cadigan progressed to executive vice president of programming and broadcasting at QVC, West Chester.
In Philadelphia, Dorland Sweeney Jones Health Communications added three staff members: Donald Rice, director of finance; Barry Porch, director of information technology; and Ira Baeringer, senior account executive.
Suzanne Salsbury-Mooney and Emma Birchill arrived at Doylestown-based Cross Keys Advertising & Marketing as account supervisor and marketing coordinator, respectively.