On The Move Southeast


Susan Thornton moved to FitzMartin Design Partners, Birmingham, as production manager from SlaughterHanson, where she served in the same position.


Willman & Co., Jacksonville, hired Tim Blackstone as multimedia designer. His duties include designing and programming Web sites and CD-ROM products.

Ira Kerns progressed to photographic director and associate at Langone Studio, Fort Lauderdale. Kerns previously served as studio manager.

Peak Barr Petralia Biety, Tampa, enlisted David Crain as senior copywriter.

Darline Fagan was elevated to account executive at Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown, St. Petersburg.


Atlanta’s Broadus & Associates signed Julie Crary as account executive. Previously, she was a senior account executive at Kelly Michener, Lancaster, Pa.

Claudia Brooks D’Avanzo was promoted to senior vice president for the Atlanta office of Fleishman-Hillard International Communications. D’Avanzo manages the consumer marketing division.

WestWayne, Atlanta, named Wendy Williams associate media director, managing BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Co. and other accounts.

Erik Proulx joined The Morrison Agency, Atlanta, as copywriter. The agency advanced Dawn Serino and Angie Vanzant to account executives.


Gray, Kirk Vansant, Baltimore, promoted Valerie Breslow to public relations senior account executive, Carol Haynes to media planner, Melisa Kovach and Candace White to account executives, Suzanne Holsey to assistant account executive and Jennifer O’Toole to account planning researcher.

Joan Skafidas joined The Dan Rosenthal Co., Bethesda, as media director. Previously, she was with Mouncey Ferguson & Associates, Leesburg, Va.


ColeCreative in Charlotte added Lisa Wofford as director of marketing and public relations.

Walt Klein & Associates, Winston-Salem, staffed up with J. Frank Hunter, customer service manager for WKA Direct; Matthew Tilley, research assistant; Lisa Bowman, information systems specialist; and Daniel Musser, network manager. Mary Lea Dominick was promoted to customer service rep at WKA Imaging.

Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, designated Liza Hart account manager. Most recently, Hart was with The Alpha Group, Asheville.

First Union Corp., Charlotte, selected Jim Garrity as senior vice president and director of advertising. Garrity was vice president of communications for Compaq Computer Corp., Houston.


Mike Weed became vice president and creative director at Buntin Advertising, Nashville. Weed was formerly with Riddell Advertising & Design, Jackson, Wyo.

Scott Neumann joined Nashville-based Scene Three as senior art director, computer graphics. Neumann’s resume includes stints at ESPN, CBS and TNN.


Cadmus/O’Keefe Marketing, Richmond, promoted Matt Potts to associate creative director. The agency also advanced Brian Thomson to creative supervisor, interactive design; Jeff Schnaich to creative supervisor, design; and Cathy Oliver to creative supervisor, advertising.

Huntsinger & Jeffer added Jim Desborough as director of marketing support services and Annie Mason as junior account executive.

Jeffrey Scott was named director of marketing services at Williams Whittle Associates, Alexandria. Scott previously was with ConEx Marketing in Richmond.

The Martin Agency, Richmond, welcomed art directors Jimmy Ashworth and Jayanta Jenkins, copywriter Scott Stripling and audio-visual manager Cliff Searles.

The Robert Claiborne Agency, Roanoke, added graphic designer Selena Strickler, art director Joan Ramsay-Johnson and office manager Traci Kauffman.

Vienna-based KSK Communications enlisted Paige Shiller as account executive in its public relations department. Shiller was with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District in Fairfax.

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