Porter Novelli named Bill Schreiber senior vice president and general manager of its Sacramento office, which was previously known as NCG Porter Novelli. Schreiber, 55, had been senior vice president and acting general manager. He replaces Steve Swatt, who remains on the staff of the 25- person public relations firm as a senior counsel. Schreiber will continue to oversee the firm’s daily operations as well as provide senior counsel for clients that include Chevron Texaco, DeVry University, United Anglers of Southern California and the California Department of Social Services.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hired Chris Hansen as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for all museum-marketing efforts, including brand development, creative communications, membership, public relations and the LACMA Museum Stores. Previously, Hansen was executive vice president of marketing at Limited in Columbus, Ohio, where she updated the Lane Bryant image through marketing campaigns and merchandising strategies. She also served as group executive vice president at Wells Rich Greene in New York. A Los Angeles native, Hansen was recognized in 2001 as Brandweek’s Marketer of the Year.
Crispin, Porter + Bogusky promoted two staffers. Eric Lear rose from director, quality of life to vice president and chief financial officer. Lear joined the Miami shop in January 2000 after working for 10 years in finance at Burger King. Claudia Contreras, former manager, quality of life was promoted to director, quality of life. She joined CP+B in 1997 on the account side.
St. John & Partners hired two staffers. Laurie Ryan joined the Jacksonville shop as account group director. Previously, she was an account director at Domus Inc. in Philadelphia. Kristine Jacobs was named management supervisor of the agency’s Zaxby’s account team. She comes to SJP from Southern Research Group in Jackson, Miss., where she was vice president and director of operations.
Logan Marketing & Communications promoted Amy Boyle to director of client services. Before joining the New Orleans shop as an account executive, Boyle served as marketing director for the New Orleans Brass hockey team. Logan also named Helen Foster chief strategic officer. Under the Logan Marketing & Communications/J. Walter Thompson Partnership, Foster will retain her managing director title and duties for JWT’s Mature Market Group. Prior to joining Logan and JWT, Foster was director of operations and marketing for Virginia Escape, a destination-management company located in Williamsburg, Va. In addition, the shop hired Bonnie Roberts as media buyer. Roberts previously served as a media director at Keating Magee, also in New Orleans.
Staci Falk joined Drone & Mueller and Associates in St. Louis as senior copywriter. The agency has also hired James McGuire as account manager.
Schadler Kramer Group appointed Ron Snyder managing director. Snyder, 50, will oversee operations and lead the Las Vegas agency’s new- business-development practice. Snyder most recently worked as managing director at Siegelgale in San Fran- cisco. His experience also includes serving as president and principal at investor-relations and financial- marketing firm On-Line Capitol Advisors, vice president of marketing at Taco Bell Corp., president of DDB in San Francisco, and founder and president of Snyder-Reade.
Ann Marie Moccio was promoted from advertising traffic manager to advertising account manager at What’s On, The Las Vegas Guide. Moccio, 39, has been with the Las Vegas entertainment-resource guide for four years. She previously spent 12 years with Condé Nast Publications, where her responsibilities included serving as marketing services coordinator for Bride’s.
Deutsch in New York promoted Jeremy Sebiri to vice president, group director of national buying. Sebiri, who joined the agency in May 2002 and previously was an associate director of national buying, works on accounts such as Mitsubishi and Expedia.com. He reports to Larry Novenstern, senior vice president, director of national buying.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York promoted assistant media planner Kristen Samson to media planner and added Cornell University graduate Frank Amorese as an assistant media planner. Both work on Levi Strauss & Co.
Ken Gilbert, 52, was named president and chief operating officer of UniWorld Group in New York. The appointment marks a homecoming for Gilbert, who served as senior vice president and director of client services at UniWorld from 1989-91. He also worked as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the Snapple Beverage Group. UniWorld specializes in marketing communications aimed at African-American and Hispanic consumers.
SBC Advertising in Columbus installed Branko Pfeiffer as managing director of interactive services, a new position. Pfeiffer was manager of creative services at Lord, Sullivan & Yoder, also in Columbus.
RDW Group, a Providence-based independent agency, added Steve Hall as media director and Dennis Franczak as vice president of interactive services. Hall most recently had overseen new business for small Boston shop BlackSheep Marketing. He has also held media and account-service posts at agencies such as TFA/Leo Burnett, Harpell and Bozell. Franczak spent the past two years overseeing interactive efforts and serving as CIO at Benes Brand Imaging in Lexington. They respectively replace Mitch Scholar and Paula Buckley, who left the agency.
Erwin-Penland promoted two staffers. Miriam Coombes was named media planner and buyer for the Greenville agency’s Advance America account. Previously, Coombes was a junior media planner and buyer. Stephen McClure rose from junior media buyer to junior account executive. He will work on the shop’s Verizon Wireless account.
T3 hired Nicole Bufkin as an interactive designer. Prior to joining the Austin shop, she worked as a graphic designer at the former Big in San Antonio. Bufkin’s portfolio includes work for Clear Channel Communications, Emily Morgan Hotel and Boy Scouts of America.
Range Online Media in Fort Worth hired Woody Conradt as executive vice president of operations and finance. Conradt previously served as a senior auditor at Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers.