Mangan Holcomb Rainwater Culpepper in Little Rock has appointed Jason Chitwood public relations specialist. He has held positions as publisher of the Arkansas Nurses Association magazine and special events associate for the Arkansas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. MHRC also has named Jesse Reilly traffic director. Reilly most recently worked as an intern in the shop’s public relations department.
USA Weekend has hired Mark Ancipink as an account executive at its San Francisco office. Ancipink previously worked at Golf Digest and Golf for Women magazines. He also has worked at Fortune and Fortune Small Business magazines and at CMP Media.
Ad Partners in St. Petersburg has advanced Tricia Cestero from senior media buyer to account executive. In her new role, Cestero will serve as primary liaison to Ferman Motor Car’s 17 dealerships. Matt Clark has been named art director. He was a graphic artist with WestWayne in Atlanta, where he oversaw the production studio. Vanessa Bliziotis has become an account coordinator. She was a marketing coordinator at Z-Tel Communications.
Atlanta’s Bennett Kuhn Varner has named Todd Bemis vice president and director of interactive development. He was formerly director of Web development.
Miles Turpin, previously a creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles, has joined Omnicom Group’s BBDO in Chicago as a group creative director on the LaSalle Bank account. He will report to chief creative officer Marty Orzio. For the past 15 years, Turpin has worked at Publicis Groupe sister agencies Saatchi and Team One on the Toyota and Lexus accounts. Prior to that, he was at TBWA\Chiat\Day. Turpin began his career at Della Femina Travisano in 1979.
Callahan Creek, an independent ad agency in Lawrence, has hired John Harrington as creative director. Harrington, who has worked at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York and Ogilvy & Mather in Atlanta, served as creative director at NKH&W in Kansas City, Mo., from 1996 to 2000. Since then, he has operated his own boutique, Blackbox Advertising.
Eisner Communications has appointed Karen Fazekas broadcast producer. Fazekas joins the Baltimore agency from Purple Cow Post in New York, where she was an executive producer. She has worked with clients such as Alberto VO5, Bacardi Rum, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Goya and Liz Claiborne Fragrances. Eisner also has installed Keith Williamson as senior print production manager. Williamson most recently served as a production supervisor at Harvey & Daughters in Baltimore. Melanie Milazzo has been named external broadcast traffic coordinator.
Janine Klayman, formerly chief creative officer at children-focused shop Wondergroup, has joined Simons Michelson Zieve in Troy as executive creative director. In addition to her stint at Wondergroup, Klayman spent 14 years at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she was a creative director. She has also held positions at DDB Needham and Campbell-Ewald.
Marc Traub has joined The Star Group in Cherry Hill as senior vice president of finance. Most recently, Traub was a financial and tax consultant. Prior to that, he served as CFO at Elkman/Alexander & Partners in Philadelphia.
Blue Rock in New York has added U.K.-based Leo Scott to its editorial roster. The company now represents Scott in the U.S. while he remains in London at Speade. Scott has been an editor at Speade since 2002, working closely with directors Martin Granger, Frank Budgen, Jon Glazer, Malcolm Venville, Paul Goldman, Miranda Bowen and Doug Foster, among others. His reel features a spot he cut with Granger last year, for Typhoo Tea, which won a 2004 Cannes silver Lion.
Jones MediaAmerica has appointed Rose TenEyck manager of talk radio sales. This position marks TenEyck’s return to radio sales, having most recently been an account manager at NBC Universal.
Jessica Stanfield has advanced to account director at Boone/Oakley. At the Charlotte shop, Stanfield manages clients such as Nascar, HBO Video and Dialog Communications. The agency has also hired Don Marshall Wilhelmi as art director. In his new post, Wilhelmi will be assigned to the HBO Video, Bloom supermarkets and Visit Charlotte accounts.
SFGT in Philadelphia has hired Jolene DeLisle as print production assistant, a new position. Previously, DeLisle was a production designer at WB-17 in Philadelphia. Before that, she was a production intern at Comedy Central in New York.
Tribal DDB Dallas has installed Joel Kuntz as senior art director. Kuntz primarily will work on Pepsi business at the Dallas shop. He served in a similar position at Kaiser Marketing in Los Angeles. The agency has also added Matt Smith and Robin Dafforn as copywriters. Smith and Dafforn most recently were copywriters at Euro RSCG in Dallas and Chicago’s Two by Four, respectively. Katherine Dawson, Raleigh Swick and Matthew Warlick have joined Tribal DDB as art directors. Dawson arrived from Euro RSCG in Dallas, where she worked in a similar capacity. Swick and Warlick were both art directors at the Creative Group in Dallas.
Courtney Hall has been named media coordinator at Witherspoon Advertising and Public Relations. Prior to arriving at the Fort Worth agency, Hall was an assistant media buyer at the Dallas office of SpotPlus. There, she was involved in the placement and ongoing management of advertising for national clients such as Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Coors and Saturn.
Peter Greenberger has joined New Media Strategies’ public affairs practice. In his new position, Greenberger will manage business development efforts at the Arlington firm. Adam Dubitsky has joined the business development team. NMS has also hired Jenni Collins and Moira Curran as online brand manager and project manager, respectively. Collins was marketing manager at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Curran was a senior account executive at LaForce + Stevens in New York.