The Hartford Courant has promoted Sylvia Chavez Sitters to director of advertising and marketing from director of marketing and strategic planning, Nancy Stimac to classified advertising director from classified advertising manager, Susan Faust from regional advertising sales manager to senior regional advertising sales manager and Lisa Johnson to consumer marketing director from assistant marketing director.
Mason & Madison in New Haven has tapped Wanda Whitson as account supervisor and Donald Martelli as assistant account executive, both in its Boston office.
Wickersham Hunt Schwantner in Boston has promoted Lindsay Himstead and Amy Paxon to vice presidents and account group directors from vice presidents and management supervisors, Martin Stadtmueller to vice president and associate creative director from vice president and copywriter, Chris Castagnola to vice president and senior copywriter from senior copywriter, Michael McDonough to management supervisor from account supervisor and Jeff Pontes to account executive from assistant account executive.
Orsatti & Partners in Boston has named Suzanne Knutson partner. She joined the agency two years ago as director of database marketing.
Sterling Hager in Watertown has promoted Susan Licciardi to senior account manager from account manager and Gillian Farquhar and Lucianna Castro to senior account executives from account executives.
Eva Booth has been tapped as creative director of Birmingham Associates Communications Public Relations & Advertising in Boston.
Sandi Boyd has been advanced to partner and co-principal of Eclipse Marketing Group in Needham from vice president, production and creative services.
Tanya Bazlamit has joined Allen & Gerritsen in Watertown as marketing manager. She was most recently account manager at Ingalls in Boston.
Devine & Pearson in Quincy has hired Victor Park as senior designer, multimedia. Park was senior graphic designer with Shepard Quraeshi Associates in Boston.
NewsEdge Corp. in Burlington has hired Mike Pastor and Stephanie Delaney for its Newspage online branch.
Boston-based Arnold Communications has promoted Jennifer Hardie to assistant producer from assistant business affairs manager. The agency also has hired Amy Anselmo as assistant producer, broadcast traffic.
Arnold Direct in Boston has tapped Diego Vaccarezza as associate media director and Sarah Cooper as assistant account executive. It also has promoted Rachel Rosetti to senior account executive and new business manager from account executive and Lori Lombardo to assistant media planner from media and management coordinator.
Greater Media in Boston has named Peter Smyth group vice president of radio. Smyth was senior vice president and regional general manager.
Community Newspaper Co. in Needham has appointed Bob Unger editor in chief of its metro unit. Unger most recently served as executive editor of the News-Press in St. Joseph, Mo.
Boston-based Partners & Simons has promoted Lori Boudrow to assistant to the president from receptionist. The agency also has hired John Westgate as director of new media design from Black Bean Studios and Melanie Kitchener as receptionist.
Lori Williams has joined Pro Media in Natick as vice president and director of planning. Williams most recently served as associate media director at Mullen in Wenham. Pro Media also has promoted David Jammal to media buyer from media assistant and Stephanie Sarian to senior media buyer from media buyer.
Carat Freeman in Newton has named Ali Nazem media supervisor, Angela Nguyen media coordinator, Christine Bennett and Amy Lynn Carlisle media coordinators, Scott Ginsburg assistant planner and Jennifer Valentino executive assistant. The agency also has promoted Stephanie Lang to assistant media planner from media coordinator, Lori Ruben to senior planner from planner, Jennifer Woo to assistant media planner from media coordinator and Michael Nicholas to senior planner from planner.
Emerald Square in North Attleboro has appointed Heidi Briggs marketing coordinator. Briggs previously served as manager, sales representative for The Pastry Gourmet, also in North Attleboro.
RDW Group in Providence has hired Tara Brewster and Denise Van Bennekum as account executives. Brewster, who will work on the Cybex International, Roger Williams Park Zoo and Amica Mutual Insurance accounts, was most recently with Gtech in West Greenwich. Van Bennekum, who comes from the Massachusetts Medical Society, will work on the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Keystone Associates and South County Hospital accounts.
WPRI-TV in Providence has named Jim King anchor. He was most recently weekend anchor for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.