D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, New York, named Elizabeth Gildersleeve executive vice president, worldwide group account director. She will work primarily on the agency's global branding effort for Ernst & Young. Previously, she served as worldwide director on Merck's Merial business at J. Walter Thompson, also New York.
Bozell Worldwide in New York elevated two staffers to partner posts. Lenny Hickey is now partner, creative, on Bell Atlantic Mobile and Lycos. Tom Millar becomes partner, creative, responsible for Bell Atlantic Mobile work in the New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets.
Ammirati Puris Lintas, New York, named Cheryl Bailey chief strategy officer. She had been executive director, planning and research.
Prime Access, New York, promoted Mark Wilson to account supervisor from account executive.
Christopher Proud was named art director at Crawford Advertising, Syracuse. Previously, he was a graphic designer for the State University of New York at Oswego's auxiliary services department.
Mark Russell & Associates, Syracuse, promoted Jeff Salanger to chief financial officer and Robert Conrad to senior public relations account executive. Shannon Moth was also hired as an assistant account executive.
The New York office of Western Initiative Media Worldwide has elevated Kerry Colleran to account executive, promotional broadcast services. She had been an assistant account executive.
Jennifer Nabors was appointed director of client services at Jill Glover Creative Services, New York. She had been an account supervisor at Toth Design and Advertising.
The Healthcare Marketing & Communications Council, New York, elected its 1999 board of directors. Nancy Larsen, president, ProMedica Communications, was elected president of the HMCC and Gary Gyss, president and publisher, International Medical News Group, was named president-elect.
Wolf Direct, Buffalo, welcomed Laura Berberich as an account executive. Most recently, she worked in that capacity at Prime Direct.
Eric Mower and Associates, Buffalo, elevated Sandra Gingerich to partner and director of account services. She had been a management supervisor. Jon Boal was also promoted to director, direct marketing services and Susan Thomas advanced to senior account supervisor.
The Television Bureau of Advertising, New York, added two staffers. Blanca McKenna was named director, marketing research and Scott Tillitt was appointed marketing communications consultant.
Elkman/Alexander & Partners, Philadelphia, added four staffers: Scott Wynn as art director, Victoria Lupica as senior account executive, Matthew Knoff as account executive and Dana Gafarian as production assistant.
Tierney & Partners, Philadelphia, promoted Victoria Constantino to account executive and Dave Ryan to senior media planner. Also, Ron Neugass joined the firm as a senior account executive; Sean Reardon was hired as a media coordinator; and Loren Shulman was appointed an assistant account executive.
Dorland Sweeney Jones hired three staffers in its Philadelphia office. Lou Ares joined the firm as vice president, strategic marketing; Kim Masson was named controller; and Donna Tabb was hired as finance supervisor.
Devon Direct Marketing & Advertising, Philadelphia, added Sarah Magrino as an account director.
She most recently served as a direct response copywriter at The Franklin Mint.
Rudy Banny joined The Neiman Group, Harrisburg, as vice president, executive creative director. He was previously vice president, creative director at Grant/Jacoby, Chicago.
Angelique Quinn, an account executive at Praxis Communications in Huntingdon Valley, was named treasurer of the Business Marketing Association's Philadelphia chapter.
Winters Advertising, McMurray, added two staffers. Maury Burgwin was named vice president, account development director and Denise Henn was hired as an account executive.
Harmelin Media, Bala Cynwyd, promoted six staffers: Nicole Sabatini, Laurieanne Morris and Rebecca Davis to senior media planner/buyer; and Kristen Thompson Imms, Jen Solano and Brad Youtz to junior buyer.
Trade Dimensions, Wilton, promoted Marianne Frasco to vice president, business development from director of business development.
Lisa Medeiros joined MCS Advertising & Production, West Hartford, as an account coordinator. She was a project manager at Media Network Advertising in Morris Plains, N.J.