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ILLINOIS
Executive vice president Don Brashears added the title of general manager at Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago, overseeing day-to-day operations of the agency.
Jack Trytten joined Michael Myers & Associates in Chicago as director of marketing and account management.
Leo Burnett in Chicago promoted Amy Hoffar to manager of corporate affairs and Lena Peterson to associate manager of public relations. Clive Sirkin was elected a senior vice president at the agency.
Tracy Zirin and David Kissel were elected vice presidents at DDB Needham Chicago.
Foote, Cone & Belding in Chicago promoted Ted Ellet to media supervisor, Bryan Kirkland to media supervisor and Beth Stebner to associate media director.
Davies, Pacheco & Murphy Advertising in Oak Brook Terrace hired Karen Marzec as an account coordinator.
Michael Wilcox joined Omnia Marketing and Design in Rockford as a production artist. Ann Ibarra was promoted to media/account coordinator.
Molly Watson joined Dragonette in Chicago as an account supervisor.
New at Giant Step in Chicago are chief financial officer Michael Ruffalo, vice president of account management Steven Weinswig and director of creative development Mark Rattlin.
Chuck Casto and Mamoru Ohara joined Edelman Public Relations in Chicago as vice presidents in the healthcare division.
INDIANA
Peter Pitts was promoted to senior vice president at Montgomery Zukerman Davis in Indianapolis.
MICHIGAN
Amy Lauter joined J.R. Thompson Co. in Farmington Hills as a client service administrator.
Keena McVey joined Eisbrenner Public Relations in Troy as an assistant account executive.
BBDO Detroit promoted Kelly Matthews to account coordinator on the national Dodge truck account and Richelle Dade to general accounts coordinator. The agency also hired Mike Miller to work on Dodge brand advertising.
Rebecca Clout was promoted to senior account executive at D'Arcy Masius Benton Bowles Public Relations in Troy.
On its Ford account, J. Walter Thompson, Detroit, promoted Gary LaMont to senior partner, creative director, and Katherine Aboud to creative services director. Named partners at the agency were Cathy Condit, Paul Dalpiaz, Kerry Doyle, Mike Eckstein, Dave Garant, David Joyce, Bob Laperriere and Kevin Smith.
MINNESOTA
David Dasenbrock joined Bozell Kamstra in Minneapolis as partner in charge of media.
Beth Bassett was promoted to account supervisor at Carrot, the direct marketing and sales promotion arm of Martin/Williams, Minneapolis.
Cincy Owens and Ivan Maramis joined Creative Resource Center in Eden Prairie as senior account executive and interface designer, respectively.
Jane Hendrickson joined Periscope Marketing Communications in Minneapolis as an associate media director.
New at Whitney Morse Communications in Minneapolis are art director Paul Afong Jr., account executive Julie Garlock and copywriter/sound designer Mike Whitney.
MISSOURI
New at Kuhn & Wittenborn in Kansas City are senior account executive Jeni Umbarger, associate art director Catherine Siegel, account coordinator Patrick Fagan, account coordinator Julie O'Rourke, account coordinator Ryan Ressler and accounts payable coordinator Rhonda Thurman.
Molly Sims was promoted to senior vice president/group account director on the M&M/Mars account at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in St. Louis.
Bernstein-Rein Advertising in Kansas City hired media buyer Renee Napierala, assistant media buyers David McGuire and Michele Geraldi, assistant account executive Lisa Franko and library assistant Joan Thomas.
NKH&W in Kansas City promoted Todd McArtor to creative supervisor, Jack Swearengin to creative supervisor, Todd Rein to broadcast buying supervisor, Trent Patterson to senior copywriter, Kim Talge to senior media planner, Dan Gier to copywriter and Dan Kiefer to art director.
Aaron Belz, Eric Costello, Derek Odegard and Jon Varner joined The Zipatoni Co. in St. Louis to develop Zipatoni Digital, a new digital media business unit.
OHIO
Pam Brosch joined Hensley Segal Renschler in Cincinnati as chief financial officer.
Michael Roth joined Anthony Thomas Aftermarketing (formerly Anthony Thomas Advertising) in Akron as partner and marketing consultant.
New at Liggett-Stashower Public Relations in Cleveland are program manager Schulyer Kidd, administrative assistant Chris Coulter and account coordinator Diana McBeth. Chris Baldwin was promoted to senior program manager at the agency.