FCB New York has made known the promotions of both Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer from senior vice president/group creative director to executive vice president/group creative director. The team has been at FCB New York since 1996, and has been responsible for the creative work on various agency accounts, which include Pepsi new products, Vlasic pickles, Sunbeam's Mr. Coffee, Nabisco's Oreo, SnackWell's and Fig Newtons, and a new public-service campaign to encourage the safe storage of handguns. Copywriter Greenberg, 41, and art director Meyer, 44, have also played a vital role in many successful new business pitches at the agency.
Oasis in New York has named Kevin Bowra interactive marketing director. He previously worked as senior manager, marketing systems at Nabisco.
Ryan Communications has named JoAnn Rhoads production director. Prior to joining the Syracuse-based agency, she was manager—graphic purchasing for Carrier Corp. in Syracuse.
MTV: Music Television in New York has made known three new appointments to its program enterprises team. Heidi Eskenazi has been named vice president, licensing; she was previously global director of licensing at MTV. Paul White has been promoted to director, licensing; he formerly served as manager, consumer products for MTV. Preston Lewis has arrived as director, marketing and retail, program enterprises; he most recently worked as director of marketing of home video at HBO. Additionally, Salli Frattini has been promoted to senior vice president/ executive in charge of production at MTV; she was previously vice president/executive in charge of production.
Crunch Fitness International has appointed Patrick Diaz chief financial and administrative officer. He arrives at the New York-based company from Statoil Energy, where he was senior vice president and chief accounting officer.
Phase2Media has named Tom Berry vice president, advertising sales at the New York-based company's Detroit office, a new position. He was most recently at Turner Broadcasting as vice president, entertainment and sports sales team in Detroit. His appointment is effective immediately.
SMA Realtime in New York has appointed Edvardo Bissiccio senior vice president. In this role, he will spearhead new business development and oversee all marketing efforts for the full-service production house, among other duties.
The New York office of Baltimore-based Trahan, Burden & Charles has hired Pamela Spengler-Jaffee as an account supervisor, working on Singapore Tourism and Regus Business Centres. Most recently, she was a senior account executive at Dunwoodie Communications in New York.
A&E Television Networks in New York has promoted Bill Harris to senior vice president, production and network operations. He previously served as vice president, production and network operations.
21st Century Marketing in Farmingdale has promoted Rita Newcombe to sales coordinator. She previously worked as an executive assistant.
Spontaneous Combustion in New York has appointed Roe Bressan managing director. She joins the company from Red Car, where for the last eight years she served as New York managing director.
Wolff Olins in New York has hired eight new staffers. Richard Smith has been named creative director; he previously worked as creative director of graphic design and corporate identity at Siegelgale. Robin Plotkin has been named senior consultant; prior to joining the brand consultancy, she held a senior consultant position at Siegelgale. Richard Karsten and Peter Diamond have joined as senior account directors; Kar-sten was previously a founder and partner of Hadtke, and Diamond was most recently an account director at Young & Rubicam, serving clients such as AT&T, Mattel and Colgate-Palmolive. Stephanie Jamison has been appointed a senior account manager; she was formerly senior marketing manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways. Craig Dobie and Sandra Hill have joined as lead creatives; they both formerly worked as design directors at Interbrand. John Yarusi has been named senior business development manager; he arrives from Christopher Johnson & Associates, where he served as director of business development.
Editor Renny Maslow has joined Editing Concepts' roster. Prior to arriving at the New York company, he worked at Northern Lights Post in New York.
The Estée Lauder Cos. in New York has named Sally Susman senior vice president, global communications, effective Nov. 1. She will succeed Mary Linder, who has resigned from her full-time position to become a communications consultant to the Estée Lauder Cos. on emerging business issues. Linder will stay on through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition, and will take up her new role on Jan. 2. Susman was most recently vice president, worldwide corporate affairs and communications at American Express.
Departures magazine, part of the American Express Publishing Corp. in New York, has appointed Marla Nitke marketing director, effective immediately. She replaces Ed Ventimiglia, who was recently promoted to associate publisher of the magazine. Before joining Departures, Nitke worked at Mondera.com in New York, where she created and managed all aspects of corporate communications and oversaw all brand-development initiatives as marketing communica- tions director.
Gary Savoy has been named national director of partnerships at Worth Interactive. Prior to joining the New York-based digital-media company, he served as the sales manager for GO2Net.
ComGroup, located in Syracuse, has named Olivia Bradley a production artist. She previously was a production and customer service representative at Syracuse Color Graphics.
Jeanine Natriello has joined the New York sales staff of Mutual Funds magazine as an account manager. She previously worked as publisher of University Business magazine.
Gianettino & Meredith has promoted Sheri Heckel to vice president, associate creative director/art. She was most recently associate creative director/art at the Short Hills-based agency. In addition, the agency has named Eric Medhus art director on the ShopRite account. He was formerly an advertising design supervisor at Grand Union.
The Harrington Group Marketing & Communications has appointed Thomas Kuhn vice president, new business development. Before joining the Morristown-based shop, he ran his own marketing-consulting agency, Brand-Aid.
The Sawtooth Group in Woodbridge has hired three new staffers and promoted one. Jeannine Meegan has been named an account executive; she previously worked as an account executive on the Sprint and Goldman Sachs accounts at Grey Direct. Dawn Rataski has been appointed an ac-count supervisor; she previously worked at Spring, O'Brien, where she was a senior account executive working on Tourist Office of Spain and the Microsoft quarterly magazine accounts. Joyce Frommer has arrived as an account supervisor; she formerly was an account manager at Keyes Martin. Meegan, Rataski and Frommer will be servicing the Coldwell Banker account. Katherine Dugan has been pro- moted to assistant account executive; she had been a traffic coordinator since joining Sawtooth in June. Dugan will assist on the Homewood Suites by Hilton and Peterson's Thompson Learning accounts.
The Star Group in Cherry Hill has named Joy Jordan an account supervisor; she will oversee day-to-day client service for Valley National Bank. She joins the agency from Mellon Bank, where she served as assistant vice president in the marketing department.
Edward Hurley has been appointed chief technology officer at DVCi Technologies in Morristown, the e-solutions practice area of DVC Group. He most recently worked as a practice manager at Automated Concepts.
Jeff Chase has been named partner and promoted to vice presi-dent, business development at R&J Integrated Marketing Communi-cations. He most recently served as director of business development at the Parsippany-based agency.
David Huehnergarth has joined Gillespie's advertising division as senior vice president. He is re- sponsible for the Princeton-based agency's strategic analysis and development and oversees accounts such as Cushman & Wakefield, Justballs.com, Metris and Lucent. He returns to Gillespie, where he worked five years before, after serving with Red Tettemer in Nar- berth, Pa., as senior account director on Comcast. In addition, Gretchen Ramsey has joined Gillespie's public relations division as national me-dia relations director. She is re-sponsible for managing national media placements and public- ity for agency clients that include the American Pet Products Manufac turers Association and American Re-Insurance, among others.
Schubert Communications has hired Jennifer Kurowski as a junior copywriter. Prior to arriving at the Downingtown-based shop, she served as student executive copy director of Creative Services Workshop, a student-run advertising agency located at Temple University in Philadelphia, and was also an advertising intern at Magarick & Associates in Philadelphia.
Sharon Patterson has been appointed public relations account executive at Reese & Associates. Before arriving at the Wyomissing-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm, she served as the founder and publisher of the local parenting newspaper, About Kids of Berks County.
Matt Lecorchick has joined Weyerhaeuser Fine Paper in Valley Forge as an account manager for the Eastern zone. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a senior field sales representative at the P.H. Glatfelter Co.LARRY BUSACCA