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ALABAMA

Beo Ticheli Productions in Birmingham has designated B.J. Hamner director of marketing.

Rich Smyth has been promoted from vice president and director of advertising to vice president and publisher at Southern Living magazine, which is published in Birmingham. Greg Keyes has been named senior vice president and will oversee sales, marketing and custom publishing operations at the consumer periodical. Sister publication Southern Accents has appointed Courtney Cook account manager on its New York sales staff. Oxmoor House, the books division of the magazines' parent Southern Progress Corp., has tapped Brian Carnahan vice president and publisher.

FLORIDA

St. John & Partners Advertising & Public Relations has hired Bruce Ligon as vice president and director of its media services department. Prior to joining the Jacksonville-based agency, Ligon was director of media at WestWayne in Atlanta and Trone Advertising in Greensboro, N.C. Ryan Ali, a recent Florida State University graduate, has joined the shop as a media planning assistant. Katie Heimke has moved up to art director in the creative department.

Teasdale Enterprises of Arts and Media has made two executive promotions. David Hickman has progressed to vice president and creative director. Sue Pospishil is now vice president of marketing at the Tampa agency.

GEORGIA

Fahlgren Advertising in Atlanta has assigned seven staffers to its entertainment division. Senior account executive Tonya Tedrick has transferred from Fahlgren's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office, and will handle regional publicity and promotions for MGM and DreamWorks. Account executive Carrie Steedly, previously marketing director for SFX Entertainment in Atlanta, will handle similar duties for New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features and Theater of the Stars. Hilary Parsons, Beth Brockman, Kristen Sugg and Lucy Jones have been named junior account executives. Felicia Coover has been hired as a department coordinator.

In Atlanta, 360i.com has promoted Erin Greenwald to media director and hired Katie Whitney as an account manager.

David Jackson has advanced to creative director at The Morrison Agency in Atlanta.

Rishal Dinkins-Stanciel has joined Russell Athletic Team Sports in Atlanta as senior marketing manager for women's sports.

Austin Kelley Advertising in Atlanta has promoted account coordinator Ivy Sale to assistant account manager.

Kilgannon McReynolds has promoted assistant media planner Angela Colwell to online media planner. The Atlanta agency has hired Sharon Ryan as production manager, LaFonda Ford as assistant media planner and Melvin Clements as Internet marketing assistant.

Atlanta's Cole Henderson Drake has promoted Debra Sercy to vice president and client service director, Bret Berman to vice president of finance, Lucy Glancy to director of communications, Carla Johnson and April Mathis to client services managers, Cynthia Brown to accounts payable manager, Jennifer Callway to client services coordinator and Jamila Brady to accounting assistant. New employees include copywriter Lindy Gross, senior client service manager Alayna Oram, director of media planning Nicole McNair, administrative coordinator Christy Andrews, client services coordinator Angela McGinty, media assistant Lisa Dunwell, new business coordinator Raine Crumpler and client services coordinator Wesley Kohl.

Paige Novack has joined Atlanta's Broadus & Associates as account executive.

Meggan Allen and Misty Register have become assistant account executives at point b in Atlanta.

Libby Goldschmidt has arrived at The Weather Channel in Atlanta as director of consumer marketing.

LastMinuteTravel.com in Atlanta has appointed Elizabeth Ann Ward senior vice president of strategic alliances.

Atlanta post-production house VTA has added Chris Barber to its staff as editor and digital artist

MARYLAND

Ruggieri Photography, Silver Spring-based parent organization of three traditional and digital photographic operations, has appointed Catherine Gaffney Steiner executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Strategix in Baltimore has assigned Robert Rusnak to the post of assistant account executive.

Frank & Associates in Ellicott City has added Marjorie Valin as vice president for business development and client services. Valin was previously senior vice president for communcations and online initiatives at the American Advertising Federation in Washington, D.C.

The Campbell Group has enlisted Libba Kelly and Ginny Leith as production artists at its Baltimore headquarters.

NORTH CAROLINA

Corder Philips & Wilson in Charlotte has welcomed three staff members: account executive Christina Schafer and account coordinators Anna Arnold and Alicia Lowry.

Tim Rodriguez has joined van Schouwen Associates in Greensboro as a new business specialist. For the past 17 years, Rodriguez has served in various positions at Dun & Bradstreet, most recently as a senior account executive.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aimee Agee has joined Lesnik Himmelsbach Wilson Hearl & Hirsch in Myrtle Beach as a copywriter.

VIRGINIA

Ron Owens, senior vice president of strategic marketing at Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens Advertising in Arlington, has been named to the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Smithsonian has appointed Jill Reid Mullan and Meryle Lowen advertising sales representatives at its New York office.

Griffin & Co. has promoted Mary Hackman to media relations manager.