Robinson & Maites promoted Lisa Harriss to vice president of production services and Richard Taylor to account director in its Chicago office.
Marketing Support, Chicago, promoted Brandy Blickhan to account manager.
Kimberly Crisanti joined GreenHouse Communications in Chicago as executive vice president and director of client service.
DDB Chicago hired senior producers Darryl Manuel and Kevin James and executive producer Christopher Bing.
DraftWorldwide, Chicago, hired Stacy Shaw as executive vice president, managing director, and Leslie Chill as vice president, group director for strategic planning and research. The agency promoted Doris Ferraro to senior vice president, group account director, Kari Peters to vice president, group account director and Lori Taylor to senior vice president, group account director.
Norton Rubble & Mertz Advertising, Chicago, added four new employees: Brian Quinn is a copywriter, Rebecca Bates joined as a production assistant, Ansarie Harris is a media buyer/planner and Kristin Skurkis was named an assistant account executive.
Duffey, Petrosky & Company, Southfield, added Gary Belgrave as executive vice president, director of brand development.
In Kalamazoo, Stap hired Penny Hook as a traffic manager and Gary Cronkhite as associate creative director/senior art director.
Tripp Advertising added two new account people to its public relations division. Gustave Alexson is a public relations supervisor and Jamie Calvey is a public relations account executive in the Minneapolis office.
Nancy Hansen joined Russell & Herder, Brainerd, as an account manager.
Susan Kerber joined Bolin Marketing and Advertising as vice president, director of client services in Minneapolis.
Becky Bongard, Jennifer Bursell, Julie Gagliano and Joe King were each promoted to account manager at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis. Also, Jaye Peterson was promoted to account leader at the agency.
Callis & Associates, Sedalia, added Stu Gressley to its staff as a marketing strategist.
Pattie Torrence has assumed the title of president at Unger Sletten & Associates in St. Louis. She replaces Rich Unger who recently retired. Ken Cheney joined the agency's staff as art director.
Score Interactive hired Harold Blackorby III as a Web designer/programmer. Kitty Freeman joined as project manager.
Promoted at Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City are: jj Peterson, to vice president/group buying director, and Kristen Ashner, to vice pres-ident/account supervisor.
Jack Brown joined Integrated Marketing Solutions in Lincoln as a senior partner heading new business development.
Debbie Davidson-Effler joined HSR Business to Business in Cincinnati as a senior copywriter.
Natalie Bunevich was promoted to senior account executive at Lord, Sullivan & Yoder in Columbus. Nancy Barr and Neil Mortine were elected to the agency's board of directors.
Jeff Tritt joined The Rojek Marketing Group as vice president. He joins the Cleveland consultancy from SBC Advertising in Columbus.
Northlich promoted David Robinson to management supervisor and Todd Sebastian to vice president of account services. Beth Harrison was promoted to media planner/buyer, Rachel Janoff to account manager and Mischel Schonberg to account supervisor. The Cincinnati shop also promoted Sandhya Ballal to project director, Abby Krout-Beyke to account manager/project director and Marc Mason to account manager. New at the agency are group director Jennifer Dowdall, account manager Megan Hirsh and digital technology architect Chris Rothgeb.
Libby Perszyk Kathman in Cincinnati hired associate account executive Regina Kramer, account coordinator Michael Wintrob and quality assurance coordinator Kelly Hoard.
Malone Advertising promoted Kandi Reed to account executive in its home office of Akron. Teece Huber was promoted to assistant account executive.
Also in Akron, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates added Lisa Haymon to its account management team.
Ron Perszewski joined Bader Rutter & Associates as an account executive in the Milwaukee agency's public relations group. Greg Baldwin was promoted to account executive.
Wisconsin Direct Marketing Association named Grant Johnson its Direct Marketer of the Year. Johnson is president of Johnson Direct in Brookfield.
Shawn Holpfer joined Sprecher Bertalot & Company in Milwaukee as a junior director.
Scott Manning joined DuFour Advertising in Sheboygan as account executive.
Nelson & Schmidt Marketing Communications hired Peggy Johnson as direct marketing coordinator in Milwaukee.
Mike Stodola joined Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln as a senior art director. He previously had stints with Bozell Worldwide in Omaha and BVK/McDonald in Milwaukee.