Lynne Henson has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the Wallis Group, Tulsa, and gains an equity stake.
Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth, has promoted Kimberly Speairs to senior vice president of account services.
McCormick Advertising has elevated Mary Coyne to vice president and general manager of the agency's Amarillo office.
Rapp Collins Worldwide/Dallas has added Urvashi Pitre as vice president and director of Infoworks, the agency's data analytics division. Pitre was most recently director of the decision science and the database marketing team at The Associates.
Creative Civilization—An Aguilar Agency has named Joseph Guerra associate creative director at the San Antonio agency. Most recently, Guerra served as president and chief executive officer of Guerra y Pena Asociados in Laredo.
Bozell Kamstra in Irving has made several new hires. Michael Lehman, formerly media research director at Levenson & Hill, has been tapped as media director. Charlotte Fawn-Meade has been recruited as senior account executive with responsibilities for Ashton Woods Dallas and new business development. She was previously with The Hall Agency. Jillian Farley, Brooke Sullivan and Stacey Williams have joined the agency as account coordinators on the Army National Guard business.
Tonic Software, Houston, has hired Gwen Smith as director of public relations.
Bates Southwest, Houston has added print traffic manager Tony Castillo. Castillo joins Bates from Alvin Guggenheim & Associates. The agency has also added broadcast media buyer Pamela Adkins and broadcast assistant Emma Torgersen. Misty Cryer has progressed to graphics manager, Carrie Licatovich has moved up to senior production manager, and Tina Norwood has advanced to senior traffic manager.
Showcase Digital Productions, Dallas, has hired Greg Kiernan as creative editor.
Theresa Lord has joined the staff of WarrenCordes+, Austin, as account executive for clients including rateGenius, Matrix.Net and The Kernel Group. She previously served as a project manager at Temerlin McClain.
Brad Ashton, executive creative director, and Daniel Frazier, director of brand planning, have both been elevated to senior partners at J. Walter Thompson, Houston. Also awarded partner status are account director Mark Haynes, senior art director Greg Kewekordis and associate creative director Jerome Smith.
Bryan Rickelman and Casey Miller have joined Krause Associates, Dallas, from Temerlin McClain as art director and account coordinator, respectively. James Madsen, formerly at Underground Creative, has arrived as art director. Stacy Bennett, most recently at McCann-Erickson's Houston office, has been named senior media planner and buyer. Account supervisor Kim McRee, account coordinator Shelly Robinson and print production manager Fancy Montoya have joined the agency from Saunders-Ream.
Kristie Stewart has become an account executive at The Albrecht Agency, Houston. Stewart most recently served as a marketing analyst at Brand Imagination.
The Bagwell Agency, Dallas, has signed Latoya Hemphill as public relations and Internet specialist.