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CONNECTICUT

LifeCare.com, a Westport provider of workplace services that increase productivity and efficiency and reduce absenteeism, turnover and stress, named J. David Mahder executive vice president/chief marketing officer. Mahder, who was previously chief marketing officer of GE Financial Assurance, will lead the overall planning, management and coordination of marketing, sales, account services, communications and business development efforts.

MAINE

Burgess Advertising, Portland, promoted Judy Katzel to senior vice president of account services, Kitty Wilbur to creative director and Ken Hallee to senior art director.

Woodbury & Morse Advertising expanded its core services by hiring Kim Huard and Angela Smith to handle marketing and public relations, respectively. Prior to joining Woodbury & Morse, the duo worked at DW Group, where Huard was vice president of client development and Smith served as public relations manager.

MASSACHUSETTS

Sterling Hager, Watertown, promoted Jim Joyal from executive vice president to president. He will report to Sterling Hager, who remains chairman and CEO of the public relations agency, with a focus on the agency's global service initiatives, specifically throughout Europe.

Pohly & Partners, Boston, hired Drusilla Pratt-Otto as chief financial officer, Madalena Gomes as senior accountant, Todd Conly as account manager, Denise McQuaid as production manager, Christina Tassie as advertising sales coordinator, Tisha Clifford as operations coordinator, and Karin Denison as an editorial assistant.

Digitas, Boston, promoted David Edelman to executive vice president. Edelman, who will be responsible for the development of Digitas' financial services practice, joined Digitas in September 1999 as senior vice president, group director and led the company's global relationship with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, hired vice president, management supervisor Patricia Cmielewski; vice president, group media director David Reid; vice president, management supervisor, interactive Stephen St. Mary; interactive work flow manager Lauren Ofria; interactive work flow coordinator Katie Flatley; interactive media planner Alison Belli; media supervisor Noreen Singer; assistant media planner Amanda Tellier; media payables coordinator Adilla Silva; production biller Nancy Freeman; billing coordinator Nicole Taglieri; people and culture manager Melissa Rose; account supervisor Michael Flynn; account executives Meredith East, Lauren D'Angelo, Danielle DeSiato and Renee Holleran; assistant account executives Karen Glickman and Tripp Boyle; account coordinators Kate Connelly, Geoff Lamont and Jaime Mcglaughlin; administrative assistants Natalie Marabello and Rachel Gilman; senor copywriter Dave Sandstedt; junior copywriters Brian Jeffrey and Jim Bell; traffic manager John Bromley; traffic coordinator Sara Gansheimer; scanning operator Chris Gerahty; technical support analyst Ariel Schotz; consultant Brian Lash; daycare teacher Jessica Pride; assistant daycare teacher Alison Ray and receptionist Sally Riley.

CGN Marketing & Creative Services, Boston, promoted Dana Wantman to vice president, account supervisor. He currently manages the Chevy Chase Bank account and recently helped launch the bank's online services.

Clarke Goward, Boston, hired Hal Pickel as an art director, Joe Pulzone as senior production manager, Mike Sullivan as a designer, Sarah Redman as a media planner and Stacey Gordon as a traffic manager.

Triple Dot Communications, a youth marketing agency in Boston, promoted Sarah Mann to vice president of account services. She will oversee the Monster.com, Groove Networks and StudentUniverse.com accounts. The agency also hired Michael Taylor, formerly with Cambridge sports media company Fuxito, as vice president of account services. Triple Dot sister company Y-Access hired former McKay Communications account planner Alisha Kolski as account manager.

Direct Results Group, Boston, promoted Walter Bumford to vice president, creative director and Amanda Puglisi to senior graphic designer.

The Portico Group, Lexington, named Martha Keeley as vice president, working on clients including Advanced Technology Ventures, Cambridge Incubator and Endius.

Courion Corp., a developer of self-service identity management software in Framingham, appointed Thomas Rose vice president of marketing.

Vested Development, Woburn, appointed Beth Parker vice president of marketing. She joins the company from NetGenesis, where she was director of marketing communications.

Square One, Boston, hired Lindy Aldrich as an account supervisor. She previously spent three years with Mullen, Wenham, most recently as senior account executive.

Bravo! Marketing hired Debra Franklin as account manager at its newly opened Boston office. She is the office's first hire and will work on IDC.

Red 98, Boston, added Tina Barrett as a project director. She previously worked as a marketing manager at WinWin.com. The digital communications company also hired former Staples.com project manager John Dupuis as a project director.

Eduventures.com, a provider of market data and competitive intelligence to the education and training industry, appointed Lisa Lange director of marketing. Lange will manage the Boston company's marketing strategy and team. She was previously the director of marketing and corporate communications for The Taylor Research & Consulting Group.

Miller/Shandwick Technologies promoted Jen Fennell to account supervisor, counsel analyst relations; Amy Ecker and Anne Coyle each to senior account executive; and Craig Martin to account executive.

Agnew Carter/MS&L, Boston, hired Amy Sullivan as an account executive and Rob Halpin and Russell Crisp each as assistant account executive. Sullivan previously held media relations positions with Brodeur Worldwide and Fidelity Investments, while Halpin joins from TheJelly Public Relations and Crisp comes from Edelman Public Relations Worldwide.

Tepperman/Ray Associates, Andover, promoted Christine Mackey to multimedia designer and Phoebe Smith to designer.

Tweeter, Canton, hired Kate Monaghan as public relations manager. She previously worked for Lois Paul & Partners on the Lotus account.

Schneider & Associates, Boston, added Kim Vinick and Sarah Whitmore as account coordinators to its corporate communications group. Vinick will work on clients such as The Automation Partnership and Welch's, while Whitmore's clients will include Philips Analytical, Willey Brothers and Omni Foods.

Morrissey & Co., Boston, appointed Kerry Murphy and Margaret Brady each as associate and Allison Rumsey as office manager/associate. Murphy was previously an account manager at Regan Communications, managing the activities of accounts such as Boston Harbor Cruises, Legal Sea Foods and the Boston Wine Expo, while Brady worked as an associate at Cunningham Communications on the Motorola account. Rumsey most recently was a marketing and public relations assistant at a Boston-based architecture firm.

Arnold Worldwide, Boston, promoted Cindy Lovell to management supervisor on Volkswagen ; Ross O'Donovan to management supervisor on McDonald's; Colette McNulty to account supervisor on Ocean Spray; Denise Ott to assistant account executive on Marshall Fields; and Jennifer Stott to assistant account executive on Volkswagen. The agency also hired Amanda Johnson as management supervisor; Lance Koenig as account supervisor; Rebecca Luber as director of public relations; Elizabeth McQuaid as account coordinator; Deidre McPherson as a planning coordinator for Arnold's Consumer Insight Group; Owen O'Malley as account coordinator; Jessica Longley as an assistant media planner on Royal Caribbean; Natasha Longo as an assistant media planner on Titleist; Erin Martterer as an assistant media planner on McDonald's; Kaitlyn Enright as a network assistant on American Legacy Foundation; and Ani Boghossian as an assistant media planner on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health account.

Lowe Grob Health & Science, Cambridge, appointed Richard Durishin as account supervisor. He joins the agency from Adheris, where he served as vice president of pharmaceutical marketing.

Miller Consulting Group, Boston, appointed Amy Cahoon director of human resources and Robert Rosa as director of finance.

Trinity Communications, Boston, named Robert Conroy business manager. He previously worked at John Hancock Financial Services as a Hyperion project manager and financial consultant.

Q2 Brand Intelligence hired former Papa Gino's vice president of marketing Michael Murphy as managing director and COO for its newly opened Boston division. The brand research and business strategy company also added Eric Hanin and Rachel Magni as senior brand strategists.

MarketMAX, a Danvers provider of multichannel, collaborative merchandise planning services, hired Claudia Silon as director of marketing. She will be responsible for creating and directing the company's brand strategy, integrated marketing communications efforts and Internet presence, as well as managing relations with agencies, the media and analysts. Silon joins MarketMAX from Furniture.com.

Cone, Boston, hired former GTECH director of corporate communications Julie Fenton as vice president; former GTECH community relations specialist Kristian Darigan as an associate; former CBS News chief desk assistant Sarah Delaney as an associate; and Kristen Gillin and Megan Guillet as associates.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bedford Granite Group, Bedford, hired Karin Crosbie as production manager. She will be responsible for trafficking jobs, vendor correspondence and invoicing, organizing radio and television talent, and researching marketing quotes for clients.

RHODE ISLAND

John Fitzpatrick has joined the WLNE/ABC 6 sales team in Providence as an account executive, charged with developing new business for the ABC television affiliate serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.