Lori Martin has been named president of HLA Advertising and Public Relations in Tampa. Martin, previously vice president of account services, has been with the agency six years. She succeeds Ralph Campbell, who assumes the chairmanship. Also, Kim Thomason has been appointed vice president of creative and granted an ownership stake.
A.R. (Al) Linklater has joined The Iam Group in St. Petersburg as vice president of account services.
Turkel Schwartz & Partners, Miami, has promoted Manny Hernandez to studio manager and hired three employees: digital artists Jean-Paul Picard and Arturo Sandoval and production director George Kaftan.
Lizz King has joined Spiro & Waites Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations, Fort Myers, as senior public relations specialist.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami, has promoted five staffers to vice president:
Jennifer Urich, director of account planning; Lara Bowles, Barbara Karalis and Amie Miller, account supervisors; and Bill Wright, associate creative director.
Tricycle Studios, the Tampa interactive and multimedia company, has promoted Tona K. Bell to vice president and partner.
Braindance founder Moira Shanahan has named Samuel Horgan president. Shanahan's new title is chief executive officer of the Atlanta firm.
Austin Kelley Advertising, Atlanta, has two new hires in its print production department: Teri Spann as production manager and Shannon Brooks as production coordinator. The media department has hired Alissa Derrick as assistant broadcast buyer, Jay Abbattista as media promotions manager and Bryan Schmidt as assistant media planner. The account management group has designated Tia Egidi senior account manager, Lee Swift account coordinator and Laura Gustafson receptionist. The creative department has promoted Patty Kinney to vice president and senior traffic manager, Cathy Lepik to vice president and associate creative director and Duncan Stone to senior copywriter.
Rebecca Gore has joined Broadus & Associates, Atlanta, as account coordinator.
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. in Atlanta has promoted Vincent Donroe to senior manager of franchise marketing.
Margaret Harris has joined Adair-Greene Healthcare Communications in Atlanta as senior group copy supervisor.
Kiera Hynninen has joined The Weather Channel in Atlanta as vice president of marketing and communications.
Internet services firm iXL, Atlanta, has hired Mark A. Stevens as senior vice president of strategy and consulting services.
Dana Mayer has joined Crosby Marketing in Annapolis as vice president and leader of a new division called the Strategic Advisory Group for Employers.
The Ramey Agency in Jackson has promoted Suzanne Butler to account supervisor for its Ridgeland and Memphis, Tenn., offices. Sherry Wallace Holmes has returned to Ramey as account executive.
Corder Philips & Wilson in Charlotte has enlisted Tara Tipton as administrative assistant and receptionist.
The Zimmerman Group in Durham has welcomed Linda Hollaran as project manager for consumer and healthcare clients and Dom Rella as art director.
Nancy Thompson has joined Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, as traffic supervisor. Jennifer Kinney has been promoted to account manager.
Brandon Uttley has formed Uttley Communications in Charlotte to provide integrated marketing Web site design and public relations services.
John Venskus has been named production director to manage print, broadcast and new media executions for Bouvier Kelly in Greensboro.
Charlotte's Steedman Communications has added a pair of account executives: Dawn Haynes and Jason Priest.
Coyne-Beahm in Greensboro has named Debbie McDaniel production coordinator and Nancy Wonsavage senior account executive.
Melissa Staples has moved to R.L. Reid in Greensboro as director of public relations.
Lyerly Agency, Charlotte, has promoted Gale Haruta to senior art director.
Erwin-Penland in Greenville has promoted Cory Schearer to art director. Previously, he was a studio artist.
Robert Prioleau has joined Rawle-Murdy Associates in Charlotte as account director.
Leslie Advertising in Greenville has named Jonathan Love controller overseeing all accounting functions.
Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. in Memphis has made a number of new hires and promotions. Margie Augustine has moved up to marketing director, Hayley Johnson and Melissa Ezell to marketing coordinator and assistant office manager, respectively. April Johnson has been employed as public relations account coordinator. Tabitha Glenn was promoted to senior account manager, Sarah Hunt to account executive and Melissa Ezell became assistant office manager.
Tom Lannan has progressed to director of account services at Health Communications in Memphis. Deborah Gasko was promoted to traffic manager. Tish Brochmire and Jason Oh were assigned to the creative team as art director and junior art director.
Sossaman Bateman & Associates Advertising in Memphis has added Carol Morse
as account manager and Jay Weise as art director.
Sage Smith Rhodes has been named senior vice president of The Hawthorn Group in Alexandria. Rhodes joins the legislative, marketing and public affairs agency from D.C. law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips, where she was a senior associate.
The Martin Agency in Richmond has promoted 10 staffers: Andrea Amore, account supervisor; Kendra Brokaw, account executive; Laurie Christopher and Soraya Cox, studio art supervisors; Bea Duncan, associate media director; Shannon Harvey and Cathy McGuffin, media planners; Josane Kanipe, senior project manager; Kari Kerner, broadcast business manager; and Shyam Madiraju, creative supervisor.
Ed Gartin is the new art director at Cortani & Morrison Advertising and Public Relations in Virginia Beach.