Cramer-Krasselt in Phoenix has hired Laura Smith as an account supervisor, assigned to the Kentucky Fried Chicken account.
Pamela El has joined U S West Communications in Denver as vice president of marketing communications. She previously was senior vice president of The Martin Agency's Richmond, Va. office.
Don Poole has been named director of the creative department at Karsh & Hagan Communications in Denver.
Rachael Sense has joined Greenbaum Public Relations in Sacramento as a public relations coordinator.
DRB Partners in San Jose has added Jane Oleski as vice president, with responsibilities for new business development.
Palo Alto-based LVL Advertising, a division of LVL Communications, has appointed Ann Schaefer as vice president, management supervisor. The agency intends to expand its strategic marketing capabilities. Schaefer previously served as senior marketing communications manager at Creative Labs.
Amy Tara Koch has been named director of marketing for BCBG Max Azria clothing company. She will oversee marketing, advertising and public relations in the Los Angeles headquarters.
W3-design, a Web agency in Los Angeles, has promoted longtime account executive Jim Howard to the newly created position of director, strategic technology.
Gail Walters has joined W. Charles & Associates in San Diego as vice president of client services. She will manage the agency's accounts, provide overall client service direction and develop new business.
Euro RSCG Dahlin Smith White in Salt Lake City has hired Jill Krantz as account manager.
McKnight & Company in Bellevue has recently added Elyn Yao as account executive. Yao will be responsible for public relations for the agency's consumer, food marketing and issues clients. The agency has also promoted Mani N. Aliabadi to the position of account assistant.
Cole & Weber has hired Matt Lewis as chief financial officer to oversee the agency's offices in Seattle and Portland. Lewis previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Wunderman Cato Johnson, the direct marketing arm of Young & Rubicam in Chicago.