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Grey Advertising named Canadian ad veteran John Clinton president and chief executive of Grey Canada, in Toronto, effective mid-July. He was chairman of J. Walter Thompson Canada, where he worked for much of the past 20 years and most recently headed the Kellogg's North America account.
Karen Kawahara, director of new business development at Margeotes/ Fertitta + Partners in New York, is moving to BBDO West in that same position. She will oversee new business efforts for the shop's Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
Hampel/Stefanides in New York named Ashley Alsup an account planner. She joins the agency from Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, where she was a brand planner.
Ty Curran joined Harrison & Star, New York, as executive vice president, director of client services. He was previously executive vice president at NCI Advertising.
Emmerling Post, New York, added Leah Stack as an account executive.
Cohn & Wolf, New York, named Elizabeth Beck senior vice president, group manager of one of the office's two consumer groups. She was previously executive vice president, New York Consumer Practice Group at Shandwick.
The Gale Group, New York, has promoted Aeon Stanfield to creative director from senior art director.
Netcom Sales Strategies, New York, hired Seth Moskowitz as account manager for their New York office. He comes from The Media Edge, where he was a media specialist on the Clorox account.
New York-based brand consultancy The Sterling Group appointed Raymond Vollmer as human resources administrator. Most recently, he held that post at Martin Geller, a New York accounting firm.
Sage Marketing Communications in Syracuse hired Ken Casarsa as a senior copywriter. He was previously assistant manager of communications at PHP, a health insurance company in Syracuse.
Eric Mower and Associates in Albany promoted Jennifer Thompson to account supervisor from senior account executive.
Leslie Grossman, president and founder of Communications/Marketing Action in New York, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from The Fashion Group International.
Friedman, Harris + Partners in Hauppauge named Craig Spara graphic designer. He joins the agency from Walter F. Cameron Advertising in Melville, where he was a designer.
Leslie Stubin has been named president of Atwood Media Services Worldwide, New York. She joined Atwood last year to reorganize its media services. Before that, she was senior vice president and director of media at Tradewell.
Ernst & Young in New York has tapped Lawrence Parnell as director of public relations. He was previously senior vice president, group manager at Ketchum Public Relations, also in New York.
NEW JERSEY
Creative Marketing Alliance, Princeton Junction, added four staffers. Director of public relations Brad Schmitt joined the shop from Gar Schmitt Associates in Cedar Grove, where he was president; assistant account executive Sharon Rand Politz arrived from the Weightman Group in Philadelphia, where she was part of the account management team; Jodi Bodinizzo, previously an assistant planner at the Chauncey Conference Center in Princeton, was tapped as an account coordinator for the agency's association services group; and Stephanie Lupo was hired as executive assistant to the office of the president.
PENNSYLVANIA
SAI Marketing in Jenkintown appointed two executives to its board of directors: Nicholas Rago, president and chief executive of the Phoenix-based Consultants to Management Group, and Arnold Weiss, a partner at accounting firm Weiss, Freedman & Co.
Katherine Simko was named account coordinator at Dudnyk Advertising in Horsham. She will provide account support for several clients, including American Cyanamid.
McAdams, Richman & Ong Advertising in Bala Cynwyd named Diane Buben public relations account executive and Christine Cerniglia assistant media planner/buyer.
CONNECTICUT
Corporate Branding, Stamford, named Steven Makadok group director, intelligence. He was director of corporate marketing and business at Yankelovich Partners.
Environics Communications, Stamford, named Christine Mohr account coordinator.