Eric Lefton, Bob Merlotti and Karen Rushing were named senior partners at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago. Jennifer Fondrevay, Margaret Graff, Danice McGrath, Irma Rivera and Karl Turnbull are new partners at the agency.
Creative director Jerry Craven joined Tom Reilly Advertising in Evanston.
Flair Communications in Chicago named Matt Holzman director of digital production.
Einson Freeman added account director Judith Karlin, concept planning director Todd Winking and senior account executive William Barczy to its Chicago office.
New at Nykamp Consulting in Downers Grove are marketing manager Barbara D'Antonio and marketing analyst Jason Liegh.
Benjamin W. Buchholz joined Kaye
& Co. in Northbrook.
New at Bender, Browning, Dolby
& Sanderson in Chicago are Julie Guerrero, senior account manager interactive, and Jill Saletta, director of public relations.
Leo Burnett in Chicago named Jamie King and Marc Lapides vice presidents.
John Winterhalder was promoted to media supervisor at DDB Chicago.
Account manager Lynn K. Burnoski joined Elmhurst-based Maddock Douglas.
Communico in Indianapolis added copywriter Ken Liebeskind, art director Jeff Van Ausdall and media assistant Angela Baumunk.
Creswell, Munsell, Fultz & Zirbel, Des Moines, promoted Bill Brewer and Jill Spiekerman-Carrothers both to vice president.
Jane Englehart was promoted to account executive at Ford Dealer Advertising, the 20-year-old service agency for the 31 metro Detroit Ford dealers.
Steve Hutchinson was named management director at J. Walter Thompson's Detroit office.
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Troy promoted Susan Hull to brand marketing partner.
BBDO in Southfield promoted Amy Gates to senior vice president, account supervisor. Larry Donabedian, Jim Olson and Mike Jary were made senior vice presidents/associate creative directors.
Ross Roy Communications, Bloomfield Hills, named Bill Abele executive vp, director of communications and training.
PentaCom in Southfield added assistant cable buyer Elizabeth Barker and traffic coordinator Leigh-Ann Grace-Bachman.
Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis, named Desiree Heil a copywriter.
Media strategist Meredith Leary-Johnson joined Clarity Coverdale Fury, Minneapolis.
Ayme Zemke was promoted to account executive at Padilla Speer Beardsley in Minneapolis.
Campbell Mithun Esty in Minneapolis promoted Lance Crane and Donn Thierer to management supervisor; Tom McCarthy to media operations director; Steve Lerch to print media manager; and Becky Hoeppner to associate media director.
Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City added broadcast buyer Kristi Cornette, media auditor Albert Allen Freeman II, regional account manager Mary Sue Ingram, media planner Amy Loehr and account coordinator Scott Streicher.
Geile Rexford Creative Associates in St. Louis added Randy Micheletti to its account service team.
Michael Turley was named general manager of Osborn & Barr, Kansas City.
New at Kansas City agency Bernstein-Rein Advertising are account executives Angela Davis, Amy Carmen and Victor Juliana, assistant account executive Stacey Peek and senior producer Molly Brewer.
Chenell Seaton and Patty Ivey have joined account services group at Rodgers Townsend in St. Louis. Michelle Dean joined the agency's creative team.
Valentine Radford in Kansas City promoted Michelle Tollefson to account executive, Tracy Koeneke Morley to senior copywriter, Brian Masilionis to assistant account executive, Sean Noyes to technical director and Julie Mackey to assistant broadcast buyer. New at the agency are Darren Bauer, Jennifer Buckner, Heather Freund, Bhawna Maheshwari, Carrie Sabourin, John Sowell, Amy Wewers and Doug Vollenweider.
Redstone Communications in Omaha added assistant media buyer Vanessa Caldwell and account coordinator Laura Setlak.
Bailey Lauerman & Associates in Lincoln promoted Sean Faden and Marty Amsler to associate creative director and Nick Main to senior writer.
Liggett Stashower in Cleveland promoted Donna Winfield to program manager, interactive.
Mary Farilla joined Mitchell & Co. in Toledo as account supervisor.
Libby Perszyk Kathman in Cleveland hired account coordinator Sarah Feinauer and account executive Elle Morris. Promoted were senior production director Bryan LiBrandi and production artist Paula Egbers.
Birgit Wendt joined Lindsay, Stone & Briggs in Madison as account executive.