Lance Jackson and Associates in Denver added Christine Walker as director of research services and Kymn Fischer as a coordinator in client services.
Thomas Puckett Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Las Vegas hired media director Barbara Dempsey and account coordinator Robert Colbrook.
E. Michael Carrillo joined O'MileyRyan Advertising Design in Las Vegas as agency coordinator.
Goldberg Moser O'Neill in San Francisco made the following hires: Jeff Shubert, account director for client Optiva Corp.; James Horner, producer; Nikki Eisinger, account executive; Sandy Lassky, research manager; David Shrewsbury, Laura Kramer and Andrea Lodzieski, assistant media planners; Vinny Abeygunawardena, Michael Brady, Scott Patterson and Derek Fairchild, electronic production studio artists; and Todd Aghazadeh and Licia Zurilgen, account assistants.
Halleck Design Group in Palo Alto hired former Silicon Graphics creative director Frank X. Doyle to join its interactive division.
Julie Olson joined DRB Partners in San Jose as an account executive.
SFPG in San Francisco hired Keith Quinn as account executive and Barbara Cassidy as marketing communications manager.
The Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square hired Kristi Kosmata as sales manager and Heather Ridgway as account executive/sales manager.
Susan Collister, formerly an account executive at Asher & Partners in Los Angeles, joined Kowloon Wholesale Seafood Co. in Santa Monica, Calif., which works on Jack-in-the-Box ads.
The Townsend Agency in San Diego promoted Cynthia Guiang to executive vice president. In her new role, Guiang will oversee the agency's operations, including financial and human resources management. She was previously vice president of administration.
RiechesBaird Advertising in Huntington Beach added Janell Carlson to its account service team. Carlson, who will be responsible for account coordination, previously worked at Wunderman Cato Johnson in Irvine as an account service manager.
The Los Angeles office of KSL Media promoted Cindy Borges to senior vice president/management supervisor, from vice president/media director; and Fran McCreary to vice president/associate media director, from associate media director. The media buying firm also hired Patrice Danielsen as office manager.
Koppes & Partners in Irvine added four new staff members: Richard Theis, vice president/account director; David Hack, vice president/creative director; Kristen Pantelis, account executive; and Dale Cavazos, account coordinator.
Deborah A. Genovesi was appointed an account supervisor for clients including Creative Labs, Gateway Learning and Sprint PCS at Golin/ Harris in Los Angeles.
Morris Advertising in Newport Beach hired Nichole Riva as a production assistant.
Joe Rein was named vice president, executive producer, at Asher & Partners in Los Angeles. He was previously an executive producer at Cohen/Johnson and Bozell Worldwide.
Alcone Marketing Group in Irvine hired Paula Serios as group account director of AirTouch Cellular, Microsoft and The Money Store accounts. She previously worked on new business at Frankel & Company.
Patrick McCabe, former West Coast head of sales for Sports Channel/ Madison Square Garden Networks, joined The McSand Group in Century City as partner/co-president.
Nelvana Ltd. appointed marketing executive Sidney A. Kaufman as executive vice president, worldwide marketing, of its U.S. subsidiary, Nelvana Communications.
NBC Enterprises in Burbank appointed David Eun to head a new unit, Strategic Ventures Group, which handles ancillary marketing for NBC Studios and Enterprises.
Jill Farwell, managing director of Manning, Selvage & Lee in Los Angeles, has also been named managing director of global consumer marketing. She continues to report to chairman and chief executive Lou Capozzi.
Dark Light Pictures in Los Angeles has added commercial director Georgia Tanner to its employee roster.
Penna Powers Cutting & Haynes in Salt Lake City added Christopher Kunstadt, Mike Holyoak and Troy Jones to its creative department.
Art director Greg McMurchie and production manager Chris Mullins recently joined Seattle agency MWW/Savitt's creative services division.
David Ayriss, previously creative director at Matthaeus Halverson Ayriss, has left the Seattle agency to form a creative task force. He is working both freelance and for other agencies.