David Driscoll, former systems specialist at GenenTech, has joined Slaughter Hanson Associates in Birmingham as network administrator.
Gregg McGough has been named vice president and creative director of Peak/Biety in Tampa. He joined the agency in 1997 as an associate creative director.
Gold & Associates in Ponte Vedra Beach has added Jamie Aldarelli as a senior marketing account executive. Aldarelli arrives from Dimac Direct.
Steve Abraham has moved to Spiro & Waites Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in Fort Myers as a junior copywriter.
Rountree Group in Atlanta has enlisted Sarah Huey as an account coordinator trainee. Huey recently completed an internship with the corporate communications department of Georgia-Pacific Corp.
Crawford & Co. in Atlanta has promoted assistant vice president and director of marketing Drew Maenza to vice president and director of marketing. Maenza previously worked at Sawyer Riley Compton and The Martin Agency.
Richard Riley, executive vice president and global marketing director for Sawyer Riley Compton in Atlanta, has been named to the journalism advisory board at the University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism.
The Headline Group in Atlanta has hired Esther Lippman as assistant account executive and Courtney Fitzsimmons as account coordinator.
Designers Steve Davenport and Tanya Mykytka have joined the staff of point b in Atlanta.
Mary Ann Knab has progressed to vice president of public relations at Gray, Kirk Vansant Advertising & Public Relations in Baltimore. She came to the agency when it merged with Image Dynamics in 1997, having been part of that shop since 1993.
Sass & Associates in Annapolis has signed Ron Gallagher as interactive media director and Steve Oxman as art director.
Media Power Advertising in Charlotte has appointed Don Irons account executive, Scott Howard media buyer and Kristen Bowles media analyst.
Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy in Charlotte has advanced J. Edward Christopher to account supervisor. Previously, Christopher was at Mullen in Wenham, Mass.
Woofgang Brand Development has added Rebecca Huether as a copywriter. The Greenville firm also elevated Darlene Minch to work flow coordinator.
Annette Lusk has moved up to art director at Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. in Memphis. She came to the agency in 1996 as a graphic artist and was promoted to senior graphic artist in February 1998. The shop also promoted production services director Patricia Jones to vice president of production services. She has been with the agency since 1993.
Leigh Farrow and Virginia Pitcher have joined Bill Hudson & Associates in Nashville as account supervisor and account coordinator, respectively.
John Malmo, chairman of Archer/Malmo in Memphis, has shifted his focus to the agency's new entity, Koenig Management Consulting.
The Meridian Group-Marketing Communications in Virginia Beach has promoted Richard Gearhart, previously director of account services, to director of business development, and David Stearns, formerly account manager, to director of account services. The company also employed three new staff members: Robin Hargett, marketing coordinator; Melanie
Mathews, designer; and Jo Lynn Carter, media assistant.
Tom Conway has joined The Dittus Group, a public relations firm, as a vice president.
The Abramson Entertainment Group, a division of Abramson EhrlichManes, recently added two new employees: account executive Julie Weiser and assistant account executive Aimee Berger.
Ken Ferguson has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer with National Geographic Television.
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