Keiler & Co. has appointed Gary Castellani production manager. He was previously a production and sales rep with Allied Printing Service. Nancy Flanagan has joined the Farmington shop as an assistant account manager on Fairchild Aerospace and Crane & Co. accounts, among others.
Senior project manager Kristen Riggs Thudium has joined the Web team at Darien-based aabalone[red], formerly Wiggin & Wiggin. Riggs Thudium previously worked at Primedia Special Interest Publications.
Sherry Smardon has been promoted to marketing director of The Greater Hartford Tourism District. She previously was design and marketing manager for the tourism district.
CGN Marketing & Creative Services has hired business manager Amy Pratt, business office assistant Andrea Braga, account coordinator Amy Greifenstein and receptionist Heather Tremblay. Pratt joins the Boston shop from the Strategic Interactive Group/BSH, where she was a client financial analyst.
Target Marketing & Promotions has hired account coordinators Louisa Cross and Amy Perodeau, and travel and incentives coordinator Kathleen Chaves. The agency also has promoted Chris Ragognetti to account manager. Cross will work on the Boston shop's Rockport and Reebok accounts. She previously was a production coordinator for TeleVest, New York. Perodeau will handle Dr. Pepper/7UP and Eight O'Clock Coffee. She worked at Irma S. Mann Strategic Marketing. Ragognetti will oversee the agency's UDV accounts.
Donovan Group, Northborough, has added the following staffers: senior designer Moira Gillis, formerly of Irma S. Mann; copywriter Erik Proulx, previously at Allen & Gerritsen; mechanical production artist Scott Antifonario; designer James Bizier; and production managers Jeffrey Roe, most recently with BBL, and David Simpson, formerly of Tom Davis & Co.
Dickinson Direct, Braintree, has hired the following: account executive Myrne LaPensee, formerly of Electronic Label Technology of Tulsa, Okla.; associate art director Denyse Hermanson; progammer/analyst Christine Sutter, previously webmaster at the Dickerson Group; and list analyst Keri LeClair, formerly in sales at Harvey Industries in Framingham. The agency also has promoted Laura Harlow from creative coordinator to communications specialist; Liz McCleary-Sills, Cara Feldman, Andrea Arricale and Pamela Hunt each from associate account manager to account manager; and Diane Myer from associate account executive to account executive.
Direct Results Group has hired senior copywriter Margaret Springer to work on the GTE Internetworking, Bell Atlantic, Dataware and Eversave.com accounts. Before joining the Boston firm she worked for Tweeter. New account executive Jessica Maczuba will manage Integris, Incentive Systems, Cambridge Savings Bank and SilverStream. Maczuba previously oversaw work for BankBoston at crosstown shop Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos. DRG also hired Web developer J. Scott Weidman.
Sterling Hager, a Watertown technology public relations firm, has added three employees: account manager Lee Douglass, formerly senior associate at Chlopak, Leonard, Schlechter & Associates in Washington; senior account executive Megan Riske, previously marketing and communications director for the U.S. Tennis Association; and account executive Todd Cadley, a former marketing communications specialist at Kryptonite Corp. in Canton. The agency also promoted Jeanne MacMillan to account services director, Christopher Kenneally to senior account manager, Paula Reilly and J.P. Carr each to account manager, and Jayda Justice and Efrain Viscarolasaga each to account executive.
Trinity Communications, Boston, has hired senior designer Karen Stockert, formerly of Arthur D. Little; client service staffer Krystn Atwood, previously an intern at the Boston agency; and 20-year public relations and journalism veteran Peter O'Neil.
Gray & Rice Public Relations, Boston, has hired Susan Lloyd as a publicist. She previously worked in the admissions office at the College of St. Joseph, where she earned a degree in English.
Boston-based adDirect.com has named Eugene Conese Jr., board chairman. Conese is chairman and CEO of Aero Capital, a private investment company.
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Nail, a 1-year-old Providence shop, has brought on Alec Beckell as partner. Beckell spent two years at Ground Zero in Santa Monica, Calif., where he worked on CitySearch.com and Honey Brown Lager.
Caster Communications, Providence, has added two employees and promoted another. Caster recruited account executive Kristine Hinck from Gilbert Whitney & Johns in New Jersey. Maryellen Salter, formerly a legislative coordinator for the Rhode Island Senate majority leader, was hired as an assistant account executive. Erin Hagenbuch has been promoted to account coordinator