Southern Living has promoted Teresa Wilson Lux to marketing director and Krislin Smith to promotions manager. The Birmingham-based magazine hired Hallett Davis as merchandising specialist.
Benedict Advertising has installed Charlie Ballard as chief financial officer. Ballard was previously controller for Crown Simplimatic and held various accounting and administrative posts at General Electric. The Daytona Beach agency's previous CFO, Daniel Laux, has transferred to the media buying division. Michael Benedict, son of company owner and president Jim Benedict, has joined the firm as account executive.
Robert Mayoh, formerly vice president of Chaffee & Partners in Providence, R.I., has moved to Cook Public Relations in Jacksonville as counselor and account group supervisor.
Devine Communications in Clear-
water has welcomed Joseph Duhamel as art director. He previously was director of computer graphics at the Connecticut Institute of Art in Greenwich.
Michelle Wiggins and Sheri Stoliker have become account executive and traffic director, respectively, at Husk Jennings Advertising in Jacksonville.
John Bracey, previously a reporter at The Florida Times-Union, has joined Empire Communications Group as director of public relations. The Jacksonville agency also hired Kathy Duensing as account executive.
Tropicolor, the digital imaging division of FKQ Advertising & Marketing in Clearwater, has enlisted Linda Knox as prepress technician.
Christopher Robertson has joined the staff of Osprey Marketing Group in Stuart as account executive.
Tampa-based Peak/Biety Advertising + Marketing has appointed Jan Giordano vice president and media director and Maria Thompson vice president and account supervisor.
Donino, White & Partners in Atlanta has added freelancer John Brandenstein as creative group head and Dan Richardson, formerly senior vice president at Aydlotte & Cartwright, as account director.
BBDO South has promoted Art Reid to vice president and management supervisor. The Atlanta agency also hired billing coordinator Courtney Altine, senior art director Steve Andrews, media planners Bridget Baron and Berry Collins, assistant media planner Kelly Hicks and print production manager Julie Hix.
Atlanta's MRA has named David Brown account executive, Therese Cannucciari assistant account executive, Tom Lilly media planner and Erin Stapes administrative assistant.
The Alliance Theater in Atlanta has signed Marla Loftus as marketing director. Previously, Loftus was Southeast marketing manager for Starbucks Coffee.
Kimberly Zimmer has progressed to local sales manager at Atlanta sports talk radio station WQXI.
Kilgannon McReynolds has ad-vanced account coordinator Angela
Colwell to assistant media planner. The Atlanta shop also hired Michelle Melnik as account executive, Regan Powell as account coordinator and Brenda Christie as media accounting coordinator.
Headline Group has promoted Kim Boreham to director of operations and Dana Hartline to account coordinator. The Atlanta firm also hired Ali Berliner and Ashley Parish as account executives and Deonne Willis as office administrator.
Anne-Marie Dixon is the new marketing manager at Atlanta's Phillips Arena.
Taylor Smith recently arrived at Cole Henderson Drake in Atlanta as creative supervisor.
The Weather Channel in Atlanta has promoted Lisa Shankle to vice president of business development, Karen Lennon to vice president of new media, Joe
Conboy to vice president of programming and Reed Barker to director of local and digital product development.
Doe-Anderson Advertising and Public Relations in Louisville has added five staffers: Web developer and programmer Jim Stopinski, Web developer Eric Kremer, account manager Alan Rietze, production coordinator Kate Kirby and proofreader Jill Clark.
MGH Advertising in Baltimore has hired senior public relations strategist Jarrod Walpert, art director Jean Picou, public relations strategist Dell Jackson, traffic coordinator Jessica Sorbo and account executive Laura Wolf.
At Broderick/Bates Advertising in Jackson, Marney Myers and Robert Turnage have become director of strategic planning and digital graphics specialist, respectively.
A NORTH CAROLINA
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Wray Ward Laseter in Charlotte has appointed Michelle Porter account coordinator. Porter is a former feature writer with Charlotte's Best magazine, also located in Charlotte.
Kristin Ford has joined the staff of Lippi & Company Advertising in Charlotte as administrative assistant.
Coyne Beahm has assigned Keith Hutchen to its creative department as senior art director. Previously, Hutchen held the same title at Winston-Salem-based Long Haymes Carr. In addition, the Greensboro agency also designated Ron Anderson director of interactive marketing.
Crittendon Advertising in Raleigh has added Tom Schmidt to its creative department as a copywriter.
Jon McLean has advanced to creative director at King's English. McLean has been an art director at the Greensboro agency for two years. Quinn Dalton has moved up to director of public relations. Previously, Dalton was an account executive and copywriter.
Anderson Communications in Charlotte has appointed Dale McKee director of new business. McKee will also continue as general manager of Anderson Direct, the Charlotte and Hilton Head Island, S.C.-based company's direct mail operation.
A SOUTH CAROLINA
Bridgette Moore Johnson has progressed to public relations coordinator at Lesnik Himmelsbach Wilson Hearl & Hirsch in Myrtle Beach.
Chandler, Ehrlich & Company has appointed Randall Rohn senior vice president and creative director. Before joining the Memphis agency, Rohn served as creative director at Flynn, Sabatino & Day in Dayton, Ohio. The 20-year advertising veteran also worked at Leo Burnett and DDB Needham, both in Chicago, where he led creative teams for clients including McDonald's, Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Diet 7-Up.
Gish, Sherwood & Friends has promoted Bill Owens to vice president and copy director. The Nashville shop also elevated Jennifer Rundberg to vice president and senior designer.
Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens Advertising in Arlington has promoted senior graphic artist Amy Cevario to director of its graphic design group.
O'Conner Group Advertising Design in Roanoke has hired Amanda Bissell as account executive. Bissell is the former owner of Strategic Marketing in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Randy Belcher has been elected senior vice president and creative director at The Martin Agency. Other personnel promoted at the Richmond shop were broadcast business manager Lori Amirshahi, vice president and presentation manager Kathy Snead, studio III artist David Baird,
studio artist II Daniel Leimberger, senior print producer Linda Locks, account coordinator Martha Murphy, staff accountant II Stacie Elliott, senior account executives Karen Britt and
Jennifer Harris, account executive Ryan Hatcher and senior interactive copywriter Darrell Kanipe. Additional appointments at Martin included assistant print producer David Kulman, operations manager Cari Lawrence, vice president and interactive creative director Dave Parrish, senior project manager Carla Rogers, associate media director Beth Saunders, project manager Melissa Shaheen, senior data project manager Elizabeth Sheridan, and vice president and management supervisor Kathy
Tappen. The Martin Agency's public relations division has installed Laura Holdych as account executive and
Melinda Carr as executive assistant to the president. Becky Bales and Jennifer Owens were promoted to project financial managers in the shop's public relations unit.
The McLean office of Arnold Communications has welcomed five new staff members: account supervisors Lori Porcher and Kelli Beckstrom, group planning manager Kelly Storch, group broadcast manager Myra Williams and management supervisor Bob Lange.
Cortani & Morrison Advertising and Public Relations in Virginia Beach has named Bill Whitlow media director and Jennifer Schulte account coordinator.
Martha Hollingsworth has joined KSK Communications as account coordinator. The Vienna-based company also named Debbie Spear media supervisor.
A WASHINGTON, D.C.
VSA Arts, formerly Very Special Arts, has recruited Barbara Kennedy Witten as vice president of communications and development.
A WEST VIRGINIA
Paige Johnson has joined the staff of The Arnold Agency as account executive. She was previously an account coordinator with Bisig Communications in Louisville, Ky. The Charleston shop has also hired recent college graduate James Wood as account coordinator.