DraftWorldwide promoted the following people at its Chicago office: Phil Brizzolara to creative director; Jim Groll, Bryan Jerutis, Michael Reiser and David Riske each to senior vice president; Rick Hirsch and Lori Taylor each to group account director; Doug McIntosh and Jean Ulrich each to vice president; Maribeth Pyne to associate managing director and Kristi VandenBosch to executive vice president, managing director.
Nykamp Consulting Group, Downers Grove, hired Richard Hren as senior consultant for the analytical consulting group. Jeff Stanis joined as an analyst.
DDB Worldwide, Chicago, promoted Gare Unnewehr to associate creative director at Beyond DDB.
Gary Joseph Cieradkowski was hired as a senior art director at Marketing Support Inc., Chicago. Warry Swiatly joined as an art director.
Jennifer Sweas was named senior designer at Frankel Brand Environments in Chicago.
Jennifer Ross was hired as production manager at Omnia Marketing & Design Communications in Rockford.
Keller Crescent Co. in Evansville promoted Joan French to print media supervisor and Amy Ferguson to assistant account executive.
Julie Dausel was promoted to public relations manager at Montgomery Zukerman Davis in Indianapolis. Tracy Hostetler was promoted to senior media buyer, and Ryan Puckett was hired as a public relations account executive.
Dave Brazier was named senior vice president at Young & Rubicam, Dearborn. Brazier is director of client financial services. Marge Wright, Mary Guevara and Michael Murphy each were named vice president. Laura Cionca was promoted to senior media planner. April Dents rejoined the agency as vice president, management supervisor on the Ford account team. Cathy Armstrong joined as vice president, management supervisor on Michigan National Bank.
New on the Visteon account team at Y&R are account supervisor Colleen Kelley and administrative assistant Paula Welch. Matthew Lutz was hired as a junior art director. Murray Grondin joined the studio of the Y&R Group from the Y&R Toronto office, where he was a graphic designer. On the Lincoln Mercury Dealers Association (LMDA) account, Cliff Keast joined as the associate creative director, and Susan Blue, Casey Hovermale, Sara Goloback and Christa Saulino joined as account coordinators.
Noel E. Doran was named director of research at the Detroit office of J. Walter Thompson. Marc Greenlee was named financial director.
Lynch Jarvis Jones, Minneapolis, hired Gregg Byers as creative director.
Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis, promoted Marcie Boes to account supervisor. Jeannette Cizio was named senior media planner, and Joe Sebasta was named assistant account executive.
Thomas Design Group in Plymouth hired Dan McVann as account director.
Greer & Associates hired Jeff Wright and Steve Carples as managing partners. Wright will serve as president of the Minneapolis agency and Carples will spearhead client brand strategy initiatives.
New at Russell & Herder in Brainerd are Lisa Barnett, Internet marketing director, and account executives Mardy Crawford Young and Scott Denham.
Kuhn & Wittenborn hired Chris Rottman as an account coordinator. Kari Iler was promoted to senior art director.
Del Schwinke was named director of retail and entertainment services, a new division of Geile-Rexford Creative Associates in Clinton.
Thor Rosenquist was promoted to creative director at The Sacco Group in Omaha.
Frequency Marketing Inc., Cincinnati, appointed John J. Hodges vice president, sales.
New at Backley & Gingrich, Cincinnati, are assistant art director Bridget Day, assistant media buyer Tracey Ireland and account coordinator Kristen Kearce.
Libby Perszyk Kathman promoted Geoff Thomas to account executive and Dana Nichole Butcher to senior product manager. The Cincinnati firm hired Cassandra Kalinoski as associate account executive.
Resource Marketing named Christopher A. Celeste president. The Columbus shop hired Mark Hillman and Brad Webb as creative directors.
Paul Lamb joined Zook Advertising in Columbus as manager of research and development.
Wyse Landau Public Relations hired Scott Carpenter as a senior account executive. The Cleveland shop also promoted Christine Croissant to vice president; she joined the agency in 1994.