Mike Parent was elected a senior vice president at Young & Rubicam in Chicago, where he is a media director.
Elected senior vice presidents at Leo Burnett were Ray DeThorne, an account director, and Jim Wisman, a European regional account director. Named vice presidents were account supervisors John Sheehy and Lauren Staniar Haarlow.
Ann Biderbost joined Bender, Browning, Dolby & Sanderson, Chicago, as a copywriter.
Joining Wunderman Cato Johnson, Chicago, were management supervisor Suzanne Logan, database analytic consultant Claudia Learned, senior art director Cathy Verhulst, assistant copywriter Thad Zdobylak and production manager Sharon Trager.
Stephanie Rhea and Jennifer Gill joined Rhea & Kaiser in Naperville as account executives. Jim Myers was promoted to vice president, creative director.
Promoted at Grant/Jacoby, Chicago, were John Beck, to copywriter; Jennifer Stofko, to account executive; and Peter Baughman, to media assistant.
Bob DeBartolo was promoted to vice president, account management, at Corbett HealthConnect in Chicago.
Charles Webb joined Hirons & Co. Advertising, Bloomington, as a project manager.
Melanie McCaleb was promoted to account supervisor at Flynn/Wright, Des Moines.
New vice presidents at Wunderman Cato Johnson in Detroit are creative director Karen Fishman and management supervisor Sue Remy.
David A. Hudson was promoted to executive director, planning and development, at Campbell-Ewald in Warren, where he is also an executive vice president.
New vice presidents at Young & Rubicam in Detroit are strategic planning supervisor Brad Fox and media supervisors Cynthia Jensen and Heather Gundry.
Ron Stratton joined Stone, August, Medrich & Co., Troy, as an art director.
Doris Persicketti joined Bozell Worldwide in Southfield as director of print production. Also new at the agency are senior art director Doug Blanchard and senior copywriter Jerry Toomey.
New at Brogan & Partners Communications, Detroit, are print production manager Christopher Stamper and account manager Julie Kushkin.
Heather Reichow joined Creative Communications Consultants, Minneapolis, as an administrative assistant and account coordinator.
Kristie McPhail was promoted to assistant account executive at Bozell Kamstra in Minneapolis
Melissa Fruend was named a vice president, management supervisor, at Dimac Direct in St. Louis.
Deborah S. Harle joined Simmons Durham, St. Louis, as a management supervisor.
New vice presidents at Swanson Russell Associates in Lincoln are associate creative director Dave Christiansen, director of public relations Jeff Patterson and account supervisor Susan Voss.
Also promoted were Joe Maguire, to associate creative director; Steve Johnson, to senior account executive; and Ann Schlautman, to senior account executive.
Rosemary Bretthauer-Mueller joined Ayers Advertising, Lincoln, as an account executive.
New at Northlich Stolley LaWarre, Cincinnati, are media coordinator Melissa Staat and design assistant Eulia Baranovsky.
M.J. Smith was promoted to account supervisor at Ashby Dillon Advertising in Rocky River.
Doug Bergheger joined Sive/Young & Rubicam, Cincinnati, as a broadcast producer. Renee Brown was promoted to junior media buyer.
New at Saifman, Richards, & Associates in Beachwood are account coordinator Jenelle Koehler and account executive Carrie A. Lekse.
Susan L. Hall joined Thigpen & ADsociates, Solon, as an account executive.
New senior vice presidents and partners at Media That Works in Cincinnati are Susan Bentzinger, Susan Buckley, Denise Halpin, Allison Hoffman, Brad Johnson, Lyn Jarc, Brian McHale and Tim Sullivan.
Ellen Limosono was promoted to broadcast traffic coordinator at Hitchcock Fleming and Associates, Akron.
Lynn Milkert joined Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, as an account executive.