Amy Gibby and Jamie Kieffer were elected vice presidents at Leo Burnett in Chicago.
Cathy Christensen joined Trekk Design in Rockford as the agency's media and public relations specialist.
Jim Stadler joined Beyond DDB, the integrated communications group of DDB Needham Chicago, as an account director.
Rob Griffen joined Bender, Browning, Dolby & Sanderson Advertising in Chicago as an art director.
Creative director Dan Bruce, group creative director David Ferris and account director Jill Rhiner were named senior partners at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago. Named partners at the agency were senior producer Jan Collins, senior copywriter Greg Oreskovich, senior art director Kevin Seavitt, creative director Peter Griffith, producer Carolyn James, account director Karen Cashen, copywriter Liz Taylor, account supervisor Bryan Eytcheson, account supervisor Liz Gruskievicz, account supervisor Tilly Pick, account supervisor Jill Rosset and account supervisor Doug Cohen.
Hirons & Co. in Bloomington hired Terri Smithson as an administrative assistant and Lois Smith-Weiss as an accounting specialist.
New at Thomas C. Porter & Associates in West Des Moines are senior media planner/buyer Nelda Davis, vice president/senior account manager Evan Stadlman, controller Jaci Chiovaro and vice president/ag account management Steve Moon.
Pepper & Associates in Overland Park hired Donna Daugherty as a media assistant and Joy Petty as an account coordinator.
Lenexa-based Sullivan Higdon & Sink hired Lynn Dodson as an administrative assistant and Pat Schwatken as an electronic artist in its Kansas City office, and Lathi de Silva as a public relations account executive in the Wichita office.
Bob Crewe was promoted to controller at BBDO Detroit.
PentaCom in Troy hired Ed Coosaia as associate director of media research.
Julie Beaubien joined Eisbrenner Public Relations in Troy as an account executive.
Cynthia Mifsud was promoted to program administrator at J.R. Thompson Co. in Farmington Hills.
Victor Spieles joined Simons Michelson Zieve Advertising in Troy as a copywriter.
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Troy promoted Jon Macca to associate media director at Group D'Arcy and Michael Talovich to senior vice president, group account supervisor.
Joe Andrews joined Creative Resource Center in Eden Prairie as vice president of integrated promotion.
Mark Wedlund joined Gage Marketing Group in Minneapolis as an art director.
Gabriel Diericks Razidlo in Minneapolis hired Paula Kyllo as media director.
Marilyn Hayes Phillips joined Russell
& Herder Advertising and Public Relations in Brainerd as vice president of strategic planning.
New at Bernstein-Rein Advertising in Kansas City are account executives Chris Elser and Michael Behee; national broadcast planner Shelley Barrett; data entry clerk Felicia Welch; media planner Autumn Leonard; creative systems administrator/developer Chet LaBruyere; and senior account coordinators Pam Bennett and Lori Craven.
Lord, Sullivan & Yoder, Columbus, hired Chrystie Fisher as an account executive.
Brad Turner joined Bill Brokaw Advertising, Cleveland, as an account supervisor.
Gregory Livingston joined WonderGroup in Cincinnati as executive vice president focusing on new business efforts.
Director of human resources Julia Abell and MIS director Stephen Brettschneider were promoted to vice presidents at Media That Works in Cincinnati.