Frances Liautaud joined DDB Needham Chicago as a senior production manager.
Steven L. Amos joined Ignite Advertising in Chicago as president.
Michael McKellar joined Maddock Douglas, Elmhurst, as assistant director of production.
Lisa Rosenfeld was named an account executive at J. Brown & Associates, Chicago.
At Robert Brandt & Associates in Hinsdale, Scott Drucker was named director of client services, while Bill Barre and Dave Pauli were promoted to creative director and senior art director, respectively.
Stevie Perrill was named account coordinator at Communico in Indianapolis.
Cristin Gower joined Keller Crescent in Evansville as a graphic designer. John Riggin joined the agency as an account executive.
New at Kragie/Newell in Des Moines are media billing coordinator Chad Schumacher, broadcast production manager Janelle Carr, accounting assistant Randy Knode and art director Susan Anderson. Scott Clem and Shannon Meyer were promoted to account executive positions at the agency.
Julie Birkey and Eric Hasselbusch were promoted to senior account manager positions at Creswell, Munsell, Fultz & Zirbel in Des Moines.
New at Britain, Randel, and Mangelsdorf Advertising, Overland Park, is account coordinator Kim Terhune.
Desiree "Desi" Conner joined the Associated Advertising Agency, Wichita, as a production assistant.
Susan Ruder was promoted to senior copywriter at Sullivan Higdon & Sink, Wichita.
Lori Heinz joined the Greteman Group, Wichita, as production services manager.
New at Doe-Anderson in Louisville are assistant account managers Laura Wilson and Jermaine Anderson and assistant media planner Laurie Schneider.
Mike Manza joined Stone, August, Medrich & Co., Troy, as an account executive.
Edward Gilleland joined the Berline Group in Bloomfield Hills as a traffic coordinator.
New at Campbell-Ewald in Warren are senior vice president Michael Stewart and vice president Dana Friday.
Cindy Murtha joined Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis, as an account supervisor. Maridee Nelson joined as an account executive.
Media department promotions at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis included Heidi Kraft and Amy Goff, to group supervisors; Kathleen Clarke, to supervisor; Ann Hinz and Sarah Macklin, to senior planners; and Amy Tucker and Lori Bump, to media planners. New at the agency is Josh Simpson, director of new business momentum and partner.
At Miller Meester in Minneapolis, Douglas Kline was named a vice president; Leigh Thiel an account executive; Stacy Bendt and Shelly Loberg media planners; and Tyler Peterson assistant account executive. New at the agency are account assistant Nicole Jeglum and assistant account executives Paula Casper and Michelle Croteau.
Pam Caselius joined McCracken Brooks in Minneapolis as an account executive. Also new at the agency are account supervisors Devin Davies and Julie Redmond and account executive Melissa Wrath.
New at Martin/Williams in Minneapolis are account manager Dawn Froehlich and account supervisor Bob Rinderle.
At Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City, Miranda Lee Byrd was hired as an assistant media buyer, and Frank Sereno was promoted to a broadcast media buyer.
New at Sullivan Higdon & Sink in Kansas City are Craig Kobler, art director, new media; and Kathy Ryan, production coordinator.
Thomas Irvin joined Bailey Lauerman & Associates in Lincoln as a graphics specialist and designer.
Promoted at Malone Advertising in Akron were Kevin Kreg and Frank Whanker, to associate creative directors; Gail Kay, to associate vice president; and Todd Snider, to account supervisor.
Molly Chillinsky was promoted to senior account executive at Yeck Brothers, Dayton.
New at Gray Baumgarten Layport, Pittsburgh, is media buyer Julie Stewart.
Shannon Safar was named a vice president at Cramer-Krasselt in Milwaukee, where she is an account supervisor.