Big Fish Films, Dallas, has appointed Jennifer Hill producer for The Big Freeze 2.0. Hill was previously a publicity specialist for Peil & Associates.
Stuart Bacon, Fort Worth, has named Nancy O'Malley public relations account executive. Before joining the agency, O'Malley was a consultant for Hopkins & Associates, Dallas.
Debbie Foster, previously with Coca-Cola Enterprises, has joined the Center for the Persuasive Arts, San Antonio, as media marketing manager. University of Texas at San Antonio graduate Bert Gallagher Jr. and Patina Herrington have arrived at the agency as promotions coordinator and accounting media supervisor, respectively.
Montemayor y Asociados, San Antonio, has welcomed Ylda Pineyro as account executive for eAsociados, a newly formed interactive department. Aida Shalkow, holding a master's degree in advertising from the Universidad de la Comunicacion in Mexico City, has joined Montemayor as junior copywriter for Taco Cabana, Circle K Stores and other accounts.
Murray Brown Creative Group, Fort Worth, has added Billy Van Osten as art director. "What can we say--he makes a mean cup of joe," said president Jerry Murray. "We've finally found an art director that brings more to the table than just fresh creative. Billy's coffee is consistently fresh as well. We couldn't be happier." Prior to joining MBCG, Van Osten worked at Regian & Wilson/Grey Advertising.
Lyrick Studios, Dallas, has promoted Debbie Ries to group vice president of sales and Sue Beddingfield to group vice president of marketing.
The recently opened full-service office of J. Walter Thompson, Houston, has added new staff members Bryan Gaskill, account supervisor, Shell retail; Gary Willis, assistant account executive, Shell lubricants; Elizabeth Allen, broadcast business affairs manager; Gail Killough, trade show manager; and Rachelle Sifuentes, print traffic control coordinator.
Dallas-based Stonebridge Technologies, a provider of e-business solutions, has named Greg Clark vice president of brand relationship management.
SicolaMartin, Austin, has promoted Trish McCabe to associate creative director and senior art director and Mark Norton to associate creative director and senior writer. Reyad Nasser, formerly with Morgan Creek Productions, was signed as account coordinator for Compaq. Ayman Ghali, research and marketing analyst, has arrived from Bell Sympatic Internet. Mona Fitzgerald, formerly the principal of Mona Fitzgerald Design in Lafayette, La., has come aboard as creative director.
GSD&M, Austin, has assigned senior media buyers Patti Adair, Mary Brown, Barb Pellicer and Jan Tucci, as well as senior broadcast buyer Jane Gaffigan to the Ameritech account at its Chicago office. Meenah Hulsen has joined the agency as Southwestern Bell project supervisor. Hulsen was formerly senior media buyer for Circuit City Stores. Associate creative director and art director Lou Flores has arrived from Campbell Mithun Esty, Minneapolis, where he held the same title.
Flowers & Fedele, Dallas, has added Montrell Clinton as account executive, Adam Trahan as junior art director and Desiree Henry as copywriter.
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Kilmer & Kilmer, Albuquerque, has hired Travis Driscoll as digital production artist.