James A. Diaz was promoted to senior vice president of advertising and marketing at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix.
BVP Media, a Denver-based video, commercial and interactive production company, hired Paul Trani as animator and graphic designer for the interactive department.
Barnhart/CMI Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Denver added Patricia Blakey as senior account manager, Erika Olson as account manager, Jody Monson as designer and David Roth as account manager.
David Branby joined Envision Advertising and Marketing in Reno with the responsibility of leading the creative direction during strategic planning and creative sessions.
- NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Jon Whitman joined Philip Johnson Associates in San Francisco as creative director.
360 Group, a direct marketing company based in San Rafael, appointed Michelle Sugarman senior marketing analyst in its database and analytic services group.
Addis Group, a fully integrated branding firm in Berkeley, hired Sarah Wallace as an account executive, Jerry Lazaro as a senior designer, Elsie Yim as a senior production artist and Christine Blake as a copy editor.
Highway One, San Francisco, a unit of the MacManus Group, hired Cathy Leiden, Rick Babich, Nichole Kezsely and Craig Venezia as vice presidents/account directors.
Wolfe/Doyle Advertising in San Francisco hired and promoted several employees. Ellen Nason and Michelle Morin were each promoted to vice president/account management supervisor; Matt Ruona, formerly a senior art director, was named associate creative director; Donna Brodman was promoted to print production manager. New hires include Kristie Oaks as an account executive, Karima Hassan as an account coordinator and Alex Palomo as a junior art director.
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Stellcom, San Diego, a developer of end-to-end e-business solutions, appointed Bernhard Schroeder chief marketing officer.
DisplayWorks, a custom trade show exhibit/display house headquartered in Los Angeles, added Carlos Ferreira to its creative design staff.
Rogers & Associates, a Los Angeles public relations and strategic communications firm, hired Barry Liden as a vice president.
Bailey/Gardiner Creative Communications, San Diego, promoted Kirk Surry to public relations manager.
Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, Irvine, promoted Megan Nelson to account executive.
Adam Behar was named account supervisor at Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, San Diego.
Frankel, a promotional marketing agency in the Publicis agency network, promoted Breena Gold to vice president in Irvine.
Amy Jurist was named director of marketing at E! Entertainment Television, Los Angeles.
Mendelsohn/Zien Advertising, Los Angeles, hired Kimberly Becker as an account supervisor, Julie Lee as senior account executive and Cynthia Huerta as assistant account executive.
Colby Effler & Partners, Santa Monica, added Temra Wald as senior vice president/director of account planning.
Deborah Maiocco joined CNX Media in Los Angeles, a media content convergence company, as vice president of advertising sales.
Beth Braen was promoted to senior vice president, creative services at the National Association of Television Program Executives in Santa Monica.
Stewart Holt Advertising, Ontario, a full-service agency specializing in the automotive aftermarket, hired Bob Emery as associate creative director, Tina Rodriguez as production manager and Deane Hart as senior project manager.
FJCandN, a Salt Lake City advertising agency, hired Gary Sume as a senior copywriter.
Cesari Response Television, a direct response advertising agency in Seattle, added two associate producers to its production department, hiring Roberta Wald and promoting Jesse Bishop Levesque.
McCann-Erickson in Seattle hired Kimi Auty as a print production assistant, Sara Ehinger as a media biller/payer and Adam Thomason as an assistant account executive. The agency also promoted Mary Sue Humphreys to account supervisor and Frances Moore to account executive.
Melissa Reaves-Wagner was appointed advertising director for the Seattle Weekly, an alternative newspaper.
--compiled by Denise Boulanger