DDB Worldwide, New York, named four staffers worldwide planning director: Francoise Bonnal, co-managing director, DDB Advertising, Paris; Jim Crimmins, managing partner and executive vice president, strategic planning and research, DDB Worldwide, Chicago; Paul Feldwick, executive planning director, BMP DDB, London; and Ruth Parr,
managing partner and director of account planning, DDB Dallas.
DeWitt Media, New York, promoted Steve Facini to senior vice president.
A specialist in automative marketing, Facini will continue as account director for BMW. He is also directing new assignments from Land Rover. Facini joined DeWitt in 1998 as a vice president. Previously, he was a vice president at McCann-Erickson Direct, where he worked on General Motors and the Buick Motor Division. Before that, he was a communications specialist at
Mercedes-Benz North America and a dealer marketing manager at Jaguar Cars North America.
Two staffers at Foote, Cone & Belding, New York, added the title of senior vice president: Steve Friedman, senior producer, and Jonathan Spitz, management director.
Interbrand, New York, named Julie Cottineau director of naming. She was most recently at Grey Advertising, where she worked on the Procter
& Gamble health and beauty care accounts in New York and Paris. She was also a member of Grey's Kraft Foods team.
Jeffrey Sholemson joined Hill and Knowlton, New York, as managing director of the firm's healthcare and pharmaceutical practice. He was most recently director of BSMG Worldwide Medical and Health Communications.
The agency also expanded its executive committee, which directs the firm's strategic direction and policy, to include directors of worldwide practices. New appointees include Jonelle Birney, worldwide director of the techology practice; MaryLee Sachs, worldwide director of the marketing
communications practice; Shellie Winkler, worldwide director of the health and
pharmaceutical practice; and a yet to be named worldwide director of public affairs.
Managing director Kleshna Handel will leave Manning, Selvage & Lee, New York, to become marketing and communications director at Big Brothers and Sisters of the United Kingdom in London.
Mark Levit, founder and managing partner at Partners & Levit, New York, has been elected to the board of directors of the League of Advertising Agencies, a trade association comprising principals of small to mid-sized advertising agencies. Levit was a member of the group for three years.
Stephanie Haak has joined Greco Ethridge Group, New York, as group account director. She was previously at LLKFB in New York.
Robert A. Becker Euro RSCG added three executives. Dr. Barry Mennen was named senior vice president, medical director; he had been medical director at two New York healthcare marketing agencies and head of Mennen Consulting. Dr. Jerome Ehrlich was appointed group vice president, medical director at the firm's TechnoLogical Solutions division. He has served as medical director and
medical editor at such marketing
agencies as Physicians World Communications Group and Sudler & Hennessey. Mark Philip Goldstone was named senior vice president, management supervisor; he most recently founded and ran the British agency WCRS/Healthcare.
Hunter & Associates, New York, added two vice presidents. Jonathan Lyon joined the firm from the Swiss Wine Information Council in New York, where he was public relations and marketing associate. Jason Winocour arrived from The Advertising Council, where he was manager, media development.
Sage Marketing Communications, Syracuse, named Chris Brackett Web developer. He formerly worked with Sage as a freelancer.
Saphar & Associates, Rochester, promoted Tonia Pelletier to creative
services specialist. She has worked on projects for such clients as Lapp Insulators, Eastman Kodak and Rochester mayor William Johnson.
Latorra, Paul & McCann Advertising in Syracuse has named Julie Berry
associate public relations account
executive. She will work on the agency's agricultural and medical accounts.
Jennifer Parker has joined Gelia Wells
& Mohr in Clarence as a public relations specialist. She had been public relations manager at Studio Arena Theatre.
The Getko Group, Westbury, named Bonnie Eno sales manager. She joined the company in 1996 as a Welcome Wagon account executive in Syracuse.
David Gould has joined Spontaneous Combustion in New York as technical director. He most recently spent eight months working on computer programming projects in Kingston, London.
Julie Dolan joined the Ad Council, New York, as vice president of financial development. She was most recently at Meredith Corp., where she served as an account
manager for More.
Ernst & Young, New York, named Robert Duboff director of national marketing for
its North American operations. He was most recently a vice president at Mercer
Robert Wehling, global marketing officer at Procter & Gamble, will be the keynote
speaker at the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau's Multicultural Marketing & Media Conference Sept. 29 at the Marriott
Marquis in New York.
Ted Alexander joined Crawford/Fenton Associates, Somerville, as vice president, media and business development, a newly created position. He was previously national accounts manager at Farm Futures magazine.
Melissa Antler joined the creative department at Princeton Partner, Princeton, as art director. Prior to
joining the agency, she was art director at Senior Golfer. Ira Somers was also named a copywriter; he had been at Creative Boutique.
Richartz Fliss Clark & Pope in Denville promoted Inez Karr to associate vice president from media relations
consultant. Mike Pipercic joined the
firm as an account executive; he most recently completed his MBA in marketing at Montclair State University.
Shrewsbury-based Edward Newland Associates has appointed Thea Crelin assistant account executive and project
manager. She was previously a project manager at Catalyst Communications.
Integrated Communications, Parsippany, added five staffers: account supervisor Linda Corvari joined the agency from Ted Thomas Inc., senior copywriter Wendy Friedman was hired after freelancing, art director Daryl Moscowitz arrived from Reader's Digest, senior project director Christine Lenthe came
to Integrated from Dugan/Farley
Communications and assistant project director Amy Anness joined from Interactive Network for Continuing Education. Integrated also promoted 14: Latifa
Alladina moved up to medical director from associate medical director; Frank Galella advanced to chief financial officer from finance manager; Angela Powell was
elevated to accounting associate from accounting assistant; Michele Eveland was promoted to senior assistant accounts payable supervisor from assistant accounts payable supervisor; Berniece Mueller moved up to administrative assistant from executive secretary; Amy Brahs advanced to senior client accountant from client accountant; Lynn DeBello was elevated to benefits coordinator from human resources administrator; Alex Chiong was promoted to group art supervisor from art supervisor; Helen Boak moved up to vice president, associate creative director, art, from vice president, group art supervisor; Beth Goozman and Brett Nichols both advanced to associate creative director, art, from art supervisor; Richard Dotz was
elevated to senior vice president, group copy supervisor from vice president, group copy supervisor; Donna Michalizysen was promoted to executive vice president, director of Integrated division The Alliance
for Scientific Affairs and Publications
from vice president, director, educational planning and development; and Corlus Fant moved up to facilities coordinator from mailroom coordinator.
International Home Foods, Parsippany, appointed Lawrence Hathaway its president and chief operating officer. He has previously served as president of the Best-
foods Grocery Products Group and as
president of the cereals division of the Quaker Oats Co.
Knezic Pavone Advertising, Harrisburg, added seven staffers: Cheryl Slavinsky was named a senior account executive from The Neiman Group, Harrisburg, where she was a senior account executive; Jennifer Santell was appointed media buyer after serving as a broadcast account executive in the network buying department at Hal Riney & Partners, New York; Krista Lohss joined the agency as a media assistant from Hershey Philbin Associates in Camp Hill, where she was manager of client services and media relations; Kathleen Hogan was hired as a bookkeeper in media accounting after working as an accounting
associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York; Tim Baker joined the agency as a designer from The Neiman Group, where he was most recently senior art director; Michael Jessep was hired as a production assistant from The Rouse Co. in Columbia, Md., where he was an accounts payable bookkeeper; and Judith Brown joined the agency in an administrative support capacity from The Neiman Group, where she was public relations staff
Pep Boys, Philadelphia, named Gary Moss vice president of marketing and advertising. He had been executive vice president and worldwide account director at Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, where he was responsible for the
Procter & Gamble account.
Karlene Hubbard, president of IntelliMedia--LD&B, Horsham, was named president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Society to Advance Media Professionalism, an organization promoting the media industry and the importance of media selection and placement.
Sales and marketing consulting firm
Cannondale Associates, Wilton, named Sven Risom a senior consultant. Risom previously served as a vice president and general
manager at Fort James Co. Prior to joining Fort James, he was a brand manager at General Mills.
Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Norwalk, has broadened the responsibilities of senior vice president John Robinson. All three worldwide product management groups, film, plates and proofing, will now report to him, along with high-level technical support operations. Robinson will continue to
manage the company's strategic alliances and business development efforts.