Jean Spiegelhalter joined Frankel as vice president of retail co-marketing. She will work to expand the Chicago promo agency's role in key account marketing and develop new retail co-marketing programs.
Director of print/digital Steve Dennis, senior producer Nathalynne McGinnis and creative directors Colin Costello, Julio Desir and Geoff Edwards were named vice presidents of FCB Chicago.
Associate creative director Bob Winter and media planner Laura McLaughlin were named vice presidents of DDB Chicago. Beyond DDB creative directors Robert Jasenof and Craig Miller were named vice presidents of the shop's integrated communications group.
Mary Day, director of graphic services at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago, was promoted to senior partner. Marcelle Gruman, director of broadcast business affairs, Dave Kantor, senior copywriter, and Wendy Wassink, senior art director, were named partners of the agency.
Account supervisors Rob Morrison and Julie Gordon were each elected vice president at Leo Burnett, Chicago.
Promotions supervisor Nadine Horwitz was promoted to promotions director at Kelly, Scott and Madison in Chicago.
Blaise D'Sylva was named director of global media systems at Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago. She will be responsible for directing the agency's technology and systems strategy.
Michael Farrar joined Brierly & Partners in Chicago as vice president on modeling and analysis.
Bj Thompson promoted Susan Hanson to director of account services. The Mishawaka agency also promoted Lori Hardy to public relations account executive and Joel Thompson to graphic designer.
New at Essman/Associates in Des Moines are production manager Joe Nicholson, account coordinator Melanie Baker, communications manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and senior vice president Rich Collins. Additionally, Teresa Neal was promoted to art director.
Jennifer Deppe was promoted to counselor in Morgan&Myers' Waterloo office.
DP & Co. in Southfield promoted William Patterson to partner. Patterson was director of integrated marketing services, running the agency's DP Data unit.
Todd Huddleston joined The Berline Group in Bloomfield Hills as director of media planning.
Miller Meester in Minneapolis hired Kurt Zellers as a public relations account supervisor and Bernie Napolski as direct marketing group manager.
Chris Lawrence joined Kerker in Minneapolis, leading the account teams for Buca di Beppo and Definity Health and working on new-business efforts.
Mary Steffen joined Bozell Kamstra as a production artist. Additionally, the Minneapolis agency promoted Mary Newman to account coordinator.
New at NKH&W in Kansas City are account executive Robin Zmuda, senior copywriter Carl Hertel, and traffic coordinator Heather Farrell.
New at Barkley Evergreen & Partners are account coordinator Gina Lee, account manager Dawn Matson, and assistant traffic manager Lacey Schneegass.
David Courtney joined Wolf Group Cleveland as executive vice president, director of account services.
Russ Dunham joined Empower MediaMarketing in Cincinnati as vice president of business development.
Susan Katz was promoted to senior vice president at Wyse Advertising in Cleveland. At the shop's Zerotime Interactive division, Pam Long was promoted to vice president of account service; Joel Karabinu was promoted to creative director; and Mike Martin was promoted to director of operations.
SBC Advertising in Westerville promoted Kathy Thomas to interactive art director. She will be responsible for strategic planning, design and development of Web sites for SBC clients.
New at MARC USA/Pittsburgh are account supervisor Marcos Sanchez and account executive Nikki Elias. Additionally, the agency promoted Brandon Davis to account executive on the shop's Rite Aid and Mellon Financial Corp. accounts.
Chris Martin joined Kinzie & Green in Wausau as interactive services manager.
H2D in Milwuakee hired Terry Lutz as an art director.
Morgan&Myers in Jefferson promoted Karen Potratz to senior counselor and Merrick Passamante to associate coordinator.
New at Cramer-Krasselt in Milwaukee are public relations account executives Christopher Till and Lori Adkins.