Account director Dan Higashi and account planner Jamie Shuttleworth were named vice presidents at FCB Chicago. Ted Thompson was named senior vice president, group management director of FCBi. Management directors Jeff DeLage and Jill DiFranco and creative director Cory Kammer were also named vice presidents of the group.
Mark Pfeifer joined BBDO Chicago as vice president, account director. He will oversee the shop's Bayer Consumer Care Brands accounts.
New at Abelson-Taylor are: account supervisor Stefanie Schneider, senior estimator Jodi Miller, help desk technician Mark Slima and traffic coordinators Doug Fox, Tara Smoker, Myra Tejeda and Sarah Zenz. The Chicago healthcare agency promoted Julie Garramone to senior art director; Laura Bartmess to account supervisor; Brian Wheatley to senior art director; Jason O'Grady to media planner; Lauren Hirsch to account executive; Jeff Baffico, Megan Conley, Liz Ford and Jocelyn Levick, each to assistant account executive; and Lynette Carder, Scott Gandy, Lauren Kahalas, Andrea Korotkin, Cara Morgan and Joe Suski, each to account coordinator.
Creative director John Hayes and management representative Angie Ives-Holleb were each named vice president of DDB Chicago.
New at Keck Garrett Advertising in Chicago are art director Leanne Lally, senior designer Lynn Schneider and senior designer Shelbi Gabriel.
Molly Shea joined Kelly, Scott and Madison in Chicago as an associate promotions account executive.
Michael Farrar joined Brierly & Partners as vice president of modeling and analysis in Chicago.
Julie Lasker joined The Rosen Group in Chicago as an art director.
Marx Layne & Co. in Farmington Hills promoted David Bassett to account supervisor and Steve Lipsen to account executive.
Keena Toth was promoted to senior account executive at Eisbrenner Public Relations in Troy.
New at Colle + McVoy's public relations group are: assistant account executive Kris Ebeling, account manager Rich Fischer, account executive Jackie Freeberg, communications director Seth Pederson, account manager Jennifer Nelson Weismann, account executive Sara Enersen Wolff and associate policy analyst Sheri Hansen. The agency also hired Amy Myers as director of account planning and Tom Lindell as vice president and management supervisor of the consumer public relations group.
Rebecca Levine joined Miller Meester as a media planner. The Minneapolis shop also hired: public relations account assistant Betsy Bianchi, assistant media planner Matt Johnson, advertising assistant account executive Crystal Nelson and direct marketing assistant account executive Jodi Schwantz.
Rodney Golden joined Geoffrey Carlson Gage in Excelsior as Webmaster. He will be responsible for creating, developing and managing Web sites for the agency's clients.
Kevin DiLorenzo was promoted to senior partner at Carmichael Lynch Spong Public Relations in Minneapolis.
New at Barkley Evergreen & Partners are regional account manager Mark Meeker and desktop publisher Tobey Martin.
Adamson in St. Louis hired vice president/advertising account supervisor Dave Gutting, print and project manager Robin List, senior art director Barb Montanye, copywriters Cherie Burroughs and Kevin King, and administrative assistant Jo McDonald.
Libby Perszyk Kathman in Cincinnati promoted Wendy Adams to senior production designer; Mike McFerren and Art Hasinski each to design director and Brigid Brenner, John Hartz and Alissa Pelzer each to associate account executive.
Kathy Thomas was promoted to interactive art designer at SBC Advertising in Westerville.
Marc USA/Pittsburgh promoted Kris Knieriem to vice president creative director and Jay Giesen to creative director.
New in Cramer-Krasselt's media department are media supervisor James Houck and assistant media planner/buyer Daniel Craig. Also, the Milwaukee shop promoted Jeremy Whitt to media planner/buyer.
Lindsay, Stone & Briggs in Madison promoted Harvey Briggs to executive director of creative and innovation. Mike Kriefski was promoted to vice president, creative director and Andy Wallman was promoted to creative director.
Tracy Stoychoff joined Malcolm Marketing Communications in Madison as assistant account executive/media specialist.
Mary Woelfel-Malzewski was promoted to assistant account executive at Bader Rutter & Associates. Allison Lauer joined the shop as business development director.