Adams & Knight, Avon, hired Mike Russo as a designer. Prior to joining Adams & Knight, Russo was a production artist in the creative department at Mintz & Hoke, Avon. He also worked at The Hartford Courant in its production department.
Greenberg Seronick O'Leary & Partners, Boston, hired Dan Collins, formerly a media buyer at National Amusements in Dedham, as a media planner/buyer on the Spalding Golf and Shaw's Supermarket accounts; Kathleen Lamperez as a media assistant working on the Spalding account; and Aleni Pappas as an account coordinator.
Michiel Maaskant was named account coordinator in the client services department at Harpell, Maynard.
Evergreen Solar, Waltham, appointed Rex D'Agostino vice president, marketing and sales. In this newly created position, D'Agostino will provide strategic direction and oversee international and domestic market development for Evergreen's solar energy products. He will also manage all marketing communications activities for the company. D'Agostino was previously president and CEO of Environmizer Systems.
Epsilon, Burlington, hired Esra Yagan as vice president of business development. She was previously director of the non-profit fundraising division at InfoCision Management.
Salary.com, Wellesley, an online compensation information Web site, hired Scott Brewitt as director of advertising. He was previously the advertising manager for HealthGate Data Corporation.
Digital Goods, Maynard, hired John Carroll as vice president of interactive marketing. His will drive sales of eBooks and other digital content available through Digital Goods. Previously, Carroll was vice president of marketing at Roxy.com.
Susanne Joyce and Alyssa Milazzo joined Cipriani Kremer Design, Boston, to serve as traffic supervisor and account executive, respectively. Joyce will oversee the workflow of all the accounts at the unit of Arnold. Cipriani Kremer's accounts include FleetBoston, Converse and Ecovate. Milazzo will work on the accounts of Brown Brothers Harriman, Massachusetts Financial Services and Trade Access.
WCVB-TV, Needham, promoted Caroline Waddel to media relations manager. Prior to her promotion, Waddel was the publicist for the ABC affiliate.
Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, announced the following new hires: Chris Toro, vice president, account director; Cass Ciavarra, assistant account executive; Colby Despo and Remi Nichols, both account coordinators; Ben Resnikoff, associate creative director; Kevin Daley, senior art director; Brian Baker, art director, interactive; Matt Haberman, copywriter, interactive; Matthew Nutter, senior designer; Thibault Kim, senior designer, interactive; Stephanie Taubin, senior traffic manager; Melissa Saulnier, broadcast traffic manager; Christopher Seifert, traffic manager; David Bernstein, director of recruiting, Boston & New York offices; Gillian Kelley, recruiter; Padraig McGailey, assistant controller; Lindsay Hatch, financial analyst; Laurie Montanaro, broadcast billing coordinator; Jennifer Romanchick, assistant media planner, interactive; Meredith Miner, assistant media planner; Kingsley-Ann Caufield, assistant media coordinator; Michelle Phoenix and K.C. Dooley, both executive assistants; Kalia Silva, administrative assistant; Douglas Carrier, mailroom clerk; and Joanna Hogardt, toddler teacher, daycare.
Orsatti & Partners, Boston, hired Billy Mead and Kelli McLeod as director of print and broadcast production and copywriter, respectively. Prior to joining the agency, Mead worked at Irma S. Mann, Strategic Marketing, Boston. Previously, McLeod worked as a copywriter for Wickersham Hunt Schwantner, Boston.
Fox Sports Net New England, Boston, hired David Mead as an account executive. Mead was most recently an account executive for TheBostonChannel.com, the Web site for WCVB-TV.
Fitzgerald Communications, Cambridge, hired Hannah B. Bruce as executive vice president and general manager. Before joining Fitzgerald, Bruce was vice president of corporate communications at Sanmina Corporation.
Julie Rosso was promoted to vice president/management supervisor at Clarke Goward. Rosso manages a variety of the agency's accounts.
Gearon Hoffman, Boston, hired John Lucey and Sean Haubert as copywriter and traffic manager, respectively.
Mason & Madison Public Relations, Boston, appointed Edward John Lucas Emmanuel assistant account executive. Emmanuel's responsibilities will include managing public relations activities for clients Lawyers Weekly and The Beacon Hill Institute.
BBK , Newton, hired Peter DiBiaso as divisional director of account services and business development. DiBiaso will coordinate and oversee BBK's account executives and manage client business strategies.
Fuse, Newburyport, hired Mary Ann Southard as art director/graphic designer. Previously, Southard worked at Course Technology as a graphic designer.
The Jelly, Woburn, appointed Gregory R. Venne president. Venne was previously executive vice president for client service. Prior to joining The Jelly, Venne was vice president at Golin/Harris International.
Jean Nicolazzo joined Mayer Creative of Providence as the project manager. She will guide and manage the production of printed materials for the advertising and design firm. Nicolazzo will also participate in the development and implementation of marketing plans.
Stephen White joined RDW Group, Providence, as vice president/senior account executive. White is responsible for servicing accounts in the medical, gaming, technology, building and construction fields. Before joining RDW Group, White was the manager for media relations and corporate communications for Gtech Corporation.
John J. Palumbo was named president and publisher of Rhode Island Monthly Communications, a magazine publishing company owned by the Providence Journal Company. Palumbo has served as publisher and general manager of the publishing unit since May 1997.
Jennifer Raleigh was promoted to art director at Lisaius Marketing, Burlington. She has been a designer with Lisaius for four years. Dana Murphy was promoted to creative services manager. Murphy will be responsible for production and trafficking of all design work for the agency.