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NEW YORK

DiMassimo Brand Advertising in New York hired five staffers. Tammy Skuraton was appointed creative manager; she most recently served as creative manager at Cliff Freeman and Partners in New York. Troy Torrison joined as a senior copywriter; he previously was a senior copywriter at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners in New York, where he worked on Citibank Debit Card, among others. Roger Stephens was named an assistant art director; he is a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Tim Rivera was hired as a brand manager; he most recently was an account manager at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. Swava Bruni was appointed print production manager; she formerly worked as a print production manager at DDB New York.

Wolf Group Rochester hired three staffers. Cindy Rogers was appointed creative group supervisor. She previously was an associate creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Rowland in Rochester. Kimberly Pennington joined as an account executive, working on the Bausch & Lomb, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and University of Rochester School of Nursing accounts, among other duties; she most recently served as an account executive at McCann-Erickson in New York. Andy Reddout was appointed an art director, working on accounts such as Element K, Seneca Park Zoo and the Delaware North Cos.; he formerly was an art director at Brandorchard in Rochester. In addition, Aldo Braccio joined Wolf Group Canada in Toronto as strategic planner. He most recently worked at Cossette Communication-Marketing in Toronto, where he was strategic planner. Wolf Group also has offices in New York, Buffalo, Cleveland and Atlanta.

Lisa Natale was promoted to divisional senior vice president of marketing for Playboy publishing. She will continue to be based in the company's New York office. Natale previously served as vice president of marketing services for Playboy publishing; in this capacity, she was also responsible for online trade marketing.

René Mack was promoted to president, travel marketing, North America at Weber Shandwick, a unit of Interpublic Group. In addition to his travel, tourism and transportation duties, he will serve as executive vice president and general manager of the agency's New York Consumer, Lifestyle and Travel Marketing Group. He most recently was a principal at the company. Weber Shandwick is based in New York.

Tacoda Systems appointed Charles Smith vice president, operations. Prior to joining the New York-based company, he was executive vice president for corporate development at 24/7 Real Media.

NEW JERSEY

Adient, CommonHealth's full-service advertising agency based in Wayne, hired two executives. John Knoop was named a senior vice president, account group supervisor; he formerly was vice president of marketing and sales for the primary-care division of Elan Pharmaceuticals in Cedar Knolls. Kineret Muller was appointed a vice president, account supervisor; she formerly was an account group supervisor at KPR in New York. Parsippany-based CommonHealth is a WPP Group company.

Scott Keogh was promoted to general manager, corporate communications at Mercedes-Benz USA in Montvale. He replaces Jeff Fisher, who was appointed general manager of corporate com munications at Freightliner. Keogh previously was manager, communication planning and brand development at MBUSA.

The Direct Network named Mary Ram vice president, director of account and media services. She most recently was senior vice president, client services at ID Media. TDN is based in Hoboken.

Gillespie in Princeton hired three staffers. Ed Caban joined the production department as a senior production manager; he previously was production director at Topak Marketing in Philadelphia. Deborah Kee joined Gillespie's production department as a production manager; she most recently was production manager for Toltzis Communications Euro RSCG in Trevose, Pa. Justine Zeroski joined the healthcare division as a senior art director; she formerly was an art director at FCB HealthCare in New York.

PENNSYLVANIA

Knezic/Pavone Advertising in Harrisburg appointed Dale Cake senior strategist/ account supervisor. He formerly worked as an account supervisor at Harrisburg-based Neiman Group.