Tim Pontarelli has been elected a vice president at Leo Burnett, Chicago, where he is an associate creative director.
Ken Stevens has been named vice president of account management at Corbett HealthConnect, Chicago.
Karen Jensen Gruber has joined BBDO Chicago as senior vice president and senior account director.
Kate Chutivanich has joined Bender, Browning, Dolby & Sanderson, Chicago, as an assistant account executive.
New senior partners at J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, are Lisa Muzik, an executive producer; Paul Tilley, a creative director; and Larry Weissman, a management director.
Milena Pisano has joined Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago, as an account executive.
Ryan Mahoney has been named an account executive at Keller Crescent, Evansville.
Donna Burkhardt has been appointed an account executive, and Steve Klein has been named an art director, at The Majestic Group, Indianapolis.
Heather Hogan has joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink, Wichita, as an account coordinator; James Reed has been hired as an electronic artist.
Bozell Worldwide has tapped Terry Jochum in Minneapolis as an account executive.
John Vipond has been hired at Bozell Kamstra, St. Paul, as a copywriter.
New at Cash Plus media services in Minneapolis are broadcast assistants Jerry Arty, Laura Bier, Erik Sandvick and Bill Ziegler, and assistant television coordinator Monica Kamm.
Keith Pearson has joined J. Patrick Moore & Partners, Minneapolis, as a vice president.
Deb Sposito has been hired at Clarity Coverdale Fury, Minneapolis, as a project coordinator.
Jeff Wulvert has been hired by Adamson Advertising, St. Louis, as a graphic designer.
Michelle Stotz has been promoted to senior account manager, and Leo Chen has been named assistant art director at Barkley & Evergreen, Kansas City.
Stacey Prall has joined Ayers Advertising, Lincoln, as a media planner and buyer.
Michael Kister has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Meldrum & Fewsmith Interactive, Cleveland.
Susan Wright has joined Fahlgren, Columbus, as a media supervisor. Christine Kriner has been enlisted as an assistant media buyer and planner.
Adcom Communications, Cleveland, has hired James Hunt as chief operating officer.
Susan McDonald has joined Sive/Young & Rubicam, Cincinnati, as a senior account executive.
Heather Guerico has been promoted to media supervisor, and John Quinlan and Ronald Boynar have been named assistant account executives at Haselow Marketing Communications, Cleveland.
Tim Wilson has joined Marketing Directions, Cleveland, as a senior art director, and Chris Grecko has been promoted to associate art director.
Jennifer Burdell has been advanced to media supervisor at Powers & Associates, Cincinnati.
Andi Ambur has joined Media One, Sioux Falls, as an assistant media director.
Kurt Lingel has been hired at Celtic Advertising, Brookfield, to be an account executive.
Laura Coenen has been named account executive at Stephan & Brady, Madison.
Linda Seebantz has joined The Geesert Group, Milwaukee, as an account supervisor.
BVK/McDonald, Milwaukee, has hired Denise Koenigs as account supervisor; Joe Ban as writer and producer; Jill Schowlater as account manager; Kristina Bludau as production artist; and Alicia Rodriguez as junior art director.
Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, has tapped Robert Kays as vice president and public relations director; and Karen Soergel as promotions account executive. Matt Herrmann has joined as an art director.
Traci Lyn Anderson has joined Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee, as a production manager. Scott Silvestri has been promoted to account executive. Mike McCabe has advanced to creative director.
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