Amanda Barber has been appointed vice president of global sales at World Merchandise Exchange in Norwalk. She spent the past six years at software house Information Resources.
The Hughes Agency in Norwalk has named Peggy Van Witt director of new business development.
Aaron Dietz has joined Keiler & Co. in Farmington as a designer. He had been with Meyer Design Associates in Wilton.
Melissa Grande has been tapped as public relations director at Catalyst Marketing Communications in Stamford. She had been at Cronin & Co. in Glastonbury for the past five years.
Copywriter John Pugmire and assistant art directors Melissa Barbeau and Jessica Cayer have joined the creative staff of Mintz & Hoke in Avon.
Patrick O'Grady has been promoted to senior vice president at Ciavarra Design, Boston.
Cheryl Salatino has been named vice president at Collaborative Communications in Cambridge.
Dana Sallee has joined ResourceNet International in Wilmington as a specification sales representative.
Peter Saint John has been promoted to production manager at McKay Fried & Partners in Boston. Lisa Rahon has joined the agency as an art director.
Amy Coates and Janet Mendelsohn have joined the public affairs staff at Bentley College in Waltham. Coates had been a publications designer at Uno Restaurant Corp. in Boston. Mendelsohn had been associate director of public affairs at Wellesley College.
Eileen Pacheco has joined Marketing Strategies of Braintree as director of public relations.
Austin Knight in Boston has announced the following promotions: Stephen Caruso, vice president of the New England region; Bryan Murphy, art director; Jessica Gatti and Daniel Wilmer, account supervisors; Renee Holleran, senior account executive; and John Julio and Joel Glick, account directors.
Dickinson Direct in Braintree has hired Kimberley Hurley as senior copywriter.
Lisa Adams has joined Greenberg Seronick O'Leary & Partners in Boston as broadcast supervisor. She was with Creative Media in New York.
FitzGerald Communications in Cambridge has announced the following additions to its staff: Tim Powers, account executive; Joe Donovan and Brett Van Sledright, assistant account executives; and Michelle Chase and Elisa Prager, account coordinators.
LNS Communications in Cambridge has named Carol Elizabeth Martin a senior associate in its Ottawa office. Mary Beth Gadd and Anne Dulong have been promoted to associates at the agency's headquarters in Cambridge.