James Mellard joined The Balcom Agency, Fort Worth, as production artist and systems manager. Mellard was formerly a production artist with Witherspoon & Associates, also Fort Worth.
TFA Communications, Dallas, hired account executive Stephanie Wagner, formerly quality control specialist with CompuCom Systems in Dallas.
Landata Systems in Houston recently added Kathyrn Giansanti to its staff as marketing manager.
Steven Eames was appointed senior vice president and chief communications and marketing officer at USAA in San Antonio. Eames came to USAA from Coastal Corp., where he served as vice president of corporate communications and advertising.
Brian Ongaro is the new vice president and general manager of KZPS-FM and KDGE-FM, both Dallas.
Rhodes Stafford Wines Creative, Dallas, added art director and designer Miler Hung and account executive Tina Walden. Walden was freelancing for Dallas' Ford & Co., while Hung is a recent graduate of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.
Houston-based Saurage-Thibodeaux Research hired Paul Kendall as project director.
M2K, Austin, signed Kent Huffman as vice president of interactive services and Robert Pearse as interactive programmer. Huffman previously was president and owner of Austin-based Marketek Services, while Pearse arrived as a Web page designer from Surfwatch Software in Los Altos, Calif.
Performance Marketing in Dallas welcomed account executive Ashlyn Stockstill, formerly account executive and direct mail manager for McKinley Communi-cations, also Dallas.
The Olson Group, Austin, hired Matt Fangman as graphic designer. Fangman previously worked as graphic artist at The Graphic Solution, also Austin.
Jennifer Powell was named account executive at Duke Unlimited of Metairie, after serving as senior manager of client services for International Marketing Systems, also Metairie.
Jaci Smith joined A.K.A./Trinity Advertising and Marketing in Lafayette to head new business development and special projects.