Frank Ippolita has rejoined Cramer-Krasselt in Phoenix as senior copywriter. He is assigned to Skymall, the Phoenix Art Museum, Founders Bank, Phoenix Newspapers and other accounts. Kent Collins has joined the agency's Phoenix office as its senior art director, assigned to the Horseshoe Casino and other accounts.
Pierson Hawkins in Denver has hired Rob Arnold to be the manager of client services and Jack Payne to be director of medical business development. Melissa Edwards has joined McCarthy Advertising in Boulder as an art director.
Milici Valenti Ng Pack in Honolulu has promoted four of its employees: Kim Porter to associate creative director; Jill Cole to director of integrated services; Johanna Chuan to media supervisor; and Muriel Shea to project manager.
EvansGroup Technology in Boise has promoted four staff members: Jean Russell to vice president; Thomas Prowell to associate creative director; and Toni Hess and Jennifer O'Reilly to senior art directors.
Richard Padilla and Rob Catalano have been named associate creative directors at Thomas Puckett Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Las Vegas. The two will primarily be responsible for all
creative work produced by the agency. John Eary and Lynn Purdue have been named senior vice presidents of the agency, responsible for day-to-day activities.
John W. Lane III has been hired by Art Associates in Reno as an account executive.
Shannon Matus has been named account executive at Communications West, which is located in San Francisco.
Karen Taylor has joined Graff Advertising in Redwood Shores as traffic and production manager.
Kevin Ellis has joined KVO Advertising & Public Relations in Mountain View as vice president of advertising.
Dodge, Schmitgall in Portland has hired Carole Nelson to head up its production department. Nelson previously had been in charge of production at Harris Massey Herinckx, also in Portland.
Tom Kennedy has been named senior vice president of creative advertising for MGM Distribution Co. in Santa Monica. Kennedy will report to president of worldwide marketing Gerry Rich.
Jennifer Haddix has joined Direct Partners in Los Angeles as vice president and director of consumer marketing. She formerly served as director of marketing for Mattel.
Amanda Pendleton has joined Ahlman & Associates in Westlake Village as an associate account executive and public relations writer.
Baxter Gurian & Mazzei in Los Angeles has made the following staff additions: Caroline Pataky as director of production services; Samantha Bryant as art director; and Denise Mendoza as divisional comptroller.
John Kelley has been appointed senior vice president of communications for VH1 in Santa Monica.
Townsend & O'Leary in Laguna Hills has appointed Scott Griffiths as senior vice president and account director.
Blair McCoy has been promoted to vice president of print advertising, special projects and on-line entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. in Beverly Hills.
Brian Rasmussen has joined the account service team of Penna Powers Cutting & Haynes in Salt Lake City as an account supervisor.
Direct and interactive advertising agency CF2GS in Seattle has hired Dan von der Embse as a group creative director. He will direct creative development for Royal Caribbean International, L.A. Cellular and new business projects. Von der Embse previously held senior creative positions at Ogilvy & Mather Direct, J. Walter Thompson Direct and Rapp & Collins.
KNCF/Dave in Seattle has hired Dan Callahan as managing partner and Vandy Kindred as chief financial officer for 1997. The shop also hired graphic designer Keith Slawson and media manager Mindy Kraft.
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