Phoenix-based Winward Cooley Advertising and Public Relations has hired Morris Pittle as a copywriter. The agency has also tapped Simran K. Puri as an account executive.
Cramer-Krasselt in Phoenix has hired Gina Lawson as a copywriter.
The LeGrand Group has tapped Steve Jensen as director of new media for the Colorado Springs integrated marketing communications firm.
Thomas & Perkins Advertising in Denver has recently made several staff additions: Portia Kester, account supervisor, direct marketing; Kelly Hanratty, account executive; Andrea Grasmick, assistant account executive; Glenn Burritt, staff accountant; Toby Balai, junior art director; and Jennifer Morris and Jason Haddad, media coordinators. The agency has also added Rosemary Hanratty to its staff as director of public relations.
Praco Ltd. Public Relations and Advertising Co. in Colorado Springs has promoted Phil Barber to senior art director.
Shonkwiler-Marcoux Advertising & Public Relations, Las Vegas, has made the following hires: senior copywriter and producer Lennie Smith; art directors Sean Mahoney and Laura Zollar; media buyer Debbie Uehara; and media assistant Cheryl Congdon.
Debbie Girard has been tapped by The Montgomery Group in San Francisco as an account supervisor.
Goldberg Moser O'Neill, San Francisco, has hired Bernie Hafeli, senior copywriter; Erik Petersen, management supervisor; Kristin Colberg, an account supervisor; Amy Feinstein, leads forecaster; Cindy Gallagher, assistant account executive; Jeff Reich, copywriter; Shannon Chastain, proofreader; Emily Colburn, assistant media planner; and Amy Williamson, media assistant.
SaveSmart, an Internet-based promotion marketing services company in Mountain View, has appointed Hilarie Roth as director of national sales and Richard Balkite as senior director of national sales.
Charlotte Napier has been named account executive for the RalstonGroup, a Bend-based, full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm.
Young & Roehr in Portland has promoted Marcia Vedaa to director of operations and named Marion Margiotta assistant account executive in its public relations department.
Media Dimensions, a San Diego-based advertising and public relations agency, has hired W. Michael Curry as director of client services and public relations.
The Townsend Agency in San Diego has added John Chier as account executive and Dana Meyer as account coordinator.
Jeryl Reitzel has been appointed vice president, Northeast division manager for ACI/Pearson Television, Los Angeles.
Hayes Martin Associates in Costa Mesa has hired Kerri McNamara as an account coordinator.
Beth Distel has been promoted to vice president, group media director, from vice president, associate media director, at McCann-Erickson in Los Angeles.
Ken Francis has been advanced to account supervisor from senior account executive on the national Suzuki automotive account at Asher/Gould Advertising in Los Angeles.
Morgan Marketing & Public Relations has hired Summer Heying as assistant account executive for the Irvine agency.
Carol Wolrich has joined BBDO West in Los Angeles as senior vice president, director of account planning.
Creamer Dickson Basford in Irvine has hired Steve Shattuck to work in its high-tech public relations department.
Lee Deminski has been promoted to director of trade marketing for Ready Pac Produce in Irwindale.
Valdes Zacky Associates, an Hispanic ad agency in Los Angeles, has named Sonia Gutierrez-Carstensen executive vice president and media director.
Kerrie Murphy has joined Di Zinno Thompson Integrated Marketing Solutions in San Diego as production manager. She is responsible for the supervision of projects from the creative stage through completion. The agency has also added Danika Webber as an account coordinator.
Marketing communications firm Frank Wilson & Associates in Laguna Hills has added four new employees: Nancy Blair Griffin, creative director; John Northrup, project manager; Gustavo Santoyo, public relations specialist; and Melissa Vaughn, account coordinator.
Mustang Marketing in Agoura Hills has promoted Craig Duswalt to senior copywriter and associate creative director. The agency has also retained Randy Thomas as designer and associate creative director.
Entertainment advertising agency Friedland Jacobs Communications in Burbank has promoted John Varvi to senior vice president and creative director.
FJCandN in Salt Lake City has hired Denise Rolfe as account manager. The agency has also added Laura Murphy as management supervisor.
Tacoma-based JayRay has given creative director Alec Lawson the responsibility of managing the agency. In addition, JayRay has promoted Marilyn Strickland and Whitney DalBalcon to senior account manager and named Rosalind Sciammas account executive.