Karen Kawahara has joined Margeotes/Fertitta & Partners in New York as new business director. Kawahara comes to the agency from the Advertising Council, where she worked as a campaign supervisor.
Audrey Seigel joined Jordan McGrath Case & Partners in New York as vice president, associate media director and director of print services. She comes from Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, where she had been senior vice president, associate media director and director of print.
Kevin Arsham joined Stein Rogan + Partners in New York as media supervisor. He will oversee traditional and online media planning for all accounts.
Cooper Leder Marketing, Lake Success, has hired Jerry Foster as account supervisor. He came from Walter F. Cameron Advertising, where he was an account executive.
Sean Burley of Partners & Shevack in New York has been promoted to vice president, director of studio services. He was studio director.
Rocky Cipriano, a partner in Harrison shop SKC Advertising, has been named to the board of directors of SKC's parent company, New Paradigm Corp. in New York.
Lieber Levett Koenig Farese Babcock, New York, has hired James Vander Putten as senior vice president, consulting operations. Vander Putten comes from Philip Morris, where he served as director of direct marketing and database development.
Gary Mirkin has been named publisher of Inc. magazine. He was Inc.'s national advertising director.
Food & Wine announced two new hires. Sarah Gustavson Olsen has joined the magazine as promotion manager. She was account director for Sisman Design. Jill Bauer was named merchandising manager. She came to Food & Wine from Evins Communications as an account manager.
Display Technologies in College Point has hired Leslie Tannebaum as controller. She was controller for Chroma Copy International.
Diane Ludacer has been hired as senior vice president, sales and marketing at Static & Motion Productions in New York.
She was senior vice president of sales with Drury Design Dynamics.
Michael Malone was named editor of Forbes ASAP. He was formerly the special projects editor.
Eric Schwarzkopf has joined Mademoiselle magazine as advertising manager. Previously, he was advertising director of Living Fit and Fit Pregnancy.
Lauren Splendorio was promoted to customer relations coordinator at USA Weekend in New York. Previously, she was sales assistant, direct response ad sales. Also, Roni Kersey joined the paper as newspaper marketing specialist. She will oversee the promotional ad, newspaper-in-education programs and create incentives for client newspapers.
The Advertising Council has named Adrianne Maher manager of new media. She left USA Today Online, where she was a marketing specialist.
Kathi Doolan of Departures magazine has been promoted to vice president, publisher from vice president, associate publisher.
Men's Journal in New York reported two hires on its advertising staff: Andrew R. Amill, formerly publisher of Us, has been hired as associate publisher; and John Boland, former
ad manager of Women's Sports & Fitness, was named ad director.
Video Monitoring Services of America in New York hired Ed Lamoureaux as vice president of sales and marketing, advertising services. He left USWeb as manager of Eastern U.S. sales.
Stuart Zakim joined Playboy Enterprises in New York as vice president, promotions. He came from Universal Studios, where he was vice president, national publicity.
Discover magazine in New York has elevated Robert Lee to associate publisher from Eastern advertising director and has promoted Jeff Dunetz to Eastern advertising manager from account manager.
Hank Fifield has been named consumer marketing director of Teen People in New York. He was
formerly assistant consumer marketing director.
Alicia Murphy joins Heitner Weiss in New York as senior account executive. She came from Hanft, Byrne, Raboy, Abrams & Partners, where she served as an account executive.
Lally McFarland & Pantello Euro RSCG in New York reported several account moves: Tom Sailer was promoted to vice president, management supervisor; Lisa Miller was hired as executive vice president, director of client service; Laura Reilly was named senior vice president, management supervisor; Rosemarie Fitzgerald was named account supervisor; Adrienne Gawlowski tapped as account supervisor; Roxanne Mendozza signed on as an account supervisor; and Diane Pencek was named account supervisor.
Eileen Shiels joins New York-based Soap Opera Digest as an account executive. She had been a regional sales manager at Today's Homeowner.
E. Michelle Amlong has been named publisher of Eating Well. She was advertising director at the New York magazine.
Michael Ostrem has been named senior vice president, administration at Media Passage, New York, a newspaper advertising planning, placement and payment service. Ostrem had been chief operating officer for Preston Gates & Ellis.
Bravo International, New York, has elevated Peggy Piguƒ to manager, sales and administration from supervisor, sales and marketing. It also promoted Pepe Mart'n to vice president, sales and affiliate relations from director, affiliate relations.
Details, New York, has appointed two advertising sales staffers: Anthony Cenname was named advertising director, and Warren Dixon has signed on as marketing director.
Nickelodeon promoted Kevin Kay to senior vice president, production. He was promoted from vice president, executive producer for development.
Wenner Media, New York, has hired Barbara Wilck as subscription marketing director. She came from Primedia Consumer Magazines, where she was associate director, consumer marketing.
Jim Harrison has been named contributing editor of Men's Journal in New York. He is the the author of Legends of the Fall and A Good Day to Die. Also, Jeff Csatari has been named editor of the 1999 Men's Journal Handbook and Buyer's Guide. Csatari was the founding editor of Verge.
MTV Networks, New York, has hired Stephen Friedman as vice president, public affairs of MTV: Music Television. Previously, Friedman was a strategic consultant in New York. The network also elevated Paul DeBenedittis to vice president, programming, planning and scheduling at MTV; Terri Kennedy to vice president, interactive and digital operations, MTV and VH1; Eric Sherman to director, interactive and digital operations; Nusrat Durrani to manager, interactive and digital operations; Ethan Beard to manager, interactive and digital operations; Allie Eberhardt to vice president, creative director in the interactive division; Rick Holzman
to vice president, programming and promotion; and Justin Herz to vice president, production.
Linett & Harrison in Millburn has named Regina Comiskey art director. She comes from Blair Television in New York, where she also served as art director. Eric Bercarich was also hired as new business coordinator.
Dorland Sweeney Health Communications, Philadelphia, has appointed Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald editorial specialist.
Adam Siers, a recent University of Delaware grad, was tapped as account coordinator. Michael Yob was hired as network manager to oversee computer, telephone and network issues. The shop has also promoted Ira Baeringer to account supervisor; Anita Belsole to vice president, account supervisor; Angela Colona to senior account executive in the public relations group; Sue Heiler to senior account executive; John Lambdin to account supervisor; Leigh Murray
to account executive; Sharon Jasper to finance director; and Mark Nolan to senior vice president, creative director.
The McClure Group in Wayne reported several moves: Gena Alexander was elevated to account executive, Brian Nawa was hired as a senior account executive, Terri Sohosky was elevated to senior production artist, Gail Refford came aboard as copy clerk and Jared Jordan joined the film production department as Avid editor.
American Media Direct, Wayne, the media management division of The McClure Group, has named Chris Kamper senior media buyer, Jo Steele print media manager and John Link media buyer.
Byrnes & Merz in Newtown Square has hired Noreen Cahalane as account executive. She was a media planner and buyer with Reimel Carter in Philadelphia.
The BCB Group in Meriden reported several hires: marketing communications consultant Mel Tobin joined as creative director and copy chief; Ryan Merlo was tapped as an accountant; Melissa Watts, was named research analyst; Elisa Lufler was hired as a media buyer; Jennifer Filipek, formerly media relations assistant of the Connecticut Pride basketball team, was named public relations specialist; and Ben Mochan, former principal and account supervisor at Grand Central Marketing and Communications, was hired as account executive.
Greenfield Online, an Internet-based marketing research firm in Westport, reported three new hires: Jason Levy as manager, client services; Alastair Bruce as vice president, client development; and Gail E. Janensch as manager, marketing communications and community relations.