J. Walter Thompson, New York, promoted Jean Pool, a 25-year veteran of JWT, to executive vice president and director of North America media services.
Mary Beth Williams, most recently with Harris Drury Cohen in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., joined N.W. Ayer & Partners in New York as executive vice president and senior partner.
Young & Rubicam, New York, signed Kim Corrigan, former senior vice president and management director at Saatchi & Saatchi, as senior vice president and account managing director.
Beth Newman, formerly with Milton Samuels Advertising, arrived at New York-based Emmerling Post Advertising as account supervisor.
Home Box Office, New York, named Nancy Parmet vice president of marketing. Parmet, who was director of marketing for HBO's original movies and image since 1995, will oversee marketing and advertising for the network's brand identity and original movies.
Heather Rose, senior writer at Eric Mower and Associates in Buffalo, joined the board of directors of the Girl Scout Council of Buffalo and Erie County. Also at EMA's Buffalo office, Ellen Gotthelf progressed to production manager and Adrienne Markus advanced to media buyer.
Elizabeth Ronan was appointed director of market development at Entertainment Weekly, New York.
Nancy Pattarini, vice president and partner of The Paige/Smith Group in Utica, was named Advertising Person of the Year by the Mohawk Valley Advertising Club.
Hachette Filipachi Magazines, New York, promoted West Coast manager Ellen Sullivan to Western advertising director of Elle and Mirabella.
Dorothy Folley and Timothy Jones, most recently employed at Skunkworks and Wunderman Cato Johnson, respectively, joined Lieber Levett Koenig Farese Babcock in New York as vice presidents and account directors.
Lyons Lavey Nickel Swift, New York, elevated Michael Pagano to senior vice president and copy group supervisor and enlisted John La Mare as senior vice president and account group supervisor.
Lawrence Burstein assumed the presidency of the Ziff-Davis Consumer Media Group, New York and San Francisco.
Senior account supervisor William Pearse moved up to vice president at The Graubard Group, New York.
Condƒ Nast Publications, New York, assigned Sharon Schieffer to Vanity Fair as a public relations associate.
Ildy Herczeg assumed the presidency of DeVries Public Relations, New York, succeeding Madeline de Vries, who became chief executive officer.
The Multichannel Advertising Bureau International, New York, elected its first slate of officers: chairman, David Levy, executive vice president, international ad sales, Turner Broadcasting Sales; vice chairman, Barry Frey, managing director, international sales and new business, USA Networks; treasurer, Michael Fox, director, worldwide advertising, ESPN; and secretary, Nick Makris, programming manager, Bresnan Communications.