Paradigm 3 Marketing in Los Gatos hired Brian Fortune as chief marketing officer. Fortune previously served as partner and management supervisor at CKS Partners in San Francisco.
Brough Communications in Santa Cruz hired graphic designers Leigh Woodhead and Teri Christiansen-Grady.
Colossal Pictures added two new directors: Jim Matison, who will be working at Colossal's San Francisco studio; and Flavio Kampah, who will be based in Los Angeles. Both have worked with Colossal previously.
Thielen and Associates in Fresno promoted Judy Soper to associate media director.
Koopman Otsbo in Portland added Rebecca Reinke as an art director.
Young & Roehr Group in Portland hired Patti McKinney as director of media services.
Christina Prandini joined MLS Marketing Group in Irvine as an art director. Diane T. Norton rejoined the shop as print production manager.
Sharon Mullings joined Media That Works in Los Angeles as vice president, local media director. Mullings previously served as a client services supervisor at McCann-Erickson in Los Angeles.
Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles hired Susan Lee as a senior print traffic manager and Christian Russo as a freelance media planner. Also, Paul Silverman rejoined the agency as an account director on the Squaresoft business and other accounts.
Rick Thrasher was named an account executive at Lawrence & Mayo in Newport Beach. Thrasher previously worked as an account executive at RiechesBaird Advertising in Irvine.
Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger named Chris Orlando a senior account executive in its marketing/public relations division in San Diego.
Sunshine McCoy joined Bailey/Gardiner Creative Communications in San Diego
as an assistant account executive in public relations.
Cindy Donnelly was promoted from advertiser sales account executive/vice president of sales operations to director of advertiser sales/vice president of sales operations for Studios USA in Universal City.
Eric Schwartzman was named director of promotions at Rogers & Cowan in Los Angeles.
Pittard Sullivan named Allison Nathe managing director of the Culver City entertainment marketing communications company's Pittard Sullivan Productions division.
Margot Tanner joined DDB Needham's Los Angeles office as director of response marketing, a new post. Tanner previously was president of her own direct advertising company, where her clients included Koo Koo Roo and the Santa Anita Racetrack.
Stacey Dobbins was elevated to the position of account executive at The Blaze Co. in Venice.
Young & Rubicam, Irvine, promoted Cynthia Jensen and Karen Tucker both to vice president in the media department; Sue Kellogg to assistant planner on Mercury; Patrick McGrath to account executive on Mercury; Amy Jennette, Jenny Lower and Lisa Nelson, all to account executive on Lincoln; Melissa Betley to account executive on catalogs; and Coral Milton to account executive on Lincoln in San Francisco. Also,
Brian Gorman joined the agency as an account executive on the Lincoln Mercury Dealer Associations account.
Nevada Smith joined Drasnin Communications in San Diego as a junior account executive.
Tim Price and Ray Tarquino were made co-creative directors at RiechesBaird Advertising in Irvine.
Sony Signatures in Culver City named Adam Langsbard director of marketing and Christiane Friess creative director. Most recently, Langsbard served as director of marketing for New Line Cinema's home video division. Friess was the director of client services for Air Creative Group in Los Angeles.
Lou Bortone was named senior vice president, marketing and advertising, for Fox Family Worldwide in Los Angeles.
Angela Gaspar was named director of sales at Caliban Filmworks, a boutique visual effects studio in West Hollywood.
Eliot Kang, president and chief executive officer of Kang & Lee Advertising, was honored by the Asian Business League of Southern California on Nov. 13. The New York-based agency, which specializes in marketing to the Asian American marketplace, operates K&L West Advertising in Los Angeles.
Fresh Produce Entertainment in Culver City announced that Lee Chirillo has joined as head of business development.
Addie Bua will head Hollywood public relations company Asbury Communications' new marketing services division.
Christine West was appointed director of new business at Mikell & Co. Advertising in Woodland Hills.
Chris Calhoun joined Paradigm Communications Group in Seattle as an account executive.