Melinda Smolkin has joined O'Neal & Prelle in Hartford as a senior account executive, overseeing clients such as St. Francis Care and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Connecticut. Smolkin previously served as marketing director of the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans and has worked at Bauerlein, also in New Orleans, and D'Arcy, MacManus & Masius in San Francisco.
Holly Hansen has been promoted from traffic manager to director of print production at North Castle Partners in Stamford.
Henrik Colliander has been advanced from account manager to sales director at Madison International Sales Co. in Stamford.
Karen Carper has been named senior vice president and director of strategic alliances at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos in Boston. In this new position, she will help key clients address strategic marketing and brand positioning issues. Carper had been a vice president at CSC Index in Cambridge.
Mark Nardi has formed his own independent writing firm, Mark Nardi Creative, in Needham. He plans to create copy for both print and broadcast accounts throughout New England. Nardi previously served as vice president and associate creative director at Arnold Communications in Boston. He also has worked at Pagano Schenck & Kay; Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos; and Houston Herstek Favat, all in Boston.
Wallwork Curry in Boston has announced the following additions to its staff: Sharon Kallander, media coordinator; Frank Perone, art director; and Nicole Parente, mechanical artist. Parente had worked with Emcomm, the student-run advertising agency of Emerson College in Boston.
BBL in Acton has tapped Michael Vaserman as systems administrator. Kevin Hart also has joined the agency as senior graphic designer. He previously ran his own firm, Hart Associates, and had served as a senior graphic designer at Harvard University in Cambridge.
Ted Nelson has been promoted to associate creative director at Pagano Schenck & Kay in Boston. He had been a senior copywriter. Dorothy Urlich has been advanced to creative services director from manager of traffic and creative services. Courtney Clark has joined the shop as an account executive, overseeing the Wall Covering Council of America, A.T. Cross and Media 100 accounts. She had been with McCann-Erickson in San Francisco.
Natick-based Ullo International has appointed Charles Shively publisher of Application Development Trends magazine. Shively has a dozen years of technology publishing experience, holding top sales positions at Dr. Dobb's Journal and Microsoft Systems Journal.
Doerr Associates in Winchester has announced the following additions to its management team: Leslie Hanlon, vice president; Susan Bergin, director; Adam Cramer, senior art director; Christopher Edwards, manager of interactive services; and Carolyn Salvatore, production manager. In addition, Berrie Jackson has joined the agency's account service department as account director.
Anne Lapointe and Carey Newton have been selected as associate account managers at Dickinson Direct in Braintree. Lapointe previously worked at EMI Strategic Marketing in Boston, and Newton most recently served at David Wilson Associates, also in Boston. In addition, Velina Rhodes has been tapped as production manager. Rhodes previously worked as an intern at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos in Boston.
Cone Communications in Boston has announced the following promotions: Melissa Radin to account director from account manager; Mark Josephson to account manager from senior account executive; Ben Newell to senior account executive from account executive; Adeeva Wang and Amy Courage to account specialists from account administrators; Carlyn Gaul to human resources administrator from human resources associate; and Christine Hennessy to senior accountant from staff accountant.
Chris Upton has been tapped by Trinity Communications in Boston as an account executive. Krishna Barratt has come aboard as a production and traffic coordinator.
Marenghi & Associates in Wellesley has selected Nicole Goodnow as group account assistant and Deidre Kiely as administrative assistant.
Chris Ford has joined commercial production house Finish Editorial in Boston as a scheduler. He previously served as a music coordinator at ESPN in Bristol, Conn.
Ellenann Haughey has been named vice president at public relations agency Collaborative Communications in Cambridge. Haughey has worked for Hill & Knowlton and Creamer Dickson Basford and served as national spokesperson for retail chain Marshalls.
Anne Potts has been tapped by Cambridge Technology Partners in Cambridge as public relations manager. She had been an account manager at the Weber Group, also in Cambridge.