BBDO Chicago hired Keith Hughes as creative director for American Dairy Brands Borden Cheese products. Previously, Hughes was an associate creative director at Leo Burnett, Chicago.
Jones Seel Huyett in Topeka promoted Katie Boncella to account manager and Wendy Leedy to assistant account manager.
Smith-Winchester hired Darren Hitz to its account services team as account manager in Southfield. Hitz was a marketing consultant for HomeTown Digital in Livonia.
Jerome Espy was promoted to senior account executive at Marx Layne & Co. in Farmington Hills. The agency also named Joseph Howse account executive and Cheryl Levitt as account assistant.
Annaleise Mills joined Mc Crosky Marketing Communications, Kalamazoo, as art director.
Geoffrey Carlson Gage in Excelsior hired Andrew Tollefson as account manager. Tol lefson previously was the president and CEO of Twin Cities-based Idea Junction, a product-development consultancy.
Haworth Marketing & Media, Minneapolis, hired the following staff: Melanie Skoglund, media supervisor; Michelle Millar, senior media planner; Erin Murley, media planner; and Gretchen Springer and Maggie Lunetta, assistant media planners.
Digital Evergreen, the interactive arm of Barkley Evergreen & Partners, St. Louis, hired Lori Guffey as marketing specialist and Frank Siraguso as content specialist.
Paradowski Graphic Design, St. Louis, hired Tyson Foersterling as a graphic designer. Previously, he worked at Graif Design, Nixa.
Anderson Partners, Omaha, hired Mindy Johnson as Internet research manager and promoted Cathy Bennett to assistant media buyer.
SBC Advertising, Westerville, hired Cendi Eblin as a copywriter. Previously, she worked for Lord, Sullivan & Yoder, Columbus.
Media Resources in North Canton hired Walter L. Gaer as national marketing director in the Farmington Hills, Mich., office. He previously worked at Cobalt Group in Detroit.
Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer & Associates, Columbus, hired the following: Craig Burton, director of business development; Adam Hanscel, electronic art specialist; John Hinkle, account director; Emily Lloyd, art director; and David Shockey, technology support specialist.
Lawrence & Schille in Sioux Falls hired the following employees: Melody Morton, writer/producer; Jason Beaumont, teleservices operations manager; Mary Hofer, graphic designer; Shelly Johnson, Brian Wheeler and Holly Stratton, ac count executives; Chris Matheson, writer/producer; Nancy Foust, interactive producer; Rhonda Huml, graphic designer; Richard Hartnett, teleservices account executive; Mark Poe and Amanda Machmiller, interactive production artists; and Bruce Carlson, copywriter.
Carrie Gaska joined Orion Marketing Group in Madison as a creative writer. She previously wrote for newspapers and national consumer magazines.
The Hiebing Group, Madison, promoted Erin Elliott to PR account executive.
Nancy Deptolla was hired to the newly created position of director of public relations at Charleston/Orwig, a marketing communications agency in Hartland.