GSD&M Signs Albert

GSD&M has appointed Matt Albert vice president and account director on the SBC account team. Albert arrives at the Austin, Texas, agency from AT&T Wireless/Cingular in Palm Springs, Calif., where he was corporate director of media planning services. The shop has also advanced Elissa von Czoernig to account director on the SBC consumer products business. Von Czoernig began her career at GSD&M in 1999 as a media planner. Maury Giles has been named director of analytic solutions. Giles joins from the Wirthlin Group in Washington, D.C., where he held roles in brand positioning and strategy, communications assessment, and ROI metrics and tracking.