on the move


Simantel in Peoria promoted Mike Stone to vice president. He will continue serving as the agency’s controller and media director.

New at The Rosen Group in Chicago are: executive art director Roy Koerner, controller Bob Milhizer, junior account executive Tracie Chizeck, art directors JiYeon Kim, Nate Lindsey and Jay Parilla, and traffic coordinator Krista Pulcini. Scott Schroeder will head up the shop’s new business and account direction.

Candy Piemonte joined MLR Design in Chicago as a senior design director.

Clive Sirkin was elected an executive vice president at Leo Burnett in Chicago, and Dominick Maiolo was elected a senior vice president. Sirkin is worldwide account director on the agency’s Kellogg’s and Keebler accounts, and Maiolo is a creative director on the Nintendo account. Additionally, Per Robert Jacobson, Anne Leis Pazen and Steve Simoncic were also elected vice presidents of the agency. Jacobson is an associate creative director on the Toys R Us account; Pazen is an associate creative director on the agency’s Heinz and McDonald’s accounts, while Simoncic is a creative director on McDonald’s.

BBDS Communications in Chicago promoted Sue Berkman to vice president of media services.

New at BVK/McDonald in Chicago are account supervisor Jennifer Schubert Donahue and assistant account executive Bridget Jones.


Staci Lugar joined Villing & Co. in Mishawaka as an account director.

Naiyana Hardy joined Keller Crescent Co. in Evansville as an art director. The agency also promoted Kim Kruse and Cindy Gaines each to media buyer/planner and Sacha Pasquino and Sherrye Tomino each to media buyer.

Marc Backofen joined Meyer & Wallis in Indianapolis as a media planner/buyer. He will mainly work on the agency’s Vectren account.


New at Jones Seel Hyuett in Topeka are: traffic coordinator/print buyer Tashya Taylor, production specialist Janell Browning and assistant account services manager Katie Boncella.


Tracy Lark joined FCS Advertising and Marketing as vice president, director of public relations. She will oversee PR programs for the Livonia agency’s clients. Additionally, Lou Schiavone joined the agency as a creative director.


Mark Pafko joined Morgan & Myers in Minneapolis as a copywriter. He was most recently a copywriter at Target Corp. in Minneapolis.


Arras Group in Cleveland promoted Jeff Windahl to senior vice president of account service, Craig Manahan to associate creative director and Renee Conklin to senior account executive.

Northlich in Cincinnati promoted Stacey Brown, Betty Hull and Savitha Rao each to account manager for public relations. Elizabeth Philips was promoted to account manager of direct marketing.

CoActive Marketing Group (formerly Optimum Group) in Cincinnati hired designer Matthew Heiss, project manager Shannon Kammerer and director of brand strategy Matthew Fenton.

Freedman, Gibson & White in Cincinnati promoted Jim Lindsay to director of operations and production and Mark Lackey to assistant account executive.


New at MARC USA/Pittsburgh are senior associate producer Erin Holmes, traffic manager Judy Evans, accounts receivable coordinator Robert Bell and corporate communications specialist Alison Nipar.


New at Lawrence & Schiller in South Falls are: director of teleservices Linda Mofle, account coordinators April Kyes, Angela Swanson and Matt Jensen, interactive developer Michael Rosenbaum, traffic manager Greg Hoogeveen, copywriter Janna Farley and receptionist Kelly Kelley.


Ellen Vender Heyden joined Hoffman York as a senior account manager. Michael Giorgio joined the Milwaukee agency as a staff accountant, and Daphanie Tyler joined as an accounts payable clerk. Michelle Quinn joined the shop as an assistant account executive. Kelly Kuehn was promoted to account supervisor.

Marty Ellery joined Cramer-Krasselt/Milwaukee as senior account executive in the agency’s public relations department. The department also added Celina Heeter, Kathleen Dohearty and Bridget Sohm as assistant account executives.

Sonya Hass and Nancy Kingsley joined DuFour Advertising in Sheboygan as account executive and production manager, respectively.