Morey Mahoney Advertising, Denver, hired Chris Rock as a copywriter, Laura Norwood as a production manager, Susan McConnell and Staci Teague in the creative department, Teri Steele as associate director of account services, Marsha Saylor as an account executive, Jordan Sher as an account coordinator and Shana Mugg as chief financial officer.
What›s On, Las Vegas, named Laurie Pausch assistant to the publisher. Previously, she was the magazine›s sales and marketing assistant.
– NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
San Rafael-based 360 Group hired Dianna Garrett as management supervisor in the strategic and creative services department; Romney A. Lange as a senior art director; Jamie Marks as an account supervisor; and Courtney Pope as a marketing analyst in the database and analytic services department.
San Francisco animation studio Wild Brain signed producer Nina Rappaport to head up the production company›s expanding computer graphics efforts.
Santa Clara-based Lighthouse Advertising & Design promoted Mark Southworth to associate creative director from senior copywriter.
Mad River Post expanded its editorial roster by signing Kevin Zimmerman. He will work out of San Francisco.
Jennifer Bader joined McClenahan Bruer Communications as senior communications counsel. She brings to the Beaverton agency 10 years of high-tech marketing experience in the Tektronix color printer division of InSync Partners.
– SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Helen Ridgewell and Randy Schackmann were hired as account supervisors and Douglas Cain was named account executive at the Los Angeles office of Grizzard.
Denelle Collazo was hired as new-business development coordinator for Willis Advertising, Laguna Hills.
The Los Angeles Dodgers named Kris Rone executive vice president and chief marketing officer. She previously was president of Sports One.
Previously director of media operations at Universal Pictures, Leigh M. Haikin was named vice president of interactive media at Palisades Media Group, Santa Monica.
The Rose/Glenn Group named Michelle Bolton director of public relations for its Southern California office. She has run her own PR firm for the past eight years.
Adlink, Los Angeles, promoted Kathy Koenig-Freeman to director of client financial services and Peter Rydell to director of technical operations.
Stewart Hold Advertising, Ontario, added account executives Jonathan Light and R. Marc Gerdeman, production manager Stephanie Coleman and art directors Charles Godfrey and Danny Sciortino.
Newport Beach-based Point B named Barbara Dunne manager of medical education/account supervisor. Previously she owned her own public relations, advertising and marketing consulting firm in San Diego.
Ketchum appointed Sean Fitzgerald director of its Los Angeles office, replacing David DePinto. Fitzgerald previously was vice president of corporate responsibility and global issues management at Mattel.
Rob Yarin, former executive producer of CNBC›s Hardball With Chris Matthews, joined Frank N. Magid Associates, Universal City, as a senior consultant.
Direct Partners hired Loc Bui as vice president/decision sciences director. He comes to the Santa Monica direct marketing agency from The Franklin Mint in Pennsylvania, where he was vice president/database marketing.
Eric Shanks was named vice president of enhanced programming for the Fox Television Network, Los Angeles. He previously served as graphics producer for Fox Sports.
Complete Post, Hollywood, added Mark Robben as Henry artist and Jennifer Ngou as Mac artist in its VFX division.
Lawrence Hariton was named chief financial officer for Universal Studios Home Video, Universal City.
American Airlines Publishing, Dallas, hired a new Los Angeles-based account executive, Michael Lindsay. He previously served as account executive at Newspapers First.
Lisa Hackett was promoted to vice president, MTV international programming operations, at MTV Networks, Santa Monica.
Birthday Express.com, Seattle, hired former Humongous Entertainment marketing executive Vicki Brummond as vice president of new-business development and former Bozell partner and management supervisor Melissa Stevens as vice president of marketing.
Blue Nile appointed Cathy Halligan vice president of direct marketing. She joins the Seattle company from Williams-Sonoma, where she was vice president, Internet.
„compiled by Christine Campbell