On The Move

NEW YORK

Andrew Robertson, new president and CEO of BBDO North America, a new title, is expected to be on board in New York by mid-April, an agency representative said. Robertson comes from Abbott Mead Vickers/BBDO in London, where he was CEO. He will report to Phil Dusenberry, chairman of BBDO North America.

Greg Davis joined The Kaplan Thaler Group as director of business development. In the newly created position, he will help the New York-based agency build its national profile and attract new clients. The addition of Davis helps round out the management ranks at the shop, which recently hired Denise Larsen as director of strategic planning. Davis arrives at Kaplan Tha ler from Hampel/Stefanides (a wholly owned subsidiary of Envoy Communications Group), where he was senior vice president, director of business development. During his tenure there, Hampel/Stefanides won accounts such as Juno, Neuberger Berman and Court TV.

Grey Healthcare Group in New York promoted three executives. Jane Parker, president of GHG advertising, was elevated to president of GHG advertising worldwide; she now manages the agency’s European and U.S. business operations. Cindy Machles, exe cutive vice president, co-director of client services, rose to director of marketing strategy, GHG advertising worldwide, a newly created position. Art Chavez, also executive vice president, co-director of client services, was elevated to director of operations, GHG advertising worldwide, a newly created post.

Strategic Communications Group in New York hired two new staffers and promoted two others. Toni Colello was named senior consultant; she most recently served as senior marketing manager at Shopper’s Charge Account Co., a division of Hudson United Bank in Mahwah, N.J. Jeannie Martori was appointed senior editor; she previously worked at Met Life. Laurie Clarke was elevated to vice president, client services; she joined the agency last March. Thomas Haddad was promoted to art director; he formerly served as senior designer.

Attik named Eric Smith a design director at the New York studio. He joins Attik from Imaginary Forces in Los Angeles, where he served as an art director from 1997-2001.

NEW JERSEY

Vision Graphics promoted Stacey Hogan to junior partner, effective immediately. She joined the Cedar Knolls-based company in 1999 as an account executive on the client- services team; in her new role, she will manage the client-services team, as well as oversee new-business development and become more involved in day-to-day business activities.

PENNSYLVANIA

Devon Direct Euro RSCG in Berwyn named Prudence Runyan group account director on the Nextel business. She will be responsible for customer- acquisition and interactive programs. Runyan joins the agency from Craftopia.com in West Chester, where she served as vice president of marketing and directed advertising for the company’s launch.

Earle Palmer Brown Public Relations in Philadelphia promoted two staffers and hired one other. Bill Cowen was elevated to vice president/account supervisor; he joined the agency in April 2000 as an account supervisor, working on DuPont. Joanna Leslie was promoted to senior account executive; she was previously an account executive. Eric Miller was hired as an assistant account executive; he will support the PR efforts for the majority of the agency’s accounts, primarily focusing on Fiberlink and DuPont.