On The Move


CertCo, which provides security and risk-management solutions for companies doing business online, hired three executives. Raphael Carty was appointed chief marketing officer; prior to joining the New York-based company, he was co-founder, president and CEO of Accelero Solutions, a consulting and hosted-application provider. Richard Towle was named vice president of sales; he most recently worked as manager of international sales at IBM. Robert Brown joined as managing director of global channel sales; he formerly was assistant vice president at Equifax Secure, where he oversaw sales for the certification business unit.

Steve DeLuca was named associate publisher of Vanity Fair magazine, succeeding J.D. Rehm, who was promoted to vice president, strategic sales in corporate sales and marketing for Condé Nast Publications. DeLuca arrives from InStyle magazine, where he was associate publisher. Condé Nast is based in New York.

MRA in Syracuse promoted Steve Post to senior copywriter in the creative department. He previously served as a copywriter there. During his tenure at the shop, Post has worked on The CTIA Wireless Foundation, Hand Held Products (a Welch Allyn affiliate) and the Food Bank of Central New York, among others.

Media Logic hired Tom Rothermel as senior art director. Prior to joining the Albany-based agency, he served as a creative director for Smash Advertising in Boston, working on A&E, the History Channel, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, among others.

Patricia Frohman was promoted to senior vice president for Turner Sports Sales, responsible for managing the Turner Sports sales efforts for the TNT-NBC NASCAR TV broadcasts and overseeing the NASCAR.com sales team, among other duties. Frohman, who is based in New York, was previously vice president of Turner Sports Sales. In addition, Lorie Durnan, previously New York sales manager for Turner Sports Sales, was elevated to vice president of Turner Sports Sales. She is based in New York as well. Turner Sports Sales is a division of Turner Broadcasting Sales, which is the advertising and marketing arm of Turner Broadcasting System, an AOL Time Warner company.

Big Wave Music hired David Sommers as producer/head of marketing. He arrives at the New York-based company from Crew Cuts in New York, where he served as a producer.

HJMT Communications named Mary Manning an account executive. Before joining the Long Beach-based agency, she was a partner at special-events company Distinctive Events.

Ernst & Young named Lawrence Parnell director, global public relations, a newly created position. In managing the global public relations network for the New York-based company, he will focus on reputation management, executive visibility, and crisis and issues management. He most recently served as director, public relations for Ernst & Young’s Americas region, which includes the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Christie Emden was promoted to director of public relations for Parade magazine. She most recently was associate director of public relations at the New York-based publication.


The MWW Group hired Ellona Wilner as government affairs specialist, responsible for managing its new CapitolEdge program, a customized state legislation monitoring and lobbying service for businesses and associations. She will coordinate the program from the East Rutherford-based company’s Washington office. Wilner previously worked in both state and federal affairs for The National Conference of State Legislatures, the Department of Justice and a state government-affairs consulting firm.

GráficaGroup in Chester hired two staffers. Mark Witzling was appointed IT manager/WAN administrator; he previously worked as systems manager for Direct Partners. Chris Maurer arrived as Web developer at GráficaInter.active; he formerly served as a tech coordinator for Advance Internet.

Trajectory made the following appointments. Marcia Wasser was named director of brand strategy; prior to joining the Morristown-based agency, she was senior vice president of strategic planning at Source Communications. Arden Dufford was appointed studio man ager; she was previously a studio artist at GráficaGroup.


MARC USA/Pittsburgh hired two new account supervisors: Abby Berman and Joe Meanor. Berman, who works on the shop’s GE Lighting account, joins the agency from LLKFB, where she was an inter active account supervisor. Meanor, who works on Rite Aid Pharmacies, most recently served as an account supervisor at Jordan McGrath Case & Partners in New York.