John Hapner joined Clarke Advertising & Public Relations, Sarasota, as director of client services. Prior to Clarke, Hapner was vice president of operations at HitCom Corp/Brian Creath & Partners, St. Louis.

J. O’Connor & Matthews in Fort Lauderdale named Sean Broderick vice president/business development.

Suzanne Gruber became a principal partner at Public Communications Inc. based in Tampa.

St. John & Partners, Jacksonville, designated Tina Kicklighter account executive in the public relations department.

Orlando’s Cramer-Krasselt added art director Rick Edwards, copywriter Dan McDonald and media coordinator Mayra Diaz.


Having previously served as public affairs manager for Nike in Beaverton, Ore., Melinda Gable was tapped by Julie Davis Associates, Atlanta, as vice president of that agency.

Interweb, Atlanta, staffed up with nine new employees: software developers Mike Mitchell and Eric Shoemaker, sale representative Savannah Farlow, art director Viki Leibowitz, production specialist Brian Dame, account executives Scott Laird and Malcolm Lewis, accounting manager Halane Hughes and office manager Susanne Kelly.


Rosse & Associates, Sparks, appointed John Ballard executive vice president.

Gray Kirk/Vansant, Baltimore, elevated Barbara Wells to chief financial officer.


Maris, West & Baker in Jackson hired Philips McCarty as director of public relations, Marc Leffler as senior writer and Kevin Kellum as business development manager.


Walt Klein & Associates, Winston-Salem, named LeAnn Wilson McGuire creative supervisor. Previously she was a writer/producer for O2 Ideas in Birmingham, Ala.


Phillips & Goot, Greenville, welcomed Allison Mertens as account manager on the agency’s St. Francis Health System and Bi-Lo Center/ScheerSports accounts, and Dean Logan as senior art director.


Copywriter Ellen Sevier arrived at Ingram Creative Marketing, Nashville.

Home & Garden Television, Knoxville, promoted Lila Reinhard Everett to senior vice president of marketing and communications.


Eskimo Pie Corp., based in Richmond, enlisted Louise Fecteau as senior director of marketing.

KSK Communications selected Ashley Whalen as traffic coordinator for the Vienna-based agency.

Edelmann Scott, Richmond, hired Nan Johnson as public relations senior account executive, Lori Atkins as graphic designer and Rebecca Tucker as copywriter.

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