FitzMartin Design Partners in Birmingham designated Gail Thrasher Cosby account manager.


Blaise Mercadante was appointed executive vice president of marketing at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. Mercadante will report to Fred Lounsberry, who moved up to executive vice president of sales and marketing.

GO&A Marketing Communications, Jacksonville, named Julie McKeown finance/operations manager, Cheryl Parks pre-press/production specialist, Crystal Shirland accounting assistant and Rob Harvey systems assistant.

Steve Genario moved to MediaPlus International, Fort Lauderdale, as account executive.

Pure Premium Brands, Bradenton, chose Steven Bellach as marketing director for Tropical Dole Beverages North America.

Jacksonville-based St. John & Partners ta to the power of 1 pped Lori Barker as account executive for its automotive group.

Tracy Golay advanced to account supervisor at Greenstone Roberts, Orlando.


Fitzgerald & Co., Atlanta, signed Nik Mainthia as senior vice president and media director. Mainthia, previously vice president and planning director at BBDO South, Atlanta, replaces Rich Simms, who left to become president of Media Partnership Corp., Norwalk, Conn.

Fricks/Firestone, Atlanta, selected Mitchell Perlman as media coordinator.

Sound designer/mixer Matthew Still joined AcousTech Music, Atlanta.

Treco-Jones Public Relations, Atlanta, promoted Cristina Dowd to senior account executive and Tara Coleman to assistant account executive.

Ogilvy & Mather, Atlanta, added art director Karl Madcharo, copywriter Annie Finnegan, media planner Shannon Hill, and assistant media planners Bridget Taylor and Hilary Higginbotham.

Patrick Hanna became account executive at Dorland Sweeney Jones Health Communications, Norcross.

Crescent Communications in Atlanta hired Tracy McCallister as a senior account executive.


Gray, Kirk Vansant in Baltimore welcomed account executive Susanne Cruz, traffic coordinator Rhonda DiLutis, media assistant Kristen Henel, media planner Elaine Johnson, new business account executive Meredith Lorch, senior account executive Lance Miceli and senior broadcast producer Donna Slaughter.


Long Haymes Carr, Winston-Salem, hired Heidi Borgquist as account executive. Prior to LHC, she held the same position at DraftDirect Worldwide in New York. The agency also promoted Jill Davis to account executive.

Moore & Cotter, Harrisburg, added Steven Morrow as director of licensing.

Media Power Advertising, Charlotte, advanced Marni Kaufman to associate media director, and Kim Seegars and Rita Bullock to assistant media buyers. The shop hired Kimberlee McCloskey as account executive, Sherri Vasser as account service coordinator and Rachel Hollings as media assistant.


ScheerSports in Greenville enlisted Jon Pritchett as vice president of sales and marketing. He joined the company from Host Communications/Universal Sports America, where he was national sales group vice president.


The Buntin Group, Nashville, promoted Kathy Bealor to account executive from her post as account coordinator. The agency also appointed Anne Hanson vice president of client services in its East West Design division.

Art director Paul Seylar arrived at Conway Marketing Communications, Knoxville.


Audrey Knoth progressed to vice president at Goldman & Associates, Norfolk, and is responsible for strategic planning and new business development.

Williams Whittle Associates, Alexandria, added Jane Richmann as media coach.

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