Stephanie Tagle Nelson joined O’Leary and Partners in Irvine as account planner. She had worked on brands such as Mattel, Hyundai and Kawasaki while at various Southern California agencies, including Foote Cone & Belding, Ogilvy & Mather, Bates and Young & Rubicam.

Praco Public Relations and Advertising Co. promoted Debbie Frickey to director of account services. She will oversee the account services staff in the Denver and Colorado Springs offices, among other duties. Frickey, who arrived at Praco in April 2003, formerly was director of the agency’s tourism group.

Metzger Associates, a technology public relations firm in Boulder, hired account executives Caitlin Doherty, Rob Zabrecky and Lindsay Kastelic. Doherty had been with Wag- gener Edstrom in Portland, Ore., where she helped spearhead the launch of Microsoft PublisherXP and Microsoft FrontPageXP. Zabrecky formerly worked for GCI Group and Catapult PR-IR on accounts such as StorageTek and NetLibrary. Kastelic had been at A&R Partners in Silicon Valley, where she worked on the Adobe Systems account.

Susan Parsons arrived at Bennett Kuhn Varner as an account supervisor. Prior to joining the Atlanta-based agency, Parsons was an account supervisor at crosstown shop WestWayne, where she worked on accounts such as Russell Athletics and Florida’s Natural Orange Juice.

Frankel elevated group planning director Leslie Clifford to vice president at its Chicago office. She joined the shop as a group planning director in 2001.

Elias Martinez rose from production artist to art director at McKee Wallwork Henderson in Albuquerque. Martinez works on accounts such as the New Mexico Department of Health’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program, High Desert Investment Corp., APS Magnet Schools, Road 9 and the Albuquerque Atomic Museum.

Art director Carolyn Sealy-Horn was promoted to senior art director at Jordan Associates. She joined the Oklahoma City shop in 1998 as a graphic artist.

Tulsa-based Brothers & Co. elevated Donnita Butts to financial manager. Butts has served as assistant to the president since 2000. The shop also promoted Heather Risinger and Eric West to media manager and account executive, respectively. Risinger joined Brothers in 2000 as a media buyer; West had served as a traffic manager, production manager and account coordinator.

LevLane in Bala Cynwyd added Allyson Gross as account coordinator. She will work on the Philadelphia Flower Show and KFC accounts, among others. Gross most recently was with Nina Zucker Associates, where she managed public relations for clients such as Philadelphia magazine. LevLane also has a satellite office in Florida.

Austin-based T3 installed Jennifer Smith as art director. Prior to joining the shop, Smith worked in the same position at BRSG in Austin. T3 also hired Todd Spencer and Kim Crudele as senior IT project manager and interactive production artist, respectively. Spencer had worked as a project manager at McGraw-Hill in New York; Crudele joins the agency from Hoover’s Online in Austin, where she was a senior Web producer.

BCF&M Advertising in Virginia Beach named Maria Sabale public relations account executive. Prior to joining BCF&M, Sabale was an assistant account executive at Schwartz Communications in Boston. She also served as communications manager for the Better Business Bureau in Natick, Mass.