Conductor has hired Ron David Walter as ecd. He will be responsible for developing original content and distribution for new and existing clients at the Los Angeles shop. He reports to Tim Tennant, Conductor’s CEO and creative chief. Walter comes from San Francisco-based Banjo, where he was a partner and creative director on projects such as The North Face Expeditions starring Sting, Unilever’s Degree Road to Iron Man and theatrical projects for gaming giant Electronic Arts involving the James Bond title From Russia With Love.

Editorial house FilmCore in Santa Monica has employed Christy Van House as its commercial representative on the West Coast and Texas. Van House will continue in her capacity as director of marketing and sales for Hest & Kramer Music. FilmCore has offices in Santa Monica, San Francisco and New York.

Commercial director Jennifer Little has signed with A Band Apart in Los Angeles. She reports to managing director Jeff Armstrong.


Huey + Partners in Atlanta has added Jessica Hazen as an assistant account executive. Previously, Hazen was on staff at Navigate Media in Atlanta. She will work with H+P clients including Hitachi Power Tools, Mizuno Sporting Goods and Paces Ferry Realty.

Turner Classic Movies has pro-moted Richard Steiner, based in Atlanta, to vp of interactive from director of interactive. In this capacity, he will continue to oversee all interactive and new media ventures, including supervision of TCM’s Web site,


Young & Laramore has named 14-year agency veteran Charlie Hopper a partner. Hopper has been a creative director at the independent Indianapolis shop for the past seven years, working primarily on the Steak ‘n Shake account. He also has worked with clients ranging from Red Gold tomatoes to Galyans Sport & Outdoor.


Mario Trescone has joined Eisner Communications in Baltimore as market research manager and senior data analyst. Trescone conducts qualitative and quantitative research and provides strategic planning for the shop’s clients. Previously, he was a market research manager for Sylvan Learning Centers and a strategic marketing manager at GlobalHue multicultural advertising in Southfield, Mich.


Olson has promoted account director Bob Molhoek to business strategy officer, a new position at the independent Minneapolis agency. Molhoek has been working on several of the agency’s accounts, including Nike Bauer Hockey, Breathe Right, the Detroit Pistons and Sallie Mae. Prior to joining the shop, he was an account director at Publicis’ Fallon in Minneapolis.

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Jeff Chesebro has joined Princeton Partners as vp, group account director, to oversee growth of existing clients and new business efforts for the agency. Previously, Chesebro was svp and director of business development at Source Communications in New York, managing client accounts including Hewlett-Packard, Amtrak, Subway and McDonald’s.

CommonHealth medical-education unit ProCom in Parsippany has appointed Christopher Tama as president. Previously, Tama served as evp and general manager of PDI Inc., a diversified sales and marketing services provider, in Saddle River.

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Jerry Miko and Mitch Turner have joined Studio One Networks as senior sales executive and operations manager, respectively. Miko was president of EM2, a privately held New York business specializing in sales and marketing services to television, motion picture and new media companies. Turner recently served as an advertising representative for The Onion, where he managed accounts in the New York theatre and entertainment community.

Tom Van Daele has joined independent shop Duval Guillaume in New York as associate creative director. Prior to joining the agency, he was cd and partner at Belgian agency 10 Advertising. Van Daele has also served in the creative departments of LG&F and Ogilvy & Mather in Belgium, where he worked on the Coke and Fanta brands, Ford, Procter & Gamble, Bacardi and Jansport.

Eric Mower and Associates in Syracuse has promoted Carla Zimmerman to management supervisor. Zimmerman is responsible for strategic planning and project development for integrated marketing campaigns, direct mail initiatives, new product launches, special events and new media efforts for clients including Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group and Lenox.

ID Society, a strategic interactive design and marketing agency, has appointed Adam Paul manager of new business. Paul will be responsible for generating new accounts to complement the agency’s expanding roster of high profile clients. Prior to joining ID Society, Paul was the East Coast sales manager at Eyeblaster.

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Rockett Burkhead & Winslow in Raleigh has named Grant O’Neal president and COO. O’Neal joined RBW in December as vp, client planning and strategy. Prior to joining the agency, O’Neal was managing director of client services for Red F in Charlotte.

Brian Fink has joined BooneOakley in Charlotte as an art director on the agency’s Bloom, Nascar and HBO accounts. Previously, Fink was an art director at Wray Ward Laseter, also in Charlotte.


Independent agency Ten United has promoted Gary Doughty to CFO. He will oversee the financial and accounting teams at the shop’s Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and Orlando, Fla., offices. Doughty was most recently svp of finance. As CFO, he will oversee a 10-person accounting department and will report to Ten United CEO Bill Binstock. Doughty will also be a part of the agency’s executive committee.

Pittsburgh’s FSC Marketing Communications has promoted Christopher M. Juricich to account executive following a nine-month postgraduate internship as an account associate.

Philadelphia-based agency SFGT has hired Argelio Dumenigo in the new position of content manager. He was recruited from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, where he was a Web editor.


George Fencl has joined Tocquigny in Austin as partner, heading up account management. Fencl has held senior positions at New York agencies including Young & Rubicam Brands/ Wunderman, Bates and Barry Blau & Partners.

The Richards Group in Dallas has promoted Mary Price to director of media planning. Price was media planning supervisor.