Young & Rubicam, Inc., Irvine, CA, promoted David Murphy to ceo of the Y&R Companies. He will be responsible for leading the collective capabilities of the different Young & Rubicam-owned marketing groups for existing and prospective clients.
DVC Worldwide, Morristown, NJ, promoted Sue Furlong to president of the DVC Group.
San Rafael, CA-based 360 Group named Pam Rhyner production director and Debra Scambia print production manager for its Strategic Services division. Elsewhere, Thomas Crossan named human relations accounting coordinator, Wayne Curtis senior computer operator, and Mirma Vega database marketing programmer.
Ventura Associates, Inc., New York City, promoted Marla Altberg to president and Al Wester to general manager.
Matt Maher named account executive at Los Angeles-based High-Impact Promotions.
Teterboro, NJ-based CPRi Communications tapped Barry Cohen as account executive for its Scottsdale, AZ, office.
Clarion Marketing & Communications, Greenwich, CT, named Paul Van Winkle vp-business development for its Atlanta office.
Frankel, Chicago, named Jean Spiegelhalter vp-retail co-marketing.
Wendy Lurrie joined DraftWorldwide, New York City, as executive vp-director of business development.
Brigandi & Associates Marketing Communications, Chicago, promoted Rocio Almodovar to executive creative director.
Diane Egan Slayton joined Creative Resource Center, Eden Prairie, MN, as svp-account management.
BDS Marketing, Irvine, CA, promoted Joe Sucharda to director of sales.
Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, named Moe Drane account supervisor, Michelle Kinner account executive, Gail Dreger senior brand planning analyst, and Vanessa Van Valin account executive-promotions.
Creative Alliance/AIM, Southport, CT, promoted Valerie Maschio to vp-account services, Linda Schulz to account director, Kevin Brennan to senior account executive, Ann Lumpinski to vp-creative services, Carolyn Dennis to director of creative services, and Stephanie Small to senior MIS.
Green Bay, WI-based Goltz Seering Agency, Inc. promoted Tori Goetz to account executive.
Devon Direct Euro RSCG, Philadelphia, PA, named Prudence Runyan group account director.
Vic Noble joined New York City-based Ellenson Group as senior vp-account director.
Al Tramontina named president of Kragie/Newell, Des Moines, IA, which recently changed its name to that of parent company Integer Group. Elsewhere, Kent Fieldsend promoted to executive vp-chief creative officer, Michelle Diehl to cfo, Alan Armstrong to svp-managing director, Kyle Brown to director of information systems and interactive media, Ann Appleseth to account director, Courtney Chabot Dreyer to senior p.r. advisor, Pam Gillaspey to account director, Xan Charlson to management supervisor, and Brennan Buckley to account supervisor. Elsewhere, Jeff Pigott named to head the newly formed Integer QSR unit in Denver.
B.A.R.C. Communications, Inc., San Francisco, named Rebecca Rozanski account supervisor, Rina Rasheed assistant account executive, Mary-Jane Shanagher production manager, Joy Bontigao and Amy Wolff account coordinators, and Brad Cerutti account executive.
Pittsburgh, PA-based Blattner Brunner, Inc. named agency of record for Promistar Financial Corp., Johnstown, PA.
Rogue Wave Software, Inc., Boulder, CO, named Workhorse Advertising, Boulder, as agency of record.
Premiere International, Los Angeles, named to handle a national promotion campaign by New York City-based Food Network.
Millburn, NJ-based Keating Public Relations named p.r. counsel for The Palladin Group, Maplewood, NJ.
Kraft Foods North America, Northfield, IL, appointed Eric Leininger svp-marketing services.
Pepsi-Cola Co., Purchase, NY, named Randolph Melville vp-urban and ethnic marketing. Elsewhere, Ralph Santana named marketing director for the Pepsi-Lipton Tea Partnership to handle the Brisk brand.
Mott’s, Inc., Stamford, CT, promoted Kent Wilson to vp-marketing, juice, and John Haydock vp-marketing, sauce and ingredients.
J&J Snack Foods Corp., Pennsauken, NJ, appointed Philip Rosile as regional sales manager-East Central for its retail division.
Hollywood Records, Burbank, CA, named Rob Souriall executive director of marketing.
Orlando, FL-based Walt Disney World promoted Barbara Ifshin to senior vp-advertising and creative services for the Walt Disney World Resort. Also, Ken Potrock promoted to senior vp-alliance marketing and Alice Spurgeon to senior vp-domestic marketing and Disney Cruise Line marketing.
Gretchen Hofmann named senior vp-marketing for Orlando, FL-based Universal Studios Recreation Group’s Orlando theme park.
Michael Peikoff named senior vp-marketing and client relations for Culver City, CA-based Sony Pictures Consumer Products.
Brian Walker named manager of corporate communications for New York City-based National Hockey League Group.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Burbank, CA, promoted Karen McTier to executive vp-domestic licensing to oversee all North American activity for Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network properties.
Robert Mayo tapped as director of sales-home video for New York City-based Golden Books Family Entertainment.
International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), New York City, named Louise Caron director of member relations.
Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), Alexandria, VA, appointed Beth Hampton as vp-membership marketing.
Looking Glass, Inc., Denver, named Mark Upson president and ceo.
Paul Pieschl appointed to the executive committee at New York City-based Arcade Marketing, Inc.
Philadelphia-based CFM Direct promoted Ken Geis to vp-business development. He will be responsible for expanding services to existing clients as well as securing new business.
Carol Fusaro appointed vp for Boston-based Sullivan Creative.
Jeff Potts named chief financial officer of Web-based marketing tools provider GotMarketing, Inc., Campbell, CA.
The isty bitsy Entertainment Co., New York City, tapped Robin Sayetta as president of off-screen entertainment. She will oversee marketing and licensing for the children’s entertainment company.
Beth Allan named director of brand insight services at Veridiem, Inc., Maynard, MA, a marketing performance management company.
Maria Verier joined executive search consultant Copley Partners, Boston, MA.
Roush Vance tapped to head Resource Management, Inc.’s Atlanta-based licensing and promotions division.
Art Rumpf named account manager for the Display Group of Great Northern Corp., Racine, WI, a manufacturer of packaging solutions and point-of sale materials.
Vista Technology Group, Ltd., St. Charles, IL, named Marie Scott vp-services.
Strategic Communications Group, New York City, promoted Laurie Clarke to vp-client services and named Toni Colello senior consultant, Jeannie Martori senior editor, and Thomas Haddad art director.
John Haesler joined MHS Licensing, Minneapolis, as partner.
Anthony Priore named president and Larry Buchweitz senior vp of MarketsOnDemand, the data products division of Toplander Corp., Chicago.
Tracey Ellegiers hired as associate creative director for strategic marketing and creative services agency Magic Pencil Studios, Orlando, FL.
The Kamber Group, Washington, DC, hired Cheryl Harrison as an accountant, Clara Clemens as graphic design director, Andrea Thomas as production manager, and Justine Walden as senior graphic designer.
McArthur Sports, San Diego, tapped David Steele as vp-event marketing and Angela Tortora as vp-product development.
Insignia Systems, Inc., Plymouth, MN, named Leslie Givens national account executive, Celine Mosely account executive, and promoted Greg Maresh to senior vp-sales for its Point-Of-Purchase Services program.
RTCdirect, Washington, DC, tapped Catherine Bartholow as president. Former president Becky Chidester becomes chairman and ceo.
Fotoball USA, Inc., San Diego, named Scott Dickey president and chief operating officer.
Jewelry design company Yurman Designs, Inc., New York City, named Margo Lewis vp-advertising and creative services. She will be responsible for all advertising, p.r., visual merchandising, and promotion.
David Harkins named business manager for paper merchants and distributors at Chalfont, PA-based International Holographic Paper.
Fort Collins, CO-based Eagle Marketing Services named R.J. Meacham president. He assumes the role from his father, Paul Meacham, who remains chairman.
Made E-Z Products, Deerfield Beach, FL, named Alycia Berman national promotions manager.
Stephen Lombardi named director of business development for General Sports and Entertainment, LLC, Rochester, MI.
Edens & Avant, Columbia, SC, named Susan Sale-Korper as vp-corporate marketing.
Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Van Dusseldorp & Partners, an Internet research and development company, appointed Lucie Hime as director of sales and marketing.
HALO Branded Solutions, Chicago, promoted Brett Cutler to regional vice president for Central sales and named Barbara Bashem account executive.
Interactive TV service provider Mixed Signals Technologies, Culver City, CA, named Christoph Pachler senior vp-chief financial officer and Tim Ordaz vp-product marketing.
Point of Purchase Advertising International, Washington, DC, elected Andy Edelman, president of Phoenix Display, Thorofare, NJ, chairman of the board.