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Advertising & Agencies
Jill Vannatta to VP, Starcom North America, from media director. Also, Charlie Walter to VP, from chief technology officer; Tim Hanlon to VP, from director, emerging contacts; and Andrew Swinard to VP, from general manager, Starcom IP.
Shelley Sandberg to media planner/buyer, MayoSeitz Media, from assistant planner/buyer.
Broadcasting
Steve Jacobson to VP, on-air advertising design, Fox Broadcasting Co., from chief creative officer, Guidance.
Rene Cordeau to director, finance, WLVI-TV, Boston, from assistant controller.
Marty Wilke to local sales manager, WGN-TV, Chicago, from local sales manager, WMAQ-TV, Chicago.
Brad Simmons, VP, media services, Unilever United States, has become a co-chair of the Family Friendly Programming Forum.
Charles Glenn to VP, public relations, Univision Communications, from senior VP, communications, Univision Online.
Artie Altman to executive VP, millennium sales, Sinclair division, Katz Television Group, from local account executive, WPIX-TV, New York.
Scot Linden to national marketing manager, KSWB-TV, San Diego, from national sales manager, XUPN-TV, San Diego. Also, Scott Heath to general marketing manager, from national marketing manager.
Chris Iller to creative service director, WBDT-TV, Dayton, Ohio, from promotion manager, WKCF-TV, Orlando, Fla.
Rick Rosen, founding partner of Endeavor, has been elected president of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
Lisa Willems Connelly to director of marketing, Conus Communications, from area manager, Pro Staff.
Nancy Litif to general sales manager, WACY-TV and WGBA-TV, Green Bay, Wis., from Southwest regional sales manager, Dallas, WorldNow.
Dean Goodman to chief operating officer, Pax TV Network, in addition to president. Also Loril Hirsch to VP, media planning, from director, media and planning.
Jonathan Foster to Internet and marketing manager, WJAR-TV, Providence-New Bedford, R.I., from Internet sales manager.
Cable
Flavia Colgan to political contributor, Fox News Channel, from fund-raising and political consultant.
Cindy House to VP, affiliate relations, Western region, and affiliate marketing, E! Networks, from VP, affiliate marketing. Also, Mary-Jo Matava to director, local ad sales, from manager; and Stephen Croncata to head of programming, from senior VP, marketing.
Steve Leblang to senior VP, strategic planning and research, FX Networks, from VP, strategic planning and research.
Stacy Alexander to casting director, VH1, from casting director, “Charmed,” The WB.
Michael Baird to VP, business affairs, affiliate sales and marketing, Fox Cable Networks, from director, business affairs. Also, Sol Doten to VP, affiliate marketing, from director, affiliate marketing, sports; David Nathanson to VP, broadband strategy and channel development, from director; Oren Lieber to director, national accounts, from manager, network development; Carlos Gutierrez to manager, West region, affiliate sales and marketing, from account executive; and Tracy Schwartz to account executive, West region, from coordinator, West region.
Steven Brookstein to senior VP, sales, marketing and corporate communications, Diva, from senior VP, general manager, Excite@Home.
Randy Lykes to corporate director of technical operations, Adelphia Media Services, from operations director, East region, AT&T Media Services.
Mark Ethier to executive VP, operations, HSN, from senior VP, global operations, The Disney Store.
Ann Blakey to VP, business development, The National Geographic Channel, from VP, marketing and distribution, Womens NewsLink.com.
Convergence
Peter Kranzler to VP, Eastern ad sales, Wink Communications, from VP, ad sales, Women.com. Also, John Gee to VP, sales and strategic account management, from senior director, sales, AdForce; and Greg Regis to VP, programming sales and account management, from senior VP, national advertising sales and sponsorships, NBCi.
Heidi Bayer to executive producer, Via Worldwide, from free-lance executive producer and account manager.
Distribution
Sean Trigony to division manager, Southeastern region, Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, from account executive, Northeast region, sales. Also, Jason Troshinsky to account executive, Northeast region, from analyst, syndication research.
John Hess to division manager, Midwest, Carsey-Werner Distribution, from president, national affiliate sales, BKN.
International
Erika Grenadier to director, development, Fireworks Television, Toronto, from manager, programming and development.
David Snyder to senior VP, entertainment, Gullane Entertainment, from senior VP programming and creative development, Walt Disney Television International.
Journalism
Tina Luque to assistant news director, WHDH-TV, Boston, from executive producer, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia. Also, Frances Rivera to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor/reporter, from anchor/reporter, KWTV, Oklahoma city; and Juli Auclair to weekend morning co-anchor, in addition to night-team reporter.
Carolyn Murray to lead consumer and problem solver reporter, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from news anchor and reporter, WCSC-TV, Charleston, S.C.
Condace Pressley, regional director, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Radio and Television News Directors Association, has been elected to president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Sue Kwon to technology and business reporter, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, from high-tech reporter, KRON-TV, San Francisco.
Alan Cohn to investigative reporter, WTNH-TV, New Haven, Conn., from investigative reporter, WAMI-TV, Miami.
Anthony Amey to weekend sportscaster, KXTL-TV, Sacramento, Calif., from sports anchor/reporter, WPMI-TV, Mobile, Ala.
Production
Sonja Piper Dosti to senior VP, drama programming, Studios USA, from VP, development and current programming, Imagine Television. Also, Laura Lancaster to manager, comedy programming, from coordinator.
Chris Sanagustin to VP, creative affairs, Viacom Productions, from executive director, creative affairs.
Marjorie Rodgers to senior director, entertainment programming, NFL, from VP, business development, Oxygen Media.
Brian Hendel to senior producer, “Inside Edition,” from segment producer.
Steven Lewis to senior VP, production, Diplomatic, from executive VP, AntEye.com. Also, Andrew Siegal to VP, production, from co-producer, “The Tom Green Show,” MTV.
Paul Noack to senior VP and chief strategic officer, DMX/AEI Music, from founder, Arlington Ventures.
Mark Dvornik to executive VP and general sales manager, Paramount Domestic Television, from senior VP and general sales manager.
Ron Klamert to VP, production and manufacturing, Mixx Entertainment, Los Angeles, from executive director, production and finance, ABC Cable Networks Group.
Sean Taylor to VP and producer, MasterSFX, from production manager.
Jen Kelly to director of development, Diplomatic, from producer, “2 Minute Drill,” ESPN.
David Moss to CEO, Canal+ Technologies, from senior VP sales.
Stephen McKenna to sales director, BBC Technology, from global sales director, entertainment and media, Sun Microsystems.
Radio
James Holden to the board of directors for Sirius Satellite Radio, from president and CEO, DaimlerChrysler.
Kim Guthrie to regional VP, Cox Radio, from VP and general manager, WBLI-FM and WBAB-FM, Long Island, N.Y. Also, Jay O’Connor to regional VP, from market manager, Tampa; and Ben Reed to regional VP, from VP and general manager, KCYY-FM, KKYX-FM, KCJZ-FM and KONO-AM/FM, San Antonio.
Scott McCarthy to executive VP, new media and international programming, ABC Radio Networks, from senior VP, ABC Broadcast Group.
Other
Richard Schiller to product manager, HD and SD modular, Snell & Wilcox, from independent consultant.
Larry Balsius to senior VP and director, U.S. broadcast negotiations, Magna Global USA, from senior VP and director, national broadcast, TN Media. Also, Steven Sternberg to senior VP and director, audience analysis, from senior VP and director, broadcast research, TN Media.Craig Adams to sales manager, Northeast region, Vela, from regional sales manager, Quantel.
Terry Porter to executive VP, client services, Encoda Systems, from VP, client services, Evolving Systems.
Dr. Sidney Ribeau, president, Bowling Green State University, has joined the board of directors of Convergys Corp.