Feb 18, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Advertising & Agencies
Kevin Joyce to local sales manager, St. Louis City, Central West End and Jefferson County, Charter Advertising St. Louis, from account executive, KDNL-TV, St. Louis. Also, Larry LeCompte Jr. to local sales manager, Metro East area, from senior account executive, AT&T Media Services; Donald Vollmayer to director of finance and administration, from VP and corporate controller, Charter Communications; Angela Love to account executive, from sales consultant, Reynolds & Reynolds; and Kathryn Voskuil to marketing services manager, St. Louis region, from local sales manager, AT&T Media Services.
Marty Toole to sales manager, national team, National Cable Communications, from account executive. Also, Pat Baughman to account executive, from VP, Central region distribution and field marketing, Lifetime Television; and Chad Hoker to account executive, from account executive, Interep Radio, Dallas.
Deb Wersal to account executive, KEYC-TV, Mankato, Minn., from account executive, KEEZ-FM, Mankato.
Jack Hobbs to senior VP, general manager and director of new business development, sales integration, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., from VP and general manager.
Terry Ferber to traffic manager, WBZL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, from national sales assistant, WPLG-TV, Miami. Also, Lauren Levius to account executive, from sales account executive, Harrington, Righter & Parsons, New York.
Jonathan Sumber to account executive, WEWB-TV, Albany, N.Y., from customer satisfaction representative, PSINet. Also, Josephine Ader to account executive, from account executive, WTEN-TV, Albany.
Peter DeCourcy Hero, president, Community Foundation Silicon Valley, has been elected to general director of the PBS board of directors.
Jorge Delgado to president and general manager, KMEX-TV and KFTR-TV, Los Angeles, from president, Telefutura Station Group. Also, Augustine Martinez to Eastern regional VP, Univision Station Group, from general manager, KMEX-TV, Los Angeles.
Dorine Maze to account executive, WTIC-TV, Hartford, Conn., from junior executive, MGM.
Don Lowery to executive director of communications, Viacom Boston Stations, from VP of player development and community affairs, New England Patriots. Also, Al Turner to executive director of sales, from director of sales, WBZ-TV, Boston; and Craig Carlson to director of corporate marketing, from director, corporate development, Arthur D. Little Corp.
Susan Carden to VP of network programming, CN8, The Comcast Network, from senior director of original programming and promotion.
Tanya Van Court to VP, operations and customer experience, digital products, Cablevision, from VP, international operations, Covad Communications.
Geof Rochester to senior VP, marketing, Showtime Networks, from chief marketing officer, ISun Networks.
Mark Polcyn to VP, Turner sports sales, Turner Broadcasting System, from sales manager, Detroit, Turner Sports.
Mary Kay Eschback, former U.S. media director, McDonald’s Corp., and now a consultant to the company, has joined the board of directors of ADcom Information Services.
Melinda McLaughlin to VP, research and sales strategy, A&E Networks, from VP, research.
Tracy Vasquez to director of marketing, CNN Newsource Sales, from special events manager. Also, Jason Meucci to supervisor, Chicago bureau, from field producer.
Rich Ross to president, entertainment, Disney Channel, from general manager and executive VP, programming and production.
George Stein to chairman and CEO, Gran Canal Latino, from founder, Hallmark Networks, and co-founder, Encore Media.
Stephanie Fleming to senior VP, marketing and new media, National Geographic Channel, from VP of marketing, Road Runner, AOL Time Warner.
Michael Biard to VP, national accounts, Los Angeles, Fox Cable Networks Group, from VP, affiliate business affairs. Also, Jonathan Sarrow to director, affiliate business affairs, from manager.
Matthew Frankel to director, media relations, Rainbow Media Holdings, from press secretary, Democratic Leadership Council, Washington.
David Karp to senior VP and general manager, Discovery Digital Networks and New Media Ventures, from senior VP, New Media Ventures.
Mary Pat Blake to marketing adviser, CTAM, from senior VP of marketing and advertising sales, Charter Communications.
Rita Caprino to senior director, distribution services, Crown Media United States, from director.
Maureen McDowal to VP of content, broadcast operations, ShopNBC, from VP of sales planning and development. Also, Robb Richter to VP of marketing and show scheduling, from director of marketing.
Joel Welch to director of certification and program development, The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, from manager of broadband learning center services, Lucent Technologies.
Jonathan Boltax to director, ITV development, Cablevision eMedia Group, from VP, enhanced broadcast technologies group, ValueVision.
Jeanne Cadwallader to director, affiliate sales and distribution, Southeast region, OlympuSAT, from director, affiliate marketing, WorldGate Communications. Also, Ed Perl to director, advertising sales, from national sales manager, WBZL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale; and Dennis Docil to director, creative services, from writer/producer, RMS Networks.
Jerry Chu to marketing manager, Bandai Entertainment, from producer, marketing.
Marc Levenson to biotechnology reporter, TechTV, from producer and anchor, medical, health and science reports, KTVT-TV, Dallas.
Natalie Morales to anchor and correspondent, MSNBC, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. news co-anchor, WVIT-TV, Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
Mary Calvi to Westchester correspondent, WCBS-TV, New York, from assistant news director.
Randal Stanley to news director, WKYC-TV, Cleveland, from news director, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, N.Y.
Michael Valentine to executive news director, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, Va., from news director, WEHT-TV, Evansville, Ind.
Paul Skolnick to manageing editor, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, from managing editor, Thunder & Lightning News Service, Belleair Bluffs, Fla.
Colin Jackson to weekend meteorologist and reporter, KENS-TV, San Antonio, from weekend meteorologist and reporter, KXAN-TV, Austin, Texas. Also, Thomas Doerr to executive news director, from senior strategist, Audience Research & Development, Dallas.
Will Wright to executive producer, “BET Nightly News,” BET, from news director, WWOR-TV, New York.
Curtis Schmidt to editor, Crush Editorial, from assistant editor.
Bill Gross to senior VP, brand strategy, Gullane Entertainment, from co-founder, president and CEO, Cartoon Pizza.
Kevin Aratari to managing director, Mocean, from executive producer, Pittard Sullivan.
Seth Howard to VP, scripted programming and development, Tribune Entertainment, from director of programming and development.
Sean Gallagher to VP, business and legal affairs, Granada Entertainment, from senior director of business and legal affairs.
Chris Rantamaki to executive producer, “A Dating Story,” Banyan Productions, from producer, “Shipmates,” Columbia TriStar.
Alex Kopec to VP, Midwestern sales and marketing, CF Entertainment, from regional sales manager, Litton Syndication.
William Cooper to chief financial officer, ICBC Broadcast Holdings, from CFO and group VP, products and international television group, Sesame Workshop.
Anne Strafaci to VP of recruitment, Katz Media Group, New York, from director of recruitment. Also, Evelyn Melendez to VP of human resource operations, from director, human resource operations and compensation.
Robert Pierce to VP of affiliate relations, United Stations Radio Networks, from director of affiliate relations.
Joan Mower to communications coordinator, Broadcasting Board of Governors, from international program director, Freedom Forum.
Gail Jordan to senior VP, sales and marketing, MyWeather, from executive VP, sales and marketing, Stardrive Solutions.
Maureen McLaughlin to senior counsel, Office of General Counsel, from senio
r counsel, U.S. Senate subcommittee on Telecommunications. Also, Harry Wingo to special counsel, from attorney, communications group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Stephanie Black to senior division VP, direct marketing, Playboy Entertainment Group, from founder and CEO, Carbon Communications. Also, Shirley Rohn-Saito to VP, satellite and special markets, from executive VP, The Hot Networks; Kerry Hirschberg to VP, worldwide operations, from VP, production, Califa Entertainment; and Claude Howard to division VP, marketing, from VP, satellite and special markets.
Longtime partners Cliff Gilbert-Lurie and Gary Stiffelman have been promoted to the masthead at their law firm, now renamed Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie Stiffelman.
Sharan Magnuson, senior VP, publicity, promotions and advertising, Warner Bros., has been elected chair of The Television Publicity Executive Committee. Also, Pamela Golum, executive VP, The Lippin Group, has been elected vice chair.
Melinda Farrell, producer, has been appointed deputy director of the California Film Commission.
Rick Ramage to director of news and sports, Ken Lindner & Associates, from agent; Also, Mathew Sheen to agent, from assistant to Mr. Lindner and video editor.
Sabrina Propper to senior VP, European and Asian territories, SSA Public Relations, from VP.
William Caton to acting secretary, Federal Communications Commission, from deputy secretary.
Randi Cone to executive counsel, Goodman Media International, from VP, corporate communications, AOL.
Paul Stewart to senior VP of sales, Encoda Systems, from global service sales manager, service provider channel sales, Cisco Systems. Also, Jack Donnelly to chief information officer and VP, from VP, corporate information technology group, Gambro Healthcare.