Wednesday, August 7, 2002
  • McDonald's named BILL LAMAR to the post of SVP-U.S. Marketing, where he will oversee all aspects of national marketing for McDonald's 13,000 U.S. restaurants. Lamar succeeds TOM RYAN, who will focus his attention exclusively on McDonald's concept development and menu innovation. Lamar was VP/GM of McDonald's Atlanta Region, where he was responsible for nearly 700 restaurants with more than $1 billion in annual sales. He joined McDonald's in 1984.

  • As a result of "a difference of views on strategic marketing issues," Hyundai Motor America's Vice President of Marketing, DAVID WEBER, has resigned. Weber's departure follows last week's sudden resignation of RICK WEISEHAN, Marketing Director of Hyundai's sibling Kia Motors America. Weisehan joined Kia in the late 1990s and was promoted in May 2000. No successors have been announced for either marketing executive.

  • The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has named GLENN PAGAN to the position of Vice President of Sales. Pagan joins the IAB from AOL/Time Warner where he was most recently Director, Agency Relations Group, working with both traditional and interactive agencies. The IAB also announced that KELLY COLBERT, most recently VP Marketing and Business Development at Word of Net, is the new Vice President of Marketing.

  • Fitch:Worldwide has named KEVIN ROCHE as Chief Executive of its North American operations. Roche was previously Senior Vice President of Marketing and Retail Development for the Travel Retail Group of LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey.

  • Officials at American Wholesale Insurance Group, Inc. have named GREGG CALESTINI as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. Prior to joining the firm, Calestini spent six years with Royal & SunAlliance (USA) where he held various sales and marketing positions including that of Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Regional Director of Sales.

  • Red Herring Communications has announced two changes to their executive staff. SARA BARNARD has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing, and RICHARD BURISH joins as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager based in Dallas, TX. Barnard served as the Director of Sales Development at the company since March of 2001. Burish most recently held the same title at Smart Business.

  • Latina magazine has named DAVID KAHN its Publisher. With more than 15 years of experience in print media, Kahn brings with him knowledge in building special interest magazine businesses, as well as advertising sales, strategic marketing and multimedia endeavors. Kahn joins Latina from The New Yorker, where he also served as Publisher.

  • SUSAN WYLAND and SUSAN SLESIN are joining Cachet, the upscale weekend lifestyle magazine, which is set to launch this fall. Slesin, former editor of G+J’s now-closed Homestyle, comes on as Managing Editor, while Wyland, known for her launch of Real Simple for Time Inc., is Cachet’s Editorial Director. Also, BRENDAN BANAHAN has joined as Publisher under founder PETER HAGEN.

  • Newsweek-owned Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel has named DEBORAH HOWARD Western Ad Manager and TOM LLOYD Detroit Ad Manager. Howard was formerly West Coast manager of Golf for Women, while Lloyd was the Detroit Ad Manager for Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines.

  • Men's lifestyle magazine, Stuff, has a new Ad Director in MARK OLTARSH. Since March 2000, Oltarsh had been Sales Development Director at Vanity Fair. Oltarsh's previous experience includes a year at Details as well as work at Spin, Interview and Request Media, Inc.

  • LISA COGHLAN has been named Senior VP and General Sales Manager, Media Services, at YES, the New York Yankees-infused regional sports net. Most recently the local sales manager at WNYW-TV in New York, Coghlan will be responsible for all local media sales for YES.

  • Juxt Interactive has added two senior hires to its 11-staffer operation. JASON DEAL joins the Newport Beach, Calif.-based interactive shop as Senior Project Manager. Most recently, he was at Los Angeles-based Genex. TALECHIA PLUMLEE comes on board as VP of Business Development. Plumlee was most recently a VP of Business Development at MP3.com.

  • GEORGE T. SCHRAMM, has moved back to SF to join AOL Time Warner, specializing in the Travel and Entertainment division. Prior to AOL, George was in Los Angeles selling for Overture.com, George's SF background starts with CBS Sportsline where he was an Account Executive, and also Rivals.com where he was the Regional Sales Manager.

  • Former Warner Music executive DAVID GOODMAN has been named to the newly created position of Executive VP of Marketing for Infinity Broadcasting, the radio division of Viacom. Prior to his most recent position as CEO of LockStream Corp., Goodman spent six years at the Warner Music Group, Warnervision Entertainment and Warner Bros.

  • National Cable Communications has announced the hiring of JIM MITTAL, ALAN WEINTRAUB and JOHN DORTCH in its Chicago sales office. Mittal actually returns to the NCC family, having spent 10 years (1991-2000) with the company in varying capacities. He comes back to NCC after serving as General Sales Manager of AT&T; Media Services/Chicago Interconnect. Weintraub previously served as Group Director of Market Development for Clear Channel Communications in Chicago. Dortch also returns to NCC after a year-long stint with the Katz Radio Network in Chicago, where he was a Senior Account Executive.

  • The Bay Area's leading Spanish-language TV station, KDTV Univision 14, and its new sister station, KFSF TeleFutura 66, announced the addition of MAURA DONOHUE as local sales manager for the stations' San José office. Donohue most recently served as Vice-President of Operations for Entravision Communications Corporation.

  • LAURA LANGDON, most recently a Creative Services Director at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York, has left that company after three years to return to DDB New York as Chief Operating Officer effective August 1st. While at TBWA\C\D, Langdon oversaw art buying, print and interactive production, graphic studio services and creative management/recruiting.

  • Internet consulting and development firm Genex announced the appointment of KEVIN DAVIS to the company's Entertainment & Media Practice as Director, Business Development. Prior to joining Genex, Davis served as director of the West Coast Media and Entertainment practice at KPMG Consulting, where he spearheaded the division's formation and entry into the Southern California market.

  • TOM NIKOL joins Columbia TriStar Domestic Television as VP/creative director. Nikol will handle art direction as well as other creative aspects for marketing in a number of TV venues - including CTDT's syndicated, cable and network television series.