DONNA SPECIALE, formerly executive vice president and director of national and local broadcast for Mediacom/Grey Global, will join MediaVest as president, US broadcast, succeeding MEL BERNING. Berning has accepted a sales position with A&E Network. Speciale has over 20 years of broadcast experience, most with Mediacom, which she joined in 1989 after a 5-year stint with a media company in Rhode Island. Speciale has managed investments for marketers such as Warner Brothers, GlaxoSmithKline, Hasbro, Kmart, Diageo, Staples and Subway.
ROY E. DISNEY, vice chairman and nephew of Walt Disney Co. founder Walt Disney, has stepped down from the company's board following an ongoing series of disputes with chairman-CEO MICHAEL EISNER.
CARLOS ROSSI, former COO of Lumina Americas USA, and former president and CEO of Conill Advertising, has joined RodríguezMejer Advertising. Rossi will serve as the agency's partner, chief marketing officer.
PIC-TV has promoted MARC R. GOODMAN to senior vice president, east coast sales director. Goodman will manage the sales operation for PIC-TV/New York. Prior to joining PIC-TV in 2002, he served for 11 years as senior vice president, advertising sales at Pearson Syndicated Television. Goodman also served as director of New York sales at CNBC, where he initiated the pre-launch team for the network and created and supervised the start-up sales team.
WENDY SMITH has joined GRP Media as senior vice president/strategic director. Previously, Smith was senior vice president/media director for PepsiCo's Quaker and Gatorade products at OMD/Element 79 Partners.
Palisades Media Group has named NICOLE CLARK account coordinator. Clark joins Palisades Media Group from Leo Burnett/Starcom Worldwide in Chicago, Illinois, where she served as media associate and media buyer, managing accounts for Allegra and Polaroid.
Gemstone Communications has promoted PETER GARCIA to sales service manager for its Senior Publishers Media Group (SPMG) and Ethnic Print Media Group (EPMG) advertising sales divisions. Garcia joined the company two years ago as traffic coordinator and eight months ago was promoted to traffic manager.
Brand Truth president SEANA MULCAHY will serve as director of client strategy for new client FPBA Group LLC, the developer of COMMFLASH rich media technology.
DAVID WOLF has been named director of new business development for Atlanta-based Atomic Fusion. Prior to joining Atomic Fusion, Wolf worked with Smith Barney and Citistreet Retirement Services in a similar capacity.
Mirror Image Internet, a global e-Business provider of content delivery, streaming media, e-Commerce and Web computing services, has named FRANK BRILLIANT as vice president of sales. Prior to joining the company, Brilliant was corporate vice president of sales, marketing and product development at Arch Wireless and vice president of sales at BizRate.com.
AD Starmark International, a full-service corporate branding and marketing communications agency, has added ERNIE COX as executive creative director. Cox was previously executive vice president and executive creative director at Biggs-Gilmore in Kalamazoo, Mich.