Scholastic has named DAVID GODDY as vice president, strategic development. In his new role, Goddy will work with the e-Scholastic, Book and Education groups to help expand online services and support for teachers, educators and administrators.
Wired News has named EVAN HANSEN as the site's editor in chief. Hansen previously worked at CNET News.com. In addition, PAUL VAN DE KAMP has been named national sales director. He was most recently VP of national sales for LA.com. MARK MCCLUSKY has been named the new games editor. He previously worked at EA.com and Sports Illustrated. Lastly, KEVIN POULSEN joins the company as site editor.
TONIA LEE has been named director of corporate development in the strategy and development department of The Weather Channel. She transfers from the information technology department where she had been director of IT strategy and development.
JOHN PERAGINE has joined the Undertone Networks sales team in New York as an account executive. Peragine will cover the New York and Boston markets for the company. He joins Undertone from Homestore.com, where he managed national advertising sales since 2003.
PATRICIA PARIS has joined Sigma Group as a media supervisor. Paris is responsible for both media planning and buying for clients including Humax USA, Synergy Bank, and Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. Most recently, she was a media supervisor with JL Media.
Jumpstart Digital Marketing has promoted AARON NICHOLS and MIKE MACHADO each from manager, dealer sales division to director, dealer sales division, both newly created positions. Nichols and Machado will be responsible for leading one of Jumpstart's local dealer sales teams and oversee the sale of interactive advertising solutions to dealers.
CMD has hired LAURA HUBLER as a print production manager and SHELLY HOLLIDAY as a media buyer/planner. Hubler will be responsible for managing print production for CMD clients including Amazing Goop, Carl Greve, JELD-WEN and McCormick & Schmick's.
IAN BEAVIS has been named vice president of marketing at Kia Motors America, Inc. In his new role, Beavis will oversee KMA's marketing operations including advertising, product planning and public relations. Beavis joins Kia from Mitsubishi Motors North America where he served as senior vice president of marketing, public relations and product planning for. Prior to that, Beavis held numerous leadership positions, including president & CEO of Foote, Cone & Belding.
The Interpublic Group has named MARK ROSENTHAL chairman and CEO of the group's media operations. For nearly a decade, he served as president and chief operating officer of MTV Networks. In his new position, Rosenthal will oversee all of the company's worldwide media operations, including Initiative, MAGNA Global, Universal and a number of specialist media agencies.
Deutsch Inc. has promoted one senior vice president and eight vice presidents. EVE KORNBLUM was elevated to senior vice president, executive producer, broadcast production; BRUCE ANDREINI is promoted to vice president, senior producer, broadcast production; KEITH CAMOOSAKAREN DELUCA is promoted to vice president, associate media director, media planning; LOUISA GARGIULO elevated to vice president, director of art production, print production; RICH HORLICK is being promoted to vice president, senior producer, broadcast production; JULIA KARLSON-WAID has been named vice president, director of client accounting, accounting; NICOLE LUNDY has been promoted to vice president, senior producer, broadcast production; and lastly, JEN NUEL is being promoted to vice president, associate media director, media planning.
The Advertising Council announced that JOHN DOONER JR., chairman, chief executive officer, McCann Worldgroup, has been elected as chairman of The Advertising Council. A board member since 2000, Dooner has served as a vice chairman of the Ad Council since June of 2001. He succeeds JANET ROBINSON, president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company, and will serve in the position for one year.
Cultivator Advertising & Design has named MOLLY MILLS as account manager on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Qwest and Lowry Redevelopment Authority accounts. Mills was previously brand manager at telcom Virgin Mobile, New York City.
Eyeblaster has named LINDA CENTKOWSKI to director of sales, Eastern region and MARC HERNANDEZ to director of sales, Western region. Additionally, ROBIN NELSON, former business development manager, has been promoted to director of sales, Central region.
JAN JACOBS and LEO PREMUTICO have joined Saatchi & Saatchi New York as creative directors. Jacobs and Premutico were most recently at Saatchi & Saatchi London, creating campaigns for NSPCC, Coco De Mer and Cereal Partners.
360i has expanded its Media Services offerings and hired LAURA METE FRIZZELL to direct and develop the practice. Mete Frizzell will work with the agency's media managers to manage tailored search marketing campaigns. Most recently, she worked as an independent marketing consultant.
JONATHAN DORN has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Backpacker magazine. Dorn became executive editor of the magazine in 2002.
DAVID WILLIAMS has joined AtomShockwave as chief marketing officer and general manager. Williams, a former RealNetworks general manager, is tapped to guide the company's overall corporate marketing strategy and to grow and enhance the games business.
Bigfoot Interactive has named ROBERT SCHWARTZ to the position of managing director of client services. Schwartz will be responsible for managing and servicing the company's clients. Most recently, Schwartz served as vice president, online and affinity marketing for Chase Home Finance, a division of JPMorgan Chase where he led all online marketing activities, including advertising, partnerships, search, lead aggregator relationships, e-mail strategy and implementation.