Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    Double Fusion has appointed GEOFF GRABER as its chief executive officer. Most recently, Graber was general manager at Yahoo! Games.

    GRP Media has promoted MEGAN AYLWARD to media supervisor, up from media planner/buyer.

    STEVE GREENBERGER has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president, strategic marketing officer at DJG Marketing. Greenberger, who joins DJG from Zenithmedia, will spearhead the company’s new business efforts within the print industry and expansion into new marketing and sales support areas.

    NAJEEB AHMAD has joined MediaVest in the newly formed position of director of human resources and organizational development. Ahmad is charged with developing employee advancement programs, with specific focus on professional and organizational development, training, recruitment, and performance management. Most recently, Ahmad served as director, strategic staffing at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

    KPI, an independent production company specializing in cable programming and documentary filmmaking, has promoted CHRISTOPHER CASSEL to the newly created role of director, special projects. In this position, Cassel will pursue projects outside the traditional television genre, including mobile TV content and corporate and privately funded productions. In addition, he will oversee KPI’s publicity and marketing.

    MICHAEL D. WORTSMAN has been promoted to president of the Univision Television Group, elevated from co-president, Univision Television Group. Prior to serving as co-president of the Univision Station Group, Wortsman served as executive vice president of corporate development for Univision Television Group. Univision has also promoted CHARLES STUART from executive vice president, national sales, to executive vice president and director of sales, Univision Television Group. In his new role, Stuart will oversee sales efforts at the 62 stations in the Univision and TeleFutura Television groups.

    MICHAEL AIMETTE has joined Atmosphere BBDO in the newly created position of executive creative director. In this role, Aimette will be responsible for overseeing all of the agency’s creative output.

    Smashing Ideas has named SANDY CLIMAN and MERRILL BROWN to its Board of Directors.

    COLLEEN KELLY was promoted to partner, director of new business, at Deutsch LA, shifting from partner, director of media planning. Kelly will manage West Coast new business. In addition, KYLE ACQUISTAPACE was named senior vice president, media director, assuming management of all media functions for the Los Angeles office.

    AMY JOSEPH and DAHLIA ARONSON have been named account directors for Universal Consulting Group (UCG). Also, CRAIG ARON has been named business development manager for UCG and HEATHER DUBUQUE as been named manager of client relations.

    Paul Schultz has promoted LAUREN CARPENTER to assistant account executive. Carpenter will be responsible for maintaining client relationships and ongoing account service for clients such as Qdoba Mexican Grill, Marriott Louisville Downtown, Brightside, and ATV World’s Fair.

    Enlighten has made a bevy of recent hires. MICHELLE HARTMANN has been named director of client services; LAURA DETWYLER joins the company as engagement manager; TESSA WEGERT has been hired as a digital media strategist; MATT BURPEE has been named senior data analyst; and ERIN KELLEY joins the company as a search marketing analyst.

    TV Guide Channel has added three people to its programming and production team. MATT SINGERMAN joins as senior vice president, programming and production; KRISTIN PEACE has been named vice president, development; and DMITRI PONOMAREV has been named vice president, On Demand. Singerman was most recently executive producer of Fox & Friends. Peace joins TV Guide Channel from Paramount Domestic Television, where she was vice president of programming and development. Ponomarev was most recently general manager, interactive platforms for TVG Network.

    OnRequest Images, a provider of custom imagery, has named JANICE MAYO as chief marketing officer, and TOM COLOMBO, the former chief financial officer of Sedgwick Rd. as its chief financial officer. Mayo will be responsible for driving the company’s overall brand and marketing strategy, and Colombo will be responsible for managing the finance, accounting, human resources, administrative, and legal departments.

    Bacon's Information has named SHAWN CANTOR as director of business development, eastern region.

    SCOTT HILL has been named senior vice president of ProCirc Retail Solutions Group. He joins the company from Hanley Wood, where he was vice president, retail sales of its consumer group.

    Rapp Collins Worldwide has promoted LOREN GROSSMAN, formerly chief strategy officer, to chief marketing officer, a newly created position.

    Starcom MediaVest Group has named global director of Tardiis development JODY WOODCOCK a senior vice president of the agency.

    SARAH WILCOX has been promoted to executive vice president, director of Draft Health. She most recently held the title of senior vice president in charge of the firm's health care division.

    JIM MITCHELL has joined St. John & Partners Advertising & Public Relations to direct the firm's Clearwire account team as managing director. He most recently was an independent brand consultant.

    Blast Radius has named DANIEL VARON as associate creative director in San Francisco, and promoted MARCUS ERICSSON, who currently works in the Toronto office, to associate creative director in the San Francisco office. In addition, PAUL WLODARCZYK has been named as director of enterprise content management.

    iKnowtion has named SHA HSING MIN as a senior marketing analyst. Prior to joining iKnowtion, Sha served as the director of database marketing and analytics at Upromise.