STEVEN LARSON has been named account executive for PARADE magazine. Larson joins PARADE from USA Today Sports Weekly, where he was Midwest/west coast advertising director since 1997.
NILS VON ZELOWITZ has joined Rapp Collins, New York, as vice president of digital marketing. He was most recently account director, vice president at Wunderman, New York.
MPG has named DERVILLA KELLY senior vice president, director of communications strategy, overseeing the Hershey Chocolate brand business at MPG and leading channel neutral planning with creative sibling shop Arnold. Prior to joining MPG, Dervilla was strategic planning director at MindShare, overseeing American Express Proprietary Card Business.
BGT Partners has named STEPHANIE FLORIS director of marketing and public relations.
WENDI DUNLAP has been promoted to account group supervisor, up from account supervisor at Horizon Interactive. Dunlap will be managing the Horizon Interactive account management team. HOPE DISTANT has been promoted to media group supervisor, up from media planning supervisor. Distant will be assuming the day-to-day management of the digital media planning/buying team and process. MICHAEL HAMMILL has been promoted to campaign management supervisor, up from campaign manager. NANCY CHAN has been promoted to senior campaign manager, up from campaign manager. From the Digital Relationship Marketing team, KERRY PERSE has been promoted to DRM supervisor, up from account manager. Lastly, JEFFREY KLEIN joins Horizon Interactive as Interactive Group Coordinator.
TOM DAVIS has been named group publisher of Meredith Corporation's men's brands. In his new role, Davis will oversee all operations of the WOOD, Successful Farming and Living the Country Life brands. Davis joined Meredith in 1978 and has most recently served as publisher of Successful Farming.
JAMES KYE has joined Kadium as associate media director to oversee all media strategy and planning.
Lopez Negrete Communications has named ELIAS E. LUCERO as director of promotions/event marketing. Most recently, Lucero served as field market director for The Cartel Group, working on accounts such as the U.S. Army and Alturas Communications.
Gemstar-TV Guide International has promoted TONIA O’CONNOR to executive vice president, distribution. Previously, O’Connor had been executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing.
CHIP REINGOLD, previously executive creative director, Modem Media Europe, has been named executive creative director, Modem Media West, responsible for key global accounts. In Europe, the agency has hired CHRIS CLARKE, formerly of UK digital agency Wheel, as the new executive creative director, Modem Media Europe.
Billboard has named DOUGLAS O. TRUEBLOOD as executive director of marketing & brand development. Trueblood will oversee the marketing, public relations, and promotional efforts for Billboard Information Group’s portfolio of products. He will also work with Billboard’s eMedia and licensing departments. Most recently, Trueblood managed the marketing and custom publishing division at The Desert Sun.
Meredith Corporation has named JAN STUDIN as publisher of Better Homes and Gardens; SUSAN BARON has been named publisher of Parents; and AMY WILKINS has been named publisher of Country Home.
Ogilvy & Mather New York has promoted ANDY BERNDT from group creative director to managing director. Berndt will be responsible for managing Ogilvy & Mather’s New York advertising operations, including strategy and planning, account management, finance, human resources and new business. Berndt assumes duties previously handled by BILL GRAY, now co-CEO of Ogilvy North America.
Scholastic has named ALAN SMAGLER vice president, trade sales. Smagler will be responsible for leading all sales efforts and managing the trade sales force for the Trade Publishing Division. He replaces GRAY PETERSON, who is moving into a senior sales position.
Cultivator Advertising & Design has named SARA PAYNE as senior account manager on the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Keystone Resort, New Belgium Brewing and Oxford Spa accounts. Payne was previously account executive at Thomas Taber & Drazen, Denver.
TONI EGGER has been named vice president, development for The Science Channel and Military Channel. Previously, Egger was vice president, development for Discovery Health Channel.
RDW Group has promoted ALEN YEN to president of the iFactory division of RDW Group and GLENN MORGAN to vice president, interactive services and business development of iFactory.
Return Path has named ROBERT KNAPP, the former chairman and CEO of Harris Interactive, to the company’s Board of Directors.
RYAN LYNCH has joined ?What If! as a senior inventor. Previously, Lynch served as director of brand strategy at Landor, New York.
MoreVisibility has promoted RON DINGER to client strategist.
The VIA Group has promoted GREG SMITH to chief creative officer. Smith is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of all creative initiatives for the agency and its clients.
DOUG BEWSHER has joined Loyalty Lab as vice president, analytics. GEORGE SHAHID was appointed as chief financial officer.
DAVE ZINMAN has been named vice president of product marketing at BlueLithium. He previously founded AdKnowledge, a provider of online advertising technologies.
Word-of-mouth marketing agency Ammo Marketing has hired GARY STEIN as director of strategy. He briefly served as director of client services for BuzzMetrics. Prior to that he was a senior analyst for Jupiter Research, where he covered advertising, marketing, and the consumer packaged goods industry.
GREGG LIEBMAN (pictured) has been promoted to senior vice president of CNN Ad Sales Research. Liebman, who joined the company in 2004, is responsible for leading staff research analysis and strategy support for the CNN News Group ad sales division. In addition, KEITH BERKELHAMER has been promoted to vice president of CNN Ad Sales digital research.
aQuantive has named WAYNE WISEHART chief financial officer, replacing MICHAEL VERNON. Wisehart most recently served as chief financial officer of Western Wireless.
MATTHEW DAY, who left the managing director post of Beyond Interactive’s Ann Arbor office last summer, has launched SILVERFOX, an ad agency based in San Francisco.
Tango magazine has tapped HILARY BLACK as its editor in chief. Black joins Tango from More magazine, where she was a founding editor and served as entertainment director.
CILLA SNOWBALL, currently chairman of AMV BBDO and Proximity London, will retain her current roles and be promoted to chairman and chief executive of AMV Group. She replaces MICHAEL BAULK, who is retiring in July.
CARRIE SIMMONS KREISBERG has joined Horizon Media’s west coast office as an account supervisor. She joins Horizon from LCI/Universal McCann.