JESSICA KERNAN has been named managing director of the New York office of THUNDER FACTORY. Kernan joined the company in 2005 as an account director.
MICHAEL SMITH and MEGHAN MURPHY have joined The Media Kitchen as strategists; KATE MCALLISTER was named senior media strategist and JACK DEMPSEY SOUTHERLAND III as a senior strategist.
Dotglu named THOMAS RANDON director, interactive marketing; MATT DUFNER as account director; ARI FELDMAN as executive producer, interactive marketing; DARREN JEFFRIES as a copywriter; JIHYUN CARTMAN as an art director and JAMES NEAL as a project manager.
Prevention magazine has named LEAH MCLAUGHLIN as its brand editor, a newly created position. McLaughlin comes to Prevention from Natural Health, where she served as executive editor.
J L Media has created a digital distribution company called JL360 to be helmed by SEAN BLACK, president of the new unit.
WE tv has expanded its marketing team, tapping KENETTA BAILEY as svp of marketing. In addition, SUSAN SMITH was promoted to vp of trade marketing, and JENNIFER ROBERTSON was promoted to vp of consumer marketing.
ICrossing has promoted JORIE HUTCHINGS to senior director, search analytics; LISA PONTE FAZIO was promoted to vice president of market research and AARON WIXOM has been promoted to senior manager, research.
STEVE BARNHART, chief financial officer of its Orbitz Worldwide unit, has been appointed as president of Orbitz Worldwide. MITCH TRUWIT, president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, has resigned to join Apax Partners, L.P.
MRM Worldwide has hired IVAN SALAZAR as chief financial officer. He joins the company from Wunderman New York, where he served as CFO.
WARREN JANSONS has joined NetShelter as vice president of sales for NetShelter's new Branded Network. Before joining NetShelter, Jansons was based in London as sales manager for Communicator Corp, a digital marketing software company.
WhitePages.com has named MEREDITH HENDERSON as an account executive for the Central Region.
JEFF RUTHERFORD has left Trylon SMR to launch his own consulting business called Jeff Rutherford Media Relations.
TOM CHRISTMANN has joined TAXI as creative director. Most recently, he worked at BBDO on eBay’s “It” campaign, as well as on FedEx, Red Stripe and Guinness brands.
EZRA KUCHARZ was named chief operating officer and LINDA BOFF was appointed chief marketing officer at iVillage.
STEVEN SCHWARTZ was named executive vice president at The NewsMarket. Most recently, Schwartz was senior vp and general manager of Reuters Consumer Media.
RONDRA J. (RONNIE) MATTHEWS has been named president, publisher and chief executive officer of The Baltimore Sun Company. Matthews has served as president, publisher and chief executive officer of Daily Press, Inc., Newport News, Va., since 2000.
kirshenbaum bond + partners has named ALLYSON MCEVOY as assistant producer; TAMARA BEHAR as associate creative director; LAUREN SMITH as account executive; FELIPE LEITE as art director; VERONICA REO as an art buyer and CAITLIN CHANDLER as an assistant account executive.
Corbis Corporation has named ADAM BROTMAN as vice president of Licensing Ventures. He is responsible for developing and implementing new business models for licensing Corbis’ collection of images.
ML Rogers, New York, has named TOM TREWHELLA as account director on Scotts Miracle-Gro. Previously, Trewhella held SVP/group account director positions at Lowe Worldwide, New York, on Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
JORGE MERCADO has joined Terra Networks USA as director of marketing. Most recently, Mercado was digital marketing manager/media supervisor for accentmarketing.
JOHN BRODIE has joined FORTUNE Magazine as an assistant managing editor. Brodie joins the magazine from Best Life where he served as the deputy editor since 2003.
Razavi Global Media has hired STEVE HUNERYAGER as a national sales executive. In his new role, Huneryager will head up sales from the Chicago office.
JIM PORÇARELLI has joined Active International as executive vice president of corporate development. Previously, he served as chief marketing officer and director of client services at MediaCom.
The Executive Council of New York has named JAMES L. ORSINI, executive vice president and director of finance and operations for Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, to its board of advisors.
JESSICA BLUMBERG has joined Dentsu America as a media planner on the Canon consumer account. She was previously a media strategist at The Media Kitchen.
MOLLIE SPILMAN has been promoted to chief of sales and marketing for Advertising.com. In addition, DON KENNEDY has been promoted to vice president of national sales; MARCUS STARTZEL has been promoted to regional vice president for Advertising.com's mid-Atlantic and southeast regions; BRENT HERD was promoted to southeast sales director; CASEY COOK has been promoted to vice president of strategic clients and STEVE SACKEY has been promoted to New York and Chicago strategy director.
DAVID VOGGENTHALER has been named director of e-marketing of Beazer Homes. Most recently, Voggenthaler was vice president, director of marketing strategy with Digitas.
Modern Mom has named AMY FIERSTEIN as director of marketing and ALESSANDRA LASANTA as director of sales.
Discovery Communications has named ROGER F. MILLAY as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. Millay previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Airgas.
MediaSpan has named DAN ROBERTS as executive vice president of MediaSpan Media Software. Roberts will be responsible for managing all aspects of Media Software business unit at both the Ann Arbor, MI and Melbourne, FL facilities.
LAURIE ORLANDO has been named executive producer at MSG Networks. Orlando will oversee studio and remote productions for more than 300 live events a year. Orlando joins MSG Networks from CSTV where she served as vice president, programming, production and talent.
TRUE Agency has opened a Nashville office amid the relocation of TRUE's charter client, Nissan North America. ROBERT "BOB" FITZPATRICK will serve as account director, responsible for the day-to-day account management.
Mediaedge:cia has named ANDREW MCLEAN as president, global clients and business development. McLean was formerly chief client officer for Mediaedge:cia’s Global Solutions division.
CHRISTIAN VESPER has been promoted to senior vice president acquisitions, program planning and scheduling, Sundance Channel. He most recently served as vice president. In his expanded role, Vesper will manage Sundance Channel’s international sales activity and work with Sundance Channel’s digital media team.
ipsh! has opened a London office and hired CRAIG PATTON as the managing director of its European division.