Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    The Gate Worldwide hired SHARON SHER as director of business development and PAULETTE STONE as account director.

    JULIE COULTON joined Mullen as senior vice president, director of digital media in the agency's mediaHUB unit. Previously, Coulton served as senior vice president, media director for 22squared.

    ICrossing named DAVE JOHNSON chief operating officer, responsible for iCrossing operations worldwide.

    90octane hired KERRY HOUCHIN as marketing coordinator.

    DAVID SHULMAN joined imc² as managing director to lead the New York office. He joins the company from Digitas Detroit, where he served as managing director.

    JONATHAN KUDURUDZ joined Structural Graphics as vice president, business development.

    Revenue Science promoted JEFF HIRSCH to president and chief executive officer, replacing BILL GOSSMAN.

    BROOKE KARZEN was named senior vice president, alternative programming, at Warner Horizon Television.

    Hearst Magazines Digital Media hired CHRIS CARTER as national sales director; promoted ROSE MILLS to Midwest director of Hearst Magazines Digital Media; and DAVE WOODRUFF, group advertising director in Detroit for Hearst Integrated Media, will add sales responsibility for Digital Media to his role.

    INVISION hired MICHAEL STOECKEL as vice president, digital products. Most recently, Stoeckel was vice president, advertising innovations & operations for News Corp's Fox Interactive Media.

    Cactus promoted JEFF STRAHL to associate creative director.

    Saatchi & Saatchi LA promoted SCOTT HUEBSCHER to creative director.

    TINA LIAO was named media director of Freestyle Interactive. She will be leading a fully integrated team of digital strategists on their flagship account, Electronic Arts.

    Dragon Rouge USA appointed CINDY HSIAO as director of brand strategy, a new position.

    Brunner elevated named SCOTT MORGAN, MARY KAY MODAFFARI, and PETRA ARBUTINA to partners at the agency.

    ICON International promoted ANTHONY MEOLA to junior media buyer.

    SmithGifford named SUSAN KEARNEY to the newly created post of executive vice president. Most recently, Kearney was vice president of marketing at Voxant.

    KIRBY THORNTON joined Empower MediaMarketing as a director in the agency's Knowledge, Information and Invention research division. Thornton most recently served as director of market assessment for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

    Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications tapped ROBIN SCHWARTZ as president for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Schwartz is currently president of Regency Television in Los Angeles.

    e-Miles named JOSH DAVIDSON as director of sales, western region. Most recently, Davidson was director of sales at Adify.

    ORLANDO REECE was named senior vice president, broadcast sales at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. He joins MSLO from Yahoo, where he served as executive director, sales strategy.

    [x+1] named PATRICK DEANGELIS chief technology officer.

    CIO hired BRIAN CARLSON as editorial director/editor in chief of CIO.com.