Mcgarrybowen named Sean Girardin as group planning director of its Chicago office. Most recently, Girardin was vice president, planning director at Leo Burnett Chicago, where he managed a cross-agency strategic team for Buick.
Mediabrands launched Geomentum, a media insights agency to be led by CEO Dave Walker, a former head of marketing for Toys "R" Us, Musicland and Circuit City.
JWT London hired Paul Banham as digital creative director.
David&Goliath hired Noah Phillips and Greg Szmurlo as copywriters, and Howard Herrarte as senior art director for the agency's LA office.
Nerve.com has hired Sebastian Mei as director of sales.
Mediaedge:cia elevated Mel Varley to chief strategy officer, global and Caroline Foster Kenny to chief client officer, global. In addition, Alastair Aird adds the role of Europe Middle East Africa chairman to his Global COO responsibilities.
Peter Jennings was named director of photography at production studio, thelab.
Catalyst:SF hired Shannon Light as senior director of account strategy. Previously, Light was associate communications director at Universal McCann San Francisco.
Allen & Gerritsen hired Craig Falzone as senior copywriter on the Boston Celtics, Toy State, Endway and MFS Investment Management accounts and Adam Cote as copywriter on the Toy State and Waters accounts. In addition, Mary Ann DiThomas was hired as interactive producer.
Jennifer Gove was promoted from account director to group account director at OLSON.
Alcone Marketing Group hired Sean Conciatore as senior vice president/chief creative officer for Alcone/East. Conciatore joins Alcone from STAGE Active Brand Marketing/Ryan Partnership where he was senior partner and creative director working on Heineken USA, Nestle, Bacardi, Masterfoods, Unilever, Wyeth and New Balance.
Topin & Associates hired Amy Juel as senior project manager and Darcy Ross as senior manager of digital communications.
Madison Square Garden has named Stacey Escudero vice president, business public relations, MSG Sports. Escudero was previously director, public relations for MSG Media.
Gospel Music Channel hired Corey Prince as director of human resources. Previously, Prince was a regional human resources manager for Cox Media in Atlanta.
Mediaedge:cia hired Beth Egan as managing partner, account director and Mason Franklin as senior partner, communications planning.
Medialink Worldwide promoted Mike Cavender to vice president of client solutions.
Modernista! hired Mollie Partesotti as brand strategist.
BabyCenter hired Suzanne Skop as vice president of sales. She joins the company from MySpace.com, where she was the vice president of sales for the northeast region.
Susan Heeren was named director of marketing at Worldmedia and Sana Jawaid was hired as client partner.
Tribal Fusion hired Sean Crawford as senior director of international strategy & operations. He most recently served as CEO of Design About Town.