Katz Television Group created a national marketing unit to be helmed by Ibra Morales as senior vice president. Most recently, he served as vice president, network operations at Estrella TV.
Turner Sports Ad Sales promoted Jennifer Barendrecht to vice president, western region.
Mediaedge:cia hired Mark Yesayian to lead the agency's West Coast digital practice. He joins the agency from Ogilvy, San Francisco where he was a senior partner, managing director.
Starcom Mediavest Group's IP Pixel promoted Elena Robinson to director of production, and Elizabeth Wolfe to art director. In addition, Pixel hired Thomsz Galant as web developer and Seth Griffin as art director.
Chad Stoller, most recently executive director of emerging platform strategy at Organic, joins BBDO North America as executive vice president, director of digital strategy.
Publicis & Hal Riney promoted Kathleen Foutz from group account director to director of client services.
Initiative has restructured its business units, naming Mauricio Sabogal as worldwide managing director; Janet Fitzpatrick as president, worldwide clients; Erin Flaxman as worldwide client director; Karin Baatsch-Deboulet as chief technology catalyst, worldwide; and Tim Spengler as president North America.
Jay Sterin joined Triton Digital as vice president in charge of Interactive Business Development. Recently, Sterin worked for NAVTEQ Media Solutions, which is now owned by NOKIA, where he headed up sales for the traffic.com brand.
Kelliher Samets Volk named Lori Roberts as associate creative director, managing clients including King Arthur Flour and Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. Roberts joined the agency from Grey Advertising in New York where she was an associate creative director.
OLSON hired Paul Ratzky, former senior director of agency development at Yahoo, to head its interactive division. Prior to Yahoo, Ratzky was engagement planning director at Team One/Saatchi, where he led digital strategy for Lexus Automobiles.
Laura Petasnick was named associate publisher of Prevention. Most recently, Petasnick was the advertising director at Condé Nast's Vogue where she managed the beauty, health and auto categories as well as the Chicago office.
Anne Smith Rainey joined Euro RSCG San Francisco as director of client services. Most recently, Smith Rainey served as the relationship lead on Hewlett-Packard and PayPal at Publicis Modem.
YuMe hired Sonya Chawla, Jessica DeBaise, Justin Spagnoli and Scott Young to its video ad sales team.
Chuck Gordon joined Dirextion as national sales director. He most recently served as vice president of ad sales for Charter Media's Alabama division.
Publishing Group of America appointed Carol Campbell Boggs as senior vice president/chief revenue officer.
Mediabrands hired Scott Beltran as executive vice president, chief information officer. Beltran joins Mediabrands from Lowe Worldwide, where he served as chief information/innovation officer since 2007.
Real Magnet hired Mike May as vice president of marketing & insights. May was formerly a senior analyst and research director at Jupiter Research.