Starcom USA John Duban joined Starcom USA as executive vice president/managing director, overseeing the agency's Mars Wrigley business as it transitions from sister agency MediaVest to Starcom over the next few months.
Initiative Initiative hired Michael Winter as vice president, group account director, responsible for The Home Depot account. Most recently, Winter was vice president, digital group director for Zenith Interactive/Moxie Interactive.
Gotham Gotham hired Kecia Benvenuto as director of art production. Benvenuto will identify and engage talent in fine art, photography, design and music, for use in client branding and marketing initiatives. Most recently, she sat on the board of directors for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, where she focused on marketing and fundraising initiatives.
MediaWhiz MediaWhiz named Chuck Shaw as senior vice president, client services; Robert Cordes Kline as senior director, marketing and creative; Rich Wichmann as director, SEM business development; and Alison Minott as manager, affiliate business development.
Crossmedia NY Crossmedia NY hired Jaime-Lyn O'Brien as supervisor on the Madison Square Garden Entertainment and LAN Airlines accounts. O'Brien joins the company from MediaVest where she was a media supervisor on WalMart.
AKQA AKQA hired Quiche Campbell as head of film. In addition, the agency named Alastair Amin as a senior account director, working on the Xbox account. Alec Boere joins AKQA as a senior account director, working on the British Army account. Lastly, James Scott was named group account director, working on Heineken.