iris launched an office in Atlanta, to be headed by managing director Jon Wright.
Dentsu America hired Clayton Crocker as associate creative director. Crocker previously worked with Berlin Cameron United, Syrup New York and HUGE.
JWT New York named Martin Legowiecki as director of creative technology; Sam Mazur as creative director on Microsoft Office; Matt McKay as creative director on Cadbury; and Lea Ladera as creative director on Macy's.
Bob Raczka joins Fathom as associate creative director/writer and Mark Wiegard will serve as associate creative director/art director.
Mediabrands has appointed Brian Monahan as executive vice president, managing partner of IPG's Media Lab. Most recently, he was senior vice president, global lead of social media for Universal McCann.
Initiative hired Jason Harrington and Julia Jones as senior vice president, group account directors, and promoted Todd Gordon to senior vice president, managing director national broadcast.
KickApps Corporation, a social content management system company, created a new social media strategy division to be run by Alan Wolk.
MEC named Susan Schiekofer as managing partner, account director, responsible for all digital media planning and buying activities on the AT&T business. Most recently, Schiekofer was managing director at Neo@Ogilvy, responsible for clients including Time-Warner Cable, Medco and Sara Lee.
Andrea Kerr Redniss was named vice president, group media director at Moxie Interactive.
Dan Coughlin was named director of sales for the eastern region at Twitter. Previously, Coughlin was the director of media sales at Facebook. In addition, Amanda Levy was named director of sales for the western region. Most recently, Levy oversaw west coast sales for Yelp.
UNITED FUTURE, the interactive division of WONGDOODY, hired Josh Brantley as senior interactive creative director. Most recently, he was creative director at Ascentium.
Dave Holloway joined McGarrah Jessee as creative director.
Audrey Dormanen was named Midwest sales director at Undertone Networks and Jennifer Nuel was named director of client strategy.
Two Wunderman offices in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) will report directly to Wunderman Asia region president, Stephane Faggianelli. Previously, Wunderman's operations in Australia were under the aegis of Young & Rubicam Brands Australia. The move increases Faggianelli's role in the region, expanding his portfolio to 27 offices in 13 countries.
Wieden+Kennedy Portland hired Jeff Gillette as integrated creative director, and promoted Karl Lieberman and Ryan O'Rourke to creative directors. Gillette joins the agency from Google Creative Lab, where he was creative director working on Chrome, Search, YouTube and other Google properties.
Bill Oberlander joined JWT New York as executive creative director, where he will oversee the Microsoft Commercial business. Most recently, Oberlander served as the chief creative officer and executive vice president of Cossette New York.
Jeannette Trout was promoted to vice president, operations at Razorfish Health.
G2 elevated Dr. Rita Wheat to the role of group director, emerging shopper & marketing technologies, across the entire G2 North American network. Previously, Wheat served as group director, strategy & research, for the interactive marketing practice.
DDB Chicago hired Penn French as senior vice president, group business director in charge of the State Farm business. Prior to joining DDB, French was vice president of marketing at The Morton Arboretum.
The Brand Union named Deborah West as senior client director.
LevLane promoted Holly Mantle to PR account supervisor, up from account manager.
Rauxa Direct named Chris Kelly as managing director of its San Francisco office and promoted Richard Bumgarner to chief creative officer.
Joe Garcia was named president of McCann Midwest. Garry Neel, who previously held a dual role leading McCann Midwest and overseeing the General Motors business, is shifting to a dedicated role for General Motors, overseeing the business globally and in the U.S. as executive vice president, global account director. Garcia previously headed BBDO's Detroit operations and oversaw that agency's Chrysler business.