Draftfcb San Francisco hired Hilary Wolfe and Brandon Reif as creative directors.
Team One hired Alicia Dotter as creative director. In her new post, she will be guiding work for The Ritz-Carlton and other hotel projects, as well as Lexus. Most recently, Dotter was associate creative director at TBWA/Media Arts Lab, Los Angeles.
Starcom elevated agency president Chris Boothe to chief operating officer. In addition, Mike Rosen becomes president/director of activation for the agency, a role in which he will oversee the ad spending of all Starcom clients, including General Motors -- an account he helped transition into Starcom from a sister agency over the past year.
Kelliher Samets Volk named David Coats as executive creative director.
Steve Carli was named president of Red Urban in Canada. Previously, he managed the U.S. outpost of Zig (now Crispin Porter + Bogusky Canada) and oversaw new business development.
BBDO hired Paul Matheson as executive vice president, director of behavioral planning for BBDO North America. He was most recently regional planning director for Ogilvy & Mather throughout Asia Pacific.
Katherine Moncrief joined Deutsch New York as director of creative talent. Prior to joining Deutsch, Moncrief was head of creative talent at The Talent Business.
Mediabrands Ventures has named a new global leadership team. Tom Lightoller assumes the role of worldwide director of corporate development for Mediabrands Ventures. Joe Benarroch was named chief marketing officer, Mediabrands Ventures Worldwide. Anand Verma was named president of Mediabrands Ventures in EMEA. Gary Birtles was appointed chief operating officer of Mediabrands Ventures, EMEA. Lastly, Jimmy Poon was appointed as CEO of Mediabrands Ventures in China.
Stein Rogan + Partners promoted Michael Ruby to creative director.
Energy BBDO hired Rowley Samuel as head of integrated production. He previously served as director, creative integration at DDB Chicago, where he produced integrated concepts for McDonald's, Reebok, State Farm, Budweiser and AT&T.
Linda Piggot and Kenneth Parks were promoted to executive vice presidents at Digitas.
McCann NY hired Heather Fullerton to serve as group managing director on the agency's Kohl's business. Fullerton recently served as partner at StrawberryFrog New York.
Gotham hired Nick Johnson as chief marketing officer. Johnson joins Gotham from Redscout, where he served as president, leading operations for both the New York and San Francisco offices.
Initiative hired Bret Leece as senior vice president, performance for the U.S. Leece most recently served as senior vice president, managing director international for MarketShare Partners based in London.
DOJO San Francisco named Thais Lyro as director of user experience. Lyro was previously director of user experience at Pereira & O'Dell, San Francisco.
Anthony Bovino was promoted to director of marketing: movies & video games within the Nickelodeon Kids & Family cluster.
OLSON hired Alan Newbold as vice president, director of public relations.
Todd Gillins was promoted to vice president of research at R&R Partners and Jeremy Thompson was elevated to corporate director of media & interactive.
JWT New York hired Megan Kent to head up the Microsoft business as president of Microsoft, JWT. Most recently, she founded Brand Synchronicity, a brand strategy consultancy.
MEC hired Janos Gulyas as CEO of MEC Hungary, replacing Zsolt Simon, who left to join TV2 as CEO and the CEE director of Pro7Sat1. Gulyas comes to MEC from IPSOS Hungary where he served as CEO.
Naked Communications opened a Minneapolis office, to be led by Lisa Seward Perry and Amy Sheil as partners. Seward Perry most recently served as president of Mod Communications, a company she founded in 2007. Previously, Sheil was media director of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, working on Best Buy and Domino's.
Media Networks promoted Laura West to senior sales director for the eastern/Midwest region and Dave Mevorah to sales director for the metro New York district.
Wieden+Kennedy will open an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Icaro Doria will serve as executive creative director and Andre Gustavo Soares who will be managing director of the office, opening December 1.