Deutsch has named six vice presidents in its New York office. They are: JEREMY BERNSTEIN, vice president, director of information architecture, iDeutsch; TARA GILL, vice president, account director, business development; DIANA HONG, vice president, associate creative director, iDeutsch; MIKAELA MENNEN, vice president, director of production, iDeutsch; ANUSH PRABHU, vice president, data strategist, customer and data strategy; and MARIA TARIS, vice president, group director of licensing and clearance.
MARK SANDERS, formerly worldwide controller at WPP Group's Cohn & Wolfe/Young & Rubicam, has joined Interpublic Group’s Initiative as chief financial officer, North America. Prior to joining Initiative, Sanders served for five years as senior vice president, worldwide controller at Cohn & Wolfe/Young & Rubicam in New York. He succeeds CHRIS SAHOTA, who is transitioning to chief financial officer at Interpublic's Partnership Group – which includes Draft Inc. and Lowe & Partners Worldwide – in London.
Hot Rod editor-in-chief DAVID FREIBURGER has been promoted to the role of editor-in-chief for both Hot Rod and Car Craft magazines. ROB KINNAN succeeds Freiburger as editor at Hot Rod. He was formerly the editorial director for ProMedia and editor of Race Pages.
FindWhat.Com has promoted BOB PROTHEROE to senior vice president of technology; KEN CRAGUN to vice president of finance; JAMES BURROWS to head of special projects; and hired TOM WILDE as vice president and general manager of the primary traffic division.
Publicis & Hal Riney announced that KAREN C. FRANCIS, formerly vice president of Ford Motor Company, has been named chairman and chief executive officer. Francis succeeds SCOTT MARSHALL, chairman and CEO, who retired from the agency in 2003. She began her career at Procter & Gamble marketing Crest toothpaste.
Cyclades Corporation, a next-generation IT infrastructure management company, announced the appointment of CHARLIE WATERS as senior vice president for global marketing. Waters will focus on expanding Cyclades’ market presence and drive global revenues and growth. Prior to joining the company, he worked as an independent marketing and management consultant for a number of Silicon Valley firms, including Sun Microsystems, Castream, and Intergraph.
NICK JOHNSON, formerly senior vice president of business development has been promoted to senior vice president of business development and general manager of account strategy at Revenue Science. Johnson's role within the company will expand to include the management of Revenue Science's publisher sales teams and oversight of all publisher customer satisfaction issues. He will also continue to direct the company's revenue management team, supervise agency education, and drive partnerships with advertising agencies and advertisers.
NetCreations has added MARK A. GALLIHER as account manager, new business, and GAETANO T. BAVARO as executive director, New England region sales division. Prior to joining NetCreations, Galliher was with CooperDirect Advertising and McCann-Erickson WorldGroup where he worked with clients such as The San Francisco Chronicle and MasterCard International. Most recently, Bavaro was senior vice president at Eclipse Direct Marketing where he was responsible for providing online direct marketing consulting and brokerage services for Fortune 100 clients.
BOONE/OAKLEY has hired CANDICE TITLESTAD as account executive on the Visit Charlotte, Nascar, and Dialog Telecommunications accounts. Previously, Titlestad was an account executive at Doggett Advertising in Charlotte, N.C. handling the Outer Banks Apparel and Hendrick Automotive Group.
LISA JOSE FALES, an antitrust and consumer protection attorney, joins the advertising and marketing group of Venable LLP. Fales comes from Howrey Simon Arnold & White LLP in Washington D.C., where she was a partner in that firm’s Government Antitrust Group.