ZIBA KASHEF has been named editor-in-chief of Pregnancy magazine. Previously, she served as a senior health editor for more than four years at Essence.
WILLIAM R. NORDWIND, counsel and policy coordinator for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet is joining Venable LLP as a partner in Venable's Legislative and Government Affairs Group.
TOM BERNOT has been named chief operating officer of Optiem.
JOSEPH SABATINO has been named vice president of client development for LinkShare. In his new role, Sabatino will be responsible for the strategic direction of LinkShare's performance-based marketing offerings. Sabatino joined LinkShare in 2001 as managing director of client development, western region.
TINA BROCKETT has joined Empower MediaMarketing, Cincinnati as media research strategist. Brockett will help develop proprietary media planning tools to produce custom studies and intelligence for clients. Brockett joins the agency from Perfetti Van Melle, USA, where she worked for 15 years, most recently as assistant brand manager for Mentos.
SFGT has made JASON ALAN SNYDER, a partner, naming him managing director, technology strategies. Prior to SFGT, Snyder led product design at America Online and held senior management positions within the Interpublic Group of Companies.
MARIA GOODE COSTEN, formerly with Comcast Advertising Sales, has joined TurnHere Productions as sales development manager.
Wunderman New York has promoted DAN BADION to group creative director, up from associate creative director. Badion will lead Wunderman New York's creative effort on HP.
Blast Radius has named DARRELL SNOW as vice president of technology and chief architect. He joins Blast Radius from Microsoft where he led the patterns and practices development team. Prior to Microsoft, Snow led the West Coast technology team at Avenue A | Razorfish.
KAELA LAROSA has been named marketing director for The FADER magazine. LaRosa will be heading up and building all of The FADER's various integrated marketing initiatives including events, promotions and merchandising.