REBECCA RIVERA joined PJA Advertising and Marketing as an associate creative director. Prior to joining PJA, Rivera was a freelance copywriter working with the Roxburgh Group and Y&R / Wunderman, among others.
BooneOakley has hired JULIE HERRON as account supervisor on the Bloom supermarkets and First Charter Bank accounts. Previously, Herron led business development and served as account executive on the Zaxby’s restaurants and Amelia Island Tourism & Development Council accounts at St. John & Partners.
JOEL SMERNOFF has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, up from COO, at Paltalk, a video chat community. The company also hired MATTHEW GORE as vice president of marketing.
BILL TUCKER has been named president of client service and agency operations at MediaVest USA. Prior to his elevation, Tucker was evp, director of client services. He continues his client service responsibilities overseeing key relationships, including Kraft.
JOSHUA BERGER has been named vice president of programming operations for AMC and WE tv. In addition, MANDY SETHI was promoted to director of programming operations for AMC and WE tv. Berger joined Rainbow Media in 2003 as director of programming operations and Sethi joined Rainbow Media in 2003 as manager of programming operations for AMC and WE tv.
KIM CARUSO has been promoted to senior director, ad sales research, up from director, for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Prior to joining Hallmark Channel she was manager, ad sales research at Oxygen.
GORDON MCLEOD has been appointed president of Dow Jones Online. In this new position, McLeod will be responsible for the growth of Dow Jones's Internet businesses, which include The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch.com and Barron's Online. Prior to joining Dow Jones Online, McLeod spent six years at Time Inc., most recently as general manager of Time Inc. Interactive.
RITA MULLIN has been named vice president of development for Discovery Health and FitTV. Most recently, Mullin served as director of development for the Discovery Health Channel.
ePrize New York has named DON FAIRBANKS as senior director of strategic services, and TIA SOLLECITO and JACKIE FERRENTINO as vice presidents of business development.
SHEILA COLBERT has joined Time Inc. Interactive as technical product development director. She previously worked at Ziff Davis Media as executive director of online operations, responsible for advertising, production, and commerce operations.