The Bravo Group promoted VERÓNICA VELA to account director, up from management supervisor.
WENDY MCCOY joined Gospel Music Channel as vice president of marketing. McCoy will be responsible for all consumer and trade marketing including brand positioning, advertising, events and promotions. McCoy joins GMC from VERSUS where she served as vice president of marketing. In addition, RICHARD BELL was named vice president of finance and GREGORY MADSEN was named director of affiliate sales, southeast region.
LEE PEARSON joined FUEL TV in the newly created position of director of new media and DIANA KRUPA was named manager of acquisitions.
SCOTT NESLUND, managing director of MindShare Chicago, was tapped to lead MindShare North America as its president-CEO. He will oversee 10 offices in the U.S. and Canada.
CHARESE TAYLOR was named digital media planner for MindShare Interaction's Kimberly Clark brands. Charese joins the agency from the Chicago office of GM Planworks.
BRAD PIGGOTT joined Tripadvisor.com in the newly created role of Midwest/southwest sales manager. He spent the previous five years with Dow Jones & Company as a senior account executive.
MICHAEL J. KONOWICZ has been named vice president at Medical Broadcasting Company, a Digitas Agency. Recently, he was vice president, integrated strategy at Marketsource IMS, where he spent the last 11 years building up the agency's online business.
NAIL opened a West Coast office in Los Angeles to be led by BOB MAUSER.
JAMES P. “JAMIE” SEPPALA has been named senior vice president of strategic project management at AIG Advisor Group. Seppala will be responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of strategic initiatives.
MPG promoted BILL MCOWEN to the new post of director of media investments. McOwen will now be responsible for ensuring maximum efficiency and impact of clients' ad dollars across all mediums. He was previously EVP, director of broadcast.