JIM HOOS joined Nationalgeographic.com as vice president of advertising sales. Most recently Hoos was national sales director for TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile.
JAIME SABERITO was promoted to senior director, corporate communications, up from director, for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.
RPA named SELENA CHIN as local media manager in the agency's Chicago office. Most recently, Chin worked for Carat USA as a senior spot supervisor.
MELISSA WASSERMAN was named vice president of advertising sales marketing for AMC. Wasserman was formerly vice president of marketing activation and promotion at CBS Radio.
Pure Brand Communications named KEN BARBER as head of digital strategy. He joins the company from Digitas where he designed, executed and measured online promotions as manager of the Strategy and Analysis group for such clients as General Motors and the Intercontinental Hotels Group.
MEC Retail, a division of Mediaedge:cia, named ANN MCGRATH client services director. She will be responsible for managing clients Colgate-Palmolive, Cadbury Schweppes and Pepperidge Farm and will focus on building business for MEC Retail and Retail Media Link. Most recently, McGrath managed customer marketing agency J. Brown, developing customer-specific initiatives for various clients, including FTD, Fort James, Nabisco/Kraft Foods, Dannon and Irving.
MY Entertainment Company and Carat Entertainment promoted SARA CHAZEN to senior vice president, head of development and production.
DOUG STRUBEL joined Slack Barshinger & Partners as a partner in charge of agency growth. He joins the agency from Mobium Creative Group, where he led the agency's strategic and growth initiatives.
Underscore Marketing named DAVID SINGH as a manager in its New York office. Previously, Singh was an account director at Kinetic Results.
Reuters promoted SHAUN HEKKING from senior account manager to director, New York advertising sales and elevated JEREMY RANDOL from account manager to senior account manager, New York for Reuters Media.