Optimedia U.S. tapped FRANK FRIEDMAN to become head of local broadcast for the agency. He succeeds ELLEN DRURY, who recently left the agency. Friedman was previously senior vice president and managing director of Optimedia Indianapolis, and will continue to oversee that agency as he transitions to his new role. In addition, JAY SHEMANSKE, current vice president and director of strategic communications for Optimedia Indianapolis, will handle client responsibilities and day-to-day management of that office.
DREW WEICKER was promoted to team leader of strategic business development at REDBOOK magazine.
TBWA Worldwide announced that TOM CARROLL will succeed JEAN-MARIE DRU as CEO of TBWA Worldwide. Carroll will retain the position of president for TBWA Worldwide and Dru will take the position of chairman.
The United States Golf Association named CHRISTOPHER P. WIGHTMAN as managing director, communications. Wightman recently served as publisher of GOLF Magazine.
Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications hired ANDREW GROSMAN as interactive leader. Previously, Grosman worked as a Web master at RF Technologies.
mcgarrybowen is opening a Chicago office to be led by agency managing director, ADRIAN KEEVIL, who will split his time between New York and Chicago. As part of the office launch, mcgarrybowen has also tapped its first Chicago-based creative team, NED CROWLEY and JONATHAN MOORE, formerly executive creative directors at Leo Burnett.
Corder Philips elevated JENN HAUSMAN to associate media director. In her new role, she will assist in the overall development of media strategy and creation of all agency media plans, along with any new business development.
TARA MARSHALL was named director, integrated sales, Sundance Channel. Marshall was most recently at ABC Digital Media Sales where she sold properties including "The Academy Awards," "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives."
JEFF SELLINGER was promoted to senior vice president, CBS Mobile. Sellinger, who has been vice president, CBS Mobile since November 2006, is responsible for the overall operations of CBS's Mobile business.
THOMAS GEWECKE was named president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Gewecke most recently served as executive vice president, global digital business for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, where he headed worldwide digital business development efforts and oversaw the creation of new digital ventures.