Digital agency 360i hired Mark Avnet as dean of 360iU, the agency's newly launched education center. Avnet most recently served as professor and chair of the creative technology track at the VCU Brandcenter, part of the VCU's School of Mass Communications.
Jared Folkmann and Christiaan Welzel, previously of Sid Lee, joined Critical Mass as planning director and associate creative director, respectively.
Gotham Direct hired Adam Krumwiede as executive vice president, group media director.
Arnold Worldwide hired Matt Belson as vice president, account director for the global Dell brand. Belson joins Arnold from Young & Rubicam in New York, where he most recently served as global account director for Dell.
Sundance Channel hired Michael Lehrer as vice president, strategic marketing. Prior to this role, Lehrer served as senior director of integrated marketing and sponsorship development at MTV.
LevLane hired Kimberly Neff as account coordinator on the agency's Senior Care Development and Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging accounts. Previously, Neff was account manager at Red Tettemer, Philadelphia.
Mike Loftus joined Allen & Gerritsen as director of business development.
Datalogix hired Joe Kyriakoza as general manager, DLX Automotive.
R/GA hired Russell Davies as head of planning for its London office.
Digital Broadcasting Group hired Joe Epstein as chief marketing officer. Epstein joins DBG from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he served as vice president of digital marketing.