Deutsch LA hired Erwin Federizo and Eric Helin as associate creative directors on the Volkswagen account. Federizo and Helin join the agency from 180LA, where they worked together on several accounts, including Boost Mobile, Sony and adidas.
Jason Damas has been promoted to director of search engine optimization at AKQA. He was previously a senior strategist.
Mullen named Stephen Larkin as managing director of the agency's Pittsburgh office. For the past five years, Larkin was senior vice president, brand evangelist, leading business development efforts from Mullen's Boston headquarters.
Fanscape hired Jeffrey Kay as its new head of business development.
Stephen Ochs joined American Express as vice president of marketing for the American Express U.S. Consumer Travel Network, heading all marketing functions for the group.
Leo Burnett hired Eric King as creative director in its Chicago office. King joins the agency from Grey New York.
Todd Tilford has been named chief creative officer at Draftfcb Chicago.
Arnold Worldwide tapped Lana Plecas as senior vice president, global planning director.
Christine Fuller was named managing director, media investments, at MediaCom, while John Miles moved to sister agency Maxus, to become managing director, media investments.
Troy Ruhanen, currently deputy chairman of BBDO North America, has been named to the new position of chairman & CEO, the Americas. Chris Thomas, chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, will be expanding his responsibilities to include the Middle East and Africa. This is in addition to his global role as chairman of Proximity Worldwide.