R/GA hired Mark Ferdman as a group account director for the L'Oréal account.
Underdog Media hired Jeff Hirsch as chief executive officer. Hirsch was most recently president of AudienceScience.
The Mill hired Stephen Venning as executive producer/new business; Tim Davies as VFX supervisor/lead flame artist; and LaRue Anderson as producer, telecine.
FORGE Worldwide added Francesca Sorrentino as an account manager. Prior to joining FORGE, Sorrentino was a marketing associate at Digitas in Boston.
GLO Gaming hired Brian Insdorf and Lee Weinstein as US sales directors, and Samantha Jacob as international sales director.
Laurence Klinger, chief creative officer of Lapiz, a Hispanic advertising agency operating within the Leo Burnett Group, was named HispanicAd.com’s creative director of the Year at the annual AHAA advertising conference.
MEC named Marla Kaplowitz as CEO for MEC North America. She replaces Lee Doyle who recently stepped down.
Evolution Bureau named James Gassel as president.
City Films has added director Kelly Hommon to its directorial roster.
Gabe Wight has joined MARS Advertising as senior vice president, client service.