Agency people news from the 08/19/05 News Brief

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The Lanmark Group has named Christine Gallagher account supervisor. She will work on accounts including Johnson & Johnson's oral health division, Sterngold, and Orapharma.

Altum, CommonHealth's professional advertising unit, has promoted Dana Semancik to account supervisor from senior account executive. Danielle Rose Munson and Adrienne Zajac join the company as senior account executives. Munson was at Nelson Communications, while Zajac was a senior account executive at HealthStar Advertising.

Blue Diesel has promoted Matt Means to associate creative director. Prior to his promotion, he was art director, where he led creative development on several client accounts.

The Navicor Group named Marvin Bowe associate creative director. Bowe was creative director at The Hal Lewis Group. Corey Case was named account supervisor. He was a project manager at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for professional promotion for Cipro XR. Beth Kuchinka was tapped to serve as account medical specialist. Kuchinka was project manager, oncology at INC Research. Betsy Stickney was hired as creative project manager. Previously, Stickney was production manager at The Fetch Company. Kristina Bentine was named administrative assistant/creative coordinator. Bentine was senior administrative assistant at KPMG.

Medical Education Broadcast Network (MEBN) has promoted Robin Hendricks to director of managing editors. Hendricks was hired as a managing editor in September 2002. Jana Blazek was hired to take over as managing editor. Before MEBN, she worked for Optima Educational Solutions as the neuroscience content specialist.

Natrel Communications has named Larry Sternbach senior vice president, consumer account services. He was at DVC Worldwide, where he directed promotional efforts for a number of brands in a variety of product categories. Joe Lazarich was tapped as executive vice president. Prior to Natrel, Lazarich held senior management posts with Falk Healthworld, CommonHealth, and PDI Education and Communications.

CommonHealth medical-education unit Health Learning Systems named Mary Manna Anderson executive vice president, managing director. Most recently, she was executive vice president, business development at ACCESS Medica Group. David Murawski was named program director. Murawski joins from M2 Communications where he was project manager. Nancy Sladicka was promoted to senior vice president, professional relations for HLS from vice president, professional relations. Ryad Ali has advanced to vice president, multimedia services. Carol Pierini has become senior director, program planning and development. Jaclyn Burkart has been promoted to associate program director.

CME provider The Center for Biomedical Continuing Education  named Alicia Weddle as senior meeting planner. Heather Woods was named project coordinator.

Cadent Medical Communications, a medical education unit of InChord Communications, has hired Kimbre Myers as meeting planner. Myers returns to Cadent from TD Jakes Ministries, where she served as conference planner. Lindsay Shanahan was named meeting coordinator. Prior to Cadent, Shanahan served as event coordinator at Tony's Wine Company.

I-Site has added three members to its team: senior interactive designer, Mike Johnson; interactive developer, Jian Xu; and account manager, Albena Pashova.

R&D Thinktank has named Tom Nynas director of design. Nynas joins from The Richards Group affiliate RBMM where he worked for eight years, serving as firm principal for the past two years.

Advanced Health Media has hired Charlton Thompson as senior director of client services. Prior to this role, he directed the Speakers Bureau department at Thomson Physicians World.

 

 

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