Karen C. Francis, former vice president of Ford Motor Company, has been named chairman and CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco, the agency announced today. Francis, who succeeds former chairman/CEO Scott Marshall, will join agency president and ECD Kirk Souder in leading the company. ... David Young, formerly of L.A.'s Triple Code, has joined New York agency Siegel & Gale as interactive creative director. ... Lauren Kretzmer, formerly an executive producer at Howard Schwartz Recording, has joined New York edit house Convergence as director of client relations for the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. ... Assistant Hillary Kew has been promoted to mixer at audio post company audioEngine, which has offices in New York and Phoenix. ... Editor Dustin Robertson, who cuts music videos out of his own Avid Diva shop, has joined Venice-based edit house Brass Knuckles for commercials representation.