Mark Wenneker and Dave Laden have been promoted to ACDs at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Janet Barker, senior VP-group creative director at DraftWorldwide in Chicago, has been promoted to executive VP-group CD.
Senior art director Mel Kreilein and copywriter Bill Hollister, formerly freelancers at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, have joined Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago.
The creative team of writer Ari Halper and art director Stephen Krauss have joined Grey/New York from J. Walter Thompson/New York.
Senior producers Rupert Samuel and David Rolfe have been named co-directors of broadcast production at Crispin Porter + Bogusky/Miami, and copywriter Rob Strasberg has been promoted to ACD at the agency.
Michael Jacobs, formerly creative director at Digitas/San Francisco, has been named EVP-creative director at Boston agency ISM.
Director Jim Manera, most recently of Great Guns, and executive producer Tracy Hauser, formerly of Pavlov and Windmill Lane, have launched Blind Faith, a new production company in Los Angeles.
Director Kevin Bourland, formerly of Treat, has signed with Red Truck Films in Raleigh, N.C.
Director Vic Armstrong has signed with Saville Productions in Beverly Hills for worldwide commercials representation.
Director Greg Penner, formerly of Tyree Euro RSCG, has joined Portland's Limbo Films.
Editor Jonathan Smalheiser, a former principal at New York edit shop 3 Fingered Louie, has launched a new Manhattan editorial company called ChicKonKey. The shop's staff includes executive producer Robin Hall, formerly of Crew Cuts, and editors Mike Douglas and Charlie Cusumano, formerly of MacKenzie Cutler and Mad River Post, respectively.
Editor Travis Aitken, formerly of Mad River Post, and Luis Lacau, most recently of Republica Films, Miami and Caracas, have joined Austin's 501 Post.
Senior effects producer Mike Charves has been promoted to executive producer at Deep Blue Sea, the effects and animation division of Manhattan Transfer in Coconut Grove, Fla.
Former Artifact principals Christopher Willoughby and Leah Welsh have launched Space Division, an editorial and design company with offices in Santa Monica and Santa Ana, Calif.
Freelance animator Charlie Breakiron has joined Raleigh, N.C.-based broadcast animation and effects shop Serious Robots as lead animator.
Editor and effects artist Les Umberger, formerly of Crawford Communications in Atlanta, has joined Riot/Santa Monica. Also at Riot, Diana Young has been promoted from associate producer to visual effects producer.
Visual effects artist Steve Meyer, formerly of Radium, has joined L.A. effects studio Zoic.
Andy Milkis has joined New York's Splash Design as creative director and visual effects supervisor.
Cara Buckley, formerly of Rhinoceros, has joined New York's Spontaneous Combustion as assistant producer.