Creative directors Derek Pletch and Scott MacGregor have been promoted to VP-group CD at Austin agency GSD&M.
At MVBMS/San Francisco, creative directors Doug Penman and Bertrand Garbassi, have been named co-creative directors.
Cliff Freeman copywriter Richard Bullock has joined 180, Amsterdam, as associate creative director.
John Avery, formerly a group CD at GMO Hill/Holliday, San Francisco, has joined Direct Deutsch/L.A. as senior VP-creative director.
Dale Lanier, formerly VP-marketing/special projects at UPN, has joined the entertainment division of Santa Monica agency Colby & Partners as executive producer.
Homa Nekoorad, formerly of Critt, Graham & Associates in Atlanta, has joined Cultivator Advertising & Design, Boulder, as a senior designer.
Copywriter Anthony Vachris and art director Heather Rahn - formerly at J. Walter Thompson/Atlanta and MRA/Comgroup, respectively - have joined Lewis Communications in Birmingham, Ala.
At New York agency Oasis: Sandra Scher, formerly of DiMassimo Brand Advertising, has joined the shop as an art director; Steve Olshansky, formerly at Deutsch, has signed on as a copywriter; and Sonny Lufrano, formerly of Publicis Dialog, has been hired as a copywriter.
Kimars Gourki, formerly of Fallon/Minneapolis, has joined Colle & McVoy/Minneapolis as an AD.
Former Satellite Films executive producer Jeff Armstrong has joined A Band Apart's commercials division as executive producer.
British director Philip DuPee has signed with Click 3x for commercials representation.
Portuguese-born director Miguel Liebermann has signed with Area 51 Films in Santa Monica for commercials representation. Liebermann will be relocating to L.A. and shuttering his Barcelona production house, MUU Entertainment.
Swedish directors Axel Laubscher and Bjorn Stein have signed with bicoastal production house Villains.
Still photographer Rodney Smith and television director Sandy Smolan have signed with The Story Companies for representation as commercials directors.
Editor Jack Douglas, formerly of Mint, Santa Monica, has joined Crew Cuts/West, Santa Monica.
Tami Goldsmith, formerly of Digital Domain, has joined Colorado FX, Santa Monica, as a producer.
Mandy Martin, formerly an executive producer at Attik/San Francisco, has joined Santa Monica design and editorial house Goodspot as executive producer.
Colorist Demetri Kitsopoulos has joined Minneapolis post house Crash & Sue's.