Michael Cannon, executive creative director at Harris Drury Cohen, has been named a partner at the Fort Lauderdale-based agency.
John Pretruney and Nick Kaldenbaugh have been promoted to executive VP-group creative directors at Arnold Worldwide, Boston. Both were formerly senior VPs.
Steve Payonzek, formerly of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners; Dave Sakamoto, formerly of Odiorne Wilde Narraway & Partners in San Francisco; and freelancer Jane Jacobsen have joined Seattle agency Sedgwick Rd. (formerly McCann-Erickson/Seattle) as senior copywriter, senior art director, and director of production, respectively.
Hutson Kovanda, formerly of Wyse Advertising, Cleveland, and Dana Boulden, formerly of Bozell Kamtra, Pittsburgh, have joined Marc USA/Pittsburgh as associate creative director and junior art director, respectively.
Director Mikael Salomon, whose feature credits include A Far Off Place and Hard Rain, has signed with bicoastal Coppos Films.
Directors Marshall Vernet, formerly of Bedford Falls, and Jeff Kaumeyer, former of Cylo, have joined Santa Monica-based production company Detour.
Former Satellite Films director Josh Taft has signed with HSI.
Director Marcel Langenegger, formerly of Propaganda Films, has joined Biscuit Filmworks.
Former Satellite Films director Melodie McDaniel has joined The Directors Bureau.
Director Lance Kelleher, formerly of Ritts Hayden, has signed with Los Angeles-based Copper Media.
Director Larry Frey, formerly of Radical Media, has signed with production company Villains.
Director Richard D'Alessio, formerly represented in the U.S. by the now-defunct Shooting Gallery, has signed with Radical Media.
Director Tom Jones, formerly of Treat, has signed with San Francisco's Kaboom Productions.
Iain Greenway, formerly creative director at design house TZ, has joined New York's Click 3x as creative director.
Composer Alex Burgland has joined Minneapolis music and sound design house Echo Boys.
Sally Kapsalis has been promoted from head of sales and marketing to managing director at New York digital studio Spontaneous Combustion.
Larry Donabedian, most recently at Pentamark, has joined Doner/Detroit as VP-creative director.