Erich Funke, formerly a creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day/Los Angeles, has been hired as a senior VP-group creative director at BBDO/Chicago, where he will oversee the agency's new Jim Beam business. ... At Cleveland agency Brokaw, creative director Greg Thomas has been promoted to general manager, while Pat Pujolas, a Brokaw alum who returns to the agency after stints at J. Walter Thompson/Seattle and McCann-Erickson/San Francisco, has been named creative director. ... Bicoastal production company The Joneses has signed the directing team The Goetz Brothers and director/cameraman Gil Cope, all formerly of Copper Media. ... This week in Los Angeles, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) elected new national officers for 2004. Mark Androw of The Story Companies was elected chairman, while @radical.media's Frank Stiefel and Sally Antonacchio of The Artists Company were named vice chairman and treasurer, respectively. ... Robert Solomon has been promoted to president of Ascent Media Creative Services, the parent company of Company 3, POP Sound and R!OT, among other post production companies. Solomon was previously Ascent's EVP-chief operating officer.