Sharon Hintze to corporate chief operating officer, Barilla, Parma, Italy, a new position, from head of global petcare, Nestle.
T. Scott Edwards to VP-advertising and marketing promotion, Sony Electronics' A/V Products Group, Park Ridge, N.J., a new position, from VP-director of worldwide business development, Leo Burnett Co., Chicago.
Steven Sturm to VP-new era business, Toyota Motor Sales USA's new planning and development group, Torrance, Calif., a new position, from division corporate marketing manager, Lexus Division. Also: David Pelliccioni to VP-marketing, Toyota Division, a new position, from corporate marketing manager.
Sharri R. Jurmain, 39, to VP-national sales director, Screenvision Cinema Network, New York, from VP-publisher, Travel Holiday. She succeeds Anne Marie Marcus, who left the company.
Neil Cassie, 41, to director of brand planning worldwide, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Chicago, a new position, from regional director of planning for Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific.
Linda Platzner to group publisher, Petersen Youth Group, New York, including Teen, All About You and special-interest publications, from publisher, Teen.
Dawn Drew to publisher, National Geographic Traveler, Washington, a new position, from ad director.
Diane Bulmer, 37, to publisher, Fitness, New York, from associate publisher, Family Circle. She succeeds Margery Gladstone, who left the company.
Deborah Marcogliese, 36, to associate publisher, George, New York, a new position, from advertising director.
Austin Kelley, chairman of Austin Kelley Advertising, Atlanta, died March 26 in Atlanta; he was 67. Mr. Kelley started his own agency in 1975, following stints with McCann-Erickson Worldwide, New York, and Burton-Campbell, Atlanta.