John Cywinski to president, Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, Burbank, Calif., from VP-U.S. marketing, Burger King Corp., Miami.
Don Maurer to president, Mc-Kinney & Silver, Raleigh, N.C., a new position, from senior VP-account group head.
Patrick Knisley to president-chief operating officer, Bates Canada, Toronto, from exec VP, Bates USA, New York. He succeeds Malcolm Cullen, who left the company.
Barbara Parsky to exec VP-general manager, Porter-Novelli, Los Angeles, from senior VP, Burson-Marsteller. She succeeds Jerry Swerling, who left the company.
Michael Draznin to senior VP-com-munications director, Lowe & Partners/SMS, New York, from director-corporate communications, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, New York.
Alison Shaklan to VP-advertising, ABC Entertainment, Los Angeles, from executive director-advertising.
Steven W. Korn to VP-chief operating officer, Cable News Network, Atlanta, a new post, from VP-general counsel and secretary, Turner Broadcasting System.
Bill Liston to corporate advertising manager, Daiwa Corp.'s U.S. fishing tackle and golf divisions, Garden Grove, Calif., a new position, from advertising manager, Zebco Corp., Tulsa, Okla.
Michael Kane to executive creative director, Miller Meester, Minneapolis, from a group creative director, WestWayne, Atlanta.
Lisa Hickey to VP-associate creative director, Arnold Communications, Boston, a new post, from creative director, Holland Mark Martin, Burlington, Mass. Also: Stuart D'Rozario to VP-senior copy-writer, a new post, from senior writer, Cole & Weber, Seattle.
Lisa Rettig-Falcone to creative director, DDB Needham Worldwide, New York, a new post, from associate creative director.
Norma Saulino Blatto to associate publisher/marketing, Health, New York, a new post, from marketing director.