Omar Leeman to president, MCI Business Sales & Service, West division, Houston, from VP. Also: Robert B. Hartnett to president-East division, Cleveland, from VP. They split duties previously held by Rick Ellenberger, who left. AT MCI Communications Corp., Washington: John Donoghue to senior VP-consumer marketing, a new post, from VP-consumer marketing.
Kevin J. Bennis, 42, to president, Frontier Communications, Rochester, N.Y., from president, integrated client services division, MCI Communications Corp. Also: Robert L. Barrett, 54, to president, Frontier Network Systems & Services, from exec VP-chief technology officer, Banc One Corp.
John Irvin to president, Spiegel Catalog Division, Downers Grove, Ill., a new post, from senior VP, Mervyn's.
Charlie Taney to president, Foote, Cone & Belding, New York, a new post, from chief operating officer. He adds duties previously held by Brendan Ryan, now chairman-CEO.
John Sloan, 44, to exec VP-director of account management, W.B. Doner & Co., Southfield, Mich., a new post, from senior VP-group account director, Warwick Baker & Fiore, New York.
Don Brashers to exec VP, Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago, from senior VP.
Bob Myers to senior VP-NBC Interactive Media, New York, from senior VP-strategic planning and business development, Viacom Interactive Services.
Chuck Thompson to senior VP-group media director, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, New York, from associate group media director, Deutsch Advertising. Also: Vicki Schwartzman to senior VP-group media director, from VP-associate media director, Wunderman Cato Johnson.
Donna Halperin to VP-pub-lisher, Woman's Day Special Interest Publications, New York, from associate publisher. She succeeds Sharri Jurman, 35, now publisher, Travel Holiday, succeeding James Sammartino, who left.
Rick Lawrance, 52, to VP-sales and marketing, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, from VP, Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau. He succeeds Mark McDermott, who left.
Susan Blank to associate publisher, Harper's Bazaar, New York, from a similar title at Redbook. She succeeds Laura Cherensky McEwen, 36, now publisher, Snow Country. Ms. McEwen succeeds Peter Griffin, now VP-advertising director, Golf Digest.