Hayward R. Gipson Jr., 49, to president, Playtex Apparel, Stamford, Conn., from senior VP-worldwide sales and marketing, Corning Consumer Products Co., Corning, N.Y. Mr. Gipson succeeds Lee Chaden, now president-CEO, Sara Lee Intimates, Stamford.
Patrick Murphy, Ann Lockhart and Stu Schneider to editor, associate editor and coordinator, respectively, The New York Times Co. Sports/Leisure Magazines' new online service, Trumbull, Conn., that will start in April. Mr. Murphy was VP, Bishop Publishing Options, Exton, Pa.; Ms. Lockhart was associate editor-research, Golf World, Trumbull; and Mr. Schneider was public relations director, Sports/Leisure Magazines.
Robert Woodson, 62, chairman, president and CEO, John H. Harland Co., an Atlanta-based check printing company, will give up his president title and is searching for a successor.
Steve Childs is resigning as president, Texas Monthly, Austin, and VP, Mediatex Communications Corp., effective March 15.
Calvin L. Rader, 58, CEO, Worldspan, Atlanta, plans to retire at midyear once a replacement is found.
Peter C. Mann to president, Block Drug Co., Jersey City, N.J., from senior VP-U.S. consumer marketing.
Camille Mordaunt to advertising manager, Dutch Boy Paints, Cleveland, from external-internal communications manager, Ameritech, Cleveland. She succeeds Debbie Joseph, now product marketing manager.
Thomas Marsillo to VP-advertising sales, SportsChannel, New York and Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., from eastern region sales director. Also: John J. O'Neill to national sales manager, a new post at PRISM/SportsChannel, Bala-Cynwyd, from corporate marketing manager, Golden Bear International-Jack Nicklaus Marketing Service, North Palm Beach, Fla.
Carrie Chehayl, 34, to corporate research director, Disney Magazine Publishing, New York, from media research director, The New York Times Co.'s Women's Magazines.
Robert Summers, 43, to senior VP-executive creative director, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Atlanta, from president, Bob Summers Associates, Bridgeport, Conn. He succeeds Lloyd Fabri, who retires May 1.
Maria Padova, Jeanne O'Donnell and George Penz to group directors, Hearst Magazines Group Marketing & Sales, New York, overseeing beauty-fashion, package goods-non-prescriptive drugs and tobacco-liquor, respectively. Ms. Padova, who was beauty marketing director at Redbook, succeeds Nancy Lewinter, who left. Ms. O'Donnell was group director. Mr. Penz was national sales manager, Good Housekeeping.
Cara Deoul Perl to creative marketing director, Conde Nast Group Sales & Marketing, New York, from creative services director.
Martin Horn was elected senior VP, DDB Needham Worldwide, Chicago, from VP. Also: Lynne O'Shea to group strategic planning director, from VP, Gannett Co., Chicago.
Alex McKenna, 45, to advertising director, Magazine Services, New York, for Independent Business and Business '95, from New York manager. He succeeds Angus Macualay, now VP-marketing and development, Inc., Boston.
John Noble to VP-broadcast production director, Gray Kirk/VanSant, Baltimore, from senior broadcast producer. Mr. Noble comes from a family of creatives, including father John Sr. and brothers Jim and Scott.
Maria Piironen to senior VP, Bates Worldwide, New York, from VP-international operations.
Jim Conley to senior VP, a new post at the Weber Group, Cambridge, Mass., from senior VP-public relations director, Arnold Fortuna Lawner & Cabot, Boston.John Considine, 53, to vice chairman-strategic planning, W.B. Doner & Co., Southfield, Mich., from exec VP-strategic planning and research.
Rachel Glickman to VP-business development manager, Gannett Outdoor Group, New York, from director-advertising and promotion services, Del Laboratories, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Warren W. Spellman to VP-marketing, Rainbow Advertising Sales Corp., New York., from VP-advertising and promotion, CBS Broadcast Group.
Terry Taylor to creative director, Earle Palmer Brown, Richmond, Va., from VP-associate creative director of the Washington office.
Nancy Mors-Ramos to West Coast ad manager, USA Weekend, Los Angeles, from sales manager-Latin America and Hawaii, Los Angeles Times. She succeeds Jeff Wise, who left.
James E. Bell, 54, to publisher, Missoulian, Missoula, Mont., from publisher, Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, another Lee Enterprises publication. He succeeds Dave Sharp, now publisher, Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal.
Al H. Kolakowski, 51, VP-marketing programs administration at Delta Air Lines, died Feb. 13 of cancer in Atlanta.