Mark Hansen to president-CEO, Wal-Mart Store's Sam's Club, Bentonville, Ark., and exec VP, Wal-Mart Stores, from president-CEO, PetSmart, Phoenix. He succeeds Joe Hardin, who left the company.
Roger Rowe to exec VP-executive creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, New York, a new position, from senior VP-creative director.
Paula Burke to director of business development, DDB Needham Worldwide, New York, from senior VP-director of marketing, Hill, Holliday/Altschiller. She succeeds Ruth Ayres, who left the company.
Joel Deceuster to director of strategic marketing, CMP Media, San Mateo, Calif., a new position, from senior VP-market development, International Data Group's Marketing Services division, San Francisco.
Ben Benya to exec VP-director of client services, DavisEllen, Los Angeles, a new position, from VP-media director.
Tim Elliott to exec VP-worldwide account director on the Citibank account, Foote, Cone & Belding, New York, a new position, from a partner at Doig, Elliott, Schur.
Tim Nix to account group director-interactive, Fallon McElligott, Minneapolis, from editor in chief of online services, CompuServe, Columbus, Ohio.
Mark Beavers, 35, to marketing director, Hearst Magazines, New York, a new position, from marketing manager, USA Today.
Richard L. Scheidker, former senior VP of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, died June 9 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 81. Mr. Scheidker headed projects that established the National Advertising Review Board and the Advertising Educational Foundation. He retired in 1971.
Larry Wattman, 58, exec VP and senior partner in charge of creative, Poppe Tyson, New York, died June 16 in New York. Mr. Wattman led creative on accounts including American Express Co., Barclays Bank, Toshiba America.