Mark O'Brien to SVP-chief financial officer, Griffin Bacal, New York, from CFO, Focus Agency, Dallas.
David Hall to president, Gaylord Communications Group, from senior VP-cable networks. He replaces Tom Griscom, who is retiring.
Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, promoted Michael Searles, 47, to president of merchandising from exec VP-apparel and jewelry. He joined the company in May from Kids ``R'' Us, where he was president and CEO.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, promoted Marco Molinari from marketing director to VP-sales and marketing for its North American Tires' unit. Mr. Molinari, 37, succeeds Al Eastwood, 57, who is retiring Dec. 31.
Lee Wilcox to director strategic sales and marketing, Los Angeles Magazine, from VP-marketing, fX Networks, Los Angeles.
Bob Whitmore to VP-creative director, Lipphardt Advertising, Tampa, from creative director, Paradigm Communications, Tampa.
Patrick W. Harrington and Glenn B. Sundin, creative director and account director, respectively, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, St. Louis, elected VPs.
Peter Stavisky to president, Talk America, Portland, Me., direct marketing agency, from VP-sales and marketing. He replaces Rob Graham, who remains as CEO.
Account Execs Alexis Davis and Lorne Fisher promoted to senior account execs, Ketchum Public Relations, Atlanta.
John Driscoll to senior account exec, Fitzgerald & Co., Atlanta, from account rep, J. Walter Thompson USA, Atlanta. Also at Fitzgerald, Helen Bautista to senior account exec from account exec.
Copyright November 1996, Crain Communications Inc.