John 0. Nielson resigned as president-chief operating officer of Smithfield Foods, Norfolk, Va. He is succeeded by Lewis R. Little, from president of Gwaltney of Smithfield, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Timothy A. Seely, VP-sales and marketing, Fresh Meats of Gwaltney, will replace Mr. Little.
Carol B. Phillips to senior VP-group account director, Mullen, Wenham, Mass., from VP-account director, Leo Burnett USA, Chicago. Also at Mullen, Stephen Hersh to VP-associate planning director from VP-account planner, Burnett; Jane Strong to VP-associate planning director, from principal, Strong & Associates, Westport, Conn.; and Stephanie Toomey to VP-account director, public relations, from VP-Clarke & Co., Boston.
Victoria Birk, management supervisor, and Nancy Quinn, associate media director, Leonard/Monahan, Providence, R.I., to VPs.
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