Chris Knopf, president and creative director, Mintz & Hoke, New York, to CEO, succeeding Joe Hoke, who remains chairman.
Mary Mitchell, 35, to senior VP-managing director, FCB Direct, San Francisco, a new position, from group management director, FCB Direct, New York.
Advantage International, McLean, Va., named Jonathan Press, a senior account director in its Stamford, Conn., office, manager of a newly opened Chicago office for the sports and event marketing agency, part of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Octagon Group, New York. Also named a senior account director in the Chicago office (on Advantage's Sears, Roebuck & Co. business) was Lucy L. Strong, from account supervisor, Cohn & Wolfe, Chicago.
Jim Polowy, 51, to group creative director, Frankel & Co., Chicago, from creative director.
Copyright July 1998, Crain Communications Inc.