Wendy Riches to exec VP-integrated marketing, Meredith Corp., New York. She had been working as a consultant to the company. Also: John Paterson, 40, to director-marketing innovation from integrated sales manager, Meredith's American Baby Group.
Kerri Martin to director-market development, Volkswagen of America, Detroit, from marketing communications manager, Mini Cooper division of BMW of North America.
Harry Cocciolo, 41, former executive creative director for independent See, San Francisco, has signed with commercial direction company Tool of North America.
Karen Costello and Chris Ribiero to independent Secret Weapon, Santa Monica, Calif., from senior VP-group creative directors at Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch Los Angeles.
Jim Consolantis, 56, to senior VP-worldwide group creative director, Publicis Groupe's Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, from president, Integrated Brand Communications, New York and Miami. Also: Adam Chasnow, 38, to senior VP-group creative director from senior copywriter, Omnicom Group's Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco.
Ric Peralta, 40, to global CEO, Attik, San Francisco. He had previously been a board member while holding senior executive positions at several design companies.
Brian Bacino, 40, and Matt Reinhard, 37, to co-executive creative directors, Interpublic's Foote Cone & Belding, San Francisco, from senior VP-group creative directors.
Obituary: Mel R. Korn, founder of Saatchi & Saatchi Collaborative Marketing Group, died March 10 in New York. He was 75.