David Stern, a creative director at the Works, DDB Needham/Chicago's integrated communications group, has been elected a VP. Also at DDB Needham/Chicago: Joel Goldsmith has been named an executive producer; Bob Merlotti has been named a creative director; and Karim Bartoletti has been promoted to producer.
Lawson Clarke and Colin Nissan have joined Clarke Goward, Boston, as copywriters. Also added at the agency: Jim Amadeo, associate creative director, and Sean Farrell, art director.
Brian De Los Santos has joined T3, an Austin, Texas-based ad agency, as an art director, and Clark Bystrom has joined T3 as a designer.
Verdi Sevenhuysen has joined Encore Santa Monica, a West Los Angeles-based post boutique, as a Flame artist.
Mike Leathers has been promoted to VP-special projects and Todd McNulty has been promoted to senior producer at Another Large Production, a Los Angeles broadcast promotion, production and design firm.
Robert Haasz has been named manager of client development at Video Post & Transfer, Dallas.
Robert Clifton and Garry Valone, associate creative directors at Leo Burnett, Chicago, have been elected VPs.
Charlie Willis has been promoted to president at Magick Lantern Postproduction, Atlanta. He was formerly VP-general manager at the company.
Dean Wagner has joined The Burris Agency, High Point, N.C., as an art director.
Jonathan Harries has been promoted to executive creative director from deputy executive creative director at FCB/Chicago.
Moe Verbrugge has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Hampel/Stefanides/ San Francisco.
Rob Schnapp has joined Trahan, Burden & Charles, Baltimore, as an associate creative director.
Monte Gibbs has joined Greenlight Interactive Studio, a division of Greenlight Marketing & Communication, Newport Beach, Calif., as executive director.
Michael Cannon, an associate creative director, and Donna M. Costello, a copy supervisor, have been named VPs at Campbell/Ewald/Detroit.
Mark Simon, a director/cameraman, has joined Craig Miller Productions, Atlanta.
Tony Frere has joined Harmony Pictures/New York as executive producer.
Dale Fay has joined Pinnacle, a Seattle-based digital studio, as supervisor of visual effects. Also added at Pinnacle: Terry Wakayama, digital designer and Amy Garcia, digital artist. At Pinnacle Post, the company's postproduction division,
Wes Plate has been named editor and Kevin Batten has been named sales rep at the new Avid suite.
Lori Salmeri has joined Partners & Simons, Boston, as a designer/art director.
Hank Meyer has joined Superdupe, a New York recording and audio postproduction studio, as studio manager.
Todd Hoffman has joined Grant/ Jacoby, Chicago, as a senior AD.
David Isyomin has joined Blink.fx, a New York visual effects house, as visual effects supervisor.
Paul Skorich, a composer/producer, has joined Thunder, a Los Angeles-based commercials music house.
Andy Greenberg has been named senior engineer at One Union Recording Studios, San Francisco.
Jack Lewis of Jack Lewis & Associates has been hired as a Midwest rep for Washington Square Films, New York, and director Jeff Feuerzeig.
Beth Kinney has joined Kruskopf Olson, Minneapolis, as a copywriter.
Zoa Martinez, a designer/director, has joined Atlantic Motion Pictures, New