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Timothy A. Sompolski, 52, to exec VP-chief human resources officer, Interpublic Group of Cos., New York, from senior VP-human resources and administration, Altria Group.

Gina Garrubbo, exec VP-advertising sales, Oxygen Media, New York, is leaving the company to open her own consulting practice. Also: Lisa Gersh Hall to president; she remains chief operating officer; and Daniel Taitz to chief administrative officer from general counsel.

Doug Walker to exec VP-management director, Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide, Atlanta, from managing partner, Omnicom's DDB Worldwide, Dallas.

Matthew de Ganon to VP-desktop applications, Weather Channel's interactive division, Atlanta, from president-chief marketing officer, Arcavista Corp.

Andy Laing, 37, to account director, WPP Group's 141 Worldwide, Chicago, from VP, Elliott/Dickens Advertising.

Bob Swanson to director-marketing, Seiko Corp. of America, Mahwah, N.J., from brand manager. Also: Ken Greenberg to brand manager, Canon's business solutions group, from advertising manager.

Melanie Cody to manager-people, WPP's Young & Rubicam Brands, Chicago, from exec VP-senior recruiter, Amy Burack Co, Chicago.

Laura Lang to president, Digitas, Boston, from president, New York and Chicago offices.

Loreyne Alicea, 39, to president, Viva, Miami, from senior VP, GrupoUno International. She succeeds Linda Lane Gonzalez, 44, who remains CEO.

Susan Pinkwater to director-integrated marketing, Time Inc.'s People, New York, from exec VP, Leverage Group, a unit of WPP Group's Mediaedge:cia.

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