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Srere Magid Spina DesJardine Graber LESER TAKES SCRIPPS HELM AS CHAIR-CEO; HOOD RISES TO Y&R INC.; SPINA RINGS UP 800-FLOWERS

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MEDIA

CINCINNATI-Lawrence A. Leser, 59, has been named chairman-CEO of E.W. Scripps Co., succeeding retiring Chairman Charles E. Scripps, 74.

Mr. Scripps will remain chairman of the board's executive committee.

Mr. Leser had been president-CEO. William Burleigh, 58, succeeds Mr. Leser as president while remaining chief operating officer. He was exec VP-chief operating officer.

Also, Craig C. Standen, 51, was promoted to the new post of senior VP-corporate development from VP-marketing and advertising, in the newspaper division.

D. Wayne Vowell was named general manager, Sacramento (Calif.) Cable, from VP-marketing-programming at Scripps' cable-TV division, Cincinnati. He succeeds Kim Rueckert, who left in April.

Other people moving:

Edward Menicheschi to associate publisher-Europe, Vogue, New York, from executive editor. He continues to head Vogue's retail merchandising. He succeeds Gardner Bellanger, now publisher, French Vogue.

Peter Johnsmeyer to VP-associate publisher, Penthouse, New York, from the same title at Compute, which General Media Publishing has sold to Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., and Omni, also owned by General Media. He succeeds Audrey Arnold, now VP-associate publisher, Longevity, another General Media publication. Also: David Mevorah, 33, to advertising director, a new post at Penthouse, from national advertising sales manager.

Donna Halperin to associate publisher, Woman's Day Special Interest Publications, New York, from advertising sales and marketing director, Fitness. She succeeds Sharri Jurmain, now publisher, Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.

Ella Cisneros to publisher, The Earth Times, New York, while continuing as head of the Together Foundation for Global Unity and working with her family business in Caracas. She succeeds Theodore W. Kheel, the paper's founder, who stepped down to continue his labor law practice.

Angus McEachran, 54, to president, a new post at Memphis Publishing Co., Memphis, Tenn., while remaining editor, The Commercial Appeal. Also: Richard Remmert, 47, to VP-general manager from assistant general manager. He succeeds Joseph Williams, who's retiring.

Colleen Robar to marketing director, a new post at Crain Communications Inc.'s Detroit Publishing Group, from promotion director, Detroit Monthly, a Crain publication. Ms. Robar will be responsible for promotion and marketing activities for Crain's Detroit Business, Crain's Small Business Detroit, Detroit Monthly and Detroit Monthly Custom Publishing. She will continue to serve as corporate communications manager of the parent company.

Amy Pascal, 36, to president-production, a new post at Turner Pictures Worldwide, Los Angeles, from exec VP-production, Columbia Pictures.

Maribel Maldonado to marketing director, a new post at the Cable Television Administration & Marketing Society, Alexandria, Va., from Eastern region marketing manager, GEMS Television, McLean. Also: M.C. Antil to communications director, a new post, from president, Windfall Enterprises, Syracuse, N.Y.

Maria Comperchio-Genovesi to marketing services director, a new post at Victoria, New York, from marketing director, Vogue.

Rick Smith, 42, to ad director, a new post at Food & Wine, New York, from ad manager, GQ.

AGENCY

NEW YORK-James Hood has been named exec VP-corporate development at Young & Rubicam Inc., where he is to develop new revenue streams globally and do some client-development work.

In the new post, Mr. Hood reports to Y&R Inc. Chairman Alex Kroll and President-CEO Peter Georgescu.

Linda Srere takes Mr. Hood's former post as exec VP-director of business development at Y&R effective Sept. 12. Her new duties at the agency office include working on national business development. Ms. Srere had been chairman of Earle Palmer Brown.

Other people moving:

Bob Zach, 47, to exec VP-media, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, from senior media director and partner, Chiat/Day, New York. He succeeds Rowena Alston, now senior VP-media director, Houston, Effler & Partners, Boston.

Christine E. Walsh, 32, to partner, a new post at Rosner & Liss Public Relations, Chicago, from exec VP.

Don Rizzo returned as a partner at Buffington/Rizzo, Atlanta, from VP-account supervisor, Sawyer Riley Compton. His wife, Diane Buffington, is the other partner.

Michael E. Schaefer, 37, to chief operating officer, a new post at Basinger & Associates, Atlanta, from a consultant to the agency.

J.J. Jordan, Larry Volpi, Frank Costantini and Phil Halyard to senior VP-executive group creative directors, new posts at J. Walter Thompson USA, New York, from senior VP-group creative directors.

Glen O. Jackson, 30, to deputy managing director, a new post at Manning, Selvage & Lee, Atlanta, from VP.

Norm Olson to VP-media director, Campbell Mithun Esty, Houston, from media services director, Griswold Inc., Cleveland. He succeeds the responsibilities of Elaine Click, from media director to group buying supervisor.

Cynthia Gruber to creative director, a new post at Grybauskas Beatrice, New York, from copywriter, Ogilvy & Mather.

Jonathan Magid, 33, to director-business development and specialty markets, a new post at Dudnyk Healthcare Communications, Horsham, Pa., from program manager-customer marketing, Merck & Co., West Point.

Lisa Kolrud Hannum to management supervisor, a new post at Carmichael Lynch Spong Public Relations, Minneapolis, from marketing communications manager, Ergodyne Corp., St. Paul, Minn.

ADVERTISER

WESTBURY, N.Y.-Peter A. Spina, 44, has joined 800-Flowers as the company's first VP-marketing.

Mr. Spina will coordinate marketing and promotions. He also will oversee 800-Gifthouse, an 18-month-old gift-giving service.

He had been publisher of Reader's Digest Association's Family Handyman, New York. From 1992-93, Mr. Spina was VP-general manager of Gannettwork, the multimedia sales and marketing division of Gannett Co.

He also held marketing and sales management positions at The National Sports Daily and People.

A division of Teleway, 800-Flowers is the world's largest floral delivery service and is marketed through TV, radio, outdoor, newspaper, direct mail, catalogs and is offered on America Online, CompuServe, Apple eWorld and Bloomberg Financial.

McCann-Erickson Worldwide, New York, is the company's agency and McCann Interactive, Chicago, handles its interactive advertising.

Other people moving:

David Nichol to president, Cott Corp., Toronto, starting Oct. 1, from president, Loblaw International Merchants. He succeeds Heather Reisman, who's leaving.

Jerry P. Malee to president-CEO, Checkmate Electronic, Roswell, Ga., from VP-general manager, Apple Computer's Enterprise Markets Division, Atlanta. He succeeds Ray Homa, who died in a May 17 plane crash.

Crispin Davis, 45, to CEO, Aegis, London, from group managing director, United Distillers. He succeeds Charles Hochman, 65, who's retiring.

Paul McPherson to general manager-marketing and sales, a new post at Arnotts, Sydney, from managing director, Inchcape Liquor Marketing.

Kim DesJardine, 28, to advertising director, Bigsby & Kruthers, Chicago, from account exec, Campbell Mithun Esty. She succeeds Sue Zuckert, who left the company.

Paula Graber to VP-communications, Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks, Glenview, Calif., from president, Patnoe Graber Marketing, Los Angeles. She succeeds Ted Brandt, who retired.

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