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Wilson Kosner Garrity LINTAS' ROSENQUIST ADDS TITLES, DUTIES; JANSEN FACES NEWSDAY TROUBLES; JONES GETS U.K. ROLE FOR DISNEY PARIS; DDB ALUM KANE DIES AT 61

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AGENCY

LONDON-Terry Rosenquist, 49, becomes chairman-CEO of Lintas Europe, Africa and the Middle East effective Jan. 1.

He will work closely with Vincent Negre, 49, who takes the new post of president of the region.

Mr. Rosenquist succeeds Ingo Zuberbier, 61, who will relinquish the titles he held five years. However, Mr. Zuberbier will remain chairman of Lintas Germany.

Mr. Rosenquist, now Lintas' worldwide client service director for Unilever, will stay in London and keep responsibility for that account.

Mr. Negre, based in Paris, will remain chairman-CEO of Lintas Paris in addition to his new regional job and title.

Other people moving:

Miles Turpin, chairman-CEO, Grey Advertising's Western Division, Los Angeles, will step down as CEO at yearend. Jeff Alperin succeeds Mr. Turpin as CEO, from exec VP, and will head a three-person management team including two other longtime Grey executives, Larry Varnes and Alan Kupchick. Mr. Varnes, now director-client services and business development, becomes vice chairman-chief operating officer; Mr. Kupchick, now creative director, becomes vice chairman-chief creative officer. Mr. Turpin, a 32-year Grey veteran, will remain chairman and supervise the management transition during the next two years.

Geoff Wild to chairman-Australasia, Ogilvy & Mather, Sydney, from free-lancer. Mr. Wild earlier this year ended a short, turbulent period as chairman of Foote, Cone & Belding in Australia. He succeeds Derek Carstens, now president, O&M, Chicago.

Ross Armstrong left as managing director, Saatchi & Saatchi Klerck & Barrett, Johannesburg, by "mutual consent," the agency said.

R. Milton Lynnes, 59, to chairman-CEO, Grant/Jacoby, Chicago, from president. He succeeds Bruce Carlson, who's retiring.

Barbara Wilson, 40, to senior VP-group account director, a new post at W.B. Doner & Co., Southfield, Mich., from VP-management supervisor, Young & Rubicam, Detroit.

Mary T. Conway to senior VP-corporate strategic relations and financial public relations, a new post at Cone/Coughlin, Boston, from public relations director, Polaroid Corp., Cambridge, Mass.

Todd Rankin, 33, to VP-media director for Pontiac dealer marketing associations, a new post at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., from Midwestern sales rep in Detroit, Southern Accents. Also: George Katsarelas, 34, to VP-group creative director, from senior VP-associate creative director, Lintas Campbell-Ewald, Warren. He succeeds Jim Stano, who left.

MEDIA

MELVILLE, N.Y.-Raymond A. Jansen, 55, was named publisher, president and CEO of Times Mirror Co.'s Newsday Inc., from publisher-CEO of Times Mirror's The Hartford (Conn.) Courant.

He succeeds Robert M. Johnson, who resigned over business philosophy differences with senior management at Times Mirror.

Mr. Johnson last year told staff New York Newsday was losing at least $8 million a year. Circulation for the six months ended Sept. 30 fell 7.8% to 693,556.

Michael E. Waller, 53, succeeds Mr. Jansen, from VP-editor. Steven L. Isenberg was named to the new post of publisher of New York Newsday from deputy publisher.

Other people moving:

USA Today, Arlington, Va., realigned its ad department following the departure of VP-Advertising Sales Director Jim Gath, who left recently to form his own company and won't be replaced. Johanna DeBonte was named VP in charge of import auto advertising sales and the Los Angeles sales office from director-Midwest sales, Chicago and Dallas offices. She will remain in Chicago. VP Ben Laurence adds the Detroit sales office and domestic auto sales to his Atlantic region sales and classified ad duties. He's based in Arlington, Va. VP Janet Smith adds the New York region and high tech accounts to her duties, which also include travel services. She's also based in Arlington.

Leon Levitt to VP-circulation marketing, a new post at the Newspaper Association of America, Reston, Va., from circulation and readership director.

Barry R. Elson to exec VP-operations, a new post at Cox Cable Communications, Atlanta, from senior VP-operations.

John Kosner, 34, to VP-program planning and development, a new post at Sports Illustrated Television, New York, from VP-broadcasting, National Basketball Association.

ADVERTISER

LONDON-Bill Jones has been named the first U.K. managing director of sales and marketing for Disneyland Paris.

He comes to Disney from Thomas Cook Group (Canada), Toronto, where he was executive director-global travel management.

The new London-based post was created as a result of Disney's decision to separate marketing for its French park and its U.S. parks.

Other people moving:

William L. Belew, 47, to president-CEO, a new post at an unnamed Atlanta joint venture of Delta Air Lines and AT&T to provide computer support services to the airline, from VP-chief information officer, W.R. Grace & Co.

Jim Garrity to VP-communications, a new post at Compaq Computer Corp., Houston, from marketing communications director.

Linda Levy to VP-sales promotion, a new post at Estee Lauder USA, New York, from executive director-sales promotion.

Paco Molina, 44, to marketing director, IDV Europe, London, for International Distillers & Vintners, from marketing director, IDV's Spanish distribution subsidiary, AED, Madrid. He succeeds Richard Watling, 45, now managing director, IDV's North Asia region, Hong Kong.

OBITUARIES

NEW YORK-Richard Kane, 61, Doyle Dane Bernbach's head of personnel from 1966 to 1984, died Oct. 30 after a long illness.

A resident of Manhattan and Amagansett, N.Y., Mr. Kane was visiting a daughter in Florida at the time of his death.

Mr. Kane was senior VP-director of personnel when he left DDB in 1984 to set up Kane Ford & Associates, which specialized in placing ad agency executives. The company closed in March.

Also:

Thomas J. Perlitz Sr., 50, chief operating officer, Frank C. Nahser Inc., Chicago, died Oct. 27 at his Barrington, Ill., home. Before joining Nahser in 1988, Mr. Per-litz held executive posts at Young & Rubicam and Leo Burnett Co., and was VP-marketing at Coors Brewing Co., Golden, Colo.

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