Mark Lazarus to president-group sales and marketing for AOL Time Warner's Entertainment Group and Turner Broadcasting Sales. He succeeds Joe Uva, 46, who becomes worldwide president-CEO of Omnicom Group's OMD Worldwide. Mr. Lazarus will remain president of Turner Sports.
Bill Sotis to VP-worldwide tax marketing, H&R Block, from president, MVP.com.
Michael Palencia, 35, to new-media director, Blue Chip Advertising, Northfield, Ill., from senior planner, Interpublic Group of Cos.' DraftWorldwide, Chicago.
Dona Mitcham, 26, to art director, Balcom Agency, Fort Worth, Texas, from art director, Eisenberg & Associates, Dallas.
Scott Bucher, 41, to general manager, BBDS Communications, Milwaukee, from Midwest sales manager, Primedia's Power & Motoryacht magazine. He replaces Walt Freckmann, who is leaving BBDS to reopen his own agency, Freckmann Marketing Group.
Lynn Kaplan, 32, to account executive-consumer direct sales, Gannett Co.'s USA Weekend Magazine, New York, from account manager, Technology Review Magazine, New York. Also: Lori Scelzi, 39, to account executive-display sales, from account executive, Meredith Special Interest Publications; and Ken Sandler, 41, to manager-consumer direct sales, from East Coast advertising director, Home Office Computing.
Dana Tower to VP-partnerships and alliances, FastForward, Pittsburgh, from VP-marketing and emerging-market development, Getty Images.
Chad Burden to manager-sales promotion and marketing, Winnercomm, Tulsa, Okla., from network planning analyst, Williams Communications Group, Tulsa.
Tyler Ritter, 36, to VP-marketing, Tate Agency, Raleigh, N.C., from account supervisor.
Peter Fisher to associate publisher, National Geographic Adventure, New York, from advertising director. He will be based in Los Angeles.
Richard E. Goldberg to exec VP-affiliate relations, Univision Communications, Los Angeles, from president, Blue Star Media.