Comings and Goings

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Mike DePirro, 38, to senior VP-group creative director, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, New York, from VP-group creative director.

Craig Patterson to president of WPP Group's JWT Tech, San Jose, Calif., succeeding Russ Fujioka, 39, who continues as chairman. Mr. Fujioka recently added duties as chairman of Synergy@JWT.

Ethel Stephens to director-broadcast business affairs, Omnicom Group's Tracy Locke Partnership, from director-broadcast business affairs at sibling shop DDB, Dallas. Also: Bill Wine to director-broadcast production from VP-executive producer at Bcom3 Group's D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, St. Louis.

Ryan Vero, exec VP, OfficeMax's OfficeMax.com/Direct, assumes additional responsibility for marketing and advertising as well as merchandising. Mr. Vero replaces Gene O'Donnell, exec VP-category management and marketing, who now will handle other merchandising tasks.

Susan Chung, 36, to senior VP-group account director in Relationship Marketing, Hill Holliday/New York, a unit of Interpublic's Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, from group account director, Havas Advertising's Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG, New York.

Gerardo Lopez to senior VP, Handleman Co., and president of Handleman Entertainment Resources, Troy, Mich., from senior VP-general manager.

Janine Perkal, 45, to VP-management supervisor for the Northern West Coast office, Source Communications, Hackensack, N.J., from director-advertising and creative services, E! Entertainment Television.

Arun Sinha, 39, to VP-chief marketing officer, Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn., from CEO of Agorux.

Howard Homonoff, 42, to VP-business affairs, Rainbow Media Holdings, Jericho, N.Y., from VP-general manager for CNBC Strategic Ventures and CNBC/Dow Jones Business Video.

Ken Krasner, 40, to managing director-media and entertainment, Marketing Services Group, New York, from president and co-founder, Electric Artists.

Keith Kane to director-sales and marketing, Youth Marketing International, Monroe, Conn., from VP-integrated ad sales, College Television Network. Also: Sonia Zurita to manager-business development, from director-promotions and sponsorship sales and director-incentive marketing, 24/7 Media.

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