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Michael O'Malley, 49, to exec VP-global business director for Ford Motor Co. account, WPP Group's

J. Walter Thompson, Detroit. Mr. O'Malley was general manager of General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac division. The Ford post had been held by Peter Schweitzer, who became president-CEO of JWT in January.

Joseph R. Loftus to VP-marketing, Doctors & Designers, Westfield, N.J., from global marketing director-infectious diseases department, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Bob Shanks, 43, to president, Roche Macaulay & Partners, Toronto, a division of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Lowe Lintas & Partners Worldwide, from senior VP-managing director of Omnicom Group's PJDDB Downtown, Toronto.

Frank Krimmel, 43, and Jonathan Mandell, 43, to exec VPs-executive creative directors at Grey Global Group's Grey Worldwide, New York, from co-owners of Mandell-Krimmel, New York.

Alessandra Durstine to VP-marketing, Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN International, New York, from director of marketing.

Adam Gold to exec VP-business development, the Coastal Group, New York, from publisher, Giftware Business.

Steve Cummings to advertising director, Time Inc.'s Southern Living magazine, Atlanta, from national sales manager.

Tina Carusillo to VP-national sales (eastern region), the Network of City Business Journals, Charlotte, N.C., from director of Internet ventures, Street & Smith's Sports Group. Both the Network and Street & Smith's are owned by parent company American City Business Journals

Gail Day to group associate publisher, Jungle Interactive, New York, from publisher, Playboy magazine. Also: Jeff Greif to advertising director, from advertising director, George magazine.

Mitch Fried to VP-promotion marketing, Comedy Central, New York, from VP-marketing, Golden Books Entertainment Group.

Ronit Koren to manager-marketing, News Corp.'s Fox Television Studios, Los Angeles, from coordinator-marketing.

Jose Chao to publisher of Punto-com magazine, Miami, from general manager, Ziff-Davis Events Latin America.

Mike Oldham to chief operating officer, Excite@Home's MatchLogic, Westminster, Colo., from chief operating officer, Columbine JDS Systems (now Encoda Systems).

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