John Doyle, 47, to exec VP-executive creative director, Y&R Advertising, Irvine, Calif., from executive creative director, Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco. He succeeds Mike Belitsos, who left the company.
Ann Pichette to exec VP-managing director, Draft Worldwide, Chicago, from president, Harte-Hanks Direct, New York.
Abby Auerbach to exec VP, Television Bureau of Advertising, New York, from senior VP-marketing.
David Simpson, 49, to senior VP-senior management rep, Doremus, New York, from senior partner-worldwide account director, J. Walter Thompson USA.
Kevin Samuels to senior VP-group creative director, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, from senior art director, Saatchi & Saatchi, San Francisco.
Ron Nugent, 51, to chief marketing officer, Tower Records, Sacramento, Calif., from VP-marketing, Breuners Home Furnishings Corp. He succeeds Chris Hopson, who retired.
Hilary J. Hoffman to VP-brand marketing, Universal Studios Home Video, Universal City, Calif., from executive director of marketing for Universal's home video rental and repriced lines.
Lawrence W. Saunders to VP-manager of new-business development, a new position at Korey, Kay & Partners, New York. Mr. Saunders formerly ran his own online and small-business marketing group, Marketing Power Group.
Nick Mango, 39, to VP-account director, a new position at McCaffery Ratner Gottlieb & Lane, New York, from VP, Jordan McGrath Case & Partners/Euro RSCG.
Dan Rubin to VP-new business development, Gruner & Jahr USA, New York, from president-retail sales and marketing, Time Inc.
Mary Beth Wright, 42, to publisher, FamilyFun, New York, from associate publisher. She succeeds Glenn Rosenbloom, now VP-group publisher.