Comings and Goings

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Charles Hughes, 55, to president-CEO, Mazda North American Operations, Irvine, Calif., from a consultant. He succeeds Richard Beattie, now VP-investor relations, Ford Motor Co.

James Solomon to president-CEO, Crunch Fitness International, New York, from senior VP-global marketing and sales, Converse.

David Levy and Andrew Bird to co-presidents, Turner Broadcasting System International, from, respectively, president-international ad sales/president-Latin America, and president-entertainment networks, TBS Europe. The two split responsibilities formerly held by Philip I. Kent, now president-chief operating officer, CNN News Group. Mr. Levy will be based in New York; Mr. Bird in London.

Janice Easton, 53, to senior VP-data analytics director, Campbell-Ewald, Warren, Mich., from VP-research, Phoenix Group, Farmington Hills. She succeeds Laraine Spector, who left. Also: James Radford, 42, and Sheryl Marlatt, 38, were promoted to new VP titles. Mr. Radford expands duties as senior systems analyst, adding client Web databases. Ms. Marlatt remains a project manager on Chevrolet.

Kim Portrate, 34, to senior VP-director of brand planning, a new position at GMO/Hill, Holliday, San Francisco, from senior VP-brand planning director on the General Motors Corp. account at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Los Angeles. She succeeds Catrina McAuliffe, who left the company.

Bruce Martin to VP-strategic marketing, new-business development, a new position at Best Buy Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., from VP-corporate brand and advertising, St. Paul Cos.

Jamie Sykes, 37, to VP-national promotions, a new position at Universal Pictures, Universal City, Calif., from director of marketing, Disney Regional Entertainment.

Robert Greenberg adds the title chief creative officer to that of chairman at True North Communcations' R/GA, New York.

Mary Carpenter, 35, to director of operations, GM Planworks, Detroit, from VP-media director at the Starcom unit of Starcom MediaVest Group. Also: Jana O'Brien, 43, to executive director of strategic research and insights, from exec VP-executive planning director, Leo Burnett USA, Chicago.

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