Rob Albertson, 36, to senior VP-executive creative director, a new position at Frankel, Chicago, from VP-group creative director, Impiric. Also: Jim Carlton, 38, to senior VP-group creative director on McDonald's Corp., from VP-director of promotions, Rare Air Media. He succeeds Dick Helland, who remains a consultant with Frankel. At new Frankel unit Frankel Convergence 121: Jon Ford, 34, to VP-new client development director, a new position at Frankel Convergence 121, Chicago, from account director and new-business development director. Also at Frankel Convergence 121: John Tomkiw, 39, to VP-group creative director, from creative director, Frankel Direct.
Wendy McCoy to VP-marketing, Outdoor Life Network, Stamford, Conn., from director of marketing.
John Freckmann to VP-account supervisor, Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, from account supervisor.
Matt MacDonell, 30, to VP-associate planning director, Strategic Planning Group, BBDO Worldwide, Troy, Mich., from associate director-brand planning, Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee. He succeeds Grant Griffin, who left the agency.
Maria Harmer, 36, to creative director, Devon Direct Euro RSCG, Philadelphia, from copy director.
Michele Eldon, 38, to group marketing director, Buena Vista Magazines, New York, from marketing director, Disney Publishing Worldwide's Discover.
Steve Perrine, 35, to editorial creative director, Men's Health, Emmaus, Pa., from co-editor, Maxim.
Robert Sullivan to senior editor, Time, New York, from assistant managing editor, Life.
James Martin, 31, and Philip Shaw, 30, to senior graphic designers, Imagio/ JWT, Seattle, from graphic designer, Parallel Communications, and senior designer, Tip Top Creative, respectively.