Ann Sarnoff to senior VP-consumer products and business development, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, New York, a new position, from senior VP-strategy, research and finance.
William Common to senior VP-business development/the Ameri-cas, Bates Worldwide's 141 the Americas, New York, from VP-business development, Marketing Corp. of America, Westport, Conn.
Penny Hawkey to exec VP-executive creative director, Medicus, New York, a division of Medicus Group International, the healthcare communications unit of MacManus Group, from vice chairman, Publicis/Bloom.
David A. Teitler to VP-director of sales and strategic planning, Newspaper National Network, New York, from national sales director-package goods.
Peter M. Schoff to VP-international advertising, Forbes, New York, a new position, from international advertising director.
George DeBolt to VP-media, Showtime Networks, New York, a new position, from senior VP-group media director, Y&R Advertising, New York.
Mark A. Rosen to director of marketing communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, IBM Corp., Paris, from director of communications, IBM Personal Computer Co., Paris. He takes over responsibilities of Joerg Peters, now director of communications in Germany.
Michael Federle to associate publisher, Fortune, New York, a new position, from eastern ad director.
Ken Kolb, 46, to director of sponsorship sales, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Kaleidoscope Sports & Entertainment, New York, from VP-new media services, "Entertainment Tonight."
James J. Houlahan, former CEO of William Esty Co. died Sept. 18 in Boston. He was 90 years old. Prior to Esty, Mr. Houlahan worked in the in-house advertising