Patrick Vien to president, Universal Studios Networks, Universal City, Calif. He continues as president of Universal Television Group's Network Enterprises unit.
Debra Ciccone, 40, to senior VP, Interpublic's GM Mediaworks, Detroit, from supervisor-negotiations. Also: Penny Kowitt, 38, to senior VP-director operations from senior partner-U.S.A. manager of client services, WPP Group's MindShare, Chicago.
Cathy Richardson to broadcast supervisor, Interpublic's Initiative Media, Chicago, from media planner and buyer, Bader-Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee.
Mike Alberts, 33, to VP-account supervisor, Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide, Minneapolis, from account supervisor. Also: Amy Jo Schulteis, 29, to VP-senior producer from senior producer.
Barbara J. Thompson, 52, to senior VP-media director, West Coast planning, Horizon Media, Los Angeles, from Interpublic's Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide.
Fritz Kuehn, 50, to director-production technologies, Omnicom's Tribal DDB, Dallas, from president-CEO, DreamLab. Also: David Johnson, 44, to manager-technical projects from technical coordinator, DreamLab.
Cleary Simpson, 49, to senior VP-global marketing solutions, AOL Time Warner, New York, from exec VP, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated.