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Chris Poulin has been promoted to associate creative director from senior art director at Hill Holliday/

Boston. Also at the agency, Tom Grubis has been appointed assistant studio manager, and Diane Chutkowski has been named a copywriter.

Maureen Thompson has been named executive producer at Santa Monica-based music/sound design company Cyberia, and P.J. Hanke has joined the company as a composer/sound designer.

Chris Hess has returned to DDB Interactive, Dallas, as creative director, and Mike Knasich has been promoted from managing partner to president.

Jim Mochnsky, a senior creative director, and Wendy Vitolo, a senior producer, have been elected senior VPs at FCB/New York.

Eliza Randall has joined Tape House Digital, New York, as an associate producer.

Patrick Scullin has been named creative director at newly formed Atlanta agency Ames Scullin O'Haire.

Wendi McNeese has been named to the new position of director of postproduction at Klasky Csupo, a Los Angeles-based animation studio.

Joshua Jancourtz has been promoted to composer at Mess Hall, a New York music/sound design house.

Peter Lopez, a sound designer/

composer, has been named head of Corncob, New York, the newly formed sound design division of Editing Concepts.

Karim Bartoletti has been named an associate producer at DDB Needham/Chicago.

Eric Olis, senior art director, and Craig Pines, senior copywriter, have joined Bozell/Detroit.

Deborah Lotherington has been named head of The End (London), a new U.K. subsidiary of The End and Harmony Pictures.

Chris Stoltz has joined TDA Advertising & Design, Longmont, Colo., as a copywriter.

Patti Stein, a director, has joined The Front, the new media/live action production arm of Duck Soup, L.A.

Nathan McGuinness has joined Planet Blue, Hollywood, as senior digital artist.

Gary Thompson, art director, and Jennifer Espey, copywriter, have joined Rives Carlberg, Houston.

Michael Cannon has joined W.B. Doner/Detroit as a senior copywriter.

Christopher Wargin and Andrew Kobliska have opened Venice, Calif.-based Smog, a graphic design and production studio.

Michael Harlow, senior art director, and Mark LeClerc, senior copywriter, and have been promoted to associate creative directors at Bates/ Midwest, Indianapolis. Also at the agency, Lisa Mastropietro has been named an art director.

Jai Anthony-Lewis Husband has been named animation director at DesignEfx, Atlanta. Other additions at the company: Maggie Green, designer/director; Rod Brunet, CGI animator; and Kathleen Fitch, senior producer.

David Hansen has joined Kramer-Crasselt/Milwaukee as a copywriter/ producer.

Victor Yanez has been named executive producer at AFI/Filmworks, Miami.

Susan Detrie has joined the San Francisco Production Group as a senior designer/Flame artist.

Steve Marino, a designer/art director, has joined 89 Greene, a New York editorial and design company.

Roy Schneider has joined Windsor Video, New York, as a senior editor.

Susan Carolonza has been promoted from director of photography to VP at stock photo house Liaison Agency, New York.

Lisa McChesney has been promoted to manager of the computer graphics department at Colle & McVoy, Minneapolis.

Jim Strachan, formerly at The Evans Group in Salt Lake City, has joined Foley Sackett, a Minneapolis ad agency, as an art director.

Kevin Wyatt has been promoted to VP-design at The Delor Group, a strategic marketing and design firm in Louisville, Ky.

Sharon Ambrose has been promoted from director of music services/special projects division to VP at EMI Music Publishing's new music resources division in New York.

Steve Platto and Stephan Pytel have been promoted to associate creative directors at Campbell-Ewald/Detroit.

Terry Wakayama has joined Digital Kitchen, a Seattle-based broadcast design firm, as senior designer.

Chris Kast has been promoted from associate creative director to creative director at Holt Hughes & Stamell, Portland, Maine.

Alfredo Rossi, formerly VP-creative director at Wunderman Cato Johnson, has joined Ogilvy & Mather Direct, New York, as partner/ associate creative director.

Georgene Pomplun has been named creative director at Artville, Madison, Wis., a publisher and distributor of illustrations and photography on CD-ROM.

Ed McCabe, formerly at Wells Rich Greene, has joined North Castle Partners, Stamford, Conn., as VP-senior art director. Also at North Castle, Karl Thompson has joined as a senior art director and Kirk Etherton has joined as a senior copywriter.

Steve Rabosky, formerly creative director at TBWA Chiat/Day in Venice, has been named creative partner/co-manager at the newly opened Santa Monica office of The Leap Partnership. Former TBWA Chiat/Day staffers Chris Graves, senior art director, and Erik Moe, copywriter, have also joined Leap's new office.

Tom Aschauer has been promoted to ACD at Montgomery Zukerman Davis, Indianapolis. Also at MZD, Jeff Davis and Terry Krall have been promoted to

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