Los Angeles, has joined Bates West, Irvine, Calif., as senior VP-associate creative director.
Curtis Smith has joined Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, N.C., as a copywriter.
Vincent Hobbs has been named director of photographer recruitment at Superstock, Jacksonville, Fla.
Mark Fina has been promoted to VP-creative director from associate creative director at Grey Advertising/New York.
Dick Gordon, formerly at Radical Media, has joined the editorial staff at Mad River Post, New York.
John Tanzosh has joined Rutt Video & Interactive, New York, as an online Avid editor.
Sam Ajluni has been named senior partner/creative director at Parallel Creative, Bozell/Detroit's new Internet and interactive communications group.
Jonathan Plazonja has joined Hill Holliday/Boston as a senior VP-associate creative director.
Scott Greig, formerly a writer/
producer at Toronto's MuchMusic Network, has joined Hatmaker, a Watertown, Mass.-based commuications broadcast design group, as a designer/producer.
Paul Friederichsen has been named VP-creative director/manager at the new Atlanta office of Savannah, Ga.-based Hauser Design & Communication.
Jill Draper and Cheryl Bergeron have been appointed copywriters at Osborn & Barr, Clayton, Mo.
Veronique Bertaud-Bella has joined Ritta & Associates, Englewood, N.J., as a designer/computer artist, and Jeffrey Selin has joined the company as a copywriter.
Kerri Kuziel has been promoted to editor from assistant editor at Skyview Film & Video, Chicago.
Scott Lawson, an art director, and Nicholas Pipitone, a copywriter, have joined Hoffman York & Compton, Milwaukee. In addition, Ken Butts has rejoined the agency as a VP-executive art director.
Scot Beaton has joined The Berline Group, Detroit, as a senior art director, and Chip Rabey has joined the agency as a production artist.
Bruce Ashley, most recently at Mad River Post, has joined the editorial staff at 89 Greene, New York, a design/editorial company.
Mike Fornwald has been promoted to VP-creative director at Arian Lowe & Travis, Chicago.
John Stewart has joined NKH&W, Kansas City, as an art director, and Laura Connor has been named creative coordinator at the agency.
Jimi Simmons has been promoted to VP-director of visual effects at Western Images, San Francisco.
Jayanta Jenkins and Jimmy Ashworth, art directors, and copywriter Scott Stripling have joined The Martin Agency, Richmond.
Kathi Presutti has been promoted to VP-executive creative director, and Mike K. McClure has been promoted to VP-creative director at Yaafe & Co., Detroit. Also at Yaafe, Robert Medici has been appointed a senior art director and Ronald J. Lee has joined as a writer.
Therese Hunsberger has been promoted to executive producer from postproduction supervisor at FilmCore, Hollywood.
Lizabeth Jenne has joined Arocom Marketing Group, Cleveland, the direct marketing unit of Meldrum & Fewsmith, as a copywriter.
Robert Gust has been appointed VP-sales at Indigo America, Woburn, Mass., a marketer of digital color electronic printing systems.
Alec Lawson has been promoted from senior copywriter to creative director at JayRay Ads & PR, Tacoma, Wash.
J.G. Sandom, formerly president/CEO at Einstein & Sandom, an interactive advertising agency, has been named to head Ogilvy & Mather Interactive, New York.
Holly Vega has been promoted from producer to executive producer at Morrison