Billy Kent, a director, has joined Crash Films, a Santa Monica-based commercials production company.
Kevin Locarro has been named an editor at editorial house Superior Assembly, Hollywood.
Michelle Venus has joined VideoWorks Live, Post & Graphics, New York, as an account executive.
Andreas Combuchen and Robert Wong have been named creative directors, and Kin Yuan has been named an associate creative director at Frankfurt Balkind Partners/New York. In addition, Darrell Hayden has been named group creative director, and Chris Werner has been named executive director at Frankfurt Balkind/San Francisco.
Gary Hurewitz, former TV and print rep for Bronstein & Berman, has been named chief operating officer at New York ad agency Puckett & Warren.
Cathy McLaughlin has joined Velocity Pictures as executive producer at the Hollywood office.
Cheri Dorr has been named design director at the newly formed Melon Design Worldwide, based in New York.
Ron Wachino has joined Korey, Kay & Partners, New York, as an associate creative director.
Tammy Hanrahan has joined Venture Productions, Miami, as an executive producer.
Terry Taylor has been named creative director at the Richmond, Va., office of Earle Palmer Brown.
Michelle Geannopulos and Susan Titus have been named, respectively, Chicago and Los Angeles account executives at The Stock Market, a New York-based international stock photo agency.
Mark Piper has joined Bayer Bess Vanderwarker, Chicago, as a creative director.
Steve St. Clair has joined W.B. Doner & Co./Baltimore as an associate creative director. At Doner/Detroit: Chip Karnish and Tod Hoffman have been named art directors; Dan Margulis has been named a copywriter; and Doug Blanchard has rejoined as a senior art director.
Ted Topolewski has been promoted to art director at Jack Levy Associates, a Chicago ad agency. In addition: Lisa Shapiro has joined Jack Levy as a copywriter; Stacey Okerlund has been promoted to graphic designer; Carol Riffle has been hired as a production coordinator; and NicoleThomson has been hired as a production artist.
Richard Siegel and Greg Collins, copywriters, have joined Team One Advertising, El Segundo, Calif.
William Square has been promoted from senior art director to associate creative director at DMB&B/St. Louis.
Mary Ann Zeman has been promoted from senior partner/creative director to executive creative director at Ogilvy & Mather/New York.
Susan Hamana has been named a senior producer at the commercials and shortform productions division of Pixar, the Richmond, Calif.-based computer animation company.
Kristin Mickelson has been named creative supervisor at the Chicago office of Kobs Gregory Passavant.
Lily Filipow has been named photographic marketing consultant for the West Coast at the San Francisco office of the Black Book Marketing Group.
Michelle Brunwasser has been promoted from VP-operations to general manager at The Tape House, New York, and Ken Weissman has joined The Tape House as an Avid editor.
Richard Grefe has been appointed director at the New York-based American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
Judy Penny has been named VP-creative director at McFarland & Drier, Miami.