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Mike DePirro to exec VP-group creative director, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, N.Y., from senior VP-group creative director. Also, Bryan Black to exec VP-group creative director, from senior VP-group creative director; and Scott Schindler to senior VP-group creative director, from VP-associate creative director.

LaShun Lawson, 40, to licensing director, Time Warner's AOL, Dulles, Va., from assistant VP-multimedia and interactive, NFL Players Incorporated. She will work on AOL's KOL kids service and RED teens service.

Eric Joseph, 46, to VP-worldwide marketing director, Titan Worldwide, New York, from senior VP-sponsorship and marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment's theatrical division.

Russell Arons to VP-marketing, InfoSpace, Bellevue, Wash., from VP-marketing (and general manager on the Barbie account), Mattel.

Andy Sims, 33, to senior VP-director of interactive, Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia, San Francisco, from director-interactive marketing services, SF Interactive, Sausalito, Calif.

Gary Von Kennel, 58, to global CEO, Omnicom Group's Rapp Collins Worldwide, New York, from chairman-CEO. He will be succeeded by Robert G. Horvath, 45, formerly the agency's president-North America. Michael Sugzda, 41, becomes president-North America, from senior VP-director of client services, Wunderman, New York.

Steven Binder, 43, to VP-magazine sales, ESPN, New York, from owner, S.C.B. Sports' Scarsdale Sports. This is a new position at ESPN.

Paran Johar to exec VP-digital marketing and managing director, McCann Worldgroup's MRM Worldwide, Los Angeles, from general manager, Omnicom Group's Tribal DDB, Los Angeles.

Athan Stephanopoulos, 30, to VP-new business development, Shoolery, New York. He had worked as an independent business-development consultant in Manhattan and will now head Shoolery's recently opened New York office.
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