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NEW YORK-Sherrie Sandy Rollins has been named to the new post of senior VP-network communications at the ABC Television Network.

She had been senior VP-communications at U.S. News & World Report, Washington.

Previously, Ms. Rollins held a variety of public affairs posts in the Bush administration and before that was director of news information for ABC News. She is married to political media consultant Ed Rollins.

In her new job, Ms. Rollins will oversee all communications for the ABC TV network group and all related businesses.

She succeeds the duties of Pete Barrett, named senior VP-affiliate marketing and strategic planning from senior VP-public relations and affiliate marketing services.

Other people moving:

Harold K. Somerdyk, 38, to VP-marketing, Business Week, New York, effective May 31 from publisher, Digital News & Review, and ad sales director, Client Server Today, both owned by Cahners Publishing Co., Newton, Mass. Mr. Somerdyk succeeds Cara Erickson, now VP-strategic marketing and new-product development.

Elizabeth Brenner, 39, to senior VP-advertising and circulation, a new post at the Rocky Mountain News, Denver, from VP-advertising and marketing. Also to new posts: Nancy Murray, 37, to VP-marketing and public relations from VP-public relations and promotions; Wendy Jobe, 28, to marketing manager, from marketing resources manager, Colorado Rockies; and Rich Chavez, 59, to ethnic community relations liaison, from advertising sales assistant at the News' Las Noticias.


LOS ANGELES-Pat Keating is enjoying a reunion of sorts as the new senior VP-director of entertainment at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.

Formerly president of print and planning at Western International Media, Ms. Keating earlier worked with Jim Helin, DMB&B managing director, on the Hills Brothers coffee account while both were at Doyle Dane Bernbach.

At DMB&B, Ms. Keating succeeds Neal Lemlein, who left. She will be responsible for two accounts-Savoy Pictures and NBC Television Network.

"This gives me the opportunity to work with the creative side," Ms. Keating said. "I haven't done that in 14 years."

Other people moving:

Justin Harrington, 42, to principal-group management supervisor, a new post at Publicis/Bloom, New York, from senior VP-director of operations and strategy, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.

Dennis Byrnes to exec VP-worldwide account director on the Colgate-Palmolive Co. business, a new post at Foote, Cone & Belding, New York, from exec VP, DDB Needham Worldwide.

June G. Burkeen, general manager of McCann-Erickson Universal Group, Milwaukee, to senior VP from VP. At McCann-Erickson Worldwide, San Francisco: Barbara Klein, 46, to director of media and technology from the same post at Ogilvy & Mather Direct, Los Angeles. She succeeds Joy , who left.

Terry Whistler to VP-creative director on the Harrah's account, a new post at Trahan, Burden & Charles, Reno, Nev., from VP-associate creative director.


NORTHPORT, N.Y.-Edgar A. Grunwald, 84, a McGraw-Hill publisher and managing editor, died of a heart attack May 13 at his home.

A former managing editor of Business Week and publisher-editor of Purchasing Week, Mr. Grunwald also served as assistant to Shelton Fisher, president-chairman-CEO at McGraw-Hill between 1965 and the early '70s.

Mr. Grunwald, who retired in 1974, began his journalism career with Variety and Tide, Time Inc.'s ad business magazine. He also wrote two books.

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