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NEW YORK-Gabriella Forte has been named the new president at Calvin Klein Inc.

Ms. Forte, who takes the post effective in September, moves from exec VP at Giorgio Armani Corp., Milan.

She succeeds Mr. Klein as president. Barry Schwartz remains chairman-CEO.

The move touched off speculation that Mr. Klein may seek to go public though the designer said that is not the plan.

Mr. Klein also acknowledged he is talking with Fruit of the Loom about acquiring his CK Jeans division.

Other people moving:

Jon Rice to international marketing director, Church's Chicken, Atlanta, from marketing director, Marriott International's Host International division, Dallas. He succeeds Rody, who left.

Don S. Maurer, 39, to senior VP-worldwide marketing, a new post at Timberland Co., Hampton, N.H., from senior VP, Mullen, Wenham, Mass.

Donald L. Van Suilichem, 65, senior VP-marketing, Rich's Department Stores, Atlanta, will retire in October. Rich's is searching for a replacement. Mr. Van Suilichem has led the marketing division since he joined the company 15 years ago.

David Nap to VP-marketing, Aramis USA, New York, from VP-sales. He succeeds , who succeeds him. The job exchange was made to further the pair's "experience levels," said Aramis President Robert Nielsen.

Susan Malinowski, to VP-marketing, a new post at Maidenform, New York, from VP-marketing, Kellwood Co., St. Louis.

Florence M. Hansen, 44, to marketing director, a vacant post at Pilot Pen Corp. of America, Trumbull, Conn., from national sales manager, Yukari, Pilot's jewelry division.

Krista Anderson to promotions and communications manager, a new post at the Registry Resort, Naples, Fla., from public relations specialist, IntelliNet.


SINGAPORE-Paul France has been promoted to CEO at Asia Business News.

Mr. France had been acting CEO and project manager responsible for ABN's 1993 introduction to the market.

He succeeds Michael Dunlop, who returns to New Zealand.

Other people moving:

Mark Bozek to senior VP-programming and broadcast operations, a new post at Q2, New York, from VP, QVC Broadcasting, West Chester, Pa. Q2 is QVC's new spin-off channel.

Dennis M. Cahill, 52, to publishing director, Interiors, New York, from consultant at his own company. He succeeds Jeffrey Zink, who left in May to become publisher, Travel Age, Secaucus, N.J.

Jeff Smith, 34, to chief operating officer, a new post at Wenner Media's direct marketing division, New York, from managing director, Entertainment to Go, an entertainment-related product merchandiser.

Jennifer Gallo, 38, to advertising director, Esquire, New York, from ad director, Colonial Homes.She succeeds Rick Edman, who left.

Jim Kelly to advertising sales director, a new post at Genre, New York, from senior account exec.

Peter Courtright to marketing director, The Washington Times, from assistant research director. He succeeds Peter Pitts, who left.

Anita Rao-Keech to Los Angeles advertising manager, a new post at Rolling Stone, from West Coast manager, Vibe.

Cal Courneya, 43, to president and general manager, Gannett Outdoor of New Jersey, Fairfield, from senior-VP of operations, Gannett Outdoor Group, New York. He succeeds K.E. Skip Holmes, who left last year.


NEW YORK-The creative team of Frank Fleizach and Bob Needleman has found a new home at Ahern. They have joined the agency as partners to form Ahern Needleman Fleizach.

Paul Ahern remains agency president.

Messrs. Needleman and Fleizach were previously exec VPs at Lintas, which they left 18 months ago amid rumors of disputes on Diet Coke, then the agency's account. Since then, the two have free-lanced.

Other people moving:

Bryan Jay Yolles, 45, to exec VP-chief administrative officer, a new post at W.B. Doner & Co., Baltimore, from senior VP.

Scot Butler, 43, to senior VP-media director, Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago, from director, marketing and media services, Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Ore. He succeeds Fred Wray, now media director, FCB North America, Chicago.

Larry Conely to senior VP-creative director, a new post at Ross Roy Communications, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., from senior VP-group creative director, Young & Rubicam, Detroit.

Randall Bloomquist, 34, to VP-corporate communications, Earle Palmer Brown, Bethesda, Md., from bureau chief, Radio & Records, Washington. He succeeds Connie Whittington, who left in January 1993. Also at EPB: Celeste Sweeney to senior account exec, a new post, from senior account exec, Dorland Sweeney Jones, Philadelphia.

Dale Freres, senior VP and co-director of TV production worldwide, Leo Burnett Co., Chicago, will retire at yearend. Robert Koslow, also co-director of TV production, will assume his duties.

Kathleen Ann Campbell, 36, to senior VP-director of media, a new post at Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, from account media director.

Beth Pasciucco to VP-account director, a new post at Houston, Effler & Partners, Boston, from account director, Arnold Fortuna Lawner & Cabot. She will work on the Shawmut Bank account.

Jose Eduardo Cazarin Silva, 38, to chief operating officer, a new post at DM9, Sao Paulo, from managing director, Young & Rubicam Portugal, Lisbon. He is succeeded at Y&R by Vera da Costa, who was named managing director and to the new post of president from chairman.

Shaunda Wilson, to senior account exec, a new post at Basinger & Associates, Atlanta, from advertising liaison, Atlanta Cadillac Dealer's Advertising Association.

Vikki Garrod, 30, to account supervisor on the Dell Computer account, a new post at Goldberg Moser O'Neill, San Francisco, from account exec, Grey Advertising.

John Lane, 32, to account supervisor on the Visa and Budget Rent a Car accounts, a new position at Pacific Marketing Group Direct, San Francisco, from sports marketing director/account supervisor on the Miller Brewing Co. account, Wunderman Cato Johnson.

James Mazzarella to director of management information systems, a new post at Lintas Worldwide, New York, from the same post at Lintas.

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