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PHILADELPHIA-FCB/Tierney has let go six top management executives as CEO Brian Tierney remakes the agency.

Mr. Tierney announced the changes about six months after combining his public relations shop, the Tierney Group, with the Philadelphia office of Foote, Cone & Belding (AA, April 25).

"I want to build a team that reflects more fully where I want to go and reflects my vision," Mr. Tierney said. "It is like a new [baseball] manager bringing in new assistant coaches. .*.*. I am committed to building a nationally recognized office here."

Those who have been let go include Tom Mabley, exec VP-executive creative director. Mr. Mabley is best known for his days at what was then Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein, New York, where he was instrumental in creating IBM Corp.'s Little Tramp campaign.

Also out: Michael Daly, senior VP-media director; Ed Vatza, senior VP-research director; Frances Phillips, senior VP-public relations director; Robert Baumann, VP-collateral services director; and Mark Nolan, senior counselor-public relations.

Fred Wray, an exec VP at FCB, Chicago, is acting media director for FCB/Tierney.

James Nealey, Gerry DiRusso and Gerry Stankus are acting co-executive creative directors. Mr. Nealey is VP-group creative director; Messrs. DiRusso and Stankus are senior VP-group creative directors.

Other people moving:

Tony DeGregorio, exec VP-executive creative director, TBWA, New York, was named to TBWA International's board.

Jean de Yturbe, 47, to chairman, Bates Europe, effective April 1, while remaining chairman-CEO, Bates France, Paris. He succeeds , who becomes president, Bates Europe, while remaining managing partner, Scholz & Friends, Hamburg.

Mary Baglivo, 37, to managing partner, a new post at Tatham Euro RSCG, Chicago, from senior partner.

Gord McLean to senior VP-account management director, a new post at Young & Rubicam, Toronto, from senior partner. At Y&R, Melbourne: James McGrath, 31, to creative director, from joint creative director, Box Emery & Partners. He succeeds Michael Linke, now a creative at Y&R, Sydney.


HOUSTON-James Garrity, newly named VP-communications, will "build from the ground up" Compaq Computer Corp.'s communications infrastructure to ensure a consistent message is being sent.

Under Mr. Garrity, North American marketing communications and corporate communications will be combined.

He assumes duties held by Joseph C. Nahill, who resigned as VP-corporate communications.

To ensure synergy in global branding and marketing, Compaq will expand its quarterly marketing meetings to include ad agency Ammirati & Puris/Lintas, New York, and public relations shop Miller Communications, Boston.

"I have a passion for getting the strategic thinkers together to coordinate public relations and advertising. It excites me," Mr. Garrity said.

Other people moving:

Anthony Passarello Jr. to VP-marketing, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Atlanta, from VP, Frankel & Co., Chicago. He succeeds Joe Scafido, now senior director-advertising and promotion.

Peter McCain, 37, to president, McCain Foods International, Florenceville, New Brunswick, a new company, while remaining VP-export sales of parent McCain Foods.

Kevin J. Bennis, 41, to senior VP-sales and service, MCI Consumer Markets, Washington, from senior VP-Business Markets. John Donoghue, VP-brand management, assumes Mr. Bennis' former duties.

Brian H. Colin to business development director, a new post at Nabisco Foods Group's Specialty Products Co., Parsippany, N.J., from consultant, AVS Technologies, Montreal.


ATLANTA-David Levy has been named to the new post of senior VP-international sales for North and Latin America at Turner Broadcasting Sales.

Mr. Levy, who was senior VP-sports sales, will be based in New York and succeeds Dan Lawlor, who left.

Mark Lazarus and Liz Jannemann-Russo will share Mr. Levy's former duties. Mr. Lazarus moves to senior VP-sports sales for New York, Chicago and Detroit from VP-sports sales. Ms. Jannemann-Russo becomes senior VP-sports sales for Los Angeles and Atlanta from VP of CNN sales, Los Angeles.

Other people moving:

Dean Valentine to president-network TV, a new post at Walt Disney Television & Telecommunications, Burbank, Calif., from exec VP, Walt Disney Network Television. Also: Etienne de Villiers to president-international TV, a new post in London, from president, Buena Vista International. He remains managing director of Walt Disney Co. Ltd. in the U.K.

David E. Easterly, 52, to president-chief operating officer, Cox Enterprises, Atlanta, from president, Cox Newspapers. He succeeds James C. Kennedy, who remains chairman-CEO. Jay Smith, 44, succeeds Mr. Easterly, from exec VP.

Allison Dayan, 34, to ad director, The Atlantic Monthly, New York, from ad manager, Working Woman. She succeeds Frances Broudy Langbecker, now national ad director, Daily News.

Laura Cherensky to associate publisher, Harper's Bazaar, New York, from associate publisher, New Woman. She succeeds Jeannette Chang, now publisher.


SAN FRANCISCO-Brian Burns, 55, former exec VP-management director at Saatchi & Saatchi's San Francisco office, died Oct. 2 from lung cancer at California Pacific Medical Center.

Mr. Burns also had a long career with Dancer Fitzgerald Sample.

Most recently, he was chairman-CEO of Gracelyn & Burns, a Santa Rosa, Calif., ad agency.


Gordon Minter, 86, former TV production director and 22-year veteran of Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, died Oct. 24 in Gearhart, Ore.

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