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NEW YORK-Jon Nesvig has been named president of sales, a new post at Fox Broadcasting Co.

Mr. Nesvig, who had been senior VP-sales, will continue overseeing all sales operations, including prime time, sports and the Fox Children's Network.

He joined Fox in 1989 after 15 years as a senior sales executive at NBC. In the past five years, Mr. Nesvig has overseen the transition of Fox from a fledgling network to a $1 billion sales organization.

Also at Fox, Ken Solomon, 31, was named to the new post of exec VP-network distribution. He was exec VP-sales manager at Twentieth Television in Los Angeles.

Other people moving:

Humphrey Taylor to chairman-CEO, a new post at Gannett Co.'s Louis Harris & Associates, New York, from president-CEO. Albert Dolata succeeds him as president and adds the new title of chief operating officer, from associate director of labor relations, Gannett Co., Arlington, Va.

William T. Hoagland to VP-sales, United Video, a Tulsa, Okla., distributor of WGN and other cable video and audio services, from VP-general manager, TCI Cablevision. He succeeds Reuben Gant, who left recently.

Daniel R. Lance, 36, to VP-sales and marketing, a vacant post at Kalmbach Publishing Co., Brookfield, Wis., from VP-advertising.

Alan D. Collins to VP-operations, Cox Cable Communications, Atlanta, from general manager of Cox's Spokane, Wash., cable system. He succeeds David M. Woodrow, now senior VP-broadcast services.

Christopher Maybury, 35, to sales and marketing director, a new post at News International, London, from personal assistant to the chairman at U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer.


NEW YORK-Tony DeGregorio, who until November was exec VP-chief creative officer at Lintas in New York, has landed at TBWA Advertising in the new post of exec VP-executive creative director.

Mr. DeGregorio, 47, will work on accounts like Absolut, formerly overseen by Arnie Arlow.

Mr. Arlow resigned in May as exec VP-co-creative director and is now creative director at Margeotes Fertitta Donaher & Weiss on the Stolichnaya vodka account.

Other people moving:

James Patterson, 47, and Allen Thomas, 49, to co-worldwide creative directors, J. Walter Thompson Co., New York, filling a post vacant since 1980, when current Chairman-CEO Burt Manning held the job. Mr. Patterson, chairman-chief creative officer, JWT USA, New York, and Mr. Thomas, who holds the same titles at JWT Europe, London, will retain their other titles

Todd Bendler to senior VP-creative director, a new post at BBDO Worldwide, Southfield, Mich., from senior creative director, Maritz Performance Improvement Co. Also: Mark Jary to VP-associate creative director, a new post, from the same title at Leo Burnett USA.

Dennis Calhoun, 44, to VP-creative director, a new post at Wunderman Cato Johnson, Chicago, from group creative director-executive art director.

Deborah McGough to senior VP-director of sales promotions and special services, a new post at Pringle Dixon Pringle, Atlanta, from founder-principal, McGough & Associates. Pringle has purchased and absorbed McGough.

Steve Wolfberg, creative director at Cronin & Co., Glastonbury, Conn., adds the new title of VP.

Mark Ashley, creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, Atlanta, adds the new title of VP. Also to new titles of senior VP from VP: Paul Murdoch, marketing and research director; , media director.

Michael Dudynskay, 35, to VP-client service director, a new post at Cineponto/Leo Burnett Portugal, Lisbon, from account director, Leo Burnett-Venezuela, Caracas. Also: Tracey Button, 31, account director at Bordelais, Lemeunier & Leo Burnett, Paris, to the additional new title of VP.

Ron Coughlin, 38, management director at Impact, Chicago, to the new post of senior VP from VP.

Irina Heirakuji, 38, to general manager, Anderson & Lembke, San Francisco, from associate planning director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. She succeeds Peter Mackey, 38, now senior VP-group director, FCB/Technology.

Dennis Israel to general manager, Mediamerica, West Palm Beach, Fla., from senior VP-general manager, Caribbean Satellite Network, Miami. He succeeds Anthony Servideo, who remains a director and consultant.

Don Sedei, 44, to associate creative director, a new post at Temerlin McClain, Dallas, from senior VP-group creative director, BBDO Worldwide, Atlanta.

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