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Walter C. Liss to chairman, Buena Vista Television, New York, from president-general manager, WABC-TV. He succeeds Randy Reiss, who left the company.

Gary M. Mulloy to president-chief operating officer, ADVO, Windsor, Conn., from president-CEO, Pilkington Barnes-Hind, Sunnyvale, Calif. He succeeds Joseph P. Durrett, who left.

Bob Pittman to head of the AOL Networks division of America Online, Dulles, Va., from CEO, Century 21 Real Estate Corp. He assumes duties formerly held by Ted Leonsis, now head of the new AOL Studios unit.

Jose Manuel Cubas to chairman, Foote, Cone & Belding Latin Ameri-ca, Miami, a new position, from president-CEO. Also: Scott Hollingsworth to CEO from senior VP. The position of president remains unfilled.

Bill Clayton to general manager, N.W. Ayer & Partners, New York, a new position, from exec VP-human resources director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.

Allen Ginsberg, 38, to exec VP, BBDO Worldwide, Atlanta, a new post, from senior VP-media director.

John Miller to senior VP-group publisher, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' Home Group, New York, a new position, from VP-group publisher.

Jim MacBeth to VP-regional creative director on the Lincoln-Mercury Dealer Associations account, Young &*Rubicam, Detroit, from associate creative director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Bloomfield Hills. He succeeds Clay-ton Booth, who left the company.

Walter J. "Bud" Ward III to VP-director of print sales, syndicated studies, Simmons Market Research Bureau, New York, a new position.

Jack Johnson to VP-new business development, Mars Advertising's Unique Concepts International division, Southfield, Mich., from general sales manager, Detroit Red Wings. Also: Maribeth Manick to senior account exec from account exec.

Josh Stella to VP-marketing technology, Cadmus/O'Keefe Marketing, Richmond, Va., a new position, from director of interactive programming.

Gayle Champagne and Carol Karasick add the title VP, Newspaper National Network, New York, to that of national automotive sales director and media director, respectively.

Mary Doan to worldwide director-client service applications, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, New York, from CEO of Saatchi's San Francisco office. Also: Julie Bauer to general manager of the office from exec VP-director of client services and new business.

John Coveny and Whit Friese to VP-associate creative directors, Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, new positions, from associate creative directors.

Richard Scheidt to Geo brand manager, General Motors Corp. Chevrolet division, Warren, Mich., from alliance team planning director, GM's North American Operations. He succeeds Rosalind Ward-Nelson, now relationship marketing manager, Chevrolet, a new position.

Jan Leth to senior partner, interactive creative director, Ogilvy & Mather Interactive, New York, a new position, from senior VP-creative director, Barry Blau & Partners, Fairfield, Conn.

Jerry Acciaioli to senior partner, management supervisor on the Jeep account, Bozell Worldwide, Southfield, Mich., from partner-in-charge, management supervisor. Also: Katie Brown to partner, account supervisor on the Chrysler account, from senior account exec.

Sandra Jones to account supervisor, Doyle Marketing & Communications Group, Southfield, Mich., from market development director, Gannett Newspapers' Tim+es Herald, Port Huron.


Al Samuelson died Oct. 24 in Evansville, Ind. During his 17-year tenure at Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, he served as both senior VP and executive creative director. Mr. Samuelson is credited with creating Kellogg's "Toucan Sam" and Green Giant's "Sprout" characters.

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