Katie Chin to VP-promotions and strategic alliances, MCA/Universal Consumer Products Group, Universal City, Calif., from a similar position at Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. She replaces Anne Giangardella, now at DreamWorks SKG.
R. Keith Mabe to director of marketing for Hanes Hosiery, Winston-Salem, N.C., from VP of marketing at Kayser Roth Corp. He will report to Anne Jardine, VP of marketing at Hanes, a division of Sara Lee Corp.
Michael Parks has been named managing editor of the Los Angeles Times effective July 1, from deputy foreign editor. He replaces George Cotliar, who will continue as executive editor until his retirement next January.
Two creatives on the Levi's 501 account at Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco, Ken Woodard, art director, and Tom Bonauro, design director, have left and plan to form their own shop.
Chris Chaffin, creative director, Hal Riney & Partners, San Francisco, has also set up his own agency, taking with him the $3 million account of See's Candies, South San Francisco.
Nancy Quinn to associate media director, from media supervisor, Leonard/Monahan, Providence, R.I.