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John Rossant, 50, to VP-communications and public affairs, Publicis Groupe. He had previously overseen the European editorial operations of McGraw-Hill's BusinessWeek.

Dean Bastian to director-creative development, Interpublic Group of Cos.' McCann Erickson, Birmingham, Mass., from senior VP-group creative director of the agency's New York office.

Amy Alarcon to director-product development, Triarc Cos.' Arby's, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from director-research and development, Carrols Corp.'s Taco Cabana.

Jay Spenchian, 46, to general manager, General Motors Corp.'s Saab Cars USA unit, Detroit, from marketing director, GM's Cadillac unit. He succeeds Debra Kelly-Ennis, who held the title of president-chief operating officer of the unit and is leaving to become chief marketing officer of Diageo North America.

Scott Lahde, 36, to VP-associate director of corporate communications, Interpublic's Deutsch, New York, from director-public relations, Merkley & Partners, New York.

Meg Columbia-Walsh to managing director, health-care and technology practice, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve, New York, from Oracle Corp. where she oversaw the U.S. life science and clinical consulting practices.

Eric Rosenzweig to senior VP-sales and business development, IAC/Interactive Corp.'s TripAdvisor, Needham, Mass., from exec VP, SideStep.

Lisa Dollinger, 43, to chief communications officer, Clear Channel Communications, San Antonio, from senior VP-corporate communications.

Gary DeSanctis to publisher, CurtCo Media's ShowBoats International, New York, from VP-sales and publisher, Yachting and Motor Boating, both units of Time Inc.'s Time4 Media.

Jodi Falkenthal to VP-advertising sales, Southeast region, Hallmark Channel, from account executive-advertising sales, Southeast region. She will be based in Atlanta.

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