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Erika Nardini, 29, to VP-group account director, Media Contacts, Boston, the interactive arm of Havas' MPG, from account director.

Farnaz Wallace, 42, to chief marketing officer, Church's Chicken, Atlanta, from VP-field marketing.

Josette Lata, 36, to head of art buying, WPP Group's JWT, New York, from director-creative services, Publicis Groupe-backed Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

Brian Colianni, 48, to senior VP-sales and marketing, Mazda North American Operations, from VP-customer service and parts. Also: Shusuke Koreeda, 47, to VP-customer service and parts from VP-product marketing.

Karim Sanjabi, 32, to president, Freestyle Interactive, part of Ageis' Isobar, San Francisco, from exec VP-innovation, Isobar's Carat Interactive, San Francisco.

Marisa Thalberg, 36, to group account director, Kaplan Thaler Group, New York, from senior VP-marketing for the home-furnishings company Sure Fit, New York. She succeeds Tom Shaffer, who is moving on to other business at Kaplan Thaler, the agency said.

Jason Press, 42, to president, WPP Group's G2, New York, from senior partner-director of client services. Mr. Press succeeds Steven Gilliatt, who left the company.

Richard O'Leary, 47, to exec VP-worldwide account director, Interpublic Group of Cos.' McCann Worldgroup, New York, from president-chief operating officer, Interpublic's FutureBrand. Mr. O'Leary succeeds Peter McGuinness, who is moving to McCann's EMEA headquarters in London.

Liz Koman to VP-advertising sales, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, New York, from senior VP-general sales manager, AMC (American Movie Classics) and WE: Women's Entertainment.

Jeff Herrera to VP-multicultural marketing for Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Universal City, Calif., a unit of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal, from VP-retail marketing.

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