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James Stafford to VP-online, Softbank Exposition & Conference Co., Foster City, Calif., from publisher, Computer Life. J. Scott Briggs, founding publisher of Computer Life, will fill the publisher's post on an interim basis.

Thomas O. Ryder to president-international, American Express Travel Related Services Co., from president of AmEx's U.S. Establishment Services Group. He is succeeded by David House, formerly senior VP-sales and field marketing, U.S. Establishment Services Group. Mr. Ryder is expected to retain the title of chairman at AmEx Publishing.

James O'Brien, 41, to president, Valvoline Co., Lexington, Ky., and VP of parent Ashland Oil from VP-general manager, Ashland's branded marketing department. He succeeds John Barr, who left.

Larry Mickey to director of communications and marketing, American Association of Orthodontists, St. Louis, from partner, Glennon Co. He succeeds Terry Wolf, who left.

Brian Loflin and Tim Hanlon to management supervisors, Bozell Worldwide, Minneapolis. Mr. Loflin most recently was director of corporate communications for Beech Aircraft Corp.; Mr. Hanlon was president-CEO of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

Robert Morgan to VP-marketing, Buck Knives, El Cajon, Calif., from director of marketing-product service, Black & Decker Corp. He succeeds Charlie Gregory, now VP-sales.

Julie Scalabrino Young to director of account services and John Salmi to production and account management, Mark Freeman Associates, Cleveland. Ms. Young was a senior account exec at Meldrum & Fewsmith; Mr. Salmi previously worked in production management and new-business development at Conrad, Phillips & Vutech, Columbus, Ohio.

Michael D. Zisman and Jeffrey Papows to exec VPs in a new office of the president, Lotus Development Corp., Cambridge, Mass., from senior VPs.

Steven P. Sturm to corporate marketing manager, Toyota Motor Sales USA's Lexus Division, Torrance, Calif., from corporate sales planning manager.

Erin Clark, 36, to senior partner-account management, Tatham Euro RSCG, Chicago, from senior VP-management director, J. Walter Thompson USA.

Barbara Van Someren to VP-account director, Jack Levy Associates, Chicago, from account group supervisor.

Terri Holbrooke to VP-strategic planning, Applications Business unit of Novell Inc., Provo, Utah, from VP-marketing communications.

Kurt Graetzer to executive director, national Fluid Milk Processor Board, from corporate director of communications, Prince Sports Group.

Lori Warren, 37, to management supervisor, Citron Haligman Bedecarre, San Francisco, from account supervisor, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

John Gaffney to exec VP-media director, Arnold Fortuna Lawner & Cabot, Boston, from senior VP-national media director. He succeeds Maureen McNamara, who left.

David Wecal to senior VP-creative director, Ammirati & Puris/Lintas, New York, a new position, from senior VP-group creative director, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston.

Sam DePhillipo to executive director, Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, Braintree, Mass., from exec VP-stores, Filene's Basement, Wellesley. He succeeds Eric Turner, who left.

Robert Goehrke to senior VP-marketing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York, a new position, from the same title at Converse, North Reading, Mass.

William P. Daily, 42, to senior VP-director of sports marketing, Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco, from director of sports marketing, Quaker Oats Co., Chicago.

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