Sam Kaumeyer and Robert Richter, art directors, and copywriter Leslie Orloff and producer Michael Antonucci have joined Bayer Bess Vanderwarker, Chicago.
Laura Jans, a colorist, and Erik Peterson, an editor, have joined Varitel Video, Los Angeles.
Michael Portis and Richard Kosinski have joined Pfeifer Music, Los Angeles.
David Leach, a director, has joined Big Picture Films, New York.
Kerry Ferguson-Arnold has joined Ogilvy & Mather/Chicago as an associate creative director.
Mark Ashley, a creative director at Ogilvy & Mather/Atlanta, has been named a VP. Also at O&M/Atlanta: Paul Murdoch, director of marketing and research, has been promoted from VP to senior VP, and Kathy Clark has been promoted from art director to senior AD.
Frank Roman has joined Post Edge, a postproduction company based in Hollywood, Fla., as senior colorist.
Tracey Locke, an art director, has joined J. Walter Thompson/Chicago from DDB Needham/Chicago.
Carolyn Madlavitz has been promoted to studio manager at Photomag, a New York audio postproduction facility.
Jane Finder Doman has been named a senior copywriter at Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago. In addition, Caren Spigland and Jed Schroeder have been named copywriters.
Ruthie Rosenfeld has joined Post Effects, New York, as designer/director-commercials special effects.
Craig Feigen, Adam Glickman, Barry Burdiak and Julie DeVos, associate creative directors at DDB Needham/Chicago, and senior producer Charles Day have been appointed VPs. Lyn Webb has joined DDB Needham/Chicago's integrated communications department as a creative director.
Charlie Claggett, chief creative officer at DMB&B/St. Louis, has also been named managing director at the agency, a promotion from deputy magaging director. Also at DMB&B/St. Louis: Powell Michael has been promoted from art director to associate creative director; Joseph Gilman and Diane Greenhill have joined as art directors; and Brian Fauss and Christopher Torbay have been named copywriters.
Lynda Chalmers has been promoted to senior art director at West Advertising/Tampa. In addition, Tim Bogardus has been promoted to senior designer, and Heather Kojima has been promoted to assistant producer.
Peter Cooper and Dick Miller, directors, have joined New York-based Shade Tree Films.
Victoria Stamm has been named creative director at Platinum Design, New York, and Kathleen Phelps has been promoted to senior creative director.
Jimmy Olson, formerly at Cramer-Krasselt/Milwaukee, has joined McConnaughy Stein Schmidt Brown, Chicago, as an art director.
Fred Kessler has been named director of the animation services division at Click 3X, a New York postproduction company. Also at Click 3X: Karen Zeitlin Grant has been named producer/head of operations; Tera Petersen has joined as a Flame artist; and Steve Marino, formerly at R/Greenberg Associates, has been named director of design.
Andrea D'Amico has been named visual effects producer at Pacific Ocean Post, Santa Monica, Calif., and Jay Ignaszewski has been named exec producer.
Mary Beth Dooley, executive producer at Peter Corbett & Co., a New York-based commercials production company, has been named a partner and a VP.
Robert Sherman has joined Energy Productions, a Studio City, Calif.-based stock film library, as VP-new media development.