Jay Sharfstein, 37, to senior partner-creative director, WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, New York, from associate creative director. Also: Con Williamson, 35, to senior partner-creative director from associate creative director.
Matt Elhardt to VP-associate creative director, Publicis Groupe's Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, from copywriter, Omnicom Group's Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco. Also: John Shachter to VP-associate creative director from freelance art director.
John Sheehy, 37, to exec VP, Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, from senior VP-account director.
Joe Gallo to senior VP-group creative director, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Draft, Chicago, from strategic creative consultant, Alberto-Culver Co.
Christophe Abensour to senior partner-director of planning, WPP's Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, from exec VP-director of strategic planning, Interpublic's Lowe, Paris. Also: Mary Beth Leisen to partner-senior planner from VP-director of brand planning, Leo Burnett USA and its LB Works unit.
Warren Pfaff, 74, copywriter who co-wrote "Get up and get away to McDonald's," died March 10. He worked at J.Walter Thompson prior to opening his own agency, which merged in 1991 with McCaffery Ratner Gottlieb & Lane, N.Y.