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Joe Kendra, 38, to VP-brand marketing, a new post at Long John Silver's Restaurants, Lexington, Ky., from general manager-marketing, Unocal 76 Products, El Segundo, Calif. Also: Tom Jump, 35, to VP-marketing services, from VP-account director, Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, succeeding Joe Davitt, who left.

William T. Kerr, 56, to chairman, Meredith Corp., Des Moines, adding to his responsibilities as president-CEO. He succeeds Jack D. Rehm, who remains a member of the board.

Gordon Crovitz, 39, to VP-planning and development, a new post at Dow Jones & Co., New York, from managing director, Asia-Pacific region.

Erica Bartman and Edward Menicheschi to co-associate publishers, Vogue, New York, from advertising director and associate publisher-Europe, respectively. They split duties formerly held by Norman Waterman, who is retiring at yearend.

Sherrie Weitzman to advertising manager, General Motors Corp.'s Chevrolet Motor Division, Warren, Mich., from VP-account supervisor, W.B. Doner & Co., Southfield, Mich. She succeeds E.L. Eades, who joined Hachette Filipacchi Magazines earlier this year.

Mark Teasdale to senior VP-director of marketing, William Grant & Sons, Edison, N.J., an importer of wines and spirits, from VP-marketing Paddington Corp., Fort Lee. He succeeds Michael Luftglass, now senior VP-director of strategic sales development.

Kate Holmes to senior VP-media director, a new post at Long Haymes Carr, Winston-Salem, N.C., from media director, Fallon McElligott, New York.


Arthur Albrecht, 66, a marketing and advertising strategist, died Oct. 14 of lymphoma in Boca Raton, Fla. Mr. Albrecht most recently consulted with Himmel Corp. on reviving advertising for Ovaltine drink mix and Gold Bond medicated powder. Earlier, Mr. Albrecht was president of his own ad agency, Petersen &

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