Chris Preston, formerly at Martin Williams, has joined Kerker Marketing Communications, Minneapolis, as a senior VP-creative director.
Bob Jackson has been promoted to executive producer, and Nicola Furno has been promoted to producer at DDB/Chicago.
Brad Huhmann has been hired as an art director at Valentine Radford Advertising, Kansas City.
Steve Mendel has joined Zuma Digital, a New York-based DVD development company, as new-business director.
Tom Helland and Fred Beals have been promoted to associate creative directors at Bozell/Detroit. Also at the agency: Michael Rainoldi has been promoted to executive producer and Tom Hillebrand has been named senior producer.
Kelly Knoke has been promoted to broadcast producer at Cramer-Krasselt/Milwaukee, and art director Kris Jenson has been named a VP.
Carol Davis has been named sales rep/producer at Pfeifer Music, Los Angeles.
Tim Gedemer has joined Spank Music, Santa Monica, as a sound designer.
James Lindars has joined Jager Di Paola Kemp Design, Burlington, Vt., as a 3-D designer.
Andy Conroy has been promoted to associate creative director at Sive/Young & Rubicam, Cincinnati.
Leslie Sorrentino has rejoined post house 525 Studios, Santa Monica, as a producer.
Ken Solomon has joined Western Images, San Francisco, as executive producer.
Larry Bessler, a director, has signed with Ebel Productions, Chicago.
Pierre Dalpe and Craig McCord, directors, have signed with bicoastal Access Film.
Rusty Ford, formerly East Coast executive producer at Fahrenheit Films, has joined New York post house Cabana as executive producer.
Stephen Mark and Steven Garbett, creative directors at North Castle Partners Advertising, Stanford, Conn., have been named partners.
Bruce Eckols, creative director at Knoll & Company Advertising, Portland, Ore., has been appointed a VP.
Stephen Hayman has been named executive VP and head of the new advertising and promotion group at Pittard Sullivan, a Culver City, Calif., marketing communications company specializing in entertainment and media.
Kathleen Reddy White has joined Todd Allen Design, Elkhart, Ind., as a designer