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Marc Achilles to management director from account director, WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, New York. Also: Dagmara Szulce to management director from account director; Anne Valentzas to management director from account director; Brandee Dallow to account supervisor from manager, Diamond Trading Co.'s Diamond Information Center; Julie Vale to director-project management from executive producer for [email protected] JWT; and Peg Peist to business director from management director, [email protected]

John Avery, 46, to senior VP-creative director of directDeutsch, Los Angeles, a unit of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, from group creative director, Interpublic's GMO/Hill Holliday, San Francisco. He succeeds John Meyer, who left the agency to work at Teleflora Co.

Mercedita Roxas-Murray to director-new business development, Momentum Marketing, Washington, D.C. She had previously been a freelance consultant.

Andy Schuon to president-programming, Infinity Radio, a unit of Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting, New York, from president-CEO, Pressplay.

Barbara Scott to VP-chief marketing officer, Wolverine World Wide's Hush Puppies Co., Rockford, Mich., from Stride Rite Corporation, where she was senior VP-strategic planning and marketing Stride Rite Corp.'s children's group.

Mandy Martin, 30, to executive producer, Goodspot, Santa Monica, Calif., from executive producer, Attik, San Francisco.

Deborah Dinkelacker, 48, to senior VP-marketing, Sharper Image Corp., San Francisco, from senior VP-marketing, Providian Financial Corp.

Denise Palmer, 45, to president, publisher and CEO, Tribune Co.'s Baltimore Sun from CEO, Tribune's CLTV station in Chicago. She succeeds Mike Waller, 60, who becomes chairman. Also: David Underhill, 49, to CEO of CLTV; he continues as Tribune's VP-intergroup development.

John Budd to exec VP-chief marketing officer, J.C. Penney, Plano, Texas, from senior VP-chief marketing officer.

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