Jon Tojek has joined Chicago's Post Effects as head of the animation department. Also at Post, Doug Ryan has joined as a senior editor.
Diane Flynn has joined Merkley Newman Harty as director of broadcast production/creative director.
Rick Lyon, a composer and former copywriter, has opened Rick Lyon Music in New York.
Peter Koczera has joined Editel/Los Angeles as a Flame/Flint artist and compositor.
Rick Wagonheim has been named executive producer/head of sales at BFCS, New York.
Wendy Rosen has joined the editing staff at Mad River Post, New York.
Mary Beth Dooley has been named president at Full Blue, a New York-based commercials production company.
Lary Larsen, a creative director, has been elected a senior VP at Leo Burnett, Chicago. Also at Burnett, R. Tim Baergen, an associate creative director, and David L. Moore, an executive producer, have been elected VPs.
Barbara Boyle has been named a regional European creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi/Frankfurt.
John Short has been named a creative director at Warwick Baker & Fiore, New York.
John Amicangelo has joined Duval Woglom Brueckner & Partners, Boston, as VP-creative director.
John Melillo has been appointed manager of the music services/special projects and emerging technologies division at EMI Music Publishing, New York.
James Beers has been named a senior art director at Tampa-based Mueller/Baisden Advertising.
Melissa August has been named a producer at Broadway Video Design, New York.
Dean Rogers, a composer, has opened Dean Rogers Music & Sound Design in Dallas.
Richie Kahn, executive VP-co-creative director at Harris Drury Cohen, Ft. Lauderdale, has been elected a partner.
Joe Volpicelli has joined Grey Advertising/New York as a creative supervisor/art director.
Mike Wilson, formerly at J. Walter Thompson/New York, has joined Merkley Newman Harty, New York, as a group head/senior copywriter.
Dan Mulcahy has been named a VP-group creative director at ICE, a Rochester, N.Y.-based marketing communications firm.
Eric Labas has rejoined Cramer-Krasselt/Phoenix as a co-creative director.
Wendy Coleman-Nadler has been named managing director, and Stephanie Seligman has been named executive producer at the New York office of commercials production company Industrial Artists.
Carolyn McGeorge has joined O'Keefe Marketing, Richmond, Va., as associate creative director.
Tenney Fairchild, a director formerly at Barking Weasel Productions, has signed with Venice, Calif.-based Cucoloris Films.
Joe Higgins has been promoted to VP-senior art director at Wallwork Curry & Clark, Boston.
Carl Koestner has joined Creative Alliance, Louisville, Ky., as a senior art director. Also at the agency: Dean Logan has been hired as an art director, and Tonya Rinehart has been named a junior art director.
Barbara Kopple, a twotime Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, has signed for commercials representation with Brownstone Films, Los Angeles.
Ty Harper, associate creative director, and Kevin Ragland, art director, have joined Ketchum Advertising/Pittsburgh.
Gary Carter has been named an art director at Long Haymes Carr, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mark Simon Burk and Andrew Dijak have joined Bates/New York as senior VP-group creative directors. Bill DeRonde has joined the editing staff at The Post Group, Los Angeles.