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David R. Drobis, senior partner and chairman, Omnicom Group's Ketchum, New York, retired Dec. 31. He will continue as a consultant to the agency and will hold the title of chairman emeritus.

Lee Lodes to senior VP-group account planning director, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, New York, from group account director, Interbrand. Also: Jurene Fremstad to senior VP-group accounting director from VP-account planner; and Judith Rotker, 55, to senior VP-director of administration and policy, Deutsch,New York, from senior VP-director of operations, iDeutsch and directDeutsch.

Mike Haggerty, 52, to exec VP-managing director, Havas' Media Planning Group, New York, from senior VP-managing director. Also: Steve Moynihan, 36, to exec VP-managing director from senior VP-managing director, MPG Arnold. He will be based in Boston.

Dennis FitzSimons, 53, to chairman, Tribune Co. He succeeds John Madigan, who is retiring. Mr. FitzSimons retains the title of CEO.

Michael J. Dickie, 51, to senior VP-strategic marketing, Titan Network, Atlanta, from senior director-sales operations, BellSouth.

John Lisko, 39, to director-strategic communications, Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, from senior VP-media director, Doner, Irvine, Calif.

Samantha Maltin to VP-business development, promotions marketing, Viacom's Nickelodeon, New York, from director-promotions marketing.

Russell Dubner, 34, to general manager-corporate and public affairs, Edelman, New York, from deputy general manager-corporate and public affairs.

Elizabeth L. Geer to director-advertising and merchandising, Denny's Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., from broadcast producer, Leslie Advertising. Also: Brian L. Tademy to director-field marketing, West Coast, from senior account manager, Coca-Cola Co.'s Coca-Cola Fountain Division. He will be based in Ladera Ranch, Calif.

Lynn Shuter to director-ad sales marketing, Crown Media Holdings' Hallmark Channel, New York, from founder, PeaPod Promotions.

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