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Rob Bagot, 41, to exec VP-executive creative director for the Western region, MRM Partners, San Francisco, a unit of Interpublic Group of Cos.' McCann Worldgroup, from co-group creative director, WPP Group's OgilvyOne, New York.

David T. Jones, 36, to creative director-emerging platforms, Interpublic's Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago, from senior VP-group creative director.

Dan Russell to VP-programming, Discovery Health Channel, Silver Spring, Md., from VP-programming at Travel Channel.

Michael Friedenberg to president-CEO, International Data Group's CXO Media, from senior VP-strategic customer development, United Business Media's CMP Media.

Marc Richards to VP-corporate sales, American Media, from associate publisher, American Media's Men's Fitness. Also: Gary Berger to advertising director, corporate sales, from Eastern corporate sales director.

Steve Landrum to creative director, WPP Group's JWT, Detroit, from group creative director, Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles. Also: Matt Dimmer to partner-senior art director from senior designer.

Don Richards to senior VP-agency diversity programs, American Association of Advertising Agencies, New York, from associate national director-affirmative action and diversity, Screen Actors Guild.

Brad Back to president-CEO, MLR Design, Chicago, from exec VP-client solutions, Publicis Groupe's Arc Worldwide.

Patti Follo to executive director-direct response and travel advertising sales, Meredith Corp., New York, from director-direct response and travel advertising sales.

Jack Weekes to chairman, American Marketing Association, Chicago. He was elected to the board in 2001 and is VP-operations at State Farm Insurance Cos.

Rich Kelleman to VP-director, strategic planning, Interpublic's Draft, Chicago, from VP-creative planning, Upshot, Chicago.

Obituary: Keith Alexander, head of technology, Bulldog, New York, died July 11 in a bike accident.

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