Advertising & P.R.

Brad Beesley has been promoted to design director within the interactive and convergent media group at Pittar Sullivan, an entertainment marketing communications company in Culver City. In his new post, Beesley will be responsible for designing selected interactive projects. He has been a designer with the group since joining the firm in 1998.

Dawn Wilcox has been promoted to vice president of Deen and Black Public Relations. Deen and Black was recently acquired by Alexander Ogilvy PR and Wilcox will remain in Los Angeles as an Ogilvy employee, managing several government and public affairs clients. She was most recently a general manager of Deen and Black's Los Angeles office.

Allison Zamora has been appointed to head the expanding lifestyle division at Crier Communications, a public relations agency in Los Angeles. Zamora will provide public relations and communications services for both online and offline lifestyle-based companies in such industries as fashion, travel, luxury goods, food and health. Most recently she was an executive at Calvin Klein in New York. Also joining Crier is Doug Schneider. He will oversee a variety of corporate and high-tech accounts. Previously, Schneider was a senior publicist at Warner Bros.


Michael Powers has been charged with leading the new entertainment and media practice at the Los Angeles office of William M. Mercer, a consulting firm. He is a firm principal and will focus his efforts on helping entertainment industry clients with a wide array of human resource management issues.


Richard Caines has been named director, mini-career center, Santa Monica College Office of Workforce & Economic Development. In his new position, Caines will provide leadership for job development, job placement and post-employment services associated with the center's programs and projects, in addition to assisting in developing collaborations with regional community-based organizations.


John Lohman has been appointed manager for the Los Angeles region of Kleinfelder Inc., a geotechnical and environmental engineering, construction management and materials testing firm in Diamond Bar. He is responsible for the overall management of the company's operations in the firm's Diamond Bar, Irvine, Long Beach and Ventura offices. He was previously a senior associate with the firm.


Mark Humphrey has joined A Band Apart Commercials, a commercial and music video production company in Los Angeles, as co-executive producer and head of sales for music videos. He will be responsible for driving new business efforts for the company's roster of music video directors. Most recently, Humphrey worked as the U.S. general manager for Bullet, a music video production company in London.


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