MELVILLE, NY: Olsten has named Victoria Mitchell director of corporate communications. Mitchell will also manage PR for Olsten Health Services and IMI Systems, which serve the healthcare and information technology industries.
HOUSTON: Nicole Cloutier has left Vollmer PR to join the public affairs team at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
ATLANTA: Hope-Beckham has added Russell Athletics and Ply Mart to its client roster. The agency will help develop initiatives in youth sports for Russell, and will serve as Ply Mart's AOR.
DENVILLE, NJ: Richartz & Fliss (Denville, NJ) has merged its operations with Clark & Pope (New York). The new firm will be called Richartz Fliss Clark & Pope, and will maintain offices in Denville, New York, and Toronto.
PORTLAND, OR: The Bernhardt Agency has hired Michael Tieman as VP/creative director and Andrew Varela as VP/entertainment marketing director. The firm has also opened an office in Hollywood, CA.
NEW YORK: InterScience co-founder Harold Silverman, who currently serves as GM of the agency's DC office, announced the publication of the second edition of his book, The Vitamin Book.
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI: Hermanoff & Associates has named Peter Carpenter VP of creative services. The agency also announced the hirings of Georgette Johnson as a senior AE and Tiffany Devon as an account supervisor.
NEW YORK: Broadcast media distributor News Broadcast Network has formed partnerships with three broadcast content providers for the Internet: MediaOnDemand.com, FasTV and ScreamingMedia.net.