LOS ANGELES: JS² Communications has appointed Chris Bess and Alissa Pinck GM for the Los Angeles and New York offices, respectively. Both will work with agency principals Jeff Smith and Jill Sandin to strategically manage and grow business, with Bess also spearheading growth of the agency's consumer entertainment division. Bess spent 14 years at Walt Disney Studios' Buena Vista Home Entertainment, most recently as executive director of national publicity and field marketing. Pinck was most recently VP at G.S. Schwartz & Co., where she spearheaded communications campaigns for a wide variety of consumer and corporate clients, including Anheuser-Busch, eToys, and Cold-Eeze.