Maritz Research, St. Louis, has named Scott Brennan account manager in its financial services research group. He is based in New York.

Art Savitt has been named president of Datatelligence, a new research firm in Parsippany, N.J.

Jade C. Cusick and Sheila Mott have joined New York-based research firm Ziment as director of client service.

Encino, Calif., research firm E-Poll has named Tom Meredith vice president, research.

International Communications Research (ICR), Media, Pa., has named Robert Trulio vice president, client services. In addition, Joseph Jennings has rejoined the firm as vice president, client services.

Michael Willens has joined Los Angeles-based Adler Weiner Research/LA as facility director.

David Clemm has retired as vice chairman of Rochester, N.Y.-based Harris Interactive. He will continue to serve on the company’s board as an outside director. His responsibilities for global operations and Internet research development will transition to others within the company.

Rainer Ostermeyer has been named chief information officer at Germany-based GfK. He will continue as managing director of GfK Data Services.

Kathie Macmillan has been promoted to CEO of Toronto research firm Goldfarb Consultants. In addition, Alonna Goldfarb has been promoted to COO. Bill Chambers has been named to the newly created post of managing director - Europe. And Orlando da Silva has been named managing director at the firm’s new Los Angeles office.

San Diego-based Cardiff Software Inc. has named Dan Shirra vice president of worldwide marketing.

Marcus Thomas, a Cleveland advertising and public relations firm, has named Jennifer Hirt-Marehand vice president in its research group. In addition, Phil Johnston has been named senior vice president in the firm’s planning group. And Amy Dana has been named research associate.

Nicholas J. Ferrari has been named CEO of Erdos & Morgan, a New York research firm. He replaces John J. Bedell, who has resigned.

Mike Pritchard has been named account executive with Market Decisions Corp., Portland, Ore. Patricia Birkle has also been named account executive. She will work out of the firm’s new office in San Francisco.

Richard March has been named head of RoperNOP Technology, a new entity from RoperASW and NOP Research Group which will provide research and consulting services to U.S.-based technology companies.

Opinion Research Corporation, Princeton, N.J., has named Thomas Shimko global managing director, loyalty strategy.

Jean-Michel Carlo has been named chairman and CEO of lpsos Europe. He will also sit on the group’s global management board.

Jim Rose has been named a nonexecutive director of London-based Market & Opinion Research International Ltd. (MORI) to fill the vacancy left with the retirement from the MORI board of Sir Denys Henderson, former chairman of ICI. Rose will also become a member of the MORI audit and remuneration committee, and a trustee of the MORI pension trust.

The Institute for Public Relations, Gainesville, Fla., has elected new members and 2002 officers for its commission on public relations measurement and evaluation. Newly elected members to the commission are Dennis Bender, senior vice president, communications, Habitat for Humanity International; Fraser Likely, president, Likely Communication Strategies, Ltd., Canada; Tom Nicholson, director, public relations and communications, Sears, Roebuck & Co.; and Don Stacks, professor, advertising and public relations, University of Miami, Katherine Paine, president and CEO of K.D. Paine & Partners, has been reelected chair of the commission.

WPP has named account planner Jon Steel to a new worldwide consultancy position where he will interact with group companies and their clients. Steel was most recently a partner and vice chairman at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.

Walker Information, Indianapolis, has promoted Sonya McAllister to senior vice president of business development and named Cecilia Richmond and Christy Hirsch vice president of business development.

Ryan Zaar has been promoted to field manager/brand analyst at the Milwaukee office of Cramer-Krasselt advertising.