Execs & Accounts for June 20, 2005

The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) hired Joseph Plummer as chief research officer. Plummer is director of research and insight development for McCann-Erickson WorldGroup. Earlier, he was vice chairman and worldwide planning director at DMB&B advertising.

At ARF, he’ll serve on the executive committee and oversee all research issues related to the marketing sector and the foundation’s members.

Range Online Media hired Sarah Engel as director of PR and marketing. Engel was director of new product marketing at The Dallas Morning News, before which she was events director at Match.com.

Quris hired Gerilyn Born as VP of information technology. Her experience includes director level posts with CoBank and PeopleSoft/JD Edwards. She was also head of information security at the U.S. Department of Defense.

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