Exec Shuffle

Steve Miller has joined Bodner-Simmrin Communications as VP of marketing. He’ll oversee corporate sponsorships, event promotion and PR. Miller comes to B-S from Asprey Intl.

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PBS has reslotted three promo execs, naming Judy Braune VP of advertising and promotion planning; upping Tom Epstein to VP of communications and public relations; and bumping Brenda Nesbitt to VP of advertising and creative services. Braune has been with the pubcaster 21 years in a variety of posts. Epstein joined in 1995 as communications and PR director; Nesbitt came to the net in 1992 after 10 years at HBO.

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Hamdon Entertainment has upped Gary G. Goldberger to executive VP. In the newly created post, Goldberger will assume responsibility for Hamdon’s overall global operations. He advances from his acquisitions and biz affairs senior VP slot.

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Brian Kabatznick has been named VP and general manager of Ticketmaster, Midwest. Formerly with the Seattle office, Kabatznick joined Ticketmaster in 1988.

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Rick Gibson has joined Access Television Network as programming VP. He comes to the promotional programming provider from MTV Networks, where he was an account director. Gibson also did a turn at United Cable Advertising, where he was a VP.

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Activision Inc. has made a number of exec changes, with chief operating officer Brian Kelly adding the title of president to his card; John Baker taking on senior VP-corporate development duties; Robert Dewar going to senior VP, international publishing; Alan Gershenfeld and Mitchell Lasky becoming senior VPs at Activision Studios; Lawrence Goldberg being tapped biz affairs senior VP and general counsel; Eric Johnson handling senior VP of North American marketing duties; Barry Plaga emerging as senior VP, finance, and chief financial officer; Ronald Scott getting North American distribution senior VP stripes; and Bradley Crystal being tapped VP of OEM sales.

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Sahar Elhabashi has been upped to senior VP, MTV Intl. An MTV vet since 1992, Elhabashi will handle overall responsibility for the strategy and business development areas of the music net. She will continue to be based in Gotham.

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