Happy Birthday to Mariel Smith, who celebrated with a litter of friends at Les Deux Lapins.
Cheryl Moellenbeck and Dennis McCole, co-founders and executive producers of Touchscreen Media Group, along with Tom Skinner, Touchscreen's Senior Multimedia Producer, have just been chosen as three of the Top 100 Producers of 1997 by the editors of AV Video and Multimedia Producer magazine.
Jason Ordway, after a brief stint at CNNfn, is moving up to Cyberian Outpost in Connecticut as part of the technical team.
Patrick Neville, also briefly with Bates Interactive Group is moving over to Earthweb as Software Engineer.
Steve Mitra will be keeping busy as he leaves Jupiter Communications as a senior analyst to study how telecom influences cities at the Taub Urban Research Center at NYU (as a research fellow).
US Interactive is even busier as they've recently added staff members to their NY and PA offices: Jason Hammond was promoted to Senior Art Director from Art Director; Nicole Ornstein hired as Strategic Consultant from Manager, New Media Production and Development at FAO Schwarz; Ben Mazza as Account Supervisor from Sales and Marketing Manager at PACE Communications; Dave Keener as Copywriter; Josh Unger as a Producer from Agency.com; and Jason Tors comes on board as Junior Art Director.
(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)