Steven Lee joins Best Buy in the new post of VP/emerging consumer solutions within the digital technology solutions group. Formerly president of audio marketing firm Canorus Inc., Lee will be responsible for developing emerging, leading-edge, integrated consumer products, services and applications. Also at Best Buy, director Duane Hoff was promoted to the new position of VP/interactive television services. Previously responsible for small-market store concept development, Hoff will now lead the digital/interactive TV services strategy . Dan Pitts and Scott Pollett named, respectively, merchandising operations manager and account executive with BDS Marketing, which represents Canon Computer Systems, Compaq, Microsoft's WebTV and Xerox, among others . David Bogue, ex-VP of AT&T's Consumer Markets Division, named president/CEO of Shared Technologies Cellular ... Peter Lam, ex- Philips Electronics executive, named Magnadyne product development manager, responsible for MovieVision, Carbine, Marksman and Linear Series mobile audio, video and vehicle security systems . Clifford Hall, former Polaroid VP/general manager, joins ePhones as CEO . F. Tom Hopson, VP/general manager of Taylor-White Manufacturing, has been elected president/CEO, replacing George B. Taylor, who remains as owner and member of the board. Charles S. White re-elected secretary, treasurer and chief financial officer, and Murry Holditch elected VP . Dan Infanti, the 19-year Sharp Electronics veteran who was most recently strategic marketing and communications division VP, joins ActBig.com as chief marketing officer, effective June 5.
John W. Froman promoted from senior to executive VP/merchandising at Circuit City . Brenda Boehler, manager of Fingerhut's Home Division, named senior VP of merchandising. Jim Wehmann, who has held several finance and marketing positions with the chain, has been named senior VP of marketing . Robert Wilkins, formerly senior VP/sales and marketing, promoted to executive VP of PC Connection and president of its PC Connection Sales Corp. subsidiary. Also, chief financial officer Mark Gavin was promoted from VP/finance to senior VP/finance ... Donna Deutsch and Kirk Smallwood have both been promoted at the Consumer Electronics Association. Deutsch is now CES exhibitor services director and Smallwood is CES national accounts manager.