Execs and Accounts for August 2, 2002

Terrell Jones, former chief executive officer of Travelocity, has been named to Overture’s board of directors. Jones replaces Jeffrey Brewer, who resigned his seat in May 2002.

In 1996, Jones founded Travelocity, which began as a small internal department of SABRE Group and was spun-off in March 2000. Before entering the online travel business, Jones held a number of executive positions during a 24-year career with SABRE, including chief information officer and president of computer services.

“We are extremely pleased to name Terry to Overture’s board,” said Chairman Bob Kavner. “His extensive operating experience and knowledge of managing an intricate Internet network will be invaluable as Overture continues to expand in the U.S. and overseas.”

Brewer left the post to devote more time to pursuing philanthropic interests and new commercial ventures. He was Overture’s chief executive from June 1998 through January 2000 (when the company was called GoTo) and was chairman of the board through September 2000.

Charlex has appointed senior designer John O’Callaghan and producer Danielle Amaral to its in-house creative team. Both come to Charlex from Attik NY, where OCallaghan served as a lead designer and Amaral supervised production and postproduction.

“John and Danielle bring with them a wealth of expertise at a new level of originality,” said Alex Weil, Charlex CEO and executive creative director. ” John has an unusually strong visual awareness. His impressive range of credits in both print and moving images give him an exceptional ability to conceptualize new and experimental design techniques.”

Jel Productions has launched a Web site for gourmet sausage maker Aidells Sausage. Jel says it set out to create a brand-consistent, online presence focused on the unique flavor and variety of ingredients in Aidells’ sausages.

Features of the site include in-depth product descriptions, a recipe finder, a product apparel store, a participating retail locator, and an online community where fans of Aidells can gather and discuss recipes and taste test new products.

E-learning company Intellinex has tapped GlobalWorks Group of New York to help define its brand and build market presence. While budget and media plans are still being developed, GlobalWorks will broadly focus on distinguishing the strategic learning firm’s online brand in an industry with numerous competitors and a sometimes confusing roster of services.

“Intellinex presents a singular B2B challenge,” said GlobalWorks CEO Yuri Radzievsky. “The corporate learning field has many different players offering solutions at many different levels. Our task is to help Intellinex rise above the noise, and help prospects grasp why Intellinex is the best choice.”

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