Cole & Weber Hires Jones, Wierdsma For Top-Level Posts

Cole & Weber has appointed two senior executives at its Seattle office, including an associate creative director from Wieden & Kennedy, according to agency president Debby Kennedy.
Kevin Jones, who previously worked at Cole & Weber as an associate creative director and copywriter from 1992-96, is returning to the agency in the same capacity next month. Most recently, he worked at Wieden in Portland, Ore.
The agency also has hired Lee Wierdsma as a group director. The former Goodby, Silverstein & Partners executive is heading up the Safeco Insurance, Interwest Resorts and Pyramid Ales accounts. Wierdsma worked on DHL and Pizza Hut at Goodby before leaving the San Francisco shop about 18 months ago to freelance. –Angela Dawson