Moudry Succeeds Kelly at Martin/Williams

CHICAGO Martin/Williams has hired Tom Moudry as executive creative director to replace Tom Kelly, who is leaving the agency “to take time off to spend with his family and assess future career options,” the agency said.

Moudry was formerly a vice president and ECD with Omnicom in New York, overseeing the SBC business that is held by a number of the holding company’s agencies. Prior to that he was a senior vice president, group creative director at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis, and ECD at DDB Dallas. He starts at M/W in August.

Kelly told agency president Steve Collins in April that he was ready for a change, starting a search that immediately focused on Moudry, Collins said.

Kelly’s options include a return to M/W, where he has worked for 14 years, the last three-and-a-half as ECD, the agency said.

Kelly in January 2000 replaced Lyle Wedemeyer, who stepped down from the pace of the ECD’s job to eventually become a creative strategist with the