Ryan Joins Waylon

Waylon Advertising has hired Neal Ryan as a group account director on the St. Louis shop’s Anheuser-Busch account. Ryan was previously a partner and management director at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago, working on the shop’s Miller Genuine Draft and Foster’s Lager accounts. He has worked on Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light and other brands during a stint at A-B agency DDB Chicago from 1990-93. His category experience also includes working as an account director for Coors Light at Foote Cone & Belding in Chicago. In addition to his beer background, Ryan worked at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Troy, Mich., on the shop’s General Motors account. Ryan said he has had a beer on six of seven of the world’s continents, missing only Antarctica.