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Exec Moves at Martin Agency

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IPG's The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va., has named Linda Thomas Brooks president of its Ingenuity Media Group. Thomas Brooks (shown) is a past managing director of GM Mediaworks and GM Cyberworks from 1994-2005, and she was most recently with Trilogy in Detroit. "We're confident that her leadership will continue a trajectory of growth for Ingenuity and will add deep, relevant experience that will benefit all our clients," said agency CEO John Adams. At Martin, she succeeds Mark Pavia, who becomes the agency's first director of innovation. "We've been talking with Mark about this innovation position for some time," said Adams. "Once we were successful in our bid to bring on board the world-class media experience of Linda Thomas Brooks as Mark's successor, we made this new role official. Mark is known here for his broad thinking and his unending curiosity."