Add Ron Bess to the (growing) list of leaders exiting agencies in the past six weeks.
It’s not the first time Jason Peterson has been more than just a creative chief. This time, however, the scale is much bigger. Peterson, chief creative officer at the Chicago office of Havas Worldwide, today adds the role of co-president. The office, whose top accounts include Citibank, Dish Network (digital ads) and Reynolds, employs about 300 staffers.
Havas Worldwide has plucked an executive from the digital agency world to lead new business efforts in the U.S. Laura Maness most recently was an svp in charge of business development and marketing at Propane Studio in San Francisco. At Havas, she takes the title of U.S. chief growth officer, a new position.