AKQA Promotes Rachel Barek to General Manager in D.C.

By Erik Oster 

AKQA promoted Rachel Barek to a role as general manager of its Washington, D.C. office, tasked with driving innovation and leading client relationships while continuing to report to AKQA managing director Erik Rogstad.

“AKQA’s DC office has several of the most successful and longest-tenured client relationships in our company’s history, and Rachel’s passion and focus on client services has played a large part in that. I’m excited to have Rachel’s vision and leadership help shape our future,” Rogstad said in a statement.

Barek originally joined AKQA as a senior account director in April of 2010 and received a promotion to director of client services in November of 2011. Before joining AKQA she spent two years as an account director with Organic, following under a year in the same position with JWT. Prior to that she served as a marketing manager with Digitas for two years.


“AKQA’s DC office has always been about creating meaningful products and services for our clients in an environment that encourages learning and career development,” Barek said.  “I am honored and excited to lead the DC office, and its talented team, to partner with many of the world’s most prestigious brands.”