Burrell Communications Group Restructures With New Executive Leadership Team

By Kyle O'Brien 

Burrell Communications Group, a legacy Black-owned advertising agency, has restructured its executive leadership team and promoted several senior-level executives. The group will work to create centers of brilliance around core disciplines and improve agency operations under CEO Tara DeVeaux.

The Burrell senior executive team looks to enhance overall employee performance, share and integrate best practices among client teams, maximize cross-departmental collaboration and identify ongoing staff training and development opportunities.

The new Burrell Communications Group senior leadership team. Pictured are (front row, from left) Tuwisha Rogers, CEO Tara DeVeaux, Ailine Tan and Vicki Bolton, along with (back row) Donna Hodge, Mike Mitchell, Khari Streeter, Stephen French and Leslie Alexander. Credit: Dimitre Photography


Burrell’s executive team leads include: Leslie Alexander, director of project management; Vicki Bolton, senior vice president and head of account management; Stephen French, head of strategy; Donna Hodge, head of media services; Mike Mitchell, chief financial officer; Tuwisha Rogers, vice president and director of brand development; Khari Streeter, chief creative officer and Ailine Tan, senior vice president of operations.

“I am truly excited and inspired by these individuals and their strong track-records of career success and accomplishment,” said DeVeaux in a statement.

“The Burrell culture has always been rooted in its people, and in carefully building the new leadership team, I purposefully selected executives who are the absolute best in their respective areas of focus, who always play to win, and are energized by the challenge of leading a legacy agency into its prosperous next chapter,” added DeVeaux.

DeVeaux has been at Burrell since October 2023 after stints at BBDO and Wild Card Creative Group.

Burrell Communications Group was founded in 1971 by Tom Burrell, who led the company for 33 years. The agency’s clients include McDonald’s, Toyota, Comcast, Fidelity, Coca-Cola, Unilever and the American Red Cross.