Erwin Penland Names McKinney Vet Scott Voege as SVP, Group Account Director

By Erik Oster 

Erwin Penland has hired Scott Voege to serve as senior vice president, group account director in its Greenville, South Carolina headquarters.

In the new role, Voege will be focus on leading and growing the agency’s Denny’s and Pilot/Flying J accounts, while reporting directly to managing director Karen Mawhinney, who was promoted to that newly-created role last month.

Voege joins Erwin Penland from McKinney, where he has served as an account director since November of 2010, focusing on the agency’s Nationwide Insurance business.


For context, Nationwide ended its 7-year relationship with McKinney in February and — as we reported the following day — sent the entirety of its business to legacy agency Ogilvy & Mather after that shop fired the top two creatives on the account.

Prior to joining McKinney, Voege served a short stint as vice president, account director on Allstate Insurance at Leo Burnett, following a year as an account director with Chicago agency twoxfour advertising, working with clients including Bridgestone/Firestone and Grainger. Before that he spent time nearly two years with Lisa P. Maxwell as group client partnership director and then director of client partnership, working with clients such as Boyd Gaming, Blue Chip Casino, David Barton Gym and Waterton Residential. He has also held account director and account supervisor positions with the Chicago Creative Partnership and Campbell-Ewald.