Big news on the accounts side at Droga5: today the agency announced that Susie Nam, formerly GM/head of accounts, will be promoted to COO and Group Account Director Dan Gonda will assume her previous role as head of accounts.
Nam, who worked in media as an editor and producer at The New York Times before joining Deutsch in an account director role, landed at Deutsch in 2009 in the GAD position working on Activision, PUMA and new business. She was quickly promoted to head of account management and then GM three years later.
COO is a new position at Droga5, and Nam will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the agency’s New York-based operations in addition to–of course–“continuing to evolve best practices” wherever applicable.
Global CEO Sarah Thompson writes:
“Susie has helped grow the agency from 40 to nearly 500 employees. Not only does she drive growth, she has helped position the agency to constantly evolve and innovate as we increase our scale and client mix.”
Gonda joined the Droga team in 2013 after serving as account director at JWT, TAXI, and Euro RSGC and spending nearly five years as VP/management director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York. He handled the Newcastle account in his GAD role, and in his new position he will “oversee a vast majority of accounts” in addition to handling the general operations of the account department.
No word on who gets the best seats on flights to Cannes this weekend.