Grey made two additions to its leadership team, hiring Vonda LePage as chief communications officer, and Erin Joyce as head of social in New York.
LePage will report to global CEO Laura Maness and is tasked with overseeing Grey’s global communications strategy.
LePage brings decades of strategic communications experience, previously serving as executive vice president and director of communications at Deutsch, where she shaped external and internal communications. She also held leadership roles at Edelman Worldwide and FCB and is a past co-chair of the 4A’s Communications Committee. She has helped promote brand awareness and visibility for agencies and clients including AB InBev, GoDaddy, Microsoft, Nabisco, Pfizer, Reebok and Volkswagen.
“Grey is experiencing incredible momentum, and Laura, Gabriel (Schmitt, Grey global CCO), and the wider team are just getting started. In all my conversations, I’ve been impressed with their passion, intentionality and plans to strengthen Grey’s legendary storytelling prowess and client work,” said LePage in a statement.
LePage added that Grey is a creative powerhouse with a dynamic leadership team that cares about creativity, its people and nurturing the brand.
Joyce will leverage her over 10 years of experience developing digital content for top brands. She is a creative thinker, content producer, strategist and advocate for best-in-class social campaigns. She will report to Thiago Cruz, chief creative officer of Grey New York.
“I am thrilled to join the Grey New York creative team and to lead our social and content efforts. My philosophy has always been to create content that is community-focused so I’m excited to bring this approach to our impressive list of clients,” said Joyce in a statement.
Joyce joins Grey from Google’s Creative Works team, where she served as global creative lead and head of the Americas. Before that, she was senior creative at Twitch’s branded content studio. Her work has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“We are thrilled to welcome Vonda and Erin to the Grey team. Vonda’s wealth of experience and strategic mindset will be invaluable in enhancing our profile and communicating the exciting work we’re creating for our clients. Erin, an innovative creator and digital native, joins our creative team, reinforcing our commitment to connect with today’s audiences and drive results,” said Maness in a statement.