Jack Morton Worldwide Expands U.S. Team with 6 Senior Hires

By Erik Oster 

Jack Morton expanded its U.S. team with the arrival of six senior hires, all effective immediately.

“At Jack Morton we create extraordinary experiences for our clients and to do so, we continue to recruit and develop the best talent in our industry,” Jack Morton chairman and CEO Josh McCall said in a statement. “We’re excited to announce a number of senior hires, further building on our very talented teams across our offices in the U.S.”

Cynthia Kuker joins Jack Morton New York as vice president, senior creative director. She arrives at the agency following over two decades as a marketing and advertising consultant, during which time she worked with clients including  Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Pfizer and Marriott.

Daniel Macena joins the New York office as vice president, creative director, following over two years as creative director for McCann HumanCare, where he worked with clients such as Airborne, MegaRed, Digestive Advantage and Move Free. Prior to joining McCannhe served stints as an associate creative director with Spike DDB and Commonground MGS. In addition to the aforementioned clients, he has also worked with brands such as Ford, Burger King, GM, Verizon Wireless, HBO, Colgate and the United States Marines Corps.

Elyse Marks joins Jack Morton San Francisco as an associate creative director, following a stint as an associate design director at George P Johnson. She previously served as a senior 3D experiential designer for the experiential marketing agency and has worked with clients including Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Sony, Universal, Disney, Citi and Bandai.

Colette Crespin joins the San Francisco office as executive producer. She also arrives from George P Johnson, where she was part of the team behind Dreamforce. Crespin has worked with clients including Google, Anthropologie and Ren Skincare.

Lauren Lazarus will serve as an executive producer for Jack Morton’s New York and Detroit offices. She arrives at the agency from Max Mara Fashion Group, where she was director of special events and external affairs, following three and a half years as trade marketing manager for Giorgio Armani.

Lauren Abernethy will serve as regional account director for Jack Morton Detroit. She arrives at the agency from Simon Property Group, where she served as regional vice president of marketing. Abernethy joins Jack Morton with nearly two decades of marketing experience in the retail and property management sector.