We’re closing out the week with our favorite clips of new hires and promotions at agencies worldwide this week.
72andSunny named Geoff McHenry as its new executive strategy director. McHenry will lead and set vision for the strategy department and grow the agency’s New York office.
Arnold Worldwide welcomed Andrew Arnot as its new managing director. Coming from his previous role as group account director at FIG, Arnot will focus specifically on the Progressive Insurance account.
Article Group hired Yvonne Cheng as chief creative officer. Coming from her previous role as head of creative development, global business marketing at TikTok, Cheng will now work with clients like Google, Amazon and Meta.
Gut appointed Natalia Dávila as its first head of strategy in the U.S. Dávila joins from her previous role consulting in brand strategy and creative advertising for clients like Apple, Toyota and Bacardi.
Hanson Dodge welcomed Jeremy Whitt as executive media director. As a member of the leadership team, Whitt brings over 20 years of experience working across verticals, from traveling and tourism to lifestyle to CPG.
Hydrow welcomed two new members to its leadership team. Craig Tello joined as chief experience officer and Diana Cino was promoted to chief marketing officer.
IPG appointed Jayna Kothary as chief solutions architect. Kothary will work to build tech, data and platform solutions to accelerate growth for clients.
Livewire expanded its global network with a new office in London. The office will be led by Livewire’s new global CEO, Tom Simpson.
Jon-Don welcomed Eric Royse as its new CEO. Royse has been a member of the company’s board for two years and joined from his previous role as CEO at Continental Battery Systems.
Mosaic appointed Nick Pilon as group creative director, design. Pilon will lead concepting and development of cutting-edge design across the Canadian and U.S. markets.
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New York Festivals appointed Jennifer Vizina as executive director of its health awards. Vizina will work to chart a visionary course for the competition’s growth across the healthcare and wellness and pharma sector.
Ogilvy Canada welcomed Chris Perron as chief client officer. Perron will lead client development and account management strategy across agency business.
OKRP welcomed two new advertising veterans to lead newly won accounts. Sandy Kolkey joined to lead Marco’s Pizza and Michelle Scallate joined to lead Metro by T-Mobile.
Joshua Lowcock was named as the first-ever president of Quad Media. Lowcock will work to build a market-leading audience targeting and media engagement offering for the company.
Social Chain welcomed Amelia Wollaston as head of influencer. She will oversee the development of creator campaigns, establishing new creator partnerships and create new growth strategy.
Spark Foundry named Stephanie Prager as president and client lead. Prager will lead client executive sponsorship, new business growth and client transformation.
Taft Communications appointed Lindsey Pascarella as chief client officer. With two decades of integrated strategic communications experience, Pascarella will join the agency’s executive team and oversee account operations.
TBWA Collective made three new appointments to its leadership team. At 180, Agathe Guerrierb was named U.S. CEO and JD Jurentkuff was named chief creative officer. At TBWA\Worldwide, Jen Costello was promoted to global chief strategy officer.
Team One welcomed Ryan DiDonato as its new design director. DiDonato will work to elevate the team’s design capabilities and upgrade the visual ambitions of luxury and premium brand clients.
Tinuiti named Tavo Castro as its new head of strategic planning. Castro will lead the development and growth of Tinuti’s strategic planning practice.
Wavemaker named Kristin Jones as global account lead for Colgate-Palmolive. Jones will work alongside the agency’s divisional and local Colgate teams, as well as the WPP Colgate-Palmolive leadership, while ensuring global priorities are applied and growth is delivered on for the account.