BBH Builds Up Staff

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has filled two key vacancies on its management team, tapping Barry Lowenthal as media director and Dan Tucker as CFO.

At the same time, executive creative director Kevin McKeon has bolstered his ranks with the addition of art directors Chris Brignola and Jason Stanfield, copywriter Joe Stevens and head of broadcast Mary Cheney, who reports to McKeon as well.

The moves come as the shop takes on new accounts (Ericsson, Noggin) and as chairman John Hegarty, who split his time between New York and London, returns to London full-time, said president Cindy Gallop. BBH, here, claims billings of $140 million and 60 staffers.

“Our client roster has already grown to the point where it demands the day-to-day expertise of a New York-based media director, CFO and head of broadcast,” said Gallop in a statement.

Lowenthal, 35, joins BBH this month. He has held media posts at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, N.W. Ayer & Partners and Grey, among others. Most recently, he was a managing principal at what was HookMedia in New York.

Tucker, 38, was svp of business development at Hachette Retail North America. The media and CFO posts had been vacant since March.

Stevens, 26, and Stanfield, 30, join BBH next week from Black Rocket in San Francisco, where they worked separately on Yahoo! and Black Pearls Olives, among others. They’ll be a team at BBH. Brignola, 31, who starts today, is from Fallon, here, where he worked on Conseco and ABC Sports. Before that, he was McKeon’s colleague at Lowe Lintas & Partners. Cheney, 34, has handled broadcast-production dut ies as a freelancer since last May.