Client Chief Enlisted

John Nohe will be expected to use his 20 years of advertising experience to oversee all accounts at Barkley Evergreen & Partners, where this week he takes over as client services director.

“I see him as a re-source for our team leaders,” said Bryan Brooker, who last month became the Kansas City, Mo., agency’s CEO. “He’ll be the only person in the department who doesn’t have a single account.”

Nohe, who will report to Brooker, previously was chief strategic officer working on new business for crosstown shop Bernstein-Rein. It was his second stint at that shop, which he first left in 1999 to become president of Muller + Co. in Kansas City. He also worked at BE&P in the late 1980s. Brooker and Nohe were co-workers at B-R in the early 1980s and later at BE&P.

“From a character and talent perspective, he brings a lot to the agency,” said Brooker, who is also the agency’s president and chief creative officer. “He’s very interested in the creative product and willing to be a force behind that.”

Nohe’s appointment is the latest move in a continued revamp of BE&P’s top management. Last month, chairman Scott Aylward ceded the CEO title and duties to Brooker, who arrived in 2000 as president and chief creative officer from GSD&M in Austin, Texas.

Earlier this year, the shop added chief strategist Ginny Shiverdecker from Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis and media strategist Knox Duncan from Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore.

“I think they’re one of the most exciting agencies in the country right now,” Nohe said. “They represent an agency that has great work, great people and will do great things.”