Martin Agency Finds New Business Chief at BBH

New hire starts in 3 weeks

The Martin Agency has filled its top business development role with an executive from Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

Julie Levin, head of business development at BBH in New York, becomes chief growth officer at Martin in Richmond, Va. She starts Aug. 5.

"We interviewed a variety of smart, impressive candidates for this position, but Julie really stood out as having the right combination of intuition, intellect and energy," said Matt Williams, Martin's CEO.

Levin fills a vacancy left by the November exit of director of business development Dan Sutton. Sutton, who held the role for 18 months, became a senior product marketing manager at Google+.

Levin, 41, spent nearly three years at BBH, where she also was a global business director. Earlier in her career, she was a managing partner at mcgarrybowen, a senior account director at BBDO and the director of client services at Laird & Partners.

Levin's move to Martin represents a reunion of sorts, as she's a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned a bachelor's in speech communication and rhetoric.

In a statement, Levin described herself as a "longtime fan of The Martin Agency culture and work." In her new job, she'll report to Williams.