MRA Recruits Lewis to Succeed Wakefield as CD

ATLANTA-Mike Lewis has replaced Rich Wakefield as creative director at MRA.

Lewis, arrives at the Atlanta agency from San Francisco, where he has been freelancing for shops including GSD&M and TWBA\Chiat\Day since leaving Odiorne, Wilde Narraway & Partners last year.

Among creatives, Lewis is recognized for his high-concept work, best expressed in campaigns conceived for Electronic Arts Sports video games in San Mateo, Calif.

Lewis, who studied under Wakefield at Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, topped three local candidates to secure the MRA position.

Wakefield, rumored be joining colleague Jim Noble at BBDO South, leaves big shoes to fill: MRA’s work recently won six gold and two silver Addys.