Reeser Returns to Landor in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO Design and marketing veteran Courtney Reeser has rejoined Landor Associates as managing director, the company said.

Reeser returns to Landor here after leaving the company in 2000. He replaces Avery Gazigan who left to pursue other projects, said company rep Britt E. Dionne.

Reeser, 51, worked for the past three years as chief creative officer at Interbrand. Prior to leaving Landor in 2000, Reeser had been with the firm’s San Francisco office for seven years, ultimately serving as executive creative director. While at Landor, he led teams that created branding solutions for local and international clients including BP, Tommy Hilfiger and Federal Express.

In his new role, Reeser will oversee client work and operations for Landor’s San Francisco and Irvine, Calif., offices.

Reeser will work closely with the firm’s new CEO, Craig Branigan, who was recently named chairman.

Landor is a division of WPP’s Young & Rubicam. The company has more than 20 offices in 16 countries and has done branding work for clients such as Frito-Lay, Charles Schwab, Procter & Gamble, the New York Stock Exchange and Microsoft.