Tierney Names Simmons CCO

Kelly Simmons will take over as chief creative officer at Tierney Communications following the exit earlier this month of Tony DeGregorio. Simmons, 45, has been freelancing for the Philadelphia shop, whose ad unit has been known as Tierney DeGregorio for the past year. The agency will now be Tierney Advertising. DeGregorio, who left Publicis in New York to join the agency two years ago, departed over what CEO Scott Franks said were “crea-tive differences.”