Valentine Radford Taps MMG Exec As Client Director

Chris Hayes has joined Valentine Radford as the shop’s vice president, director of client services.

Hayes comes to the Kansas City, Mo., agency from crosstown hosp it ality-specialist agency MMG Worldwide, where he was executive vice president of marketing.

In his new post, Hayes will oversee all of the shop’s nonagri cultural business, which includes regional work for Sprint and Pizza Hut.

“Having spent four years at MMG, I really wanted to get back into a multicategory, full-service environment,” Hayes said.

In his 20-year career, Hayes has worked for Wyse in Cleveland, Northlich in Cincinnati and Barkley Evergreen & Partners in Kansas City, handling such brands as Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee and Valvoline.