Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide has further strengthened its teams in the US at a senior level, making three key promotions and adding six new hires in its New York, Detroit and San Francisco offices. This swiftly follows five senior-level hires in offices across the US, which were announced in February.
“Our team at Jack Morton is growing once again this year, strengthening our talent in our management, client relationships and creative teams,” said Josh McCall, Chairman and CEO, Jack Morton Worldwide. “We’re excited to both inject fresh, diverse talent and to grow our talent from within, as we drive forward in our vision to create extraordinary experiences.”
Promotions include the following:
John Howard – EVP, Managing Director, Detroit
John has served as the creative lead for Jack Morton’s Detroit office since 1999, most recently as Executive Creative Director. Within these leadership roles, John has worked very closely with GM, creating campaigns across all brands and multiple business teams within the group. He has also worked with many other brands, including: NASCAR, MLB, SXSW, NCAA, CMA, NFL and Disney. John now steps up to the role of Managing Director.
Tom Michael – SVP, Group Account & Strategy Director, San Francisco
Tom has been a key senior strategist at Jack Morton for 12 years, driving communications and strategy for business development and client engagements with both B2B and consumer brands. He now steps up to oversee a portfolio of technology clients in addition to leading the strategy team of Jack Morton’s West Coast operations. Prior to Jack Morton, Tom worked in-house at PeopleSoft and agency-side at Citigate Cunningham.
Ethan Gunning – SVP, Executive Creative Director, San Francisco
Ethan joined Jack Morton in 2011 and since then has been instrumental in elevating Jack’s creative work on the West Coast and globally as a member of the agency’s Creative Council. Prior to joining Jack, Ethan gained more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. During this period, he was a creative lead for the Office of Metropolitan Media and agency-side with the Kenwood Group and Delphi Productions, working with brands including HP, Adobe, EA, Wired and GE.
New hires include the following:
Elizabeth Krato – EVP, Director of Operations, Detroit
Prior to Elizabeth’s appointment to this role, following a period as a consultant, she was a leading member of the Jack Morton team for 17 years, most recently as SVP, Group Production Director. During this period, Elizabeth worked with every division at GM, and was instrumental in the creation of many of the brand’s key communication programs and launches. Elizabeth’s extensive industry experience also includes work with Pixel Corps and the Ryder Cup.
Kate Crotty – SVP, Account Director, Events, New York
Kate brings 22 years of experience in the industry where she has held senior roles with a number of agencies including Broadstreet, MJM Creative Services and Sandra Arnold Inc. During this time, Kate has worked with brands including IBM, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Medivation and Omnicom Media Group and most recently was Programs and Events Strategist for Friends of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
Gary Baker – VP, Creative Director, New York
With more than 13 years of industry experience, Gary joins Jack Morton’s New York office having held senior creative roles at a number of agencies including Cake and G2. During this period, Gary worked with many leading brands including Disney, Visa, Toys”R”Us, Xerox, Special Olympics, Dell, Kellogg’s and Campbell’s.
Kristy Snowden – Senior Account Director, San Francisco
With over 13 years of experience in managing multimillion dollar accounts and client collaborations, Kristy joins Jack Morton from Wunderman, Seattle where she was business lead managing integrated marketing campaigns for clients including T-Mobile and Microsoft. Prior to this, Kristy held senior roles working with both government and consumer brand clients including Army National Guard, Geico, System Planning Corporation, and Virginia Organizations Responding to AIDS.
David Harrison – Senior Creative Director, San Francisco
David joins Jack Morton San Francisco with over 15 years of experience leading the creation of award-winning experiences for B2B and B2C client engagements across a diverse range of industries, working with brands including T-Mobile, Heineken, Medtronic, Samsung, GM, Ford and Chevron.
Brian Thompson – Creative Director, San Francisco
Prior to joining Jack Morton, Brian led creative at Apple, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and AKQA. During his more than 15 years in the industry, he has worked across experiential, traditional and non-traditional branding campaigns for Apple, Audi, Chevy, HP, Sprint, Adobe, Xbox, Anheuser-Busch and Delta Airlines, among others.
These appointments are effective immediately.
All new hires are available for interview upon request.