Achievers: AdForum’s Roundup of Advertising Industry Career News

by James Thompson

BBDO Hires Rhea Hanges as Creative Director in Atlanta 

Hanges joins the Omnicom team south of the Mason-Dixon from Havas New York, where she served as an associate creative director for more than three years and led creative on the Keurig brand. During her time at Havas, she also created work for such clients as Dos Equis and Mondelez while contributing to new business pitches and earning rave reviews from now-former CCO Darren Moran and others. She also began sharing some of her personal insights under the #Rheaism hashtag. Visit AgencySpy for the full story.

Andrew Deitchman Departs Mother New York

Andrew Deitchman, co-founder and CEO of Mother New York is leaving the agency for another opportunity characterized as a “hybrid media and retail concept,” according to AdAge. Mr. Deitchman — in conjunction with Paul Malmstrom, Linus Karlsson and Rob DeFlorio — founded Mother in 2003. 

Heat Taps Molly Cabe as Strategy Director 

San Francisco agency Heat announced the appointment of Molly Cabe as strategy director. Cabe arrives at Heat from Pereira & O’Dell, where she has served as brand strategy director for the past year and a half, following ten months as associate strategy director. Read more at AgencySpy

Seth Solomons New CEO of North America at Wunderman 

Wunderman CEO Mark Read has named Seth Solomons its CEO, North America. With over 20 years of global experience, Seth brings to Wunderman and its clients, strategic thinking, dynamic leadership and a history of innovative solutions that produce results. Seth has a wealth of knowledge in advertising, media, integrated marketing and technology as well as a successful record as a team builder. Based in New York, he will lead Wunderman's 2,200+ people in 43 office across North America and serve on Wunderman's Executive Board and report directly to Mark Read. Visit PRNewswire for more. 

Javier Suso Tapped as New CEO of Grey Group Spain 

David Patton, president and CEO of Grey Group Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) announced the appointment of Javier Suso as CEO of Grey Group Spain yesterday. Suso replaces John Lynn, who is leaving the agency to take on a regional leader role for Y&R and Wunderman across Latin America. Read more at AgencySpy

Roy Torres Hired as Creative Directory at 22squared

Full-service advertising agency 22squared has hired Roy Torres as creative director. Based out of 22squared’s Atlanta office, Torres will be working across many of the agency’s key accounts.

Torres joins 22squared following a brief stint freelancing where he established his own company, knife & luck. Before branching out on his own, Torres served as an associate creative director at Grey in New York touching clients such as Ketel One Vodka, Longhorn Steakhouse, Hasbro and The Whitney Museum. For more information, visit Shoot. 

(Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Fairchild.) 

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