Achievers: AdForum’s Roundup of Advertising Industry Career News

by James Thompson

RPA Appoints David Measer as Senior Vice President 

RPA appointed David Measer as senior vice president, group strategic planning director on its Farmers Insurance and accounts. He will report to RPA senior vice president, director of strategic planning David Berne. Measer joins RPA from CP+B, where served as group director, planning, cultural & business insights for nearly two and a half years... Read more at AgencySpy

VSA Partners Welcomes Chris Cancilla as New ECD 

VSA Partners welcomes their newest Associate Partner, Executive Creative Director, Chris Cancilla. Cancilla joins VSA at an exciting time. The company has enjoyed a surge in growth and visibility, including AOR wins from Beam Suntory's 2 GINGERS and Marvin Windows, along with buzz worthy work on behalf of Kleenex, ABInBev's Goose Island, and their Blackhawks #LightningProof T-shirt last June. In 2011, VSA complemented its legendary design and branding capabilities with the launch of their marketing practice. Today, VSA brings together all aspects of brand building and activation—from brand strategy, narrative and design through data science, advertising and digital marketing. For more information, visit PRNewswire

Bernstein-Rein Hires Chris Perkins as Managing Director 

In a move designed to spur growth, 50+ year-old independent agency Bernstein-Rein has hired leading marketing veteran Chris Perkins in the new role of Managing Director. In this position, Chris will be charged with managing Bernstein-Rein's agency brand and building business. He will be a key member of the management team and report directly to Steve Bernstein, President of Bernstein-Rein. Read more at MarketWatch. 

R/GA Taps Dinesh Goburdhun as ECD/Design Specialist 

The Chicago offices of R/GA have officially announced the hiring of the agency’s newest creative leader: ECD and design specialist Dinesh Goburdhun. Goburdhun–who actually joined the shop several months ago–isn’t just about UX, though. In the new role, he leads all experience/visual design and copywriting work at the Chicago office. Read the full story at AgencySpy.  

FCB Chicago Hires Susan Treacy as EVP/ECD 

FCB Chicago is pleased to welcome Susan Treacy to the creative leadership team as EVP, Executive Creative Director. Treacy was most recently with Leo Burnett, where she oversaw a suite of brands on the P&G Portfolio including the two-time Cannes-winning Mean Stinks platform for Secret Deodorant. Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

RIP: Tom Adamski, Razorfish CEO, Succumbs to Cancer at Age 43 

Tom Adamski, who served as global chief executive officer of Publicis Groupe's Razorfish Global network for less than one year, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 43 years old.

Shannon Denton, the Razorfish veteran and North American CEO, stepped up to serve as interim global chief when Adamski began receiving treatment. He will continue to serve in that role for the immediate future.

During his all-too-brief career, Adamski specialized in facilitating the agency world's shift toward a digital-first marketing model. Read the full story at Adweek

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