French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s leading independent public relations and brand communications agencies, today announced the hiring of Glen Fellman as Senior Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, with oversight of the agency’s creative and interactive design teams.
In addition, the agency also announced four other new hires and four promotions.
Previously senior vice president/group creative director at Durham, N.C.-based McKinney, Fellman has developed integrated marketing solutions for clients such as Nationwide Insurance, Meijer, Lenovo, Qwest Communications, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and Brown-Forman’s Southern Comfort whiskey brand.
Prior to joining McKinney in 2005, Fellman served as associate creative director at Minneapolis-based Carmichael Lynch, creating integrated campaigns for Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Northwest Airlines and American Standard. Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch, he handled senior copywriting duties for pioneering interactive company, MarchFIRST, and was an in-house senior copywriter with Target Corporation’s department store division. Earlier in his career, Fellman worked for several smaller agencies, supporting clients such as Acura, Ford, Lucent Technologies and Wells Fargo.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in film, as well as a Master of Business Administration in entrepreneurship from The University of Liverpool. A board member of the Durham Arts Council, Fellman’s list of creative awards is extensive, including numerous One Show, Effie and American Advertising Federation ADDY awards, as well as a Cannes finalist nomination.
“This is an exciting time for our agency,” said Rick French, chairman and CEO of French/West/Vaughan. “Glen’s talent and experience is a significant addition to our team and going forward, FWV is positioned to implement even bigger and better ideas on behalf of all agency clients.”
FWV also welcomes Kevin Behan (right) to its sports & entertainment practice as senior account executive; Laurel Streng as agency front-end developer; Katie Jackson as account executive working on clients including Bassett Furniture, O2 Fitness and Wilmington and Beaches CVB; and Laura Wallenta as account executive supporting Wrangler Western, Justin Brands, Inc. and Pendleton Whisky. Behan is the former manager of baseball information for the Baltimore Orioles, and Streng is a former web specialist and graphic designer for the Raleigh News & Observer.
Additionally, the agency announces the following promotions: Katie Johnson to group account director, Claire Simmons to account supervisor, Amy Lacker to account supervisor and Lauren Bristol to account executive.