BCW tabs TJ Kelly to take on the newly created role of president, western region, BCW North America, effective Sept. 6. Kelly joins the firm from Edelman, where he most recently served as executive vice president in the digital, technology and financial services sectors. He was previously EVP, managing director, and global client relationship manager at Edelman’s Assembly Media, which serviced the firm’s global Microsoft business. At BCW, Kelly will be responsible for business growth, client satisfaction and talent management across its operations in the Western region of the United States. “TJ Kelly has exceptional leadership skills in building high functioning teams that lead to outstanding business results for clients and, ultimately, for the agency business,” said BCW North America president Mary Corcoran.
Mason appoints Michael Field as executive creative director. Before joining Mason earlier this year, Field was a vice president at Ogilvy Health. He has held positions at Atmosphere BBDO and JWT and worked on accounts including GE, Heineken, Emirates, AT&T Wireless, Acura, RFK Human Rights, Hewlett-Packard, and Stelara. In his new role, Field is responsible for leading creative across all agency accounts and new business efforts. “Michael is a great creative talent who leads with purpose and passion,” said Mason CEO Charles Mason. “His inspiring work and portfolio demonstrate a unique perspective that leverages emotional truth and simplicity to differentiate clients in their categories.”
Granicus, a provider of government experience technologies and services, hires Suzanne Behrens as chief marketing officer. Behrens was most recently CEO of Kenner Technologies; a company focused on implementing technology solutions for federal, state and local government organizations. She previously spent 16 years at Microsoft, helping to build and manage the company’s public sector marketing and inside sales function. “Suzanne’s track record for leading and scaling results-based marketing teams will be critical for the company as we accelerate our efforts to bring governments closer to the people they serve,” said Granicus CEO Mark Hynes.