Euro RSCG Edge Names Greg Johnson President

Also on the Move: Lee Sherman, Jim Sexton, Clem Bason, Steve Conner

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Greg Johnson has been named president of Euro RSCG Edge. Mr. Johnson joins the agency from First Marblehead Corp., a client of Euro RSCG Edge, where he was exec VP-chief marketing officer. Previously, he served as director of Arnold One at Arnold Worldwide, where he worked on brands such as Vonage, Royal Caribbean International and Fidelity Investments.

Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson
Razorfish promoted Lee Sherman from senior VP of Razorfish Global Solutions Group to president for Asia-Pacific, a move in line with the company's global-expansion initiative. For five years before joining Razorfish, Mr. Sherman was a managing consultant with Gemini Consulting, where he provided strategic marketing services to Fortune 100 firms.

TracyLocke tapped Jim Sexton to become the company's first chief marketing officer. Mr. Sexton has been with TracyLocke since 1998, and has managed a variety of clients over the years, including the Pepsi business. Before the promotion, he held the position of strategic integration officer, responsible for agency collaboration both externally and internally. Before joining TracyLocke, Mr. Sexton held positions at the Richards Group, Ketchum Advertising and J. Walter Thompson.

Clem Bason was promoted to president of the Hotwire Group. Mr. Bason joined Hotwire as VP-hotel supplier relations three years ago. He previously helped lead Gap brand's strategy and business-development group, where he was responsible for strategic planning and new-business development.

DraftFCB Chicago has hired Steve Conner as senior VP-group creative director to co-lead efforts for the Kraft account, as well as develop business solutions for the agency's wider client base. Mr. Conner has launched several successful businesses, including an ad agency named Steve, which produced a three-minute film called "True" that spawned the famous catchphrase "Whassup." Mr. Conner later licensed "Whassup" to Anheuser-Busch. During his tenure as chief creative officer and managing partner of Burell Communications, Burrell was voted Advertising Age's Multicultural Agency of the Year.

Amy Ballis joined MediaVest as senior VP-connections director. She brings more than 15 years of global-media-planning and client-services experience to her post. Most recently, she served as VP-general manager of Starcom Worldwide, Guangzhou, China, where she oversaw a staff of 80 in leading planning for more than 15 Procter & Gamble brands. Ms. Ballis has held positions at Starcom MediaVest Group offices in Toronto, Mexico City and Chicago, working with clients such as Marlboro, Kellogg and Nintendo.

McCann Worldgroup, San Francisco, appointed Mike Windsor exec VP and executive director-integrated operations. Mr. Windsor has a long history with the agency; he knew many of its executives from his tenure as president-CEO of Ogilvy Interactive and others from his time as president-CEO of Anderson & Lembke, which was acquired by McCann Worldgroup in 1998. Mr. Windsor has been a consultant to McCann Worldgroup, San Francisco, for the past year, while serving on the boards of several start-up ventures. Previously, he was with Creative Artists Agency as head of its corporate-consulting practice.

Initiative named Ezra Cooperstein VP-director of innovations for the West Coast. He joins Initiative from Current TV, where he rose from assistant to VP-development and programming. One of the first staff members at Current, Mr. Cooperstein developed and managed the expansion of "SuperNews," the network's popular animated series, from shorts into a half-hour series that will make its debut in March. Before he was tapped to lead programming, he built and managed the viewer-created-content division at Current.

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