R/GA Austin promoted Candice Hahn to senior vice president, managing director, Katrina Bekessy to executive technology director and Murray Wyse to group creative director at the agency. Hahn has led the Austin office since 2014 and has overseen a 160 percent increase in staff. Bekessy joined R/GA in 2009 and has led product development initiatives for clients including McCormick, Fossil and Sonic. Wyse joined the agency in 2015 and has worked previously at TBWA, CHI & Partners and Havas Worldwide.
Wieden & Kennedy London hired Flo Heiss as a creative director. He joins from the Studio of Art & Commerce, which he co-founded. Prior to that, he was executive creative director at Dare, where he worked on campaigns for brands like Sony, Converse, Lynx, Johnnie Walker, Barclays, Aviva, Vodafone, Diageo and Nike. He was also head of design at Razorfish.
Raleigh agency Clean has hired Bob Ranew as co-creative director, serving alongside Co-Creative Director Glen Fellman. He joins from Baldwin&, which he helped found in 2009. Prior to that, he worked at McKinney for 15 years. His clients have included Audi of America, Krispy Kreme, Burt's Bees, Red Hat, BMW Golf and Long John Silver's.
DNA hired Steve Williams as co-executive creative director. Noel Nickol and Jon Lazar also join as creative directors. Previously, Williams was group creative director at Publicis Seattle, where he worked on brands like Visit Seattle, American Girl, Ore-Ida and Eddie Bauer. He has also held positions at Ogilvy LA and Campbell Ewald. Nickol joins from Rokkan, where he was a creative director. He has also worked at Burnett, Colangelo and The Gate Worldwide. Lazar joins from Vitro where he was creative director.