The Art Directors Club has chosen Ami Brophy, formerly the executive director of the Clio awards, as its executive director. Brophy succeeds Myrna Davis, who steps down after 14 years at the Club. ... Durham, NC-based Republik has hired Ryan Cuthriell, formerly of Ulanguzi Creative Strategies, as Lieutenant, Interactive Ops (Interactive Director). ... New York-based Manic announced a merger with Hollywood-based graphic design and animation shop Laundry to form a specialized division called [email protected]
Laundry is run by partners P.J. Richardson
and Anthony Liu. ... Director Osbert Parker has signed with Curious Pictures in New York for exclusive TV commercial representation in the U.S. ... Crispin Porter + Bogusky has acquired Boulder-based Radar Communications, a global qualitative market research and consulting firm. ... Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide Singapore hired creative Alex Lim Thye Aun
, formerly of BBDO Singapore, planner Angela Koch, formerly of Leo Burnett Hong Kong, and creative creative Yu Sheng Sin. ... Atlanta, GA-based advertising and design school The Creative Circus has hired DC Washington as director of graduate placement. In other Creative Circus news, Norm Grey, the school's executive creative director, was named to the Board of Directors of the One Club. ... Copywriter Mike Ward
has returned to Fallon Minneapolis after two years as a copywriter at Y&R Chicago. ... Director Rob Legato has signed with Moxie Pictures for exclusive global spot representation.