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Lebowitz (left) and Montague
Lebowitz (left) and Montague
Michael Lebowitz, founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, has been named Co-Chairman of the International Andy Awards. He will be sharing the role with new Chairman Ty Montague, JWT co-president and CCO. The partnership reflects the Advertising Club's recognition of the shifting ad environment. Among the co-chairs initiatives going forward include an expansion of the ANDY's own digital communications, an increase in the number of digital creative leaders on the show jury, and the development of new categories to allow for the submission of innovative work outside the more traditional ad confines.

Today, Paul Brazier, ECD at AMV.BBDO assumes his role as D&AD president. Sanky, a founding partner at design consultancy AllofUs has also been elected as deputy president.

Multi-disciplinary designer Beth Mueller joins Olson as design director. Mueller most recently led LifeSpace Interiors, her own interior design company. She had also previously served as a creative manager at Target, where she oversaw the brand's signature look.

Marc Lineveldt (pictured) has been named regional creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai. Ben Roberts has also been appointed regional human interest director, Middle East, North Africa. Lineveldt was previously ECD at Fortune Promoseven Dubai. He had also formerly served as CD at Team Y&R, Dubai and in Capetown at both Ogilvy and TBWA Hunt Lascaris.

Director Pep Bosch has signed to the roster of O Positive for representation in the U.S. Bosch was previously repped out Hello! and Company and Rock Fight.

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