People on the Move: Chris Wilcox Joins Pereira & O'Dell as VP-Partnerships

Rodes Ponzer, Carrie Lipper, Ben Muldrew and Khara Wagner Are Also on the Move

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Chris Wilcox
Chris Wilcox 

Chris Wilcox has joined Pereira & O'Dell as VP-partnerships. Previously, he was VP-integrated advertising sales for USA TODAY where he oversaw West Coast sales operations. Over the course of more than 16 years in media sales, he has partnered with global brands such as Toyota, MilkPEP (Got Milk?), Wells Fargo, and Google.

TBWAChiatDay New York made several appointments.

Rodes Ponzer was hired as global brand leader on the Accenture account. He joined the agency from Saatchi & Saatchi New York, where he was exec VP-worldwide management director for General Mills. Rodes also helped to lead a successful transformation of the Cheerios brand, culminating in one of the most popular Super Bowl spots of 2014. Prior to leading General Mills, Rodes led Saatchi NY's Pampers account for nearly six years as VP-regional business director for Procter & Gamble Baby Care. Mr. Rodes began his advertising career at Young & Rubicam New York, where he as an account executive on Campbell's Chunky Soup.

Carrie Lipper came to TBWA as group account director to lead the BNY Mellon account. She joined from BBDO, where, most recently, she was senior VP-director on the Mars Inc. M&M's business both in the U.S. and globally. Ms. Lipper also served as VP-account for brands like Johnson & Johnson and General Electric business. She also worked as an account supervisor on Pizza Hut.

Ben Muldrew, who will run the Michelin business as a group director, joined the New York office from Nissan United. Prior to joining the Nissan United team, he serviced the Nissan client as an account director at TBWAChiatDay offices in both Los Angeles and Nashville. Mr. Muldrew also spent time at Weirather-Wenzel & Partner (WWP) in Austria as a senior manager developing a motorsport sponsorship initiative for Volkswagen and nine of its key brands: Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, MAN, Ducati, Seat and Skoda.

Khara Wagner joins from Walton Isaacson as the group account director to lead the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Nutrilite accounts. At Walton Isaacson, she was group account director across several Unilever brands. Prior to Walton Issacson, Ms.Khara was with G2 (a division of Grey Worldwide) where she helped to launch large-scale integrated campaigns for pharmaceutical brands Latisse and Actonel. Her wellness background also includes work on Claritin, Chantix and Imitrex brands during stints at EURO RSCG, Saatchi & Saatchi and Grey Worldwide.

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