John Russell Named President of Leopold Ketel & Partners

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SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) -- Wieden & Kennedy veteran John Russell left the agency for another Portland, Ore., shop, Leopold Ketel & Partners, where he will serve as president and partner.

Mr. Russell most recently was group account director for HomeGrocer.com and the Coca-Cola Co. account, managing brands including Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke and PowerAde.

During his tenure at Wieden & Kennedy, he also worked on the Nike account for seven years, was the global account director on Microsoft Corp., and held the managing director's post at the Amsterdam office.

With Mr. Russell's addition, Leopold's managing director, Jaime Leopold, becomes CEO.

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