JWT NY Promotes Lynn Power & Claire Capeci to Leadership Roles
Gustavo Martinez, Worldwide Chief Executive Officer, J. Walter Thompson Company, today announced senior leadership moves designed to deliver on two strategic growth priorities: further strengthening key offices around the network and growing deep expertise in target verticals.
Lynn Power has been promoted to President, J. Walter Thompson New York. Power will partner with Adam Kerj, incoming Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson New York, to lead the agency’s flagship New York office. Together they will be responsible for driving industry-leading creative work, and the overall strategic direction and growth of J. Walter Thompson New York.
“Adam and Lynn make an exceptional team,” said Martinez. “They are the kind of leaders who will foster a creative, curious and collaborative culture, drive growth and further enhance our creative reputation, ultimately helping us to deliver on our mission to create pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business.”
Claire Capeci is being promoted to the newly created role of Global President, Retail, J. Walter Thompson. Capeci will lead a specialized retail discipline that leverages the company’s deep experience in the category and extends and expands it around the world. In addition to her new global remit, Capeci will continue to lead the Macy’s and Energizer businesses.
“Claire has been incredibly successful in growing and leading retail client relationships in the U.S., and has also been part of some of the agency’s most award-winning and recognized work, for Energizer, Macy’s and others,” said Martinez. “This is a natural evolution of her role, as we have been leaning on Claire to drive innovation in the retail category for some time. She knows our network inside out, and is perfectly positioned to drive growth for this practice around the world.”
Power and Capeci had previously held the titles of Managing Director, J. Walter Thompson New York. Both will continue to report directly to Martinez.