Lowe Campbell Ewald promoted Kevin Wertz to president, up from managing director. Wertz will be responsible for the leadership of the agency's Detroit (non-automotive) and San Antonio-based accounts.
In addition, Wertz will oversee Lowe Campbell Ewald's media, strategic planning, analytics, digital strategy and social media capabilities. He will divide his time between Lowe Campbell Ewald's
Detroit and San Antonio offices, reporting directly to CEO Jim Palmer. Prior to Lowe Campbell Ewald, Wertz served as vice president, account director at Doner. Throughout his career he has worked with
clients such as Food Network, AAA, Expedia, Progressive insurance and La-Z-Boy. In addition, Keith Clark was promoted to managing director. Clark will assume the lead role on the USAA account and also
assume responsibility for managing day-to-day operations in the San Antonio office. Clark has been with Lowe Campbell Ewald for 14 years. Walter Harris was promoted to group management supervisor.
Harris will be supporting Clark in his new role, leading the cross functional USAA team. Harris joined the agency in 2011 and has helped lead the USAA's brand, media and enterprise initiatives.
Lastly, Jari Auger continues her role as chief financial officer and also takes on the title of chief operating officer. In addition to Auger's current responsibilities as CFO overseeing talent
management, finance, accounting, IT, legal and facilities, she will now be responsible for agency operations, assuming those responsibilities previously held by Kathleen Donald who is leaving the
agency after 15 years. Auger has been with Lowe Campbell Ewald for nearly 20 years and will continue to work out of the Detroit office