VML Chicago hired Sean Burns as executive creative director. Burns joins the agency from FCB Chicago, where he worked as a senior vice president, creative director, on brands like Kmart, MillerCoors,
Hillshire, Cox Cable and Janssen. Prior to FCB, he was a vice president, creative director at Grey New York. Burns helped memorable work for Kmart, including "Ship Your Pants" and "Jingle Joes." He
will serve alongside current managing director and executive creative director, Jeremy Schutte. In addition, Erik Peterson has been hired as North American director, optimization and acquisition. For
more than 20 years, Peterson has consulted in the digital marketing industry. Rob McCutcheon was named a strategic technology lead, working across VML's Gatorade account. McCutcheon previously worked
as director of customer experience strategy for Team Detroit and as a senior strategy manager for Razorfish in New York. Lastly, Hilary Murdock was promoted to group director and head of strategic
planning. She helps drive consumer insights and digital strategy across the Kimberly-Clark and Kellogg work. Murdock has been with VML since 2014 as strategic planning director and prior to that
worked on the KFC account at FCB Chicago.