Ty Thornhill is departing IPG's Erwin Penland to join The Tombras Group as SVP group account director. In this newly created role, he will lead key agency relationships, assist in new business and manage a full team of account directors, account supervisors and account executives.
He will report to Dooley Tombras, EVP and be based in Knoxville, TN.
This position was added after several national new business wins for the 200-person agency, including Clayton Homes and Glanbia Performance Nutrition.
Thornhill spent 18 years with Greenville, S.C.-based Erwin Penland working with clients including Michelin BFGoodrich, Sears Auto Center, General Motors, and Bojangles.
“Ty brings a level of experience and expertise in categories like multi-unit retail, financial services and restaurants that is a really good fit for our national client base,” said Tombras.