Barton F. Graf has hired Savanah Brihn as chief strategy officer and promoted Sara Kastner to chief operating officer, a new role at the New York-based agency.
Brihn joins from McCann New York, where she was most recently senior vice president group planning director. Earlier she held senior strategy positions at MTV and agency Redscout. She also worked on brand strategy at BBDO across FedEx and Mars, and Fallon on Buffalo Wild Wings and Purina.
As CSO, Brihn will oversee the agency’s strategy department, working across all clients including Little Caesars, Diageo brands Bulleit and Kettle One, Supercell, Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish.
Kastner joined the shop in 2014 and most recently held the title of head of project management. With two decades of experience in project management, she’s worked at agencies ranging from Fallon to barrettSF, and Wieden + Kennedy, where she spent nine years in project manager roles.
Both will report to Founder-CEO Gerry Graf and work with agency CEO Caroline Winterton, who started at Barton last month.