WPP’s Wunderman Thompson has promoted Audrey Melofchik to CEO of North America, replacing Shane Athison who left the agency in October.
Melofchik, who will report to global CEO Mel Edwards, joined the agency in May as CEO of the agency’s New York office. She will join the WT Global Executive Committee.
Previously she was president of DDB New York, part of Omnicom and also served as president of Omnicom’s dedicated unit for Johnson & Johnson.
Under her leadership in New York, the office has seen strong organic growth and has added new clients like USA Today, J&J, Kyndryl and Pfizer.
The announcement follows several senior executive hires across North America including Karyn Rockwell as President of the Midwest region, Jenifer Mollo as Managing Director of Austin, and Wallye Holloway as Managing Director of Wunderman Thompson Health New York.