AUSTIN – July 9, 2018 – R/GA, the company connected by design, today announced that the Austin office has elevated Candice Hahn to senior vice president, managing director of R/GA Austin, Katrina Bekessy to executive technology director and Murray Wyse to group creative director. Each will continue in their management roles and are all instrumental in driving the growth of R/GA Austin’s expanding products, services, and communications offerings.
As R/GA’s first female U.S. office lead, Candice Hahn joined the agency in 2014 and has helped grow the office staff 160% since then. Now Senior Vice President, Managing Director of R/GA Austin, Hahn stewards department heads to push for transformative work for clients andis responsible for the office’s growth, operations, and new business development. Under her leadership, the R/GA Austin office has recently added the Red Rock Deli, Smartfood and Newgistics accounts.
Executive Technology Director Katrina Bekessy was recently promoted from Senior Technology Director. She joined R/GA in 2009 in New York and was an original member of the Austin office. Since then, she has been leading the charge on all things technology for clients locally and throughout the R/GA network, helping develop processes for working with R/GA’s Latin American offices. She’s led transformational product development initiatives for clients including McCormick, Fossil and Sonic Drive-in. Bekessy’s contributions have enabled R/GA Austin to emerge as a major tech lead for R/GA’s mobile work across the network.
Previously creative director, Murray Wyse was elevated to group creative director and helps drive the creative vision for many of R/GA Austin’s winning campaign work and business development needs. Wyse joined R/GA in 2015 after spending 18 years in London including two stints at TBWA, CHI + Partners, and Havas Worldwide, where he was able to sharpen his design, art direction and brand building capabilities. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Wyse work been awarded globally at Cannes, D&AD, Creative Circle, The Drum, and Campaign UK.
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