Kathleen Wille leaves FCB for VMLY&R Seattle

(Scott and Wille join Seattles VMLY&R)

VMLY&R West is rapidly expanding its presence in the region, including two key recent creative hires: Executive Creative Director Glen Scott and Group Creative Director Kathleen Wille.  

Scott will take on a new role as lead creative for VMLY&R West, based in Seattle, Wash. In this new role, Scott will work across key clients, including Intel, Microsoft, Mazda, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Zespri Kiwifruit, and Driscoll’s Berries. He will report to John Godsey, North American Chief Creative Officer.

Prior to relocating, Scott led creative teams at VMLY&R Kansas City to multiple new business wins and buzzworthy campaigns for Gatorade. As a 15-year ad vet, he has worked across a variety of clients, including Sonic Drive-In, 24 Hour Fitness and Las Vegas tourism, where he developed creative on the city’s iconic “What Happens Here, Stays Here” campaign.

His work has been recognized by Cannes, Clios, Communication Arts, One Show, Webby People’s Choice, Project Isaac, Effies, and more.

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Kathleen Wille

Kathleen Wille has joined VMLY&R as group creative director. Based in Seattle, she will work as one of the agency’s creative leads for Intel. Wille brings more than 20 years’ experience, spending the majority of her career in Chicago — most recently at FCB Chicago.

She has helped build iconic brands, including Skittles, Michelob ULTRA, State Farm and McDonald’s. Prior to FCB, Wille was creative director at DDB Chicago. Her work has been recognized by D&AD, Cannes and the London International Awards, among others. 

“Glen has always pushed to get to strong, breakthrough, innovative creative work, while helping many to find their voice and their stride at VMLY&R,” said Eric Baumgartner, executive lead, VMLY&R West. “We are so thrilled and honored to also have Kathleen joining the team. I am excited to see how they both will help us continue to elevate the work for clients across our Seattle office.”

Both Scott and Wille are integral hires to the expanding Seattle team, which has grown its employee base over 22% in the past months.

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Reel 360 wishes Kathleen and Scott the best of luck in their new city and agency.