Rising stars fill new role necessitated by rapid growth of the multi-national, multi-service agency.
HOUSTON (June 26, 2019) – 9thWonder, an independent marketing agency built for business impact, has named managing directors for its Houston, Los Angeles and Denver offices. The agency has grown 30% this year, and the new managing directors are intended to promote their offices and ensure the everyday collaboration that is a central operating principle and sales proposition of the agency.
Sara Hoerner, now managing director for 9thWonder/Los Angeles, has led key client and new business efforts at the agency for six years. She led the team that brought Valvoline to the agency and spearheaded a $2 million relaunch of the Public Storage online presence.
Lisa Hillmer-Poole, now managing director for 9thWonder/Denver, has led strategy for the agency’s technology clients for eight years, producing record business results for such brands as BAND-IT and APC Automotive. A brand veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in-house and at agencies, she knows what it’s like to be a client.
Lisa Parker, now managing director for 9thWonder/Houston, has led a variety of large accounts for the agency, including ConocoPhillips, Black & Decker and RCI. Parker has been with the agency for more than 20 years and will help answer the challenge of four new business wins for Houston as the office continues to expand.
“The faster we grow, the more we need leaders who can evangelize the agency and intensify collaboration between all of our offices,” said Jose Lozano, CEO of 9thWonder. “We promise to bring a diversity of perspective and talent to unlock business opportunities for clients. That takes uncommon cohesion, and people accustomed to working this way. Sarah, Lisa and Lisa have firsthand experience winning big for clients by inspiring commitment and creativity across the agency.”
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