- Monday, Sep. 19, 2016
- NEW YORK
Creative agency Johannes Leonardo has hired Dana May as integrated head of production. She will assume her new role on Monday, Oct. 3, and report to co-founders and chief creative officers Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico, and president Bryan Yasko.
May will be tasked with growing the agency’s integrated production department, as well as taking on added responsibilities with existing and new clients to build out fresh capabilities.
She joins Johannes Leonardo from McCann NY where as executive producer she worked on the Verizon Wireless account. Prior to McCann, May served as head of production at CHI&Partners on clients including The Wall Street Journal, Diageo, Samsung, InterContinental Hotels Group. She also spent time at Droga5 as senior producer on PUMA, Activision, Unilever, NET10, Rhapsody and UNICEF. Her body of work over the years has been recognized with top industry accolades including Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Clio Awards, the ONE Show, AICP Show and D&AD honors.
“I have been following the epic ideas and executions coming out of Johannes Leonardo for years, and can’t wait to work with some of the industry’s leading talent, while helping contribute to its growth trajectory,” said May. “It feels like the perfect time to make the move to an agency that I know will keep me feeling inspired and challenged.”
Yasko said, “With the success of adidas and our entire roster of clients, we are fortunate to have our business evolving progressively in addition to, and beyond, advertising. We are producing work in-house, launching global event activations, designing and executing innovative retail environments and pushing the boundaries of VR experiences. Dana will be instrumental in pushing our capabilities even further.”