New Leadership Team At Grey Toronto

Darlene Remlinger and Patrick Scissons at the Helm

TORONTO, March 14, 2016 /CNW/ -- Michael Houston, Global President of Grey, today announced a new leadership team at Grey Toronto:

  • Darlene Remlinger has been promoted to President of Grey Toronto from Senior Vice President, Managing Director of the office
  • Patrick Scissons will continue to oversee Grey Canada as its Chief Creative Officer and share responsibility for the Toronto office with Remlinger
  • Leah Power has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Grey Canada from Vice President of Finance. Andrew Carty, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, remains a key member of the executive leadership team. Neil McPhedran continues in his role as General Manager of Grey Vancouver

The appointments follow the announced April departure of Stephanie Nerlich who has served as President and CEO of Grey Canada during a highly successful five-year tenure in which the agency has doubled in size and emerged as a creative force at home and abroad.

Michael Houston said, "We are fortunate to have a deep bench of talent in Toronto.  Darlene and Patrick are proven leaders who will provide the creativity, energy and counsel our clients expect and deserve.  Stephanie leaves with our sincere thanks for a job well done and our best wishes for continued success."

Patrick Scissons: Bio

Patrick Scissons became Chief Creative Officer of Grey Canada when the network acquired his agency, Birthplace Inc., in 2011.  Since joining, the agency has enjoyed a successful creative turnaround that's produced 13 Cannes Lions, Canadian Agency of the Year honors twice in the past three years and it made a significant contribution to Grey being honored as Cannes North American Agency Network of the Year in 2015.

Darlene Remlinger: Bio

Prior to joining Grey in 2011, Darlene Remlinger worked at both Birthplace Inc. and BBDO in strategy and client leadership roles.  Most recently, she has been Senior Vice President, Managing Director of the Grey Toronto office.  The agency has consistently ranked at or near the top of all industry report cards and it launched GREY4GOOD, its social impact specialty arm.  Darlene brings a stellar track record with 20 years of brand building experience across all channels and as a champion of superior creative and client partnership.

About Grey Canada

Grey Canada is a unit of Grey, the advertising network of Grey Group, led by James R. Heekin III, Chairman & CEO.  Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies.  Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).  Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917," Grey Canada serves many of Canada's and the world's best known companies:  GlaxoSmithKline, Volvo, Procter & Gamble, HSBC, Sagicor Insurance, BC Ferries, Metrolinx and The Salvation Army.  Grey was named ADWEEK's "Global Agency of the Year" for 2015.

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