Elevating talent x 4 in our creative leadership

July 12th, 2022

Awards season gave us lots to celebrate at Yamamoto, and the spirit of appreciation continues with our most recent round of creative leadership promotions.

Shawn Pals, previously Group Creative director, is now Executive Creative Director. Associate Creative Director Sarah Koster has been promoted to Design Director. And former ACDs Vincent Koci and Carrie Whalen are now Creative Directors in Minneapolis and Chicago, respectively. These talented four represent the creative heart and soul of the agency with more than 34 years of Yamamoto tenure combined.

Our CEO Kathy McCuskey said it best: “Our people are our agency. Yamamoto is a place you can come and stay. We are deeply committed to our team. They move mountains for our clients, and we move mountains for them. This new structure allows us to elevate and amplify creativity in the agency and provide leadership opportunities to our talented, tenured creatives.”

We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.