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BBH USA Appoints Agnes Fischer as President and Alan Stout as Chief Strategy Officer


In key executive hires, Agnes takes the helm of BBH US, with Alan as strategy chief

BBH USA Appoints Agnes Fischer as President and Alan Stout as Chief Strategy Officer

BBH USA announced today two key leadership appointments: Agnes Fischer joins as president, leading the agency’s presence in the US, with Alan Stout named chief strategy officer. Fischer and Stout will join in January, and alongside CCO Erica Roberts, will collaboratively accelerate BBH USA’s celebrated momentum, and unique creative strengths across diversity, culture and innovation. Both Agnes and Alan will report to Publicis Groupe chief strategy officer Carla Serrano.

As president, Agnes takes the helm in the US and will join the BBH Global Board. Most recently president of The&Partnership, she brings more than 20 years of experience, and a unique blend of nimble leadership, creative brilliance, strategic rigor and operational backbone. Prior, Agnes was executive groupe director and co-head of account management at Droga5, managing client services and running the firm’s JPMorgan Chase and New York Times accounts. Her more than two decades in the creative industry include key roles for agencies including DDB, TBWA, Publicis Worldwide, Organic and Anomaly.

“I am honoured to lead an agency with such a rich legacy of brilliant work, and I'm very excited to partner with Erica and Alan,” said Agnes. “BBH has proven that creativity has the power to drive outsized results, which is a value I've always championed. I love the agency's 'zag when others zig' philosophy and believe it uniquely positions us to help clients navigate today’s chaotic landscape.”

Agnes replaces Amani Duncan, who left the organisation to pursue another opportunity.

As chief strategy officer, Alan Stout believes a strategist’s role is to be the most interested person in the room. He has made a career of being curious, and has spent the most recent years of his journey at San Francisco-based Argonaut, where he served as chief strategy officer. He got his start in advertising as an art director, but found strategy afforded more opportunities for exploration. And, he’s spent nearly two decades shaping creative and brand strategy at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Mother, SID LEE and Pereira & O'Dell, working with iconic brands like Chevrolet, Doritos, Cheetos, Absolut Vodka, Sour Patch Kids, Stella Artois, Häagen-Dazs, Calvin Klein, FitBit, Got Milk, and Cricket Wireless.

"BBH made the blueprint for how brand strategy can best serve creativity. I am humbled to join a long line of beautiful minds that love evidence-based change, making our audiences proud, and going rogue with an arty flavour. I can't wait to form VOLTRON with Erica, Agnes, and all the black sheep at BBH.”

This news builds upon the appointments of standout senior talent for BBH in the past year, including global chief creative officer Alex Grieve; US chief creative officer Erica Roberts, and executive creative directors Kasia Canning and Estefanio Holtz.

“We are thrilled to welcome Agnes and Alan to the team shepherding this new era for BBH USA,” said Carla. “They bring the perfect blend of creative prowess, inherent curiosity and business-driving zagness found at the heart of the agency. Together with Erica, and the connectivity of the BBH global board, I know tremendous opportunity lies ahead for this incredible team.”

These appointments build on a year of momentum for BBH USA, which was recently shortlisted as Adweek’s 2022 US Midsize Agency of the Year and recognised as Ad Age’s 2022 A-List Standout Agency. BBH USA has enjoyed strong growth over the past two years, and award-winning work recognised with more than 50 trophies at Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, ANDY's, Clios and Webbys, as well as Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards and Campaign’s Power of Purpose Awards.

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BBH USA (New York), Thu, 15 Dec 2022 13:10:50 GMT