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Bader Rutter welcomes co-presidents and three new independent board members

Full-service advertising agency Bader Rutter has announced changes to both its leadership and advisory structures with the promotion of internal talent and the addition of independent external advisers. These moves align with the agency’s emphasis on modern, shared leadership and succession planning to cement future success.

Additions to Board of Directors

Bader Rutter also welcomes three new independent board members to its current board of directors, composed of nine individuals. The board, created in 2009, is responsible for fiscal governance and strategic counsel.

Greg Nickerson, chairman, Bader Rutter, explained: “It was a tall task to replace retiring directors of the board who had contributed greatly for more than a decade. After an exhaustive search, we landed on three individuals who we think each bring a fresh and spirited perspective to our work. We are excited to see how they build on our current momentum and help us grow our business.”

With these organizational changes, Nickerson remains the agency’s chairman and Jeff Young remains CEO.

“We’ve always believed that modern business requires contemporary leadership models, and succession planning is one of the most important things a company can do to help cement its future success,” Young said. “As a large agency with even larger aspirations, we need to ensure we always have a deep leadership runway. With this adjustment to our leadership structure, we can create dedicated responsibilities and provide the best work and service to each of our clients and employees.”