GodwinGroup Announces Promotions and Structural Changes

JACKSON, Miss. (October 8, 2014) – GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley recently announced changes and improvements in the agency’s process of serving clients, including two promotions.

Jimbo Harwell James “Jimbo” Harwell has been promoted to Director of Design. Harwell’s career includes both freelance and agency graphic design and art direction for a wide variety of clients, including retail businesses, restaurants, schools and universities, real estate, museums and the music industry. His design and art direction has contributed to the success of numerous client campaigns, both digital and traditional.

Harwell has worked on accounts including Trustmark, Mississippi Power, Mississippi Department of Education and Great American Steamboat Company. He also contributed to the new brand standards for GodwinGroup, as well as updates to the agency’s interior office design.

Jessica RussellJessica Russell has been promoted to Senior Content Writer. As a member of Godwin’s creative team, she is heavily involved in the creation of web and video content as well as advertising copywriting applications.

At GodwinGroup, her projects include client brands in healthcare, education, tourism, public utilities, construction, transportation, and the food and beverage industry. Russell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from The University of Southern Mississippi.

In other changes, the agency has updated its personnel structure and titles to reflect evolving client needs and industry standards. Stacye Rinehart is now Senior Vice President, Creative Strategy. Stacye will continue to provide strategic creative guidance and oversight for client projects across a broad strata of traditional and digital platforms.

Glenn Owens is now Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy and User Experience. Glenn will continue to lead the agency’s digital creative department. His responsibilities include developing digital strategies for a wide variety of client projects in the digital realm and e-market.

Gary Ballard’s title becomes Creative Technology. Gary’s role is creative digital development and execution. Gary uses his technological expertise across both web-based and other digital platforms.

GodwinGroup, founded in 1937, is Mississippi’s largest and oldest marketing communications firm.  Headquartered in Jackson with an office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, GodwinGroup serves clients nationwide, primarily in healthcare, banking, finance and insurance, utilities, tourism, manufacturing, food and consumer goods. It has been recognized numerous times among the nation’s leading agencies as measured in revenues by Ad Age and AdWeek. GodwinGroup provides branding, advertising and reputation management services, as well as web marketing services. For more information visit www.godwin.com.