McKinney names Walker Teele group account director
McKinney announced today that Walker Teele has been promoted to vice president, group account director.
Joining McKinney in 2005 as an account director, Teele, 38, has led integrated teams for Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Southern Comfort and The NASDAQ Stock Market. Winning a bronze Effie for the Listed on NASDAQ campaign in 2007, he was named vice president in 2008. Most recently, Teele has led winning pitches for Newell-Rubbermaid‚Äôs Aprica and Abbott Nutrition‚Äôs EAS accounts.
‚ÄúA modern-day account leader, Walker is always thinking beyond traditional advertising for his clients,‚Äù said Jeff Jones, president of McKinney. ‚ÄúHe is what we mean when we refer to ‚Äòdigitally savvy account leaders,‚Äô having been part of multiple digital and social programs for our clients, including leading three website developments. He‚Äôs got the judgment and savvy to keep great work at the forefront of all we do and the strategic chops to help clients think through tough problems.‚Äù
Teele came to McKinney from Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners in New York where he had been an account director from 2001 to 2005 on brands including John Frieda hair care, Credit Suisse First Boston, NetJets and Meow Mix. He began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi where he served in account management in that agency‚Äôs Warsaw, London and New York offices.
A past instructor at WorldTeach International, Teele holds a BA in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.