NEW YORK, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Johannes Leonardo announced today the appointment of Benton Roman as Group Executive Producer. Roman brings over 15 years of experience managing and producing creative projects across all platforms. Roman will be joining the agency to lead day-to-day production capabilities on the newly awarded Volkswagen account. Roman will report directly to Dana May, the agency's Head of Integrated Production in New York.
"We're so thrilled Benton traveled across the country to join our mighty NYC agency, especially at such a pivotal moment in our growth," said Dana May, Head of Integrated Production at Johannes Leonardo. "Benton is a consummate producer, who brings first class leadership and passion to everything he touches."
With a passion for film, VFX and experiential, Roman joins Johannes Leonardo from Goodby Silverstien and Partners where he oversaw production on BMW, Adobe, and First Republic. During his nine year tenure at GS&P, Roman produced a wide variety of campaigns for brands such as the NBA, Adobe, BMW, Cisco, Specialized and TD Ameritrade. He's also produced notable branded content including "I Am a Witness" for Ad Council, which was the first interactive video experience on iOS and "The Neighborhood", an award-winning short horror film for Xfinity. Prior to working at GS&P, Roman worked at Furlined, a global production company.
"I've always admired the beautifully crafted work that Johannes Leonardo has put out into the world," said Benton Roman. "I see this as a great opportunity to contribute to that. Getting the opportunity to work on VW, one of the most iconic brands in advertising, was just icing on the cake."
Roman's appointment swiftly follows several strategic leadership hires across departments. Just earlier this year, the agency announced the appointment of Hope Nardini as Creative Director and Samira Ansari as Group Creative Director.
About Johannes Leonardo: Johannes Leonardo was formed in 2007 when founders Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico recognized that there is a fundamental shift happening in the way that consumers ultimately engage with brands. Backed by the "Consumer is the Medium" philosophy coined at the agency's origin, this doctrine has guided their approach to taking on the biggest challenges facing some of the world's most influential brands including adidas Originals, Volkswagen, MassMutual, Amazon, and EA Sports. For more information visit: www.johannesleonardo.com.
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