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Barton F. Graf’s leadership team (l-r): Gerry Graf, Savanah Brihn, Sara Kastner and Caroline Winterton

Barton F. Graf has hired Savanah Brihn as chief strategy officer and promoted Sara Kastner to become the agency’s first chief operating offider. Brihn joins from McCann New York, where she was most recently SVP/group planning director, working on a number of clients and projects including NatGeo’s immersive experience to promote Darren Aronofsky’s One Strange Rock series. Prior to McCann, she held senior strategy positions leading brand innovation at MTV and agency Redscout working on MillerCoors and Pepsi. She also worked on brand strategy at BBDO across FedEx and Mars, and Fallon on Buffalo Wild Wings and Purina. As CSO, Brihn will oversee Barton F. Graf’s strategy department, working across all clients including Little Caesars, Diageo brands Bulleit and Kettle One, Supercell, Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish. Kastner joined Barton F. Graf in 2014 and most recently was head of project management, working across all clients. With two decades of experience in project management, she’s worked at agencies ranging from Fallon to barrettSF, and Wieden+Kennedy, where she spent nine years in project manager roles, including sr. project manager. In the new role of COO, she’ll continue to oversee all project management and drive creative-related operations for Barton F. Graf. Both Brihn and Kastner will report to agency founder/chief creative officer Gerry Graf and work directly with CEO Caroline Winterton who started at Barton F. Graf in May....

Global creative editorial company Nomad has further fortified its NY base with the addition of editor Jojo King. His credits include music videos such as Janelle Monae’s new single “Pynk” and Moses Sumney’s “Worth It,” films and spots for Vogue, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas Originals, Marc Jacobs and Victoria’s Secret. Along with editing a recently released music video for indie star Lykke Li that was directed by Iconoclast’s Anton Tammi, King has also just wrapped jobs with Droga5 and Johannes Leonardo....

Stitch London has added editor Adriana Legay to its roster. She has worked regularly in the beauty/fashion world with major brands including Dior, YSL, Dolce Gabbana and Givenchy. welcome the brilliant Adriana Legay to their family of editors.  Her other commercial credits include ads for Diesel (directed by Francois Rousselet), Orange (Martin Werner), Apple (James Gray), Dolce & Gabbana (JB Mondino) and Burger King (Simon Levene)....

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