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Effie Worldwide Names Naked Co-Founder as New CEO

nealdaviesheadshotNonprofit Effie Worldwide, sponsor of your favorite Effie Awards, has named a new president and CEO; current head Mary Lee Keane simultaneously announced plans to retire this summer after 20 years spent leading the organization.

Neal Davies, co-founder and partner at New York’s Naked Communications, will assume the top role in June.

Davies will be Effie’s first leader with an agency background: he moved from an in-house position at Kodak to assume top roles at TBWA and McCann before launching Naked’s New York office in 2006.

And he has some big shoes to fill…

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TBWA\Chiat\Day Alum Latest to Join Partner Ranks at Naked

Former TBWA\Chiat\Day chief strategy officer Carla Serrano is heading to Naked Communications’ New York office to assume the role of partner. Serrano will officially take her post on Feb. 15 and work alongside fellow Naked partners Paul Woolmington and Neal Davies.

During her time at Chiat NY, Serrano helped the agency win accounts including Planters and Kahlua, served as a strategic advisor to agency client Kraft and oversaw the launch of TBWA unit, Being. Prior to that, the 20-year industry vet was a director of planning at Berlin Cameron United/Red Cell, where she managed global accounts including Coca-Cola, Samsung and Moet Hennessy. Serrano’s hire in NY follows Naked’s recent appointments of Lisa Seward Perry and Amy Sheil to co-partners in Minneapolis.