McCann New York names Lea Ladera ECD

Ladera moves from Saatchi & Saatchi

Lea Ladera.
Lea Ladera.

McCann Erickson New York on Tuesday announced Lea Ladera will join its ranks as executive creative director.

Ladera, who starts immediately, reports to co-chief creative officers Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy. Ladera was most recently creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi and joins a team of five ECDs in the New York unit of McCann Worldwide.

"We have admired Lea’s work for some time, from her recent Tina Fey work for American Express to her earlier amazing campaign for Macy’s. We are incredibly excited to bring that level of thinking to our clients," Bryan said in a statement.

According to Murphy, "Lea is a superb storyteller who has helped to creatively define brands and even to integrate them into pop culture. She’s a great addition to our team."