ORLANDO, Fla. — Massey Services announced a series of promotions and personnel changes, including the retirement of Bud Brewer, longtime vice chairman of Massey Communications. Brewer will retire from his role with the public relations, advertising and marketing firm during 2011.
“Lynn and I plan to spend a lot of our time at our home in Highlands, North Carolina,” said Brewer, whose wife, Lynn Katz, retired from Lockheed Martin in July, 2010 after 28 years. “I will remain engaged with both Massey Services and Massey Communications, as well as with several clients of the agency, whenever they need me.”
Brewer has enjoyed a 35-plus year career in radio and television, public relations, and strategic marketing communication, almost entirely in Central Florida. He moved to Winter Park in 1974 from New York City and, with the exception of a year at KSD-AM in St. Louis in the late 1970s, has lived and worked in Central Florida since then. He and Lynn will mark 25 years of marriage in April of this year. He has two grown daughters and they have three grand-children.
“We love Central Florida and will spend a significant amount of time here, visiting regularly with family and friends,” said Brewer. “Lynn and I both have been extensively involved in the community and don’t ever plan to fully disengage.”
Harvey Massey, president and CEO of Massey Services, said Brewer has been an integral part of the success of Massey Services.
“Bud has been associated with us almost since the beginning,” said Massey. “He’s contributed as our advertising and public relations consultant, as our first marketing vice president, and then as president of the agency. We wish him and Lynn all the best as they begin their next chapter, however, I know we will continue to work together on a pretty regular basis.”
While his retirement will take shape over the next several months, Bud’s last day as a full time employee with Massey Communications will be March 15, 2011.
MASSEY-FARRELL PROMOTED. Andrea Massey-Farrell has been appointed to the position of president/CEO of Massey Services.
“Andrea has proven herself a capable and strong leader, as well as a consummate professional in the business of advertising, marketing and design,” said Harvey Massey. “She’ll continue to lead Massey Communications in providing outstanding comprehensive marketing services to organizations in the marketplace.”
Massey-Farrell succeeds Lynne Frederick, who had temporarily assisted the agency and held dual responsibilities of heading up Massey Communications as well as the Massey Services Marketing Department. Andrea had reported directly to Lynne to prepare Andrea for this new position.
“Due to the continued growth and expansion of Massey Services, which now has close to 100 Service Centers in three states, the leadership changes at the Agency will allow Lynne to focus on the management, progression and growth strategy at Massey Services,” added Mr. Massey. “With this new structure, it gives us the opportunity for continued growth in both organizations.”
Massey-Farrell has been with the Agency since 1997 and most recently served as executive vice president/COO. As president/CEO of Massey Communications, she will oversee operations of the 26-year-old full-service Agency.
“I’m honored and excited to have been given this opportunity,” said Massey-Farrell. “We have a truly outstanding team of professionals at Massey Communications and we’re ready, willing and able to serve clients who seek the experience and talent of a creative, high energy group of communications professionals.”
OTHER APPOINTMENTS. Also at Massey Communications, Lynne Garrow was appointed to the position of vce president of Advertising Services at the Central Florida-based agency.
“Lynne has demonstrated great talent and dedication in leading our Advertising department,” said Massey-Farrell. “She will continue to assist Massey Communications’ clients as a strategic partner providing invaluable, innovative advertising strategies.”
Garrow has been with the Agency since 1998 and most recently served as director of Advertising Services. As director of Advertising, she managed all aspects of media planning and placement in addition to servicing the agency’s advertising accounts.
Sultana F. Ali was appointed the position of senior acount executive at the Central Florida-based agency.
“Sultana has been instrumental in both delivering outstanding client service and expanding our business portfolio,” said Ms. Massey-Farrell. “She has worked diligently and has truly earned this promotion as a senior member of our team.”
Ali has been with the agency since 2004, most recently serving as an account executive, where she is a trusted communications counsel to clients ranging from nonprofits to government agencies to professional services and retail industries.
Shayla Cannady as appointed account executive at Massey Communications.
“In a short period of time, Shayla has demonstrated her efficiency and determination to succeed,” said Massey-Farrell.
Cannady joined the agency in 2010, serving as an acount supervisor. As an account supervisor, Cannady assisted with public relations account service through researching, writing, and coordinating events.