McKinney Names Lisa Hughes Executive Director of Account Management

Agency vet’s proven track record of leadership and account growth provide natural fit in new role


DURHAM, NC, June 6, 2019 — McKinney is announcing today that Lisa Hughes has been named executive director of account management.


In her new role at McKinney, Hughes is responsible for leadership and development of account management across all three of the agency’s offices — Durham, Los Angeles, and New York — as well as continuing to drive growth for client brands and oversight of all of the agency’s accounts.


“Throughout her time at McKinney, Lisa has elevated our account management practice in all aspects,” said McKinney CEO Joe Maglio. “Being entrenched in a client’s business is a critical area where we can add value, and she has demonstrated this time and time again. I look forward to Lisa’s skills being brought to bear across all of our client partnerships.”


A 20-year veteran at McKinney, Hughes has spearheaded the agency’s Effie- and Cannes Lion-winning 11-year relationship with Sherwin-Williams and led the team that birthed Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome, also recognized by the Effies. Along the way, Lisa has led efforts for other agency clients including P&G, DuPont, Lenovo, Gold’s Gym, Coldwell Banker, Aetna, and Ad Council.


Hughes was recently invited to bring her experience and expertise into the classroom as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism, where she taught the university’s first course in advertising agency account management during the 2019 spring semester.


“I couldn’t be more excited about my newest challenge at McKinney,” said Hughes. “We believe relationships form the foundation for powerful and effective work. I see this as an opportunity to inspire and support our account management team to take the agency’s long tradition of building strong, successful client relationships to the next level.”


About McKinney

McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency, with work that has been recognized by Cannes Lions, Effies, The One Show, D&AD, ANDY, CLIO and The Webby Awards. Some of McKinney’s clients include P&G, ESPN, Sherwin-Williams, Jared, ClearChoice Dental, Samsung, BMW Group Financial Services, Choice Hotels International, WeTransfer, Amazon Studios and Crocs. The agency also does pro bono work for Urban Ministries of Durham and the Ad Council/Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s No One Gets a Diploma Alone campaign. McKinney is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Visit to learn more and follow McKinney on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.