R/GA Austin Adds Powerhouse Production and Client Services Hires

Griffth, Solis, and Lewis brought on to contribute to client partnerships like RaceTrac

AUSTIN, TX — December 7, 2020 — R/GA, the innovation company that designs businesses and brands for a more human future, today announced that its Austin office recently welcomed three hires to contribute across a spectrum of communications and product and services work. Athena Griffith will serve as a senior account producer where she’ll help lead and shape new integrated approaches to get work to the finish line. Mario Solis joins as a management supervisor. He will work closely with other members of the client services team to lead client business and deliver success. Shellie Lewis, the latest hire, brings years of experience to her role as a content producer to ensure we’re advancing storytelling through the use of new media and technology.

Athena brings over nine years of creative, analytical, and solutions-driven marketing experience to her production role. Previously at Havas/ Annex ATL, she was responsible for managing campaigns for Coca-Cola and its portfolio of brands. Her other agency experience has included Flavorpill Media and Translation in New York. After leaving New York, she settled in Atlanta, where she will be based near a key client.

Closing on 15 years of experience, Mario has expanded his remit to focus on client services, strategy, content development, and social media programming. Before joining R/GA Austin, he oversaw client satisfaction, growth and retention, and account profitability at Wick Marketing. During his career, Mario has also helped steward the strategic vision and growth for accounts like AT&T, Constellation Brands, Stripes Convenience Stores, and Seton Family of Hospitals.

Shellie brings a seasoned mix of production and operations expertise to her role. Her specialties include leading multi-faceted teams to create cross-platform, interactive experiences that support television show launches, theatrical releases, and luxury brand activations. Under the banner of The Graphic Foundation, Shellie ran content production workstreams and executed creative for multiple digital and production agencies across the U.S., including Ant Farm, BBDO, Leo Burnett, The Mill, Team One, Wieden-Kennedy, and 72andSunny. As her latest project, she applied her entertainment and production experience to a technology-based platform used to enhance the art of sync licensing. She will be stationed out of Los Angeles.

About R/GA
R/GA is an innovation company that designs businesses and brands for a more human future. It’s headquartered in New York, but globally networked and always-on. Its clients include Google, Samsung, Michaels, Verizon, Nike, Amazon, and Cigna; new economy innovators Airbnb, Instagram, Mailchimp, Slack and Reddit; and culture shapers ESPN, Universal Music Group, and Le Creuset.