Jim Morrissey recently joined VJ as our new executive creative director, and Cody Gore is now our director of account services. The two are now part of VJ’s leadership team and together will boost the agency’s reputation for functional collaboration between creative and account service teams.
“This is a pivotal moment for our team and our clients,” said Meredith Vaughan, CEO of VJ. “Jim has been a friend of the agency for many years, and we’ve known Cody from the beginning of his career in advertising. I look forward to the time ahead.”
To VJ, Morrissey brings extensive experience molding and supporting hallmark brands like Banner Health, Colorado Lottery, Odell Brewing Company, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble. He previously held creative leadership roles at Cactus, O’Brien Advertising and Karsh Hagan.
“It’s thrilling and humbling to be a part of the heritage and legacy that VJ has built as an independent agency, and to have a hand in shaping its culture and direction,” said Morrissey.
In his nearly 14-year tenure at VJ, Gore has supported category-breaking work for agency clients, exceeded his clients’ business goals, mentored strong account teams and led some of the agency’s largest clients, including Otter Products, Xcel Energy, Colorado Springs Utilities, Snowmass Tourism, Black Hills Energy and State of Nebraska Tourism Commission.
“The best work is the result of great creative combined with tangible strategic insights and deep knowledge of clients’ businesses,” said Gore. “I’m humbled to lead, serve and continue doing great things for the agency and our clients.”