Archer, a 70-plus-year-old full-service independent agency, has hired Rob VanGorden as its new CEO, effective June 3.

VanGorden was previously managing principal, chief development officer at The Richards Group (TRG) in Dallas, where he spent the past 25 years. He is relocating to Memphis and will take the CEO reins from Russ Williams, who will become Archer’s CFO while continuing as the agency’s board of directors chairman.

“With its 70-year track record of success, Archer has the staying power that is rare in our industry—almost unheard of. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of the next chapter in Archer’s success story? My new position at Archer represents personal career growth and, importantly, allows me to make a meaningful impact at a leading agency that shares my values. It’s the right opportunity at the right time,” VanGorden told ADWEEK.

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