Alexandria, VA—October 17, 2011. Grafik CEO, Judy Kirpich, has named Lance Wain, President of Grafik Marketing Communications. Lance is transitioning from his previous position as Managing Director and will assume the day-to-day leadership of the company going forward.
Wain has been responsible for new business development for the agency since 2001. During this time, he cultivated relationships with Gannett, Accenture, Verizon, U.S. Census, Travelex, Software AG, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and many others, cementing Grafik as a leader in branding and creative in the DC Metro area. Lance was made a partner in 2007, and in 2009, he was named Managing Director, in charge of overseeing business development, account service, and Grafik’s rapidly growing interactive division.
“Lance has worked by my side for over 10 years and has the vision, skill set, and business acumen to push Grafik to even greater heights,” says Kirpich. “He has my complete support, as well as the support of my partners and our senior management team. I will retain the position of CEO and continue to work with him to grow Grafik and put our firm in a position to be successful in the coming decades.”
This announcement comes on the heels of record third quarter business for Grafik, with over $1M in new business generated for the firm. New clients include Virginia Tire and Auto, CADD Microsystems, developer Basheer and Edgemoore, and the Meltzer Group.
Key to Wain’s vision has been investing in human capital—promoting from within as well as attracting top notch talent from around the country. Wain has been instrumental in recruiting a new leadership team to push Grafik to new heights. “The pieces are in place, as is a great roster of clients, for accelerated growth.” says Wain. “Judy has built a top notch firm over the last 30 years and I look forward to continuing that success.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Founded in 1978, Grafik is an award-winning strategic marketing communications firm located in Alexandria, VA, specializing in brand and creative development across traditional and digital media. Current clients include: U.S. Census, Honda North America, EYA, Convergent Wealth Advisors, Global Automakers, JK Moving, and DC Prep.