Wray Ward has promoted Teena Ray to corporate services director and Morgan Rodden to controller, defining a new role and enhancing structure for the agency’s growing finance and operations team.
“Our finance and operations team is committed to ensuring we have the structure and resources needed to support our team, clients and vendors as we work together to build our customers’ brands,” said Patricia Propst, vice president and director of finance and operations for Wray Ward. “Teena and Morgan are great collaborators who bring strong acumen and experience to their new positions.”
Ray’s and Rodden’s promotions reflect the agency’s continued growth and evolution and complement the recent creation of the talent development director position, charged with recruiting, growing and enriching the agency’s talent. In her post as corporate services director, Ray is charged with managing revenue-generation activity as well as supervising accounting and operations functions, including cost accounting, office management and IT. Ray has more than 20 years’ experience in agency settings. She began her career at a media buying agency before moving to a marketing communications firm, working at two agencies before joining Wray Ward 13 years ago.
As controller, Morgan Rodden oversees the agency’s cost-accounting function, including working with media and production vendors, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll. Rodden joined Wray Ward almost two years ago, having previously served in accounting positions with a Fortune 500 company, an international chemical manufacturer and a marketing communications agency. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Carolina University.
“Though most often behind the scenes, our finance and operations team is an incredible asset to our agency,” Propst said. “Their quiet leadership and unwavering attention to detail are important cornerstones to our success, and these new positions and evolving structure will better our processes for continued success as we look ahead to our next 40 years of building great brands.”