April 5, 2016


The December 2013 passing of Mike Hughes, “patriarch, president and ultimate creative leader of The Martin Agency,” left an opening that agency principals knew could only be filled by one person.

Today the Virginia-based IPG shop announced that chief operating officer Beth Rilee-Kelley has been promoted to president, effective immediately. She is the first to hold that title since Hughes’ death.

The 33-year Martin veteran started as an assistant account executive in 1983, was named partner in 2005 and became COO in January 2011. In the role, her expanded duties will include partnering with clients and working on Martin’s new business initiatives.  Read more.