After 37 years of solid growth, Texas Creative’s founders have made the decision to retire from the advertising industry. The three new owners hail from diverse backgrounds and come from the agency’s long-standing leadership team. They are veterans of the local advertising, design, and development communities and have worked as a team for the past seven years to help grow Texas Creative’s portfolio as senior-level employees. They now form the C-suite triangle at the agency.
Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Landers, is a product of the Bromley Communications / Publicis Groupe era in San Antonio and as such, led teams out of Saatchi & Saatchi New York for Fortune and Global 500 companies like General Mills and Nestlé before making her way to Texas Creative in 2015.
Chief Information Officer, Art Williams, has been the Technical Lead at Texas Creative for the past 10 years of his 20-year software development career while applying his strategic expertise and thought leadership to client projects and open-source communities alike.
Chief Creative Officer, Josh Norman, began his career as a designer at the San Antonio Express-News and spent four years in higher education marketing at his alma mater, Texas Lutheran University, before landing at Texas Creative 21 years ago where he has led its design team for more than a decade.
“It’s a great thing for San Antonio when a healthy small business sells to its local employees. It’s a win-win-win. The founders get to pass their legacy on to employees that know it best and can build on their success, while keeping the current workforce intact thus supporting the local economy,” said Landers. “Josh, Art and I are proud of that — we get to support our City by supporting our staff, their families and the many amazing brands that trust us every day.”
As previous owners Brian Eickhoff and Jamie Allen move on, TXC is celebrating the couple’s impact as a small business enterprise, and their contributions as partners to hundreds of other organizations in San Antonio, throughout Texas, and across the nation since 1985.