Colle McVoy Hires Ashley Aagaard as Talent Acquisition Director

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Colle McVoy announced today that Ashley Aagaard has joined the agency in the new position of talent acquisition director. Aagaard will lead the agency’s recruitment strategy in attracting and retaining talent for Colle McVoy and its branded practices Exponent PR and 10 Thousand Design, as well as help foster its best-in-class, inclusive culture.

“Ashely brings a wealth of experience and a passionate, innovative focus that will help drive our talent recruitment vision today and in the future,” said Christine Fruechte, CEO of Colle McVoy. “She will also ensure the fulfillment of long-range goals that nurture our progressive and coveted work environment.”

Aagaard brings to the agency more than 10 years of talent acquisition experience from working in both large corporation and integrated agency settings. Prior to joining Colle McVoy, she was at Barkley where she oversaw recruiting efforts and diversity and inclusion initiatives across the organization. Before Barkley, she built an internal recruitment agency for Best Buy’s Corporate Creative and Marketing Team.

“The people at Colle McVoy were a major draw for me and I’m excited to partner with them,” said Aagaard. “I look forward to nurturing and growing the amazing culture.”

 Colle McVoy has been named a best place to work many times over for its innovative workplace culture by Ad Age, Outside magazine and the Star Tribune. Besides offering a lengthy list of perks and competitive benefits, the agency supports numerous diversity and leadership initiatives, such as an employee-led Inclusion Council that nurtures a supportive work environment for everyone, the F.I.R.E. program that empowers employees (especially women) to achieve their goals, and a mentorship program that connects junior staffers with more experienced mentors. The agency’s inclusive culture directly contributes to its award-winning work and its 12+ years of consecutive growth.