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Hunt, Gather Adds Seasoned Directors to Shape Client Engagement and Strategic Thinking

Nov 2023


Hunt, Gather is excited to announce the addition of two Directors. Jill Runyon joins us as Director of Client Experience and Operations, and Ryan Delafosse as Director of Strategy and New Business. 

As a vital connector of both dots and people, Jill Runyon has a proven track record of helping brands and their agency teams thrive across rapidly changing communications landscapes. With over 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, she spent the vast majority of her time at T3 (now Material) in a variety of client service roles, culminating in SVP of Client Services.

Throughout her career, Jill has worked with a wide array of B2B and B2C clients, including UPS, ABM, PODS, Hilton Hotels, and FOCUS Brands, across brand, digital, social, CRM, and site and app design and builds. 

"I've long admired the creativity and energy Hunt, Gather applies to building brands and expressions of brands. I'm looking forward to helping to enhance client experience, operations, and outcomes even further.”

Jill Runyon, Director of Client Experience and Operations

In her role, Jill is responsible for overseeing client experience and operations, ensuring that Hunt, Gather continues to deliver exceptional service and results for our clients. She works closely with the agency's leadership team to identify opportunities for growth and efficiency, and collaborates with clients to develop strategies that help them achieve their business goals.

“Jill’s experience in shaping and leading collaborative client relationships makes her an invaluable addition to Hunt, Gather,” said Partner and Executive Creative Director, Kathy Horn. “She embodies what we look for in every Maker + Doer–she’s passionate, insightful, and strategic. She’s also known to build up her team with an energy and positivity that’s infectious. We couldn’t be happier that she’s here.”

Ryan Delafosse has made a name for himself in the industry by living at the intersection of analytics, insights, and campaign creative. He specializes in helping clients find exactly what motivates audiences and consumers, and has turned business challenges into brand expressions for the likes of Destination Canada, Zappos, Anheuser-Busch, Verizon, and more.

"We’re thrilled to have Ryan officially join our talented team of Makers + Doers," said Lynna Bartosh, Partner and Executive Creative Director at Hunt, Gather. "He has made a huge impact since joining us as a freelancer in October 2022. His strategy and analytics expertise has already been a tremendous asset to our clients. Ryan embodies our ‘give a damn’ mentality and we’re excited to see the continued impact he’ll make at our agency."

At Hunt, Gather, Ryan is responsible for leading strategy for key client accounts, working with cross-functional teams to deliver attention-worthy work that drives results. His extensive experience in the industry allows him to bring fresh perspectives and insight-driven ideas to Hunt, Gather's clients.

“I’ve been a big fan of Hunt, Gather for years. Their ability to build multi-year strategic relationships with big brands, while simultaneously creating subversive passion projects like Burger Queen, makes it a thrilling creative sandbox. I’m delighted and honored to join such a collaborative and creative bunch.”

Ryan Delafosse, Director of Strategy and New Business

About Hunt, Gather:

Hunt, Gather is a full-service creative agency based in Austin, TX. Our women-owned team of Makers + Doers gets fired up about big ideas and building connections between brands and consumers. We are purposeful by design and meticulous with our craft, and we give a damn about our clients and the impact they have on the world. This passion and dedication show in our work.