RPA Promotes Pete Imwalle to President and CEO and Brett Bender to EVP, Chief Operating Officer

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Each Officer has 29-year Tenure at RPA;
Reflects Agency’s Culture of Growth and Loyalty

Santa Monica, CA, June 2, 2022 —

Two longstanding leaders at independent, full-service RPA have been promoted: Pete Imwalle to President / Chief Executive Officer from EVP / Chief Growth Officer and Brett Bender to EVP / Chief Operating Officer from EVP / Chief Client Officer and Director of Operations.

Bill Hagelstein, previously President / CEO, is now Executive Chairman. And Vince Mancuso adds Co-Executive Chairman to his role as Chief Financial Officer.

“Pete and Brett have continued to make significant contributions toward the operations of the agency, especially during the challenges of the pandemic. Our growth has been fueled by exceptional management, and as RPA moves forward, this is the time to establish respected leadership to continue to helm the agency toward a bright and promising future,” said Hagelstein.

About RPA

RPA, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., is a leading independent full-service advertising agency whose mission is to create ideas and experiences that put “People First” within a culture that empowers individuals and teams. RPA has a proven track record of building brands while building businesses into positions of category leadership, and has been rewarded with many long-term client relationships because of it. RPA’s client list includes American Honda, ampm, Apartments.com, ARCO, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, Farmers Insurance Group, La-Z-Boy, LoopNet, Southern California Edison, Southwest Airlines, and TXU Energy. For more information, visit http://www.rpa.com.

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