New CEO Joins Horne Creative Group Inc.

Expertise Spans Consumer, Recruitment and Strategic Communications

(June 25, 2019 — Reston, VA)  Horne Creative Group Inc. (HORNE) welcomes John M. Windolph, a skilled agency and client-side marketing leader, as its new Chief Executive Officer. John joins agency Founder and new Chairwoman, Phyllis Horne and partner Steve Krouse, Chief Creative Officer, along with an experienced management team and immensely capable staff.


John brings a diverse background in marketing and communications and a wealth of experience leading global client-side branding initiatives as a Chief Marketing Officer, as well as deep agency-side leadership experience as both a Chief Marketing Officer and President of leading advertising agencies to HORNE. John recently spent nine years at J. Walter Thompson (JWT), with seven of those years as president of JWT INSIDE, its national employer branding and recruitment agency.


“Horne Creative Group is a team of experienced professionals with high standards and aspirations who have produced meaningful, impactful and high-value work for clients for more than 25 years. We will be building the agency on a solid foundation, backed by the enthusiasm and experience of really capable people. The group has been staging for growth and we are ready to expand our client roster.”


Upon conclusion of the search, agency Founder and Chairwoman Phyllis Horne said, “We conducted a rigorous search of the eastern half of the country and found the absolute best talent in John. He has the right blend of expertise, leadership style and overall acumen to lead us to new opportunity and growth.”


The Troyanos Group (, an executive search and consulting firm, conducted HORNE’s executive search for its new CEO.


Horne Creative Group Inc. is a full-service advertising and strategic marketing services agency with deep defense, cybersecurity, law enforcement, national security, federal services, health care and recruitment expertise.


The award-winning, woman-owned small business (WOSB) specializes in strategic communications for government; employer branding and employer value propositions; branding, identity and style guides; media planning, placement and programmatic buying; strategic communications planning; digital/interactive, including social media platforms and websites; and employee and prospect communications — across all media channels.