Melissa Webber

Melissa Webber

The Newport Beach office of advertising agency The Shipyard said it hired Melissa Webber as chief creative officer.

Webber joins the firm after serving as brand creative director for Mazda at Costa Mesa-based Garage Team Mazda. She was also vice president brand creative director for BMW while at Grey.

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The Shipyard is based out of Columbus, Ohio with Newport Beach servicing clients such as Irvine-based In-N-Out, San Diego Gas & Electric and Co-Op Financial Services of Rancho Cucamonga. The local office is currently comprised of 20 workers.

Annual billings agency-wide total about $45 million.