Tim Mask
Tim Mask
Jackson advertising agency Maris, West & Baker (MWB) announced last week that Tim Mask has been named the President of the agency, effective immediately.

Mask, who will be the fifth president, is a 19-year veteran of the Mississippi-based agency, which he joined in 1998. Peter Marks, who has served as CEO and President of the agency since 2006, will continue in the role of CEO. “In his time here at our agency, Mask has very quickly risen up the ranks from a PR intern to an account executive, marketing strategist, and agency partner,” said Marks. “His keen insight into brand strategy and his deep knowledge of new and emerging marketing platforms and tactics will serve us well in years to come.”

One of Mask’s proudest achievements at MWB was championing the agency’s #CreateForGood initiative, which reflects the agency’s mission to attract clients that have a positive impact on health, the economy, and quality of life. “Here in Mississippi, there are many opportunities for us to use our creativity to inspire positive changes to the world around us,” said Mask. “You can do good work and good works.”

In addition to his agency responsibilities, Mask is the founder of Fast Forward Mississippi, a nonprofit that he founded to reduce “brain drain,” the out-migration of college-educated adults, in Mississippi. In 2014, he co-founded one of Fast Forward Mississippi’s best-known initiatives, Kids Code Mississippi, with MWB Partner and Creative Director, Randy Lynn, to advocate for K-12 computer science education in Mississippi.

While serving as agency president, Mask will maintain his supervisory role on MWB clients, including the Mississippi State Department of Health, Entergy Nuclear, the Mississippi Development Authority and the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau.