Today, Josh Mandel, the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Mill has announced new senior leadership for the global production studio’s midwestern arm, appointing Tracey Khan as Managing Director for the Chicago-based studio.
Tracey steps into the role with over a decade of experience at The Mill, having originally started in London before being one of the pioneering producers who established the Chicago studio.
Previously Head of Production, Tracey is credited with the growth of The Mill’s Chicago studio, particularly the recently expanded direct-to-brand, strategic production offering, Mill+.
Prior to her role as Head of Production, Tracey cultivated key industry relationships across the globe, as Executive Producer on projects in collaboration with BBH, AMV, DDB, BBDO, Leo Burnett Cramer- Kraslet, Digitas, and FCB.
She joins a new leadership team across the global production studio consisting of Misha Standford Harris – Managing Director in London, Justin Stiebel – Managing Director in Berlin and Anastasia Von Rahl – Managing Director in Los Angeles.
Tracey will focus on the Chicago studio’s continued growth, from continued award-winning VFX and Design work with the region’s top agencies, to offering strategic insight and end-to-end production for brand partners.
Tracey comments “Creativity and diverse perspectives are the driving force behind everything we do here in Chicago. I’d like to continue our drive with both diversifying our portfolio of work and rostered talent to offer up the best creative solutions for our clients across visual effects, design, direction and experiential projects.”
Josh Mandel notes, “Tracey has been an integral part of Chicago’s success for some time, and has long been a person the team can rely upon for sound counsel. As Managing Director, she’ll continue to lead with our talent and our creative ambition front and center. Chicago, like all our Mill locations, has exciting things in store in 2021.”