BRUCE MONTGOMERY, a co-founder of the two-year old, ever-growing Chicago Convergence, has stepped up as president. He is CEO of Wi-Fi Technologies and executive producer and host of long-running cable show, “Technology Access Television,” on CAN-TV Ch. 21, and a member of the Mayor’s Council on Technology, among others.
Montgomery succeeds fellow Convergence founder John Patterson, Pixel Brothers’ development director, who moved to L.A. earlier this year, where he opened a West Coast office for Pixel, and joined a friend in support of his feature and TV production company.
Side dish: The third Convergence co-founder, Malachi Leopold, will be Montgomery’s guest on “Technology Access Television,” Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
AGENCY CREATIVE KEVIN LYNCH, who left Zig/Chicago last February and spent a few months in California pondering his future in advertising, landed at Energy BBDO/Chicago as creative head at Promixity/Chicago, the agency’s digital unit.
2009 NATIONAL EMMY NOMINATIONS went to two Chicago companies. DDB scored twice for Budweiser — one for a non-broadcast, 2-minute viral spot, Bud Light’s “Magazine Buyer,” and the other for a traditional broadcast spot, Budweiser’s “Circus,” which debuted on the Super Bowl and was directed by Joe Pytka.
Feature doc “All in the Family,” the co-production of producer Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquim Films and ITVS, was nominated in the Outstanding Informational Programming-Long Form category.