DVL announces new CEO

Van Mol scales back, Roberts promoted

Ronald Roberts has been named the new CEO of DVL Public Relations & Advertising.

Chairman John Van Mol was acting as CEO and will continue to work with a "select number of clients." Roberts will continue to hold the title of president, a title he's had since 2008 when he was promoted to COO.

"This is the next logical step in the evolution of the agency, and this transition has been in the works for a number of years," Van Mol said. "Ronald has been a leader in this agency and in the community for many years, and we know he will continue to lead DVL to many more successful years of providing great work with great results for our clients."

Roberts joined DVL in 1992 as an assistant account executive after having worked at The Nashville Network and Middle Tennessee State University. He is on the boards of Citizens Bank & Trust, the Nashville Sports Council, Second Harvest Food Bank, Nashville Downtown Rotary Club, Nashville Downtown Partnership and 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee.

"I am proud to lead such a talented and creative group at DVL," Roberts said. "It truly takes a team to deliver the type of results our clients have come to expect from us, and I look forward to building on the heritage and strength that is associated with DVL."

Congratulations to Ronald. by lovell@lovell.com