Fenton Welcomes Erik Olvera, Chief Campaigns Officer, and Mau Galvan, EVP Creative Director; Reflect Continued Growth at Fenton

Two New Key Hires at Fenton Will Help Lead Progressive Fights in 2021

New York, NY– Reflecting the continued growth of the social change agency, Fenton welcomes two new senior leaders to the agency: Erik Olvera, Chief Campaigns Officer, and Mau Galvan, EVP Creative Director. Both are assuming new roles for the firm. 

Coming on the heels of an historic election, Fenton is deeply committed to helping our clients win and drive breakthrough campaigns. This means we need top talent who bring innovative, integrated strategies. Mau and Erik are exceptional professionals with deep backgrounds in campaigns, progressive advocacy, branding and strategy.

In the newly created Chief Campaigns Officer role, Olvera will oversee the work across a set of clients focused on issue advocacy, politics and racial/social justice, providing them with communications strategy and support to achieve their goals through campaigns that increase awareness, shape public discourse and build loyalty with new audiences. 

Olvera is an accomplished communications strategist with more than 20 years of experience working with several of the nation’s leading environmental, LGBTQ, racial justice and voting rights organizations. Prior to joining Fenton, he served as the Chief Communications Officer at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), where he oversaw all aspects of the racial justice organization’s legal and public policy communications. Before SPLC, he was the head of communications for environmentalist Tom Steyer’s GOTV and political organizations, where he helped develop the Need to Impeach movement. He also worked at Earthjustice and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Galvan joins Fenton as the EVP Creative Director, where he will oversee the agency’s growing creative department as well as all aspects of the creative process, from strategy to ideation and implementation. This includes Fenton’s growing video and advertising practice. Galvan is a seasoned Creative Director with more than 20 years of experience both in the US and Mexico. Before joining Fenton, he was a creative director at Anomaly, Ad Age’s 2017 agency of the year. Prior to Anomaly, he spent time as Partner and Chief Creative Officer at d Expósito and Partners, and before that, as Chief Creative Officer at Totality. Additionally, he worked at The Vidal Partnership for 10 years. During his time at Vidal, he helped lead significant growth at the agency working with clients which were consistently recognized among the industry for best in class work.

Fenton has grown over 20% in 2020, and now has 75 staff in five (virtual) offices nationwide. Current clients include Color of Change, PWC/CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Annie E. Casey Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Black Voters Matter Fund, Los Angeles County, the Center for Popular Democracy, Facing History and Ourselves, the California Community Foundation, Amnesty International USA and many more.