Longtime BBDO Minneapolis HR Director Retires – A Boomerang Takes Her Place


By Egotist / /

Renée Rausch started her career at BBDO Minneapolis in 2002. Through her time, she made major contributions to the agency culture and impacted many individuals’ lives and careers. After her nearly two decades at the agency, Renee’s retirement came as we closed out 2020 and she is starting the new year in sunny Florida.

Stepping into Renée’s shoes will be former BBDO’er Leslie Crayne. Leslie is boomeranging back to BBDO after a 7-year hiatus. Having spent her career in Account Management, leading client and agency teams, Leslie will put her people skills to work for the agency as the new HR Director. While HR is a new role for Leslie, her vast experience of working in the agency environment and building agency culture will be of great benefit to BBDO. In her spare time, Leslie likes playing golf with her husband and sons, walking her golden retriever and listening to Broadway tunes (much to her family’s dismay).

Neil White, President of BBDO Minneapolis said, “Renée helped me settle into both this agency and this city and her presence here will be greatly missed. We are fortunate to be filling her role with a familiar face, Leslie, who will continue to nurture the warm, inviting and creative culture at our agency (despite the cold weather).”


  1. Scott Dahl January 14, 2021

    two class acts. and renée is (or was) one of the best in the biz. congrats to you both.

  2. Metin January 18, 2021

    Happy retirement Renee! It was great to work with you!

  3. Sue Johnson February 2, 2021

    Leslie – Congrats! You will be amazing.

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