Brad Wilks has been named managing director of North America Midwest Operations for MSLGroup. Wilks will be responsible for all aspects of business strategy, performance, growth, client service and talent at both MSL Chicago and MSL Detroit. He succeeds Joel Curran, who took over as managing director of MSL New York in September. Most recently, Wilks was managing director and head of Sard Verbinnen & Co.'s Chicago office. Before that, he was managing director and head of the Chicago office of Ogilvy Public Relations and senior vice president and partner at Fleishman-Hillard. Wilks has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's from Ball State University.