Lewis Henderson leaving WMA

17-year veteran was head of digital media business

Longtime WMA agent Lewis Henderson is leaving after a 17-year stint with the agency.

Henderson, senior vp and head of WMA's digital media business, is exiting on his own accord to explore new opportunities. "I've been here 17 years and it's been a great ride, and I'm ready to try something different," he said."

Henderson is a pioneer in Hollywood's forays into digital media and is a trusted lieutenant to WMA chief Jim Wiatt in availing the agency's clientele to online and mobile opportunities. Most recently, he brought WMA into a joint venture with AT&T and Accel Partners to form the Mail Room Fund, which focused on investing in digital media startup companies.

Henderson started in WMA's mailroom in 1989 before serving in the agency's television department and consulting division.

"Lewis has been a tremendous colleague over the years, and we thank him for his invaluable contributions," he said. "We wish him the best, and look forward to working with him again in the future."