McDill Associates, Soquel, Calif., hired Aaron Freitas as vice president.

McDill hires vice presidentHe first worked for McDill as a production assistant after high school before pursuing a master’s degree in business administration in marketing, according to a news release.

Freitas founded a digital marketing and social media company, merging it with McDill Associates in 2011.

“I am pleased and honored to join the McDill team under the exemplary leadership of Melissa,” Freitas said in the release. “Her design and artistic vision is an inspiration to me, and I am proud to have the opportunity to work with her and the rest of the McDill team.”

His aunt, Melissa McDill, founded the company more than 30 years ago.