Havas Media Group Taps Colin Kinsella, Promotes Lori Hiltz

Hiltz Named CEO of Global Brands for Havas Media

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Colin Kinsella
Colin Kinsella Credit: C/O Havas Media Group

Havas Media Group has hired Colin Kinsella as CEO of Havas North America and promoted Lori Hiltz to CEO of Global Brands for Havas Media.

Mr. Kinsella was most recently CEO of WPP's Mindshare North America. He departed amid a recent leadership shakeup at the agency. Prior to his role at Mindshare, he also held the position of CEO North America for Digitas, as well as senior positions at Razorfish and QuinStreet, a startup specializing in online marketing and technology.

Ms. Hiltz has served as CEO for North America since 2012, when she was promoted from her role as exec-VP and managing director of the media agency's Chicago office.

In the new role, Ms. Hiltz will assume oversight of global client relationships, joining two existing executives who hold the same roles, including Pascal Dasseux based in France and Martin Dufty in Spain. All three now lead and manage the agency's international relationships, reporting into Dominique Delport, global managing director of the media agency network, according to a statement from Havas.

"Colin is an entrepreneurial visionary and we are delighted to welcome such a respected and innovative leader to our team," said Alfonso Rod├ęs, global CEO of Havas Media Group, in the statement. "His career has spanned from advertising startups to multidisciplinary media management, making him the perfect fit for our culture and our integrated 'Together' strategy. From the moment we met Colin, it was clear that he shared our vision to integrate, create and inspire."

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