UM has named its global chief marketing officer, Lynn Lewis, as its new US chief executive.
Lewis replaces Kasha Cacy, who left to run Engine Group in August.
Lewis has worked at the IPG company for 15 years, joining as senior vice-president, director of client services in 2003. She most recently doubled as president of its East Coast operations while also leading marketing globally.
She previously ran J3, Johnson & Johnson’s dedicated media unit at UM, as well as the similarly structured Coca-Cola Connections Studio.
Daryl Lee, global chief executive of UM, said in a statement: “I am incredibly proud to name Lynn as US chief executive. She is a homegrown leader who has built a loyal following at UM based on her unparalleled client partnership, strategic marketing savvy and amazing ability to build and inspire high-performance teams.
“She is taking on an agency that has tremendous momentum, and I know she will use her considerable talents to make UM even better.”