BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arnold Worldwide and Havas Media Boston announced today the appointment of Minnie Damle as Chief Talent Officer. In this role, Damle will drive an integrated talent strategy across Creative and Media and oversee a team that supports talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations and cultural initiatives for Havas Village Boston, specifically, Arnold Worldwide (Boston and New York) and Havas Media Boston.
"We conducted an exhaustive search, and Minnie's modern approach to people in a fast-paced, digitally-driven environment made her the perfect fit for this role," said Arnold Worldwide Global CEO Pam Hamlin. "Minnie brings with her a unique combination of experience across the marketing industry, a strong background in talent acquisition and organizational design, and importantly, a passion for creating a culture where people can grow and thrive."
With the Havas Village model, designed to meet the evolving needs of today's clients, all communications offerings spanning local Havas entities are combined under one roof. The Village enables increased collaboration and integration, and is representative of Havas Group's "Together" strategy. Havas Village Boston comprises creative agency Arnold Worldwide, media agency Havas Media Boston, healthcare communications agency H4B and performance marketing agency Havas Edge. There are more than 45 Havas Villages around the world, with more to come in 2017.
"We are thrilled to have Minnie join the team," said Havas Group Chief Talent Officer Patti Clarke. "She has proven herself as an innovator in talent management, which will not only benefit the Boston Village, but also Havas' global talent initiatives. Our goal is to leverage best practices that emerge from HR teams in the North American Villages across the entire region."
Recently, Damle served as Vice President, Human Resources at social/digital agency VaynerMedia, where she oversaw HR operations across four offices. While there, she revamped talent management efforts, opened and staffed one office in the U.S. and one in London, and built the shop's first professional people function – which supported a doubling of agency staff in only a year's time.
Previously, for Omnicom-owned agency The CDM Group, Damle designed a function to help integrate the healthcare communication company's "downtown" group of specialty providers, yet enable each to attract talent most relevant to their unique cultures. She also held talent leadership roles in prior positions with Rauxa Direct, HNW and Draft FCB Healthcare.
Damle began her journey in talent management handling personnel management in the United States Air Force, supporting base leaders. It was this experience that helped hone her program delivery skills and deepen her appreciation of a people-centric approach to managing talent.
"I am delighted to be joining a team that truly sees the merits of integration, and I look forward to further driving a collaborative culture in which our people and agencies can flourish," said Damle.
ABOUT ARNOLD WORLDWIDE
Arnold Worldwide is a global creative agency delivering services across all communication touch points – advertising, digital, promotions, direct, design and branded content. We are proud to represent a diverse portfolio of clients including Allergan, Angie's List, Carnival Cruise Line, CenturyLink, Fidelity Investments, The Hershey Company, Huntington Bank, Jack Daniel's, National Association of Realtors, Ocean Spray, Progressive, PUR, Sanofi, and many other great brands. The agency is part of the Havas Creative Group, with offices in Boston, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Prague, São Paulo, Shanghai, Sydney and Toronto. http://arn.com
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Havas Media North America is a main media brand of Havas Media Group which operates in 131 countries. Our mission is to unite brands and people through meaningful connections and drive business success. We service clients through a portfolio of specialist teams that span media, strategy, international management, digital, mobile, social media, experiential, entertainment and sport. Our simplified and integrated structure has allowed us to build one of the most agile and responsive global teams in the industry. Further information can be found at www.havasmedia.com or follow us on Twitter @HavasMediaUSA.
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