Barbara Jewell Joins Euro RSCG New York as Chief Talent Officer

Former Gotham Inc. Managing Partner to Lead Euro's Recruitment and T&D Efforts

Mar 08, 2012, 10:15 ET from Euro RSCG Worldwide

NEW YORK, March 8, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG New York announced today that Barbara Jewell has joined the agency in the newly created role of Chief Talent Officer. Jewell joins Euro from Interpublic's Gotham Inc., where she was People/Managing Partner and led the agency's employee relations, recruitment, and training and development efforts.

Prior to Gotham Inc. Barbara served as Director of Human Resources at Kaplan Thaler Group. Before the Kaplan Thaler Group, Barbara spent nearly 10 years at McCann Erickson where she served as SVP, UM, Director of Human Resources and oversaw the agency's employee relations, career development, and high-volume recruitment efforts.

In her new role, Barbara will report to Euro RSCG New York's co-chairmen: Matt Ryan, who also serves as President of Global Brands for Euro RSCG Worldwide and Lee Garfinkel, also Chief Creative Officer of Global Brands for Euro RSCG Worldwide.

"Barbara's talent and experience have been essential to the growth of every agency she's worked with," Ryan said. "She's an expert at managing and developing talent during times of growth and increased demand, and that's why she's a perfect fit for Euro New York."

"Barbara brings a number of impressive qualities to the table," added Garfinkel. "We were impressed by her ideas for identifying and developing our top talent and for ramping up a more competitive recruitment plan as the agency continues to grow."

"I am thrilled to be joining Euro and excited about the opportunity to help evolve an already dynamic agency to a new level," said Jewell.

Barbara's appointment comes at an important time for Euro New York: the agency has been on a new business spree since December, with notable new account wins from New York Life, Atlantic City Alliance and Hershey Company. Last April, Matt Ryan and Lee Garfinkel took the reins at the New York agency as co-chairmen, and Tom Morton, formerly of Publicis Group UK, joined shortly afterward as Chief Strategy Officer.

About Euro RSCG Worldwide

Euro RSCG Worldwide is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. Euro RSCG is made up of 233 offices in 75 countries and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader in communications (euronext paris sa:HAV.PA). For more information go to

Jared Kreiner
Euro RSCG Worldwide

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