DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Worldgroup Detroit today announced that Lance Miller has been named Chief Technology Officer. Miller will lead the IT department, oversee the integration of existing and emerging technologies and build a cohesive infrastructure for the Worldgroup Detroit teams, Commonwealth//McCann global operations and their respective clients.
"Lance's extensive technical background and ability to build a strong team environment is a true asset to our company," said Bill Kolb, Chairman and CEO of Commonwealth//McCann and MRM//McCann Chairman. "Based on my experience with him when he was previously at MRM//McCann, I'm confident Lance will be able to successfully drive our technology strategy and direction by inventing and delivering new and effective solutions for our employees and our clients' global businesses."
Miller joins the company after serving as Director of Client Services for Southfield, Michigan-based UltraLevel Inc., where he oversaw the Professional Services, Managed Services and Learning Services business units. Prior to that, he spent four years at MRM//McCann, most recently as Senior VP, Director of Technology – Global IT Operations. During his time at MRM//McCann, Miller was part of the senior global team managing the successful migration of the General Motors business-to-consumer (B2C) websites from their former architecture to the GM World Platform. And he was a key leader of the technical teams for the global rollout for the General Motors divisional websites across many of the international GM markets onto the GM World Platform.
"Our world is constantly changing, and technology is a huge and growing part of our industry," said Craig Smith, McCann Worldgroup's global Chief Information Officer. "In order to stay ahead of the game, we need to always be on the lookout for new ways of doing things to ensure our applications and technologies are engaging and efficient for our employees and our clients. Lance will help us to chart a new course and develop a global vision that will allow us to thrive in this dynamic age."
Commonwealth//McCann is an award-winning advertising agency founded in 2012 as a division of McCann Worldgroup. The agency is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and serves as the global advertising agency of record for the General Motors Chevrolet brand. Commonwealth//McCann employs more than 700 team members spanning across 20 countries around the world with offices in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Dubai, Toronto, Seoul, Johannesburg, Bangkok, New Delhi and Singapore.
About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing services company with 23,000 employees in more than 120 countries, comprising McCann Erickson (advertising), MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), FutureBrand (consulting/design), ChaseDesign (shopper marketing) and PMK-BNC (entertainment/brand/popular culture).
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