Marina Maher, Ketchum veteran Diana Vienne joins Havas New York

She started in the role two weeks ago.

Diana Vienne. (Image courtesy of Havas New York).

NEW YORK: Havas New York has hired Diana Vienne, a veteran of Marina Maher Communications, as chief talent officer.

She started in the role two weeks ago. Based in the ad agency’s New York headquarters, Vienne is reporting to Laura Maness, president of Havas New York, and CFO Frank Mangano. Vienne is managing the agency’s culture and overseeing its talent acquisition and management functions.

"Talent acquisition is part of organizational change," she said. "As the agency evolves, we will identify as always new skill sets and capabilities. Strategy is a growing area. Another key area is creative."

Vienne is replacing outgoing MD of talent management Shannon Novak, who left the firm to pursue other interests.

Vienne stepped down as Marina Maher Communications’ chief talent officer at the beginning of July for personal reasons. She has also served as the principal of Vienne Consulting, senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, SVP and director at Ketchum, and principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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