NEW YORK: BCW has hired Carol Watson as EVP, leading inclusion and diversity in North America.
Watson started in the role on Monday, reporting to Chris Foster, president of North America.
She was previously senior director of global advisory and consulting for the organization Diversity Best Practices, advising mid- to large-size member organizations about diversity programs and cultural change. Watson was also founder and CEO of talent acquisition and retention consultancy Tangerine Watson.
BCW confirmed that Watson has replaced Rosa Nunez, who was previously SVP and senior director of diversity and inclusion at the agency.
Nunez left BCW's New York office last September to become the first director of diversity and inclusion at Boston-based law firm Foley Hoag.
Before BCW, she was senior director of diversity and inclusion at Burson-Marsteller prior to its merger with Cohn & Wolfe and head of diversity and inclusion at Omnicom MediaGroup U.S.A.
WPP agency BCW’s revenue grew 3% in 2018 to $711 million, according to PRWeek’s Agency Business Report. Revenue for WPP’s PR division, which includes BCW, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Finsbury, Buchanan and other shops, fell 0.9% in Q3 2019.
This story was updated on January 21 with additional information.