Havas Media North
America announced Monday that it has named Debi Kleiman as executive vice president, managing director of its Boston office. Kleiman was most recently president of the Massachusetts Innovation &
Technology Exchange, or MITX. After her transition to Havas, Kleiman will be named to MITX's board.
"The Boston office is the cornerstone
of Havas Media North America's digital background; therefore we sought a Managing Director who matched the fast-paced, innovative culture of our office. We've seen a great period of growth over
the last year, with continued client satisfaction and exciting new business. Debi's experience will invigorate our Boston office and we're confident that will translate to great business success for
the agency as a whole," said Lori Hiltz, CEO of Havas Media North America, in a statement.
"We are particularly excited to have Debi on board ahead of
our impending move with Arnold Worldwide to a fantastic, state of the art Boston headquarters in the Burnham Building this fall. All these changes and more will ensure that Havas Media Boston is
established for an innovative, successful 2014 and beyond," added Hiltz.