Havas Elevates Three To Managing Partner

Havas Worldwide is demonstrating its commitment to collaboration and teamwork by promoting not just one but three executives to lead Havas Worldwide New York. Tim Maleeny, Sean Lyons, and Matt Weiss are all promoted to managing partners, responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the New York office. 

The trio is tasked with enhancing the agency’s offering to clients, developing talent, and optimizing opportunities for collaboration between the sibling entities that make up Havas Village New York. At the same time, Maleeny, Lyons, and Weiss will also continue in their existing roles as chief strategy officer NY, global chief digital officer, and global chief marketing officer, respectively. They will report to Andrew Benett, global CEO, Havas Worldwide and Havas Creative Group.

"They possess the energy, vision, and passion for talent required to build an even more dynamic and successful agency," says Benett. "This new structure is a natural evolution for the management of New York, given their existing partnership and their commitment to collaborative and innovative thinking, an approach that has already set us apart as a network.” 



These three executives will work together as they spearhead several New York accounts, including Liberty Mutual Insurance, Keurig Green Mountain, TD Ameritrade, IBM, Hershey’s and Dos Equis. They will also work with Havas WW NY Group’s suite of sibling agencies, including Havas Worldwide Tonic, Havas Formula PR, and Havas Adrenaline management, as well as with U.S. and global partners.

Meanwhile, Havas is also shaking up its Talent and Creative Groups. Shannon Novak, a 12-year veteran of Havas, will assume the role of managing director, talent management for Havas Worldwide New York. In this role, she’ll be responsible for partnering with the new team across the agency on the execution of the network’s talent strategy. 

In addition, executive creative directors Israel Garber and Jason Musante have been appointed to lead the agency’s creative department in the expanded role of managing director and Group executive creative directors. They will oversee all creative staff and client projects across the agency’s roster of accounts. Garber and Musante have been working together successfully over the last seven months on a variety of agency business, according to the agency.

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