Luxury marketing specialist Team One, part of Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi has promoted Julie Michael to president. She replaces Paul Mareski, who is leaving the agency.
Michael, who currently serves as executive director, account management overseeing the agency's Lexus National and Dealer Association accounts, has been with the shop for 18 years.
During this time, she has held a number of senior management positions, including director of experiential marketing, director of business development, and executive director leading numerous agency clients, among them The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, HSBC Premier, Haagen-Dazs International, American Express, Flexjet, Icelandic Glacial, Anaheim Ducks, Northern Trust and Procter & Gamble.
"Julie is a proven executive and visionary leader who enjoys the respect and esteem of both clients and agency colleagues," said Kurt Ritter, Chairman and CEO Team One and Saatchi & Saatchi LA. "She has been in all the right chairs to provide exceptional leadership in this position.”
Paul Silverman will succeed Michael as executive director, account management and will also head the agency's Texas office as managing director when it opens to serve client Lexus which is relocating its North American headquarters to Plano, Texas.