Last week, former Havas Worldwide and North America head Ron Bess returned to the agency world to replace Rich Levy as HY Connect president. A couple of weeks ago, Cheryl Berman was tapped to become a member of Rise Interactive's new advisory board. And this week, we have another former Havas exec named to an agency's advisory board.
Debi Kleiman, a former agency and marketing executive who spent decades in marketing leadership positions, will join Boston-based Cramer, a brand experience agency, as a member of its Board of Advisors.
Kleiman is currently the Executive Director of Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship where she focuses on expanding entrepreneurship through co-curricular programs and research initiatives. Prior to joining Babson, Kleiman was the managing director for Havas Media’s Boston and San Francisco offices, and was the president of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange. Earlier in her career, Kleiman worked in marketing and branding positions at a variety of well-known corporations such as C Space, The Coca-Cola Company, Welch’s, and Procter & Gamble.
On joining Cramer's advisory board, Kleiman said, “In marketing, the world of brand experiences is on fire. CMOs and global brands are expanding their experiential marketing investments at a record pace. In that space, Cramer is a nationally recognized leader that is breaking through to the next level by making tremendous moves and critical investments, while attracting an unbelievable client roster. I’m looking forward to joining this talented team to help drive, guide, and support this fast growing agency.”
Kleiman will round out an all-star board of advisors at Cramer, joining Kirk Arnold, Chief Executive Officer at Data Intensity; Terry Carleton, Vice President at UBS Private Wealth Management; Michael Curran, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Stock Exchange; Shawn Martin, Partner at Convexity Capital Hedge Fund; Theresa McNeely, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication for Akebia Therapeutics; Paul Palmer, former Regional Vice President of IBM; and Michael Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer at the Boston Globe.
Cramer Founder and Chairman of the Board Tom Martin said, “As a privately held business we have long benefited from having a strong, engaged board. With each wave of growth, evolution, and, importantly, transformation, Cramer has relied on our board in meaningful ways. The addition of Debi will be impactful to our culture, our people, our clients, our current transformation, and our future success.”