Longtime New York-based media agency exec Bonnie Barest has joined The Media Kitchen as managing director of its New York headquarters, a new position at the MDC Partners’ media agency.
Barest, who reports to TMK CEO Barry Lowenthal, joins from her own consultancy. Previously, she was executive vice president of Havas Media in New York City.
Barest began her career in the famed media department of Benton & Bowles; she held senior positions at Publicis and Optimedia before joining Havas in 2010.
As managing director of TMK, Barest will oversee operations at the New York office, with an emphasis on building strong client relationships and leading new business efforts.
The appointment comes as TMK has been expanding its footprint worldwide and establishing similar managing director positions in key markets.