Havas Group Announces North America Diversity Committee

Havas Group has formed a new North America Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. It comprised of nine leaders across its main lines of business, creative, media and health marketing.

Alongside Global Chief Talent Officer Patti Clarke, these nine members will represent Black, Asian, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ communities across the Group and will oversee NA DE&I strategy and initiatives.

The inaugural committee members are:
Julianna Akuamoah, Chief Talent Officer, Arnold & Havas Media Boston
Elena Grasmann, Managing Director, Havas New York
Lina Kim, VP Planning and Innovation, Havas Canada
Cris Morton, Group President, Havas Health & You (Havas Health +,
Hematology/Oncology Village, Havas San Francisco, Havas Health
Toronto, Havas Mango)
Sargi Mann, EVP and Head of Digital Strategy & Investments, Havas
Media New York
Jorge Plasencia, CEO, Republica Havas
Liz Roche, Managing Director/Head of Strategy, Havas Helia Chicago
Scott Tucker, EVP, Director of Client Services, H4B Chelsea (New York)
Blake Winfree, Group Creative Director, Havas Chicago



These individuals were selected by Clarke after “weeks of conversations with leaders who I knew were passionate about diversity and building a stronger culture at Havas.”

 “It was important that this initial committee be kept to a small group of senior leaders that can be agile in making decisions, influence other leaders, and most of all ensure efforts keep moving forward,” Clarke added. “We have a lot of work to do, but I am confident this is the right group of people to see it through.”

Looking forward, “We believe that our approach and many of our programs can be scaled globally, pending of course on the needs and context of each region.”

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