Holly Kingsley named Chief Operations Officer at Pace
31 October, 2016
NEW YORK, NY
— Holly Kingsley has been named Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Pace, a WPP company based in New York City, with offices in New Jersey and Florida. Pace is a full-service branding and marketing agency with a venerable track record of over six decades of innovation in developing successful campaigns for residential and commercial real estate clients.
Kingsley joined Pace in 1997 as an account executive. Over the years, she has developed expertise in marketing for residential communities and the new-home market. At Pace, Kingsley has risen through the ranks to the role of Senior Vice President and now, COO. In her new position, Kingsley will oversee key agency operations and logistics, while continuing her responsibilities for supervising strategic planning and providing senior-level management for many of the agency’s key clients.
According to Mary Ellen Howe, COO, Specialist Communications, North America for WPP Group, “Holly has been prepared for this role for years, so it’s a very natural transition for her to step into the position now. I can’t think of anyone who knows the ins and outs of Pace better than Holly. She has worked at Pace for nearly two decades in so many vital roles, growing and advancing in her responsibilities and capabilities and she represents some of the agency’s most critical clients.”
“One of the things I love about Holly is her reputation as a true problem solver,” said Cara Faske, President and CEO of Pace. “She has a hands-on approach and a ‘can-do’ attitude, which is perfect for this role as COO. I’m so proud to work alongside her and excited for what she will bring to this new position, as part of our strategic leadership team.”
Kingsley is a graduate of Stockton University and also attended the University of Tennessee, with a background in communications and public relations. “I’m honored to be trusted in this new position at Pace and excited to work with Cara to lead our team at this new juncture in the agency’s history,” Kingsley commented. “I’m looking forward to streamlining many of our internal procedures to enhance our efficiency and our creativity. I’m also particularly excited about spearheading our efforts to expand our service to clients in central and southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley markets. We have such a storied history in the industry and have established a consistent and powerful presence in the market for nearly seventy years. At the same time, it’s been great evolving our brand over the past couple of years to meet the challenges of a changing world and re-introducing Pace to a new generation of clients.”
Founded in 1949, Pace was acquired in 1986 by WPP, the world's largest communications services group with billings of US$73 billion and revenues of US$19 billion. WPP is parent to some of the most prominent and successful firms in the field, including J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and Mather, Grey and Hill and Knowlton. In addition to specializing in residential and commercial real estate, the agency has also served a variety of other sectors including hospitals and healthcare, hospitality, education, and non-profit organizations. Pace is parent company to Green Integrated Marketing Services in Boca Raton, Florida; and Stalder/Green in Orlando, Florida. PACE's 3D arm is Agency Red. For more information, visit paceadv.com.
Randy Kershner, Public Relations Director
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