Cohn & Wolfe strengthens leadership team to support global expansion

11 Jan 2017

Jim Joseph Named Worldwide President

NEW YORK — Cohn & Wolfe (, a global communications agency, today announced global leadership changes designed to support the agency’s significant growth and expansion over the past several years, strengthen its client services and foster continued growth in the years ahead.

Effective immediately, Jim Joseph has been promoted to Worldwide President with responsibility for developing and leveraging global resources, products and services to support offices around the world. Among the areas that Jim will oversee and drive are Branding & Insights; creative development and execution; and agency marketing and thought leadership. Jim will also continue to oversee the agency’s Latin America region.

Cohn & Wolfe will soon announce a new head of North America who will take on Jim’s current responsibilities across the region and report into Donna Imperato, CEO, Cohn & Wolfe.

“Jim has been a great partner over the past five years and will be invaluable as we continue our growth in the years ahead. Jim, along with our exceptional leadership team, has helped transform Cohn & Wolfe into an integrated communications agency, fueling three years of double-digit growth,” said Imperato. “To continue on this trajectory, we are dedicating top talent to critical new functions and investing in new talent across the organization.”

In addition to Joseph, the agency also announced the following promotions:

  • Chad Latz, Global President, Digital Innovation Group, to Chief Innovation Officer, continuing to oversee global digital strategy and expanding his role to include overseeing data and analytics, identifying and implementing innovative technologies to better service clients and deepening the breadth of digital solutions across the agency.
  • Brooke Hovey, EVP, Global Strategy and Development, to Chief Client Officer, overseeing global client relationships and new business and working with regional and local leaders on organic business development.
  • Stephanie Howley, HR Director, North America to EVP, Global Talent Manager, working with our regional and local leaders to attract the industry’s best and brightest and to help develop and retain talent. Tara Lilien, formerly SVP, US Human Resources, MSL Group, has joined Cohn & Wolfe as SVP, US Human Resources, and will report to Howley.
“What a thrilling time to be stepping into this new role! Over the past five years, I've been honored to work with some of the industry's best talent and fortunate to partner with remarkable clients who inspire us to do great work every day. Both have been critical to the remarkable success and momentum we are experiencing," said Joseph. “Going forward, I’m excited to partner with our leadership team as we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our clients on a global level.”

About Cohn & Wolfe

Cohn & Wolfe, a global communications agency, builds brands and corporate reputations through an uncompromising commitment to creativity. The agency’s strategic approach unearths fresh, relevant insights leading to communications solutions that deliver measurable business success. Throughout its 45-year history, Cohn & Wolfe’s brand marketing work and world-class digital media campaigns have attracted top brands around the world, winning awards at the Cannes Lions, the Clios, Eurobest, the Global SABREs and the Global PRWeek Awards. Headquartered in New York, Cohn & Wolfe has more than 50 offices across Asia, EMEA, Latin America and North America, and has been named Agency of the Year by Holmes and ICCO, as well as a Best Place to Work by The Holmes Report, PRWeek and PRNews. Cohn & Wolfe is part of WPP (Nasdaq: WPPGY), the world's largest communications services group.  

Jill Tannenbaum, CMO
Cohn & Wolfe
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