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UM Names Kasha Cacy U.S. President

2a93ff1Universal McCann (UM) has named Kasha Cacy as the agency’s new U.S. president, Adweek reports. Cacy succeeds Sarah Personette, who exits following maternity leave for a position as head of global business marketing at Facebook. In the new role, Cacy will be responsible for overseeing “business development, strategy, cross-channel planning and buying, analytics and custom content development for all North American accounts.”

Cacy has spent seven years at Universal McCann, most recently serving as global chief product officer. Prior to UM, Cacy served as senior vice president, group director strategic planning at McCann Erickson following a three-year stint at Ogilvy.

Global CEO Daryl Lee noted that Cacy is “beloved by her clients,” adding,”We’re making a strategic bet that someone who knows strategy and can act like a client consultant should be the front-face of the brand.”

“My focus will be very client-oriented,” Cacy said. “I have a passion for bringing in new clients, innovating new products and finding the best of what we have to offer.”

Following Cacy’s promotion the agency is looking for a new chief product officer, a search Cacy is reportedly helping to conduct.

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Powers Assumes Global CSO Role at McCann

Busy day on the IPG-related front, to say the least, as now McCann Erickson has announced that Suzanne Powers has joined the agency in the global role of EVP/chief strategy officer. Powers takes over for Daryl Lee, who was bumped up to global CEO of McCann sibling, UM. The new global CSO, meanwhile, arrives from CP+B, where she spent two-and-a-half-years in a similar position as global strategy officer.

In a statement, McCann Worldgroup chairman/CEO Harris Diamond says of his agency’s new hire, “We are pleased to have Suzanne join us. Suzanne has the energy, passion and skills to lead our incredibly talented group of strategic executives. She brings us a unique perspective on how to build global insights and ideas across our brands, geographies and culture.”

Prior to CP+B, Powers spent a decade at TBWA, moving up the ranks from account planner to global strategy director, working with brands including Mars, Nivea and GSK along the way.