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Posts Tagged ‘Joe DiMeglio’

Healey Takes Over as GM at Organic Detroit

With eight-year agency vet Joe DiMeglio getting bumped up to EVP/chief client officer two months ago, Omnicom-owned agency Organic has looked within and found his successor in Katie Healey, who has spent the last two years as SVP/group account director at Team Detroit. Healey, who now takes over as SVP/general manager of Organic’s Detroit office, will oversee its Motor City-based accounts including Volkswagen, Kimberly-Clark and Hilton.

This move marks Healey’s second tour of duty at Organic, where she last served as something called “engagement manager” (or group director in layman’s speak). During her career, Healey has also served on the account side at the likes of Digitas Detroit and Campbell-Ewald.

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Organic Leadership Changes Continue, This Time in SF

It seems like Organic CEO David Shulman has been a busy man these days. Just weeks after bringing back Monik Sanghvi to serve as the Omnicom-owned agency’s chief strategy officer and appointing Audrey Melofchik as GM of its New York office, the CEO is now on the hunt for a new GM of Organic’s SF branch. Why? Well, because Alle Aufderhaar, who joined Organic in said role in 2010 after lengthy stints at the likes of Digitas, is leaving the agency to go client-side.

In the meantime, sources familiar with the matter tell us that while Shulman talks to candidates now–though, there’s no rush as “he wants to make the right choice”–CFO Tina Weber will be interim GM for San Fran and  chief client officer Joe DiMeglio will oversee portfolio of clients based out of San Francisco.

Organic Hires CSO, Finds Replacement for McAllister in NY

Well, Organic’s answered our question from 10 days ago as the Omnicom agency has indeed found a replacement for Amy McAllister, who served as general manager of its New York office before splitting for JPMorgan Chase. Taking over for McAllister in NY is Audrey Melofchik, who’s been with Organic for nearly two years and most recently served as SVP/engagement management.

Along with Melofchik’s appointment, Organic has welcomed back Monik Sanghvi (pictured) to serve as its chief strategy officer. The Detroit-based exec originally worked at the agency over a decade ago as group director, strategic services before assuming senior-level positions at the likes of Digitas and Team Detroit. Staying in Detroit for a minute, Joe DiMeglio, who took over for James Heughens as SVP/general manager of Organic’s Motor City office nearly a year ago, has been promoted to chief client officer.

Heughens Heads to McCann

Well, this pretty much flew under the radar but James Heughens recently left Organic Detroit after five years to take on the post of global client service director at McCann’s Motor City branch. From what we we’ve been told, Heughens (pictured) is working on the Chevy account, which of course is now being split in Detroit between McCann and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

During his five years at Organic, Heughens moved up from executive director of project management to SVP/general manager of the Omnicom agency’s Detroit and Chicago offices. Prior to Organic, Heughens spent nearly a decade at Sapient. His replacement at Organic, meanwhile, is seven-year vet Joe DiMeglio.

While we’re on the Organic tip, sources familiar with the matter tell us that the agency’s San Francisco office cut four non-billable staffers last Friday. So, there’s that.

Update: The McCann camp clarifies that Heughens is serving as global client service director of production operations for Commonwealth, which is the joint venture between Goodby and McCann that is focused on Chevy. So…pretty much what we said already.