Michael Houston continues moving up the charts at Grey New York. Houston, who’s been with the agency for nearly six years and most recently served as chief operating officer, has now assumed the position of CEO at the agency. We’ve obtained the memo to staff from Grey Group CEO/chairman Jim Heekin regarding the promotion of Houston, who spent five years at KBS+ prior to joining Grey and also played host on one of our episodes of Cubes. Read on:
“I wanted to share some great news with you. I am delighted to announce that Michael Houston has been promoted to CEO of Grey North America, a new position, reporting to me. Michael and Tor Myhren, President and Chief Creative Officer, will continue to share leadership duties in New York. Please see the New York Times article:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/
07/05/business/media/grey-new- york-executive-takes-on-a- larger-role.html
This well-deserved promotion is a logical next step for Michael who with Tor has been such a vital factor in our New York success: building a first-class management team, transforming our creative performance and digital prowess, forging a culture of innovation and compiling a new business track record second to none.
In his expanded new leadership role, Michael will oversee Grey North American offices comprised of New York, San Francisco, Canada, including Toronto and Vancouver as well as Grey Activation and PR and Wing, working with their respective presidents.
Grey has tremendous potential in North America as we approach our 100th anniversary. Michael is a natural to capitalize on our momentum, extend our “Famously Effective” culture and best practices and expand our integrated offering to fuel our growth with great clients across the region.
Please give Michael your congratulations on this milestone and your full support as he hits the ground running.
GREYgroup | Famously effective since 1917
Jim Heekin, Chairman & CEO”