CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Ellen Ryan Mardiks to vice chairman, a new position. As vice chairman, Mardiks will lead efforts to position and market the agency, focus on new business development and the creative product, and formalize the agency’s approach to client relationship management. Mardiks, a 26-year veteran of the agency, most recently served as chief client officer.
Mardiks also will take on the responsibility of leading the agency’s largest global practice, consumer marketing. In this role, she will lead the agency’s consumer teams around the world, adding insights and new tools that create greater impact for our clients’ business.
Mardiks continues to report to president and CEO Fred Cook.
In her years at GolinHarris, Mardiks has held a number of positions, including managing director of the Chicago office and chief marketing officer for the agency.