NEW YORK—Two months after being named chief executive officer at Manning Selvage & Lee, Mark Hass has announced a new global management team for the firm and made several key appointments across the business.
Jill Farwell has been named chief operating officer, North America and president, Latin America and will be responsible for operational and financial management in North America. She will also take the lead on growing MS&L’s capabilities in Latin America and will build a Hispanic capability for the firm. Farwell, most recently president, North America, joined MS&L nearly 20 years ago.
Larry Kamer has been named president of North America and will be responsible for driving the firm’s growth strategy in the region, including business planning and management. He will move from San Francisco to Chicago to help facilitate management of the North American offices. Kamer was most recently SVP and director, crisis and issues management.
Wendy Lund has been named executive vice president, business and client development, North America and will lead the firm’s new business efforts in North America as well as all strategic planning initiatives related to the growth and development of client relationships. As the head of MS&L’s largest office, Tsokanos will focus on setting its strategic direction, continuing its impressive growth and working to maximize client relationships.
Hass also named several key members of the firm’s European and Asian-Pacific operations to the global management team: Glenn Osaki, director, Asia; Nicholas Walters, chief executive officer, MS&L London; Erica Backhaus, chief executive officer, Frankfurt; Daniela Canegallo, managing director, MS&L Italia and Juergen Togotzes, most recently president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Togotzes is also taking on a new role as chairman, MS&L Germany.
“The appointment of these senior managers to their new roles and MS&L’s global management team is designed to achieve our goals of increasing the size and stature of the firm. It also reflects their contributions to making MS&L the firm it is today,” says Hass. “Most importantly, each of them brings impressive talents and experience to MS&L that make them invaluable to our clients and our staff.”
Hass also named Rob Baskin managing director, MS&L Atlanta and Karlenne Trimble deputy managing director, MS&L Atlanta.