This morning we can confirm two departures at Havas Worldwide.
Kersten Mitton Rivas, Managing Director of Havas New York, will be leaving the agency today to take on a new role as President of Source Marketing. The agency, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is part of the MDC Partners group and specializes in “right now marketing.”
Rivas has been with Havas since 2006, when it was still called Euro RSCG; prior experience includes a stint as Account Director at FCB. Rivas’ industry accolades include the 2013 Advertising Working Mother of the Year Award sponsored by Advertising Women of New York and Working Mother magazine.
In other news, Chief Strategic Officer James Lou has also left the agency’s Chicago office. Lou joined Havas in 2011 after working on the strategy side at DDB and McCann, among others. No word on his post-departure plans.