Shelley Diamond, formerly worldwide managing partner at Y&R, has been promoted to chief client officer. She will continue to serve as a member of Sable’s Global Executive Committee.
Throughout her tenure at Y&R, Diamond helped build the Xerox, Dell and Campbell’s teams and other key accounts. She led Y&R New York from 2007 to 2010, during which she presided over strong organic growth with Y&R’s clients and helped bring in new business.
Now for the accolades: In 2013, Shelley was selected by Business Insider as the 11th Most Powerful Woman in Advertising, and in 2005, she was recognized as a “Working Mother of the Year” by The Advertising Women of New York and Working Mother Magazine.
“Shelley is the absolute perfect person for this role and has been exemplifying every day of her 23 years at the agency what it means to be a client’s most valued partner,” said David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R, adding:
“With Shelley leading this charge and working closely with myself, Tony Granger and Sandy Thompson, I am confident that our clients will feel the full power of our Global Boutique. She has a great love of our business, our clients and our people that infuses all that she does. Unleashing her enthusiasm and her expertise will make a real difference in how we serve our clients.”
In this new role, Shelley will help develop Y&R’s in-house talent to help ensure that the entire Y&R organization is training its members and serving its clients as effectively as possible.
“I’m honored and energized to take on this new role,” said Diamond. “We have some amazing and dedicated people at Y&R, and a spectacular roster of clients.”