Exec Moves at Grey, Euro RSCG

NEW YORK WPP Group’s Grey and Havas’ Euro RSCG have made changes in their new business departments.

Kim Hunt, who had directed new business efforts at Euro RSCG, has joined Grey here as svp, director of business development, effective immediately. She reports to Chris Rich, Grey’s chief growth officer.

Hunt, 33, relocated to New York in February 2006 from WestWayne in Atlanta. She initially joined FCB but jumped to Euro RSCG shortly after the June merger of FCB and Draft.

“My whole take with her is that she’s a seasoned new business professional and she is passionate about the space,” Rich said. “It’s what she loves and loves to do. It was that kind of energy and commitment that we need as we continue to build our growth engine here. That’s why she won me over.”

Hunt began her career in 1996 at Arnold in Boston, working on McDonald’s. She moved to Grey in 1999 to work on the New York State Lottery account. She soon took her first new business position at Saatchi & Saatchi and was promoted to department director by 2003. Hunt joined WestWayne as new business director in 2004.

To replace her at Euro RSCG, the agency has hired Andy Mueller as director of business development, reporting to Annette Stover, COO of Euro RSCG in New York.

Mueller, 42, said that Euro RSCG Worldwide CEO David Jones “understands that the future of this industry is ideas that engage consumers. I jumped at the chance to work at the one agency that has the talent to develop the big idea and the scope to deliver it to consumers around the world and through the line.”

Mueller was an executive producer at Conductor in Los Angeles before joining Euro RSCG.