TBWA Adds Talent Director

NEW YORK Omnicom Group’s TBWA has hired Nancee Martin, director of executive recruitment at WPP Group, to assume the new post of worldwide talent director, the agency said today.

Martin, who reports to TBWA global president Tom Carroll, is tasked with recruiting and retaining executives across all disciplines. “Nancee is a great person and a unique talent,” said Carroll, in a statement. “She has an incredible amount of knowledge about talent in the world.”

The appointment mirrors a similar move at sister shop DDB: In February, DDB promoted director of worldwide accounts Greg Taucher to chief people officer, effective April 1. That role also spans all disciplines and geographies. Taucher succeeded the London-based James Best, who retired.

Martin, 48, had worked at WPP for a little more than a year. Before that, she spent eight years at Interpublic Group’s Foote, Cone & Belding, lastly as chief talent officer.

Earlier in her career, Martin was manager of staff selection at Booz Allen & Hamilton here and director of compensation, benefits and recruiting at Information Resources in Chicago.