Arnold Names 2 Managing Partners

BOSTON Arnold said Barbara Reilly and Melissa Morgante have been promoted to managing partners and members of the firm’s domestic operating board. The Havas-owned agency here now has 13 managing partners.

This marks the second management move in two weeks at Arnold, following the agency’s hire of evp of media strategy Kristi Argyilan from crosstown rival Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos.

Reilly, a 15-year Arnold veteran, is currently evp, group account director, leading the Citizens Bank and Talbot’s accounts. She has played a significant role in both organic growth of existing accounts and new business development, the agency said. In addition, she serves as chairman of the Boston Ad Club.

Morgante, currently evp of human resources, joined Arnold in 1998 from allied shop Wickersham Hunt Schwanter. She is a member of the human resources committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

“We’re delighted to recognize these two women with well-deserved promotions. Barb and Melissa have true passion and commitment to driving business results and doing the right thing for our clients and employees,” said Ed Eskandarian, CEO of Arnold, in a statement.

—Adweek staff report