Burnett Expands HR Department

Leo Burnett has named Patrick Venetucci global director of human resources. Previously interim director of the Publicis Groupe agency’s international human resources, Venetucci will now be responsible for aligning the shop’s global business and personnel strategies. Venetucci has worked for the agency since 1990, first in the media department, then as an account director in the Tokyo office. While there, he helped launch Beacon Digital, an in-house e-marketing services business. In addition, the Chicago shop hired Susan Roche as director of human resources for the U.S. Most recently a human resources consultant for companies such as Monster Worldwide and Student Futures, Roche previously held HR positions at agencies such as Arnold and Hill, Holiday. In her new post, she will be responsible for setting the HR strategy for the network’s U.S. operations.