Havas’ Media Contacts Names Griffin

SAN FRANCISCO Media Contacts has hired Jill Griffin as senior vice president, group account director for its New York and San Francisco offices, the company said.

Griffin, a former digital strategist for OMD, will oversee clients including ING Direct and Air France at Media Contacts, the interactive division of Havas’ Media Planning Group. She will work out of the New York office, a company representative said.

Griffin replaces Alex Tamayo, who had been running Media Contacts’ offices in New York and San Francisco. Tamayo has been named manager of operations. Louis Jones, evp and managing director of Media Contacts in the United States, said Griffin has a strong background in digital media and direct marketing.

“I am thrilled to have her join our team and help us continue to expand our capabilities and clients,” Jones said.

In addition to her career in the advertising industry, Griffin studied public relations in Hungary. She is also a jazz vocalist, recently appearing on Good Morning America.