MPG, Havas Media Has New North American CEO

Lori Hiltz ran MPG in Chicago

Lori Hiltz is the new CEO of MPG’s North American media network. Her appointment caps a two-year search to find a replacement for Shaun Holliday, who exited the Havas agency in 2010 amid client losses after little more than a year in that role.

In her new job, Hiltz, who was evp and managing director of MPG’s Chicago office, also becomes chief executive of Havas Media North America. Maria Luisa Francoli Plaza, MPG’s global CEO, has served as the interim chief in those roles.

Hiltz joined MPG in 2010, from Omnicom media agency PHD’s Detroit office. MPG said it is still searching for Hiltz’s replacement in the company’s Chicago office.

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