Arnold and Havas Media Boston announced the appointment of Minnie Damle as Chief Talent Officer. In this role, Minnie will drive an integrated talent strategy across Creative and Media and oversee a team that supports talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations and cultural initiatives for Havas Village Boston, specifically, Arnold Worldwide (Boston and New York) and Havas Media Boston.
Within the Havas Village model, designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s clients, all communications offerings spanning local Havas entities are combined under one roof. The model enables increased collaboration, partnership and integration, and is representative of Havas Group’s “Better Together” strategy. Havas Village Boston comprises creative agency Arnold Worldwide, media agency Havas Media Boston, healthcare communications agency H4B and performance marketing agency Havas Edge. There are more than 45 Havas Villages around the world, with more to come in 2017.
Most recently, Damle served as Vice President, Human Resources at digital agency VaynerMedia, where she oversaw HR operations across four offices. While there, she revamped recruiting and retention efforts, opened and staffed two offices in the U.S. and one in London, and built the shop’s first professional people function – which supported a doubling of agency staff in only a year’s time. She also held talent leadership roles in prior positions with The CDM Group, Rauxa Direct, HNW, and Draft FCB Healthcare. Damle began her journey in talent management handling personnel management in the United States Air Force, supporting base leaders.
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