Debi Kleiman of MITX will head Hub office of Havas Media North America

Debi Kleiman. Photo courtesy of Havas Media North America.
Debi Kleiman. Photo courtesy of Havas Media North America.

Havas Media North America, which is part of the same corporate family as Boston ad agency Arnold Worldwide, announced Monday the appointment of Debi Kleiman to lead Havas Media’s Boston office.

With a head count of 155 employees, the firm’s Boston office serves such clients as Fidelity Investments, Choice Hotels, Acushnet, McDonald’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, AutoZone, Goodyear/Dunlop, and Tyson.

Kleiman joins Havas Media from the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, or MITX, where she served as president for the last three years while managing the 7,500-member marketing and tech industry association.

At Havas Media, Kleiman’s title is executive vice president, managing director. She will report to Lori Hiltz, Havas Media North America’s CEO.


In a statement, Hiltz said: “The Boston office is the cornerstone of Havas Media North America’s digital background; therefore we sought a managing director who matched the fast-paced, innovative culture of our office. We’ve seen a great period of growth over the last year, with continued client satisfaction and exciting new business. Debi’s experience will invigorate our Boston office, and we’re confident that will translate to great business success for the agency as a whole. We are particularly excited to have Debi on board ahead of our impending move with Arnold Worldwide to a fantastic, state of the art Boston headquarters in the Burnham Building this fall.’’

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