IPG Mediabrands’ UM has promoted chief client officer Erin Quintana to U.S. CEO to take over from Joe DeMiero, who has taken a leave of absence.

DeMiero was hired into the role in January 2022 following a nine-year stint at Publicis Groupe, most recently as CEO of CRM and digital agency Hawkeye.

In May, DeMiero reorganized UM’s U.S. leadership team around specialist leaders rather than geographies, which included handing Quintana a new role as chief client officer.

Now Quintana takes over responsibility for the strategy, direction and operations of UM’s largest market.

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