New CEO at MEC Canada
MEC Canada of Toronto has promoted Michele Pauchuk to the position of chief executive officer. She has been president of the agency since 2011. Prior to joining MEC, she was executive vice-president and managing director of Initiative. Pauchuk has also been a senior vice-president and managing director at The Media Company and a senior vice-president at Mediacom. She has also worked at Communique, Doner Canada, DDB Needham and Media Specialists.
"Michele has built a strong and connected community of leaders in Canada committed to delivering exceptional client service and creative excellence," said Marla Kaplowitz, CEO of MEC North America. "This has been evidenced by numerous wins and retentions, most notably the defence of the Molson Coors business twice in three years, as well as the expansion of MEC's footprint in the market. Michele has also played a pivotal role in strengthening and integrating our digital and data talent for more agility in thinking and media-first solutions. I am proud of her accomplishments and look forward to her leading the next stage of MEC's development."