New CEOs at IPG Mediabrands, UM
By Rob Bale
IPG Mediabrands Canada of Toronto has appointed Shelley Smit to the position of chief executive officer. She joined IPG in 2008 as head of the Johnson & Johnson unit at UM. Since 2009, Smit has been the CEO of UM Canada. Smit also spent 10 years at Anheuser-Busch InBev as North American director of product innovation, media and sponsorships and global media director.
Ben Seaton has been promoted to the position of chief executive officer at UM Canada. He joined the company eight years ago as an executive vice-president and client business partner. Prior to that, he worked at Nike, Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch InBev.