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Saatchi & Saatchi makes executive moves


Los Angeles – Creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi is making three key executive changes. Julie Michael has been named president of Team One, Saatchi & Saatchi's fully integrated premium, luxury and aspirational brand agency, effective Aug. 1.

Michael will replace Paul Mareski, president since 2009, who will be leaving to pursue personal interests. Michael, who currently serves as executive director, account management overseeing the agency's Lexus National and Dealer Association accounts, has been with Team One for 18 years. During this time, she has held a number of senior management positions, including director of experiential marketing, director of business development, and executive director leading numerous agency clients.

In announcing Michael's new role as president, Team One also identified her replacement. Paul Silverman will move into the position of executive director, account management and will also head the agency's Texas office as managing director when it opens to serve client Lexus in its impending move of its North American headquarters to Plano, Texas.

Most recently, Silverman, a 22-year veteran of the Saatchi & Saatchi organization, has been executive director, communications, with oversight to the agency's media, public relations, and experiential marketing & strategic alliances teams.

In addition, shopper marketing division Saatch & Saatchi X has named Jessica Hendrix as president, replacing Dina Howell, who is retiring from the position. Hendrix has been with Saatch & Saatchi since 2007, and most recently served as senior VP of account leadership.

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