Interpublic Group has appointed Channing Martin as Global Chief Diversity and Social Impact Officer. She is tasked with advancing the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives.
Reporting to IPG CEO Philippe Krakowsky, Martin will lead the strategy on all diversity-related matters and continue the diversification of IPG’s senior ranks and talent pipeline, collaboration, and partnership with IPG’s full network of agency brands, CEOs and DE&I leadership community.
Martin joins IPG from CSG, a consumer engagement and digital experience company, where she was Chief Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer. She has previously held the positions of Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Diversity Lead and Strategic Planner for the U.S. Department of State and the Diversity Recruitment and Assessment Manager for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
“IPG’s commitment to equity and inclusion have long been core to our culture. Diversity and inclusion are key elements in how we deliver extraordinary value to all our stakeholders – including our people, our clients and our owners,” said Krakowsky.
“And while we’ve made meaningful progress in this area, there is still a great deal of work left for us to do. I look forward to partnering with Channing to advance our goals, and to harness the impact of her perspective, experience and passion to ensure that we become an organization in which fairness is at the foundation of everything we do, and in which opportunity and access are equally available to all of our people.”
“Advertising and communications is a powerful platform – one that we’ve seen drive real change across the globe by exposing injustice, creating a more accepting and understanding society and broadening perspectives and understanding,” added Martin.