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Current Global Elevates Renee Austin to Global Chief Client and Growth Officer and Welcomes Demar Anderson to Lead Marketing and Business Development

by | Dec 12, 2023

Both new roles serve as growth catalysts to elevate the agency’s position as a leading global midsize communications firm. 

Chicago, IL (Dec. 12, 2023)Current Global, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is pleased to announce the promotion of Renee Austin to the role of Global Chief Client and Growth Officer and the addition of Demar Anderson as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. These strategic appointments are pivotal in Current Global’s mission to enhance its status as a premier global midsize agency while driving substantial portfolio growth. Both executives will report directly to CEO Virginia Devlin. 

Renee Austin

Renee Austin

In her new capacity, Austin, who joined the agency in 2019, will assume a multifaceted role. She will collaborate across practices, talent communities, and geographies, leveraging her extensive experience to drive growth, serving as a senior counselor on marquee accounts while actively pursuing large-scale new business opportunities. Her growth-oriented mindset and visionary leadership will reinforce the agency’s commitment to client satisfaction and retention. Austin’s role also will involve mentoring integrated teams and cultivating the next generation of agency leaders, developing new offerings and services, and crafting a centralized strategy for delivering exceptional client service. 

“Renee has played a pivotal role in the growth of Current Global, from building our corporate practice from the ground up to serving as our North America president,” said Devlin. “She has consistently demonstrated forward thinking and a profound commitment to the agency, its culture, our people, and our clients – serving as a trusted partner to C-suite executives and mentoring many colleagues.” 

Demar Anderson

Demar Anderson

In tandem with Austin’s promotion, Anderson assumes her role as a key member of the executive leadership team, collaborating closely with Austin and other leaders to drive strategic alignment between the agency’s marketing and new business endeavors. Anderson’s remit is to support the agency’s overarching vision, diversify its client base, bring to market new service offerings, and accelerate growth across practices and sectors. In her newly created position, Anderson will serve as a driving force for elevating the agency’s marketing, solidifying its reputation as a premier global midsize firm, and igniting new business opportunities across its diverse portfolio. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Demar to our leadership team,” added Devlin. “She brings a wealth of experience and a well-established network, which will play a pivotal role in refining our business development processes and sparking meaningful connections that drive business growth, while also positioning our agency and leadership team at the forefront of the global midsize landscape.” 

Anderson, who recently earned recognition as one of Ragan PR Daily’s Top Women in Marketing, brings over 15 years of relevant experience advising global marketing and communications agencies. Her specialization lies in creative and strategic planning, brand storytelling, and driving business growth. Most recently, Anderson led Allison (formerly known as Allison+Partners) through a successful rebranding effort and directed its global marketing and business development efforts. Her leadership contributions culminated in Allison being recognized as 2023 North American Agency of the Year by Provoke Media, with several prestigious industry awards earned by its executives. Anderson’s career journey also includes previous roles at Ketchum and Edelman, where she embarked on her professional journey. 

About Current Global

Current Global, a member of the Interpublic Group of agencies (NYSE: IPG), is a rapidly growing midsized agency offering a comprehensive suite of services.  As the human-first communications agency, we help our clients earn attention and connection by sparking movements, shifting mindsets, and creating moments that matter. With a foundation in earned media, we also excel in developing integrated campaigns that encompass paid, owned, influence, and social to connect with audiences wherever they experience a brand. Our dedicated, insightful, and creative people are at the forefront of advocating for accessible communications for all. For more information, visit www.currentglobal.com, and discover our Accessible by Design commitment at accessible-communications.com.

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