Tatia Torrey, President of Havas Creative; and Lisa Evia, President
of Havas Media
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Havas Chicago promotes from within the agency and appoints two new
Village leaders. Tatia Torrey, president and chief client officer of
Havas Creative, and Lisa Evia, president of Havas Media – AdWeek’s
2016 Media Agency of the Year winner – will together lead the Havas
Tatia Torrey is the company’s current chief client officer and will
retain that title as she takes on more operational responsibility. She
will continue to ensure the agency’s book of business is happy and
healthy while contributing to overall growth. Simultaneously, she’s been
managing the growth of The Annex, an agency powered by Havas, and has
expanded its capabilities to Atlanta with the growth of the Coca Cola
business. Tatia’s also a recent recipient of the She Runs It (formerly
AWNY) Working Mother of the Year award.
She will work closely with Lisa Evia, who has been promoted from
managing director of Havas Chicago Creative to president of Havas Media.
As a leader on the Chicago Village’s most integrated portfolio of great
American brands, Lisa manages multiple cross-functional teams made up of
creative and media specialists. Her deep understanding of the digital
landscape made this move a clear, easy next step.
“Tatia and Lisa are both strong leaders and together make a powerful
team that will take this agency to new levels,” said Paul Marobella,
chief executive officer of Havas Chicago Group. “We’ve built a modern
marketing and creative agency with a healthy collection of very cool and
innovative offerings. They’re going to help us continue to integrate the
Village and bring better, more creative and media opportunities to our
Over the past three years, Havas Chicago has aggressively expanded new
and existing relationships and looks to its new presidents to build on
those achievements. Tatia and Lisa will work together to amplify the
agency’s Village model, which uses integrated data to drive real-time
creativity. Equally compelling is its creation of the first ever agency
for Millennials by Millennials, The Annex and its strong Latino agency –
giving Havas Chicago and its clients creative edge.
“I’m excited to add Lisa to the Havas Media executive team and lead the
business in the Chicago Village,” says Colin Kinsella, chief operating
officer of Havas Media. “She’s a smart, powerful business manager that
has proven she deeply understands the Village approach. She’ll be
collaborative with Chicago’s executive team and will give Media its
voice in the Chicago market.”
Lisa will report directly to Colin, and will work very closely with
Tatia, Paul and Jason Peterson, chief creative officer of North America,
to ensure Village client growth and new business wins.
About Havas Chicago
Havas Chicago is an agency committed to reinvigorating iconic American
brands through cultural relevance. The agency brings an unmatched
understanding of Millennials’ mindsets and behaviors, and a passion for
embracing the emerging trends shaping business and pop culture. Part of
Havas Group, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and
the first to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age
and Campaign in the same year, Havas Chicago fuses an independent spirit
with global scale, and are united by a shared mission to be the world’s
best company at creating meaningful connections between people and
brands through creativity, media and innovation. Learn more on the
website, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Havas Media U.S.
Havas Media U.S. draws together the global media expertise of Havas
Group one of the leading global communications and marketing companies
in the world. It consists of three media brands, Havas
Media and FullSix Media, as well
Sports & Entertainment, the industry’s largest brand engagement
network. Our mission is to be the world’s leading company at creating
meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media
and innovation. Havas Media U.S. operates four fully integrated
“Villages” in New York, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco while
leveraging the strength of Havas Media’s global network, which operates
in 118 countries, employing more than 5600 people. Havas Media U.S.
delivers a full scope of marketing capabilities, as well as integrated
specialty units such as Havas Health Media, mobile consultancy Mobext,
social media unit Socialyse and search unit Ecselis and was recently
named 2016 U.S. Media Agency of the Year by leading industry trade Adweek.