p DDB North America hired Britt Hayes to fill the newly-created position of chief people officer.

In the role, Hayes will oversee talent and development programs, diversity initiatives and recruitment, working closely with leaders from the network’s 17 North American offices while reporting to DDB North America CEO Wendy Clark.

“At the very core of our business is people.

Nothing works in our agencies, or in our industry for that matter, without talented people and the bright ideas and brilliant work they create,” Clark said in a statement.

“Britt is a proven and accomplished business leader.

Her ability to identify, nurture and develop talented people to create the best work of their careers is exactly what was so compelling about having Britt join us at DDB.

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