Underscoring an investment in the growth, development and engagement of their talent, CMI Media Group, a WPP company and Compas, a NMSDC certified diverse supplier, today announce the promotion of Julia Missaggia to Chief People Officer. As Chief People Officer, Julia will lead the people strategy in line with CMI Media Group and Compas’ strategic direction of the business. This includes talent attraction, employee training and development, and retention strategies, succession planning, total rewards and recognition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Missaggia has led recruiting and retention efforts as the companies have experienced several years of continuous growth, including being recognized twice recently as one of Adweek’s Fastest Growing Agencies. The companies were recognized by Digiday’s Worklife Awards as Most Committed to Employee Appreciation in 2021 and Most Committed to Employee Growth in 2020.
In just over 5 years of tenure, Missaggia’s impact has included:
- Strategy leading to industry leading recruiting and retention in an incredibly competitive market. Across CMI Media Group and Compas, led the companies’ talent attraction strategy to hire 350 staff in 2021.
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives including formalizing diverse hiring practices and establishing best-practice corporate culture processes including the establishment of ERGs.
- Establishing and leading a listening mindset across the organization that has led to improved employee engagement and new benefits. This has included improved paid-parental leave, summer hours program, increased career mobility opportunities, and mental health days.
- Leading a Future of Work initiative alongside the agencies’ executives that incorporated employee listening and other metrics to design a better and more productive workplace.
“We are deeply appreciative of Julia’s immense contributions and her vision forward. She has been a proven guardian of change and culture, and a key contributor to the way we celebrate and reward our employees. We are excited for our future, as she continues to lead our agency forward in all things people,” said Dr. Susan Dorfman, CEO and President, CMI Media Group.
“We are thrilled to see Julia elevate into this new role as embodies the values we expect all our people to live daily. She cares deeply about the experience of every single one of our employees and works tirelessly to make it the best it can possibly be,” said James Woodland, CEO, Compas.
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