NEW YORK — Cohn & Wolfe has promoted Jim Joseph to worldwide president, as part of a number of appointments at the firm's global leadership level.

Joseph takes on the position after serving as Americas president since 2015 and North American chief since 2012, when he joined the WPP agency. Cohn & Wolfe confirmed that it has begun a search for his replacement in North America, who will report directly to global CEO Donna Imperato, while Joseph will continue to oversee the agency’s Latin American operations. 

In addition to Joseph, the agency has also elevated digital innovation president Chad Latz to chief innovation officer; global strategy EVP Brooke Hovey to chief client officer; and North American HR director Stephanie Howley to EVP and global talent manager.

"As the communications landscape has rapidly changed in the past several years, Cohn & Wolfe has grown considerably by quickly evolving to accommodate the new opportunities and challenges that have emerged," said Imperato.

"Our foresight and remarkable talent have driven our success to date. Jim, Chad, Brooke and Stephanie will help ensure that we continue to attract and develop the right talent and drive value for our clients’ brands."

Cohn & Wolfe made the appointments after three consecutive years of double-digit growth; bolstered by significant agency acquisitions in India, Brazil and the Middle East.