NEW YORK — With an eye on furthering growth, multicultural agency Egami has hired Golin’s Laura Sutphen as president.

Sutphen will be responsible for leading the day-to-day management of Egami, scaling its operations and capabilities and working directly with clients. She will report to Egami founder and CEO Teneshia Jackson Warner.

Egami has been without a president since Cheryl Overton left the agency in February 2020.

Sutphen joins Egami from Golin, where she most recently held the role of managing director of social impact and inclusion and global head of social purpose. Sutphen previously held senior leadership roles at Ketchum, Fenton Communications, and Amazon, where she was director of communications.

Her notable work includes spearheading an environmental racism study, Justice for All; launching Amazon's Black Business Accelerator program; and leading strategy for Aveeno's SkinVisibility campaign to help address Black skin health inequities.

"As we chart our course for the future, there is an increasing demand for us to guide our clients in understanding the evolving, complex, and nuanced realities of multicultural, multiethnic, inclusive, and diverse audiences – which now represent mainstream culture," said Jackson Warner. "Our team found in Laura a partner in purpose and partner in growth. Throughout her career, Laura has been a bias disrupter, with a long track record of allyship and working in and with communities of color."