Finsbury has hired Kito Huggins for the managing director slot in New York to help drive its diversity, equity and inclusion communications practice.
The former practicing attorney joins the WPP unit from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was director of executive administration and formerly manager of its global diversity & social responsibility unit.
Earlier, Huggins was diversity and inclusion strategist at The FutureWork Institute management consultancy and litigation associate at Shearman and Sterling. He also had jobs at Lehman Bros. and MetLife.
Finsbury North America CEO Paul Holmes said Huggins “will provide strong support to our clients as they respond to stakeholder expectations that they will take meaningful action to address inequity in the workplace and their communities.”
Finsbury is merging with Glover Park Group and Hering Schuppener early next year to create Finsbury Glover Hering, a combine of 700 staffers.