Jean Lee Swagert
Jean Lee Swagert

Jean Lee Swagert, who was chief human resources officer for North America at Weber Shandwick, is now chief people officer at IPG DXTRA, Interpublic’s collective of 27 marketing brands that includes PR units such as WS, Golin, Current Global, ReviveHealth, DeVries Global, Rogers & Cowan PMK and Powell Tate.

She reports to IPG DXTRA CEO Andy Polansky and succeeds Abby Gold, who will transition into a strategic advisory role.

Swagert helped develop Weber Shandwick’s hybrid remote-working model and supported its initiatives to become an anti-racist organization.

At IPG DXTRA, she will spearhead the effort to attract, empower and retain the best and most diverse talent across its PR, experiential, sports and entertainment, branding, digital experience, social content and influencer marketing offerings.

“Jean brings us valuable perspective on creating an exceptional experience and an inclusive environment for our 7,000 employees around the world,” said Polansky. “Her leadership will be critical both in adapting to new ways of working and in strengthening our talent base.”