Stephanie Howley
Stephanie Howley

Stephanie Howley, executive VP, managing director, people team, North America, at BCW has joined Stagwell Inc. as its first chief people officer. She reports to CEO Mark Penn.

She joined BCW in 2019 after a 19-year run as executive VP-human resources at its sister firm, Cohn & Wolfe.

Her job is to create programs and the infrastructure to help nurture talent and create development opportunities as Stagwell completes its merger with MDC Partners.

“You can’t cut your way to greatness, by doubling down on our investment in our talent and the culture across the organization, we’re building a greater runway to client success and growth for the new company,” Penn said in a statement.

Stagwell’s PR units are SKDKnickerbocker, Allison+Partners, Hunter, KWT Global, and Sloane & Co.

Stagwell Marketing Group, which formally merged with MDC on Aug. 2, to become Stagwell Inc, reported a 12.7 percent rise in H1 revenues to $390.8M and a 33 percent spurt in net income to $21.7M.

Its stock trades on the NASDAQ at $5.72.