Channing Martin
Channing Martin

Interpublic has hired Channing Martin as global chief diversity and social impact officer, effective immediately.

She takes over for Heide Gardner, who is retiring as chief diversity and inclusion officer after a nearly 20-year stint. Gardner will continue as an advisor until the Spring of 2023.

Martin joins IPG from CSG, consumer engagement and digital experience solutions firm, where she was chief diversity and social responsibility officer.

Previously, she was D&I manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, strategic planner and D&I lead at the State Department and diversity recruitment & assessment manager for the US Office of Personnel Management.

Martin reports to IPG chief Philippe Krakowsky. He looks forward to partnering with Martin to “ensure that we become an organization in which fairness is at the foundation of everything we do and in which opportunity and access are equally available to all of our people.”