The World: New York - Lewis appointed to US region role at Universal

Universal McCann has appointed Margaret Lewis (pictured) to the role of executive vice-president of communications planning for the US region.

Lewis joins from Mediaedge:cia, where she was the head of communications planning for six years.

Mary Gerzema, the president of Universal McCann's US region, said: "This appointment is one of the most significant I will make as I shape the McCann organisation across the US. It is essential to have the right talent, in addition to processes and tools, in order to ensure that we continuously deliver breakthrough marketing communication solutions for our clients."