The World: San Francisco - Foutz steps up to Publicis client services post

Publicis & Hal Riney has promoted its group account director, Kathleen Foutz, to the new role of director of client services.

Foutz will be responsible for managing the business growth and agency relationships across all of Publicis & Hal Riney's clients, which include Jim Beam, Compaq and Walmart.

She has spent more than 13 years working at the agency, overseeing the day-to-day practices of accounts such as AAA and First Union.

Kristi VandenBosch, the chief executive of the agency, said: "Kathleen has proven to be an exceptional business leader to many of our clients over the years."