Hill, Holliday Restructures

Interpublic Group agen-cy Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos has reorganized account management in its Boston headquarters, consolidating all business under three groups, each headed by an executive vice president/group account director.

Clients are grouped according to their designations as consumer/retail, technology and financial accounts.

The reorganization is the first major initiative from agency managing director Karen Kaplan, who called it an effort to “clarify, simplify and strengthen the operation.” Previously, account management at the agency “was less organized and less clear—more levels with less responsibility.” Kaplan took over many day-to-day management chores at Hill, Holliday after the spring departure of co-president June Blocklin.

Tom Jump, who has mainly managed soon-to-depart Fidelity Investments, will see the most significant change in responsibilities. He will now oversee most consumer accounts, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Marshalls, Harvard Pilgrim and Partners Health Care. The managers who previously oversaw those accounts remain with the agency but now report to Jump.

Leslee Lenoff, newly promoted to executive vice president, is charged mainly with financial accounts such as FleetBoston Financial, the agency’s largest piece of business, and John Hancock Financial Services, long one of the shop’s showpieces.

Jean Manasian will helm high-tech and business-to-business clients such as AMD, Lycos and Broadwing.

All three evps report to Kaplan and are charged with identifying new-business pros-pects in their respective areas.

Hill, Holliday has also upped Rita Harris to executive vice president in charge of a new Professional Resources Group. Harris has been with the shop nearly 20 years.