CMI Media Group and Compas announce executive elevations
CMI Media Group, a WPP company, and Compas, an NMSDC certified diverse supplier that is minority-owned and a part of CMI Media Group, announced executive leadership elevations to drive the next phase of rapid growth, transformation and opportunity for both agencies.
The changes, which were made effective on July 1 and driven by immense growth and vast market opportunities for both agencies, include the elevation of CMI Media Group and Compas founder and CEO Stan Woodland to executive chairman, where he will provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction across both agencies, with accountability to WPP for strategic, financial and DE&I outcomes of both organizations.
Dr. Susan Dorfman, an 11-year veteran of CMI/Compas currently serving as president of CMI Media Group, was elevated to the role of CEO and president of CMI Media Group. Jim Woodland, a 17-year veteran and currently serving as CFO and chief strategy officer of CMI/Compas, was elevated to CEO of Compas. They both report to Stan Woodland.
“I am delighted that our long-term planning positioned us to appoint such strong and capable leaders as Susan and Jim to the roles of CEOs of CMI Media Group and Compas, respectively. Both Susan and Jim will be excellent CEOs and partners in driving our agencies’ next phase of growth – both building on their track records of values-led leadership, outstanding business results, industry innovation, and developing and delivering on strategic drivers to push our business and that of our clients forward. There has never been greater opportunity to further disrupt both media and procurement landscapes, and I am excited to support both CEOs as they further disrupt, grow and expand opportunities within CMI Media Group and Compas,” Stan Woodland says.
As part of his transition to CEO, Jim Woodland shifted his financial responsibilities to Marjolein Bruurs, who joined the team as chief financial officer. Bruurs steps into her role with vast experience, having served as VP of acquisition services at WPP since October 2016.
Nancy Logue, senior VP, People Operations, is focusing on enhancing the companies’ compensation and benefits practice allowing Julia Missaggia to be elevated to the position of executive VP, People and Culture, taking on oversight of the People Team function and DE&I responsibilities.
With the expansion of Compas into new and growing areas, current Compas President John Donovan has taken on a newly created leadership role of chief business development officer, where he is focused on developing and commercializing evolving opportunities for Compas.
Nicole Woodland-De Van was promoted to president of Compas. She is responsible for the oversight of Compas Buying Services and Supplier Partner teams and is ultimately responsible for operationalizing and managing new buying categories and services as they are commercialized.