Marszalek joins Havas in new talent manager position

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Jennifer Marszalek, Havas’ new talent manager

NEW CHIEF TALENT MANAGER at Havas Worldwide Chicago is Jennifer Marszalek joining from two years as VP/human resources at GrubHub.

Her responsibility is recruiting talent across Havas’ integrated “villages” of staffers ranging from those in creative and media to others in data, content and studio.

Patti Clifford, Havas’ global chief talent officer, says Marszalek’s background in the tech sector helps Havas compete for talent — not just in ad companies but also in tech firms offering more generous compensation terms.

“Our industry is under intense pressure to evolve the value creativity brings to brands,” notes Havas chief Paul Marobella. “We are increasingly hiring from outside of the advertising industry — from start-ups and technology firms to business consultants, social media experts and content creators.”

Earlier, Marszalek spent four years as the head of HR at SurePayroll and more than 11 years in HR and talent management roles with Room & Board home furnishings.

CHANGING TIMES. Talent manager Ginny Zerang joined talent management company Lori Lins Ltd. The Detroit native is a Columbia College grad with a Film/Video degree and a resume that includes work in network TV, film, radio and music. She is married to audio engineer, musician and project / event manager Paul Zerang.

Jess Loren is a new partner at Brandless Group, a full-service digital creative agency at 25 W. Hubbard. Loren is an entrepreneur and founder of Social TechPop and DressCodeable and an international keynote speaker … Nathalynne McGinnis is freelancing at Wunderman as senior producer and business manager … Director / DP Kimberly Nicole joined Keohoe Designs, a full-service event design company on the South Side … Katie Hoban is freelance producing at programmatic specialists Pinnacle Advertising and Marketing Group, after almost seven years at Noise Floor as producer / business development …

And executive producer Rose Razal is celebrating her 10th anniversary at Chicago Recording Company.

FREE WEEKLY SCREENINGS of international films are presented by Cinema/Chicago and DCASE every Wednesday from now through Sept. 28 at the Cultural Center. The series of films that screened at world-renowned festivals is themed as “Laugh Out Loud.” See the full schedule here. At the Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 78 E. Washington, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all.

REEL MICHIGAN: “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” has started filming on location in Cuba and is scheduled to shoot in Detroit over the next few weeks using a $20 million Michigan filming incentive. It also will film in UK for the first time.

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