Republica Havas Ups Managing Directors

Republica Havas and Republica Havas Health announced the promotions of three key leaders to the role of Managing Director. The promotions follow “an unprecedented year of business growth.”

Marcela Maurer is now Managing Director. Promoted from Vice President and Group Account Director to Managing Director, Maurer will now lead account management across Republica Havas. Joining the agency in 2021, she spearheads the Baptist Health client partnership, and her previous client experience includes account leadership roles at such agencies as Ogilvy and Grey.

Meanwhile, Vanessa Bolanos becomes Managing Director for Republica Havas Health. Bolanos’ role expands from Vice President, Group Account Director to Managing Director, Republica Havas Health. As Managing Director, she will help lead the vision and growth of the new health equity and wellness division created in partnership with Havas Health & You. Initially joining the agency in 2012 as an Account Director, she returned in 2019 to lead the development of Republica Havas’ health and wellness division.

Lastly, Alexis Regalado takes the post of  Managing Director for Republica Havas Group. Most recently Group Account Director, Regalado will now be charged with integration across Republica Havas Group an will help build partnerships and growth opportunities within the Havas Villages and offices in North America and beyond. With nearly six years at Republica Havas, she has been integral in developing and growing key clients, including Azamara, White Claw Hard Seltzer, and AARP, to name a few.

“Marcela, Vanessa, and Alexis are outstanding examples of our amazing top-tier talent and leaders,” said Jorge Plasencia, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Republica Havas Group. “We are thrilled to unleash the unlimited potential of these leaders by elevating them to Managing Director, giving them the proper runway to accomplish even more.”

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