We love when good things happen to good people – and all the better when it’s one of our own! We’re very proud to announce that Holly Kingsley has been named Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Pace! Holly joined Pace in 1997 as an account executive. Over the years, she has developed expertise in marketing for residential communities and the new-home market. Holly has risen through the ranks here to the role of Senior Vice President and now, COO. In her new position, she will oversee key agency operations and logistics, while continuing her responsibilities for supervising strategic planning and providing senior-level management for many of the agency’s key clients.
According to Mary Ellen Howe, COO, Specialist Communications, North America for WPP, our parent company:
“Holly has been prepared for this role for years, so it’s a very natural transition for her to step into the position now. I can’t think of anyone who knows the ins and outs of Pace better than Holly. She has worked at Pace for nearly two decades in so many vital roles, growing and advancing in her responsibilities and capabilities and she represents some of the agency’s most critical clients.”
Cara Faske, our Pace president, also commented on Holly and her new role:
“One of the things I love about Holly is her reputation as a true problem solver. She has a hands-on approach and a ‘can-do’ attitude, which is perfect for this role as COO. I’m so proud to work alongside her and excited for what she will bring to this new position, as part of our strategic leadership team.”
Holly is a graduate of Stockton University and also attended the University of Tennessee, with a background in communications and public relations. To learn a few more fun facts about Holly, check out her bio on our Pace website. She commented on her new role and responsibilities:
“I’m honored to be trusted in this new position at Pace and excited to work with Cara to lead our team at this new juncture in the agency’s history. I’m looking forward to streamlining many of our internal procedures to enhance our efficiency and our creativity. I’m also really excited about spearheading our efforts to expand our service to clients in central and southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley markets. We have such a great history in the industry and we’ve established a consistent and powerful presence in the market for nearly seventy years. At the same time, it’s been great to evolve our brand over the past couple of years to meet the challenges of a changing world and to re-introduce Pace to a new generation of clients.”
Cheers to you, HK – well earned and well deserved!