Carat promotes Angela Steele, formerly Chief Strategy Officer, to the position of U.S. CEO.
Steele will serve as the successor to Adweek Media Executive of the Year Michael Epstein in the role, following Epstein’s promotion to global CEO in June. She will report to both Epstein and Doug Ray, Dentsu Aegis Network chairman of U.S. media, working closely with both executive leaders.
“When I was asked to serve as global CEO this spring, we deliberately built a process and timeline for replacing me as CEO of the U.S. But from the start, Angela was the natural choice,” Epstein told Adweek. “Then as we thought through what we needed and who might best fit the criteria, it became crystal clear.”
Steele has served as CSO for Carat since 2017 and was instrumental in evolving the agency’s product portfolio, including the integration of Dentsu Aegis Network’s M1 data platform. She joined Carat as head of global product on the General Motors account in 2015. Prior to joining the agency, she served as CEO for IPG’s full-service mobile agency Ansible.