The Martin Agency names Kristen Cavallo its new CEO

The parent company of Richmond-based The Martin Agency has named a new chief executive officer as the agency deals with an accusation of sexual harassment by its former chief creative officer.

New York-based Interpublic Group of Cos. announced this week that Kristen Cavallo is the new CEO of The Martin Agency, effective immediately.

She replaces Matt Williams, who had been the CEO of The Martin Agency since 2013 and is a 26-year veteran of the agency.