Republica Havas Group Promotes Gus Fernandez to Executive Director and Chief Experience Officer

Agency creates new leadership position to support growth, expand services


MIAMI – October 24, 2023 – Leading creative, media, and communications company Republica Havas Group continues to bolster its leadership team to support ongoing growth with the promotion of Gus Fernandez to the newly created position of Executive Director and Chief Experience Officer, effective immediately.

The announcement comes as Fernandez marks his 11th anniversary with the agency. He joined in 2012 as production director and steadily escalated his rank with increasing responsibility until his most recent post as vice president of production, operations, and culture.

“During his over a decade with us, Gus has consistently demonstrated his commitment to raising the bar for our clients’ work as we execute with passion and innovation, and for our team members, as we foster and deepen our culture of collaboration and excellence,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Republica Havas Group. “This promotion is well earned and kicks off an exciting new chapter for Gus and our company.”

In his new position, Gus will continue to lead Operations, Production, IT, and Project Management. His responsibilities will now expand to include a focus on client and team experiences as well as the implementation of new technologies.

“My journey at Republica Havas has been one of vast personal and professional growth. I’ve been fortunate to have the support of leaders who value and respect my contributions and allow for continued development,” Fernandez said. “In this new role, my objective is to promote human interconnectedness while harnessing the power of emerging technologies to make us one of the most people-centric, cutting-edge, efficient, and productive agencies in the world.”


About Republica Havas Group

Republica Havas Group is a global communications company providing culture-forward marketing solutions to Fortune 500 and blue-chip brands through its Creative, Media, Health & Wellness, and Experiences divisions. The Miami-based agency has won numerous international awards and honors, including Cannes Lions, London International (LIA), Effies, Clios, and Ojos. Founded in 2006, NMSDC minority-certified Republica Havas is the lead multicultural partner of Havas, one of the world’s largest communications groups with over 700 agencies in 100 countries. For more information, visit and follow @republicahavas on social media.