Kristian (Kris) Magel serves as President, East Coast for Initiative, one of the Interpublic Group’s (NYSE: IPG) three worldwide media networks and part of the company’s IPG Mediabrands unit. Kris is responsible for all client relationships, growth and development, culture and operations for Initiative's East Coast office. Prior to Zenith, Kris worked at Optimedia in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, culminating as Senior Vice President, National Broadcast. He also worked for DeWitt Media handling TV and Radio accounts including Discovery Networks, Reebok and Lexmark.
Kris received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the John Wiley School of Business at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He makes his home with his family in New York City and East Hampton, New York.