IPG Health has shifted oversight of McCann Health New York to Renee Mellas and Tim Hawkey, the current group president and chief creative officer, respectively, of Area 23.

Matt Silver, the well-regarded agency veteran who has served as McCann Health NY president since June 2021, will leave the company by the end of the year. Chief creative officer Stephanie Berman and chief strategy officer Daryl Somma will remain in their current roles.

“These leadership appointments enable us to further accelerate the value that McCann Health New York delivers to their clients, brands and people,” said IPG Health CEO Dana Maiman in a statement. “Renee and Tim have a proven history of delivering unparalleled levels of client satisfaction, creative firepower, and opportunities for their clients and teams.”

At the MM+M Awards last month, Area 23 was named Best Large Healthcare Agency. IPG Health was named Best Large Healthcare Network.

According to the 2022 MM+M Agency 100, Area 23 generated $220 million in revenue during 2021, a 16% jump over 2020. McCann Health New York generated $90 million, a 13% gain.