Patricia Hinerman Named IPG’s Chief Information Officer

05 Jan 2022


In January 2022, IPG named Patricia Hinerman, who has been with IPG since 2008 in a number of technology roles, its new IPG’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). She reports to Ellen Johnson, IPG’s Chief Financial Officer.

Patricia is an involved corporate citizen and community member. She has been named a “Woman Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a “Top 100 CISO” and a “Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity.” Before joining IPG, Hinerman was the IT Director for Finance Systems at Covance. She chairs the IPG Women in IT resource group, volunteers on the Executive Committee of C-Sweet and advises the founder of Back to Work Solutions on topics including COVID testing for schools, camps and businesses.

A new member of Patricia’s team is Demetri Paneras, who joins IPG corporate as our Chief Technology Officer. Demetri served as Global CIO for Mediabrands and Kinesso, delivering IT alignment and ensuring that global security initiatives were successfully implemented across all business systems. Demetri brings deep technology experience to our corporate team, with more than three decades of results in the technology sector. In his new role, Demetri will partner closely with CIOs across the IPG portfolio, and reports to Patricia.

Ellen Johnson commented on the promotion, “Technology, data and information security have never been more important to our business and the way we partner with our clients. And we are fortunate to have a top team in this area with a great breadth and depth of expertise.  We are excited to see an expanded role for Patricia, whose thorough and thoughtful leadership have been a key part of our IT team for many years now. We are also excited to welcome Demetri to the IPG team, and know that his years of varied experience, especially on the operational level at Mediabrands and Kinesso, will be a valuable asset to our corporate group.”