Abby Gold


Abby Gold is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Constituency Management Group and oversees the worldwide human resources function. She also assumes the role of Global Chief Talent Officer for Weber Shandwick. Abby has broad experience in the design and execution of human resources strategies and a proven record of accomplishments in building talent programs. Abby is a member of the executive management team, guiding the firm to a leading position in the industry.

Abby's focus is on fostering progressive performance management process and practice, effective management of compensation, implementation of best practices around diversity and inclusion and a proactive response to evolving business challenges.

She is responsible for the expansion, execution and support of HR programs and policies, including organization, training and development, talent planning and performance management, recruitment and diversity and inclusion.

Over the years, Abby has served in a human resources capacity for some of the world's largest communications and consumer products companies, including CBS, Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch and Home Box Office.

Abby joined Weber Shandwick in 1997, and subsequently assumed responsibility for CMG as well. She has been instrumental in creating programs for work/life, performance management, and learning & development. She is ultimately accountable for the development, leadership and execution of a broad talent strategy for CMG and Weber Shandwick worldwide.

Abby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Oswego.

Christopher Carroll


Christopher Carroll is responsible for the global financial organization and administrative strategy and policies for the Constituency Management Group (CMG), a wholly-owned segment of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), one of the world's leading marketing communications company.

Additionally, Christopher Carroll is Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the IPG since 2006. Mr. Carroll is a Senior Financial Executive with broad and expansive business experience spanning almost 25 years. Comprehensive in depth experience with running global financial organizations, regulatory reporting, complex transaction structuring, ERP implementation and control compliance, forecasting and budgeting, and business development, merger and acquisition transactions.

Prior to his IPG and CMG responsibilities, Mr. Carroll was Controller of the McCann WorldGroup the largest operating network of IPG. Prior to McCann, Mr. Carroll served as Chief Accounting Officer at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Ayaya Communications and as Financial Vice President of Lucent Technologies. Mr. Carroll spent 10 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), specializing in communications and technology.

Mr. Carroll is a member of the Board of Directors of the T. Howard Foundation and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He earned his Bachelor of Science with honors in accounting and business law from the Saint Frances College in New York.